David Harewood

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Best of Enemies review – James Graham’s superb study of media and politics
David Harewood and Charles Edwards go head-to-head as William F Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal respectively in an enthralling play based on a 1968 TV debate

Mark Lawson

10, Dec, 2021 @1:58 PM

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David Harewood: ‘We’re still dealing with perceptions of what Black can be’
UK drama schools are addressing how they’ve failed British talent. But barriers remain widespread in the industry, say leading actors

Alex Mistlin

05, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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He played Martin Luther King. Next up: a fiery white rightwinger
David Harewood cast as William Buckley in James Graham’s new play of fiery 1968 debates with Gore Vidal

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins audiobook review – Rosamund Pike turns up the heat
A body on a houseboat and twists galore in this gripping thriller narrated by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Maybe I Don’t Belong Here by David Harewood – chilling insight into an unravelling mind
The actor’s harrowing account of the breakdown he suffered in his 20s highlights the psychological impact of racism

Kadish Morris

30, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: Your Honor; Why Is Covid Killing People of Colour? and more
Everyman-on-the-edge Bryan Cranston breaks bad as a judge; David Harewood exposes Britain’s health inequalities. Plus, Max Clifford’s sordid story, and a personal story of revenge porn

Barbara Ellen

07, Mar, 2021 @9:30 AM

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David Harewood: 'I felt that they wanted me to go on TV, talk, and cry. I was a news item’
The British actor on his new documentary about Covid and people of colour, his breakdown aged 23, and having days left to finish his memoir

Kate Kellaway

28, Feb, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Prominent Britons of colour condemn BBC over Naga Munchetty complaint
Corporation accused of racial discrimination after presenter reprimanded for Trump remarks

Caroline Davies

27, Sep, 2019 @10:36 AM

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If black TV stars are treated so differently, what can the rest of us expect? | Afua Hirsch
Hollywood invests endless money in on-set beauty teams. Yet black actors end up paying for their own hairstyling, writes Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

14, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Tax breaks would focus minds on real diversity in film and TV | Letters
Letters: A group including leading British film and television actors, writers and directors is calling for tax relief to encourage diversity throughout their industry

Letters

05, Nov, 2018 @6:20 PM

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Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya: 'I resent that I have to prove I'm black'
Actor responds to criticisms made by Samuel L Jackson over casting of black British actors in American films

Gwilym Mumford

14, Mar, 2017 @11:25 AM

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David Harewood says black British actors may be better suited to American roles
Harewood, who plays CIA director in Homeland, says UK actors may be able to more easily ‘unshackle ourselves from the burden of racial realities’

Esther Addley

13, Mar, 2017 @7:49 PM

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