Earl Cameron Inducted Into UK Hall Of Fame

October 31, 2016

Earl Cameron was inducted into the UK’s first black film and television Hall of Fame, with 99-year-old Bermudian cited as “one of the first African Caribbean screen actors to break the colour barrier in the UK.”

“The Screen Nation Hall Of Frame is a legacy project created by the Screen Nation Foundation to honor individuals of African Caribbean heritage who have made extraordinary contributions to UK Film & Television,” the Screen Nation said.

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“The Hall of Frame is styled both as a celebratory career talk event and a unique online resource launched first as part of BFI Black Star, the UK’s biggest ever celebration of black screen talent

“The inaugural inductee is Earl Cameron CBE, acknowledged by most as one of the first African Caribbean screen actors to break the colour barrier in the UK.

“The induction honored and celebrated the incredibly robust career of an amazing multi-talented performer with remarkable longevity who has maintained an acting career for over 70 years which has allowed him to act and star in 91 films and TV productions.

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“Arriving from Bermuda in 1939, the now 99 years young Mr Cameron was interviewed by Samira Ahmed, BBC News journalist and officially inducted as the first member of the Hall of Frame through a testimonal paid by the UK representative of the Bermuda Government who presented an honorary plaque to Mr Cameron.

“The occasion included a special performance by the Bahá’í Choir of UK of music inspired by the universal principles of the Bahá’í Faith to which Mr Earl Cameron belongs.

“Pool of London, the Ealing Studios classic thriller that launched Mr. Cameron’s career screened after the presentation. A VIP Reception was held after the film for specially invited guests and Screen Nation members .

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  1. Say Whaat? says:

    Well deserved!

    • Nice, sad how racism has screwed History up, All men and women are created EQUAL. The first Black this and first Black that is Bull S!@#.

  2. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Legend!

  3. Swing Voter says:

    Longevity…..love it