CMU School of Drama

Thursday, July 13, 2017

British TV and film industry 'pulls plug' on black actors, says Cush Jumbo

Stage | The Guardian: Actor Cush Jumbo has accused the British television and film industry of “pulling the plug” on actors of colour, and said she repeatedly came up against “the exotic best friend ceiling” when auditioning for roles in the UK.

Jumbo, known best for her roles in hit American TV series The Good Wife, and its spin-off The Good Fight, spoke at an evidence session for the Labour party’s inquiry into diversity in the arts about the failures of broadcasters to recognise the value of black and working class actors.

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