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Luke King Is Going To Hollywood

Luke King Is Going To Hollywood

Film
Luke King is a young British actor currently living in the Harrow area, and he is about to embark on what could be a life-changing journey, State side. Like many young black British actors, he feels the lure of Hollywood and its infinite possibilities. Luke took a couple of minutes out of his busy schedule to chat to our very own Edward Lauder about his upcoming move to LA and his experiences as a black British actor working in the UK. “It’s very difficult for any actor starting out in the industry. There are more roles for black actors in America, as it is the largest global market. There are many reasons for this ranging from the size of the country and the history of the US in terms of race relations and a need to almost make reparations”, Luke shares when asked about David Oyelowo’
Where have our British black actors gone?

Where have our British black actors gone?

Film
Awards season is over. Oscars, Baftas and Golden Globes have been dished out, but was this year tainted by a severe lack of nominations for black actors? Black British talent like London educated David Oyelowo who portrayed Martin Luther King Jr so brilliantly in the film Selma may have been overlooked, but from Harrow all the way to Los Angeles, there is a bigger debate to be heard...  Reporter: Edward Lauder Sub-editor: Tawanda Mhindurwa It's not just about award nominations. Why should a British actor such as David Oyelowo have to cross the pond in order to get any sort of decent role and gain the recognition they deserve? The same could be said about Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Harewood, Carmen Ejogo and John Boyega - the list is endless. Oyelowo told Radio Times: “