Earl Cameron

British film and TV star, Earl Cameron, dies at age 102

The prolific Bermuda-born actor died on Friday July 3rd in his sleep. He lived with his wife in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Cameron was one of the first black actors to achieve a successful career in British TV and film.

  • The actor's first on screen role was in the 1951 film Pool of London. If you want to know the storyline to this film check out the video below where Nicholas Bell, of Ioncinema reviews the movie in 4 minutes! 
  • "An inspirational man who stood by his moral principles" is how his family has described Cameron.
  • He also starred in the 1965 Bond movie Thunderball and TV series Doctor Who.

Cameron told the BBC in 2018 he would like to see more black actors in roles. "There's a lot of talent out there and I think the British film industry would prosper by using more black talent" said Cameron. One of his last roles was in 2010's Inception, the film directed by Christopher Nolan starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Earl Cameron in TV series Dr Who

He also starred in the 2005 film The Interpreter alongside Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn.  "As an artist and actor he refused to accept roles that demeaned or stereotyped the character of people of colour," the actor's family commented. 

Learn more about the actor in Simon Frederick's documentary series on black cinema history called "They've gotta have us". Sneek peek in the video below.

The actor's last acting role was in the 2010 film Inception alongside Leonardo DiCaprio

Estefanía Martínez

K-pop enthusiast, you too? Well, hello there, best friend! Follow me for all the awesome updates in the k-world.+ info

Related Articles

More News

More News