From Across The Pond – Black Brits Got Game

Within the English-speaking African Diaspora, Black Brits are contributing heavily to entertainment. Here are a few entertainers that are making major moves in 2017.

Ruth Negga

The Oscar-nominated actress is of Irish and Ethiopian descent. We checked, (part of) Ireland is part of the United Kingdom even if she is technically not British. Here role in 2016’s Loving elevated her to new heights and although she has been out of sight this year, she’s working on Ad Astra, an epic sci-fi film set to drop in 2018.

Idris Elba

The star that is Idris Elba continues to burn brightly in 2017. He started out the year with The Dark Tower, is currently starring in The Mountain Between Us and will close out the year with a significant role in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. On top of all this, he is still headlining the British show Luther back in his hometown of London.

Emeli Sande

Scottish R&B Star that found fame in great Britain. This R&B star recently collaborated with Jay Electronica on her 2016 album Long Live the Angels. She is also signed to Roc Nation where she released exclusives on Tidal earlier in the marketing of the album. This year, she was made a member of The Order of the British Empire. Her father is from Zambia and is featured along with more of her family on her recent album. The Long Live the Angels tour hits the road in the UK through October.

Daniel Kaluuya

White women drinking tea will never be the same. The star of this year’s runaway success horror flick Get Out is also a Black Brit. His role introduced broader America to the “sunken place”, somewhere Black people are all too familiar with. He is also part of the amazing cast of Marvel’s Black Panther, hitting theaters in 2018.

Michaela Coel

The comedic mind behind Netflix’s hit Chewing Gum is shifting gears in 2017. She is wrapping up Been So Long a “Neon-soaked musical about unrequited love in Camden Town.” HEr new project also premieres in 2018. There is no news on if Chewing Gum will return to Netflix in 2018.

John Boyega

Originally from Peckham, many first saw him in the hilarious film Attack the Block. Some may have seen him in this year’s racial misfire Detroit staring alongside Jacob Lattimore and Anthony Mackie. Most recognized by Star Wars fans as Finn, John Boyega will be reprising his role in 2017’s Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi.

From the looks of it, Hollywood is loving the Black British invasion so audiences are sure to see more of these stars in years to come.

Source: Codeblack

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