Actor David Oyelowo calls for UK film diversity
British actor David Oyelowo has said he moved to the US because of the lack of opportunity for black actors in the UK.
Speaking at the BFI London Film Festival's Black Star Symposium, the Selma star issued a plea for a more diverse industry.
His comments came as British Film Institute research revealed that 59% of UK films in the last decade had no black actors in any role.
It also found that 13% of UK films had a black actor in a leading role.
Oyelowo, whose latest film A United Kingdom opened the BFI London Film Festival this week, said the only way to achieve diversity in the UK film... read more
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