‘I’ve not retired!’ Earl Cameron, Britain’s first black film star, on Bond, racism – and turning 100

‘I’ve not retired!’ Earl Cameron, Britain’s first black film star, on Bond, racism – and turning 100

 – The Guardian UK

From Thunderball to Inception, from punchy thrillers to mixed-race romances, Earl Cameron blazed a trail through British acting – with just one lung. He relives his meatiest roles and the prejudice he rose above

‘The first British film to show a mixed-race relationship’ … Cameron with Susan Shaw in 1951’s Pool of London.
Photo: ‘The first British film to show a mixed-race relationship’ … Cameron with Susan Shaw in 1951’s Pool of London. Photograph: Ronald Grant archive

‘Not long till your birthday!” the receptionist shouts as Earl Cameron materialises in the lobby of the Holiday Inn near his home in Warwickshire. He’s come with his wife, Barbara, to check on the party arrangements. They’ve booked the conference suite, which he now fears is too small, given all the guests who are coming. He has six children scattered around the world, more grandkids than he can keep track of, plus scores of old friends.

Read more….  https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/08/earl-cameron-britains-first-black-actor-interview-james-bond?CMP=share_btn_link

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