African American star Robeson built his singing career in the teeth of racism in the early 1900s. But his radicalism was spurred on in Britain by a chance meeting with a group of Welsh miners Paul Robeson possessed one of the most beautiful voices of the 20th century. He was an acclaimed stage actor. He could sing in more than… Continue reading "How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys"
Stage and screen actor best known for his role in the TV series The Jewel in the Crown The only unexpected thing about the wonderful actor Tim Pigott-Smith, who has died aged 70, was that he never played Iago or, indeed, Richard III. Having marked out a special line in sadistic villainy as Ronald Merrick in his career-defining, Bafta award-winning… Continue reading "Tim Pigott-Smith obituary"
The great American radical showed how ordinary people mattered more than stars a lesson todays celebrities could do with learning Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/feb/20/paul-robesons-songs-and-deeds-shine-a-light-for-the-fight-against-trump