THE CONVERSATION: Idris Elba: isn’t it time for a black James Bond?

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Release date: 21/8/2018

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A black Bond? It’s an apparently unproblematic and straightforward question, right? Well, not quite. When suggested quite quizzically by a colleague, it sparked a series of reactionary positions in the staff room, especially from the 007 traditionalists.

In fact, whispers that the very suave – and yet indisputably black – actor Idris Elba could potentially play Bond have ignited social commentaries about race, filmic representation and literary integrity around the world.

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TitleIdris Elba: isn’t it time for a black James Bond?
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date21/08/18
DescriptionA black Bond? It’s an apparently unproblematic and straightforward question, right? Well, not quite. When suggested quite quizzically by a colleague, it sparked a series of reactionary positions in the staff room, especially from the 007 traditionalists.

In fact, whispers that the very suave – and yet indisputably black – actor Idris Elba could potentially play Bond have ignited social commentaries about race, filmic representation and literary integrity around the world.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/idris-elba-isnt-it-time-for-a-black-james-bond-101741
PersonsEdward Ademolu