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Earl Cameron: British film and TV star actor dies aged 102

 

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Earl Cameron outside Buckingham Palace with his CBE, which he received in 2009

 

Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in British film and television, has died aged 102, his family has confirmed.

 

Bermuda-born Cameron, who lived with his wife in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, died in his sleep on Friday.

 

Cameron first appeared on screen in the 1951 film Pool of London, in a rare starring role for a black actor.

 

His family said he "was an inspirational man who stood by his moral principles".

 

Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-53290142

 

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2 hours ago, worgeordie said:

I have never heard of him,cannot remember seeing him in anything,

I suppose this is only a story because he is black,but at reaching

102 well done, RIP  Earl.

regards Worgeordie

I have the same idea.

Never heard of him, never saw him acting or whatever.

Next......

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Died in his sleep. Way to go, old man. RIP.

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6 hours ago, Antonymous said:

 

His career was in a different age than the one we live in now. Here's the explanation, in his own words (2017).

 

"He also found work hard to come by, saying to The Guardian: "Unless it was specified that this was a part for a black actor, they would never consider a black actor for the part. And they would never consider changing a white part to a black part. So that was my problem. I got mostly small parts, and that was extremely frustrating – not just for me but for other black actors. We had a very hard time getting worthwhile roles."

 

Frequently seen, but "nameless" to many.

 

I was not familiar with his name.

 

So I Googled it.

 

When I saw photos of him during his heyday I instantly recognised him......as possibly might those who "cannot remember seeing him in anything".

 

Perhaps they could get their nurse/carer to help them with "The Google"?

 

 

 

 

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'Guns at Batasi' is an extraordinary film..British troops defending an army depot in the dying days of empire in Africa with Richard Attenborough giving a very fine performance as the RSM....well worth a watch.RIP Mr Cameron.

4 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

1964 Guns at Batasi Captain Abraham

 

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18 minutes ago, Odysseus123 said:

'Guns at Batasi' is an extraordinary film..British troops defending an army depot in the dying days of empire in Africa with Richard Attenborough giving a very fine performance as the RSM....well worth a watch.RIP Mr Cameron.

 

 

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22 hours ago, worgeordie said:

I have never heard of him,cannot remember seeing him in anything,

I suppose this is only a story because he is black,but at reaching

102 well done, RIP  Earl.

regards Worgeordie

same here

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Thought he was brilliant in Mohammad, Messenger of God

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