Oscar-winner Emma Thompson says the industry must create more roles for non-white actors

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Oscar-winner Emma Thompson says the industry must create more roles for non-white actors

Emma Thompson says it's up to the film industry as a whole to create more roles for black and minority ethic actors.

Speaking to London Live at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, the Oscar-winning actress and writer said she couldn't see the situation improving unless everyone worked together to change it.

Thompson's comments came as a debate rages over the lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees in recent years.

The row has reached such a level that a number of Hollywood stars, among them director Spike Lee and acting couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, have announced that they will boycott the awards.

 

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