Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made the comments in a debate on the US talk show Tavis Smiley where he was talking about the lack of diversity on British screens, saying Hollywood offered more opportunities to black actors than the UK.
I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK, and a lot of my friends have had more opportunities here (in the US) than in the UK and that's something that needs to change.
Something's gone wrong, we're not being representative enough in our culture of different races and that really does need to step up a pace.
Benedict Cumberbatch has said he is an "idiot" and is "devastated to have caused offence" after he described black people as "coloured" on US television.
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The band's statement said Froese died from a pulmonary embolism in Vienna and ended with a quotation from him which said: "There is no death, there is just a change of our cosmic address."
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