The increase of British actors coming to the forefront of Hollywood for their dynamic talents have taken precedence in recent years. And though, the island of Great Britain has often been criticized for their lack of diversity in castings on television and film, performances from the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba have led to more critical praise and award-winning success in the U.S.
In celebration of Britain’s coveted pool of talent, we decided to highlight 10 black actors that you may or may not have known were British.
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