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Originally posted by Mr Palaceman

Hmm, I hear you but what I was trying to put across is that there are plenty of black, chinese, asian actors, etc, in the UK for instance, that any director could audition and find a gem. That's how it happens for white actors, in the old days and now. It's not the case that white actors had to fill those roles.

In regards to main characters, there are some films that a known established actor is needed and would bring in more money for a film but secondary characters could be cast from anywhere. Someone is good in a supporting role or two and then get a break with there own film.

In the old days there where plenty of reasons why certain communities where not portrayed in films, lack of acting talent or actors from those groups was not one of them.

It's changing now in some ways and I think the films are better for it.

However, like yourself, I just don't see how you square Idris in the Bond role, in terms of the story. Having said that, I would still watch it but I just love a good film..

Edited by Mr Palaceman (16 Aug 2018 6.21pm)

I think these questions would be best answered by someone who was in the film industry in the 50's,60's and 70's when the immigrant population was a lot smaller.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

I think these questions would be best answered by someone who was in the film industry in the 50's,60's and 70's when the immigrant population was a lot smaller.

My father was...

 


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Originally posted by Mr Palaceman

My father was...

So was mine. Little half black half Chinese fella, he made a fortune.

 

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Originally posted by Casual

So was mine. Little half black half Chinese fella, he made a fortune.

Chinedom, my brother, we have searched for you for so long ...

Edited by Mr Palaceman (17 Aug 2018 7.24am)

 


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I would maintain that the only 'racism' would come via the expectations of the audience. Casting would have to be appropriate for any production but could be limited by the availability, cost or contractual issues.
If a production required some non white faces then I'm sure they would have been hired where possible.

 

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Originally posted by Mr Palaceman

My father was...


In those heady days before the trucks of peace.....when we were all suffering so badly as a society from a severe lack of diversity.

Edited by Stirlingsays (17 Aug 2018 11.45am)

 

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I think Henry Cavill would make a decent Bond.

 

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Now how did I know this thread wasn’t going to be about how good an actor he is

IMO he has real presence but he tends to be a bit less slick a talker than some. He’d be good though

Couldn’t give a monkeys what skin colour he is. Why would I? Not exactly gritty reality is it. Total fantasy and continuity doesn’t really matter.

 

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