Thandie Newton: Period Dramas Have Made It Harder for Black Actors to Find Work in England

Thandie Newton: Period Dramas Have Made It Harder for Black Actors to Find Work in England
Over the past few years, the popularity of British period dramas has soared, with productions such as “Downton Abbey” and Netflix’s “The Crown.” However, actress Thandie Newton considers this a problem for black actors, as these shows are making it harder for them to find acting jobs in England.

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“I love being [in the U.K.], but I can’t work, because I can’t do ‘Downton Abbey,’ can’t be in ‘Victoria,’ can’t be in ‘Call the Midwife,'” the “Westworld” star said in a recent interview with UK’s Sunday Times Magazine.

She added, “Well, I could, but I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused. I’m not interested in that, don’t want to do it.”

Newton, who stars in the BBC drama “Line of Duty” continued, “There just seems to be
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