Mumbai: Portraits of some of the UK’s most successful Black film actors will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery in UK from 25 April in a four month run.
The portraits have been supported by the UK Film Council in order to celebrate and support Black film talent and raise the debate about the demand for greater on-screen diversity
The display entitled ‘Want to See More of Me?’ is a series of 25 striking portraits by acclaimed photographer Donald MacLellan featuring Colin Salmon, Adrian Lester, Ashley Walters, Mona Hammond, Sophie Okonedo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Naomie Harris and Chiwetel Ejiofor amongst others.
The aim is to stimulate the debate about the need for greater on-screen diversity in relation to representation, content and portrayal as well as celebrating some of the UK’s most successful Black actors. It is part of the UK Film Council’s drive to ensure people from all backgrounds can thrive and achieve their potential in the film industry.
UK Film Council chief executive officer John Woodward said, "The UK Film Council is delighted to be partnering with the National Portrait Gallery on the ‘Want to see more of me?’ project. We want to stimulate debate about on-screen diversity and we think that celebrating some of the UK’s most successful black actors is a brilliant reminder of what is possible."