Sidney Poitier

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Sidney Poitier remembered by Sydney Tamiia Poitier
The screen star’s daughter tells how her appreciation of his cultural and political significance grew – and what he taught her about acting

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Streaming: the best Sidney Poitier films
An engaging new Apple TV+ documentary about the trailblazing actor is an ideal introduction to his work, from Blackboard Jungle to In the Heat of the Night

Guy Lodge

24, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sidney review – Poitier’s epic life story a paean to charm, talent and heroism
Directed by Reginald Hudlin, this Oprah Winfrey-produced documentary is an eloquent rebuke to the ‘sellout’ narrative that bedevilled Poitier’s stellar career

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2022 @1:30 AM

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Samuel L Jackson criticises Oscars for sidelining Poitier and losing mystique
The actor, who received an honorary Oscar this year, spoke out against the producers’ handling of the in memoriam section, as well as the choice of presenters

Catherine Shoard

15, Jun, 2022 @12:46 PM

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‘Sidney Poitier was the only light at the end of the tunnel’: Don Warrington on his lifelong hero
The Trinidadian-British stage actor – and star of Death in Paradise and Rising Damp – pays tribute to a Black Hollywood pioneer

As told to Catherine Shoard

13, Jan, 2022 @9:51 AM

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Sidney Poitier was a defining figure of distinguished Blackness | Todd Boyd
At a time when Black actors were forced into submissive or inarticulate roles, the actor showed strength moving through hostile white spaces with dignity

Todd Boyd

11, Jan, 2022 @3:57 PM

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Sidney Poitier wasn’t blinded by success, he paved the way for other Black actors | Kadish Morris
He knew that his Oscar win wouldn’t suddenly open doors for others and became a formidable force for a generation

Kadish Morris

08, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Sidney Poitier obituary
Oscar-winning actor who starred in To Sir, With Love, and broke down racial barriers in Hollywood and beyond

Brian Baxter

07, Jan, 2022 @6:49 PM

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Sidney Poitier’s defiance, grace and style changed me – and shaped my life as an actor | David Harewood
His roles in films like To Sir with Love mirrored my own experiences, and made me rethink what was possible, says actor David Harewood

David Harewood

07, Jan, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Sidney Poitier: a natural film star who quietly pioneered a revolution
Poitier, who has died aged 94, came to fame via a trio of movie roles defined by race and racial difference

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jan, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Sidney Poitier, Black acting pioneer, dies aged 94
The first Black person to win a best actor Oscar gave a string of groundbreaking performances on screen that helped combat social prejudice

Andrew Pulver

07, Jan, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Radio play goes behind the scenes of 1967 dinner that challenged America
All-star cast to recreate making of the Sidney Poitier mixed-race marriage drama Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Vanessa Thorpe

29, Nov, 2020 @9:45 AM

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