Earl Cameron, Trailblazing Actor of British Films, Dies at 102

Earl Cameron, Trailblazing Actor of British Films, Dies at 102
Earl Cameron, the pioneering Black actor from Bermuda who starred in the 1951 British film Pool of London and later appeared in movies from Thunderball to Inception, has died. He was 102.

Cameron died Friday at his home in Kenilworth, England, his agent told The Guardian.

Director Basil Dearden cast Cameron as a sailor who romances a white girl (Susan Shaw) against the backdrop of racism and crime in Pool of London. His was the first major role for a Black actor in a British mainstream film, and the interracial relationship depicted in the movie broke ground as well.

"Certainly, I ...
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