The Wire

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Michael K Williams died from overdose of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, medical examiner says
Death of actor known for The Wire and Lovecraft Country was ruled an accident

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Sep, 2021 @8:44 PM

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In an age too given to moral certainty, let’s remember The Wire’s Omar as a study in complexity | Kenan Malik
Michael K Williams, who died last week, embodied a role of power and nuance, seldom seen on screen

Kenan Malik

12, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase’ – how The Wire’s Omar changed TV
He was the terrifying stick-up man who loved his gran, shopped in his pyjamas and tenderly kissed his boyfriend. We remember Omar’s great scenes – and pay tribute to Michael K Williams, the actor who brought him to life

Paul Owen

07, Sep, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Michael K Williams obituary
American actor best known for playing Omar Little in the TV crime series The Wire

Ryan Gilbey

07, Sep, 2021 @3:19 PM

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Michael K Williams, star of The Wire, dies aged 54
The actor was best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series, and also starred in Boardwalk Empire

Hannah J Davies and agencies

07, Sep, 2021 @6:22 AM

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Idris Elba: ‘I used work to exorcise my demons’
The actor was working as a bouncer when he got a small part in a new show called The Wire. Two decades on, he’s a blockbuster fixture. The Suicide Squad star talks about fighting for his big break, losing his dad, and why acting helped him out of a ‘dark, weird junction’

Tom Lamont

24, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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From The Sopranos to Twin Peaks: the best TV isn’t timely – it’s prescient
The popularity of classic shows in the past year is about more than nostalgia – what pulls us back in is their relevance to today

Alex Hess

01, Feb, 2021 @11:28 AM

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My wife wants to adopt a dog to live on our farm | Tim Dowling
I was worried that 2021 would be a rerun of 2020. Now I’m suddenly worried this year will bear no resemblance to my former life

Tim Dowling

09, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Dominic West joins David Simon in condemning 'racist moron' Trump
Wire star compares Trump to serial killer Fred West while John Waters also repudiates attack on Baltimore congressman Elijah Cummings

Edward Helmore in New York

28, Jul, 2019 @4:46 PM

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Top 10 books about Baltimore
Anne Tyler is indelibly tied to the city, but authors as contrasting as Frederick Douglass and John Waters have shown some of its different faces

Laura Lippman

24, Jul, 2019 @9:52 AM

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How ageing pills and paper-thin plotlines gave Oz a death sentence
The show that let viewers sink into the dynamics of prison life started to slack by series six

Daniel Dylan Wray

15, Apr, 2019 @11:59 AM

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