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David Harewood: black actors face lack of roles in UK

British actor David Harewood has said that generations of black actors have been forced to head to the US because of a lack of roles in the UK.

The star of drama Homeland said there was now a “flood” of young black British talent coming to America as a result of the issue.

He said that he had been offered exciting stage parts in England - but not the TV work that can hugely boost careers.

“I’m both encouraged and worried by the amount of young black actors coming here,” he told ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar.

It’s great to see them come but also I’m wondering what’s going on in England that they are having to leave.

– David Harewood