The Wire

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‘I put on 40 pounds of muscle. Holy mackerel!’ Pablo Schreiber on playing Halo’s ripped hero
The videogame has finally been adapted for TV – with the former Wire actor in the lead. He talks about his lean years after the legendary show aired – and losing his Halo character the Master Chief’s famous helmet

Chris Godfrey

13, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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We Own This City review – like The Wire, but about real corrupt cops. What a horror show
David Simon’s swaggering new series might remind you of The Wire, but We Own This City is based on a true case of mass police corruption in Baltimore – which makes it all the more disturbing

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Jun, 2022 @9:05 PM

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Wunmi Mosaku: ‘I’m Black in America. My feeling about the police is … I’m scared’
The actor has gone from Manchester charity shop rifler to Hollywood’s most wanted. As she stars in the hot new show from The Wire team, she opens up about sweet-talking racist cops ... and why David Simon left her a ‘bumbling fool’

Ellen E Jones

03, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I made a lot of mistakes’: Jon Bernthal on machismo, his violent past and playing a corrupt cop in We Own This City
For his role in the hotly anticipated new drama from the creators of The Wire, Bernthal embedded himself in the Baltimore police force. He talks about his own brushes with the law, advice from Brad Pitt and how acting saved his life

Chris Godfrey

02, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Michael K Williams: four men charged in overdose death of Wire actor
New York police had been surveilling the suspects even before the actor’s death and the charges stemmed from that sting operation

Guardian staff and agency

02, Feb, 2022 @8:02 PM

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Michael K Williams remembered by Felicia Pearson
The actor, who played Snoop alongside Williams’s Omar in The Wire, on her ‘big brother, little sister’ chemistry with the man who transformed her life after spotting her in a Baltimore nightclub

Felicia Pearson

11, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The Wire’s Sonja Sohn on her Baltimore documentary: ‘We are seeing multilayered corruption’
The actor-turned-director’s new film The Slow Hustle tells the story of a detective who was killed just before he was set to testify in a corruption case

David Smith in Washington

09, Dec, 2021 @4:13 PM

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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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