United Kingdom film pioneer Earl Cameron dies aged 102

Carla Harmon
July 5, 2020

According to Cameron's agent, "he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family" at Kenilworth in Warwickshire, Deadline reports. More theatre roles followed, before he earned his breakthrough lead screen role in Basil Dearden's 1951 crime noir film The Pool of London, set in the London Docks, which featured British cinema's first interracial couple. He was a man who stood by his moral principles and was inspirational.

In 2006, Cameron was named Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and in 2016 he was inducted into the Great Britain Hall of Fame Screen Nation.

Then appeared in the film of Bond 1965 Thunderball, with Sean Connery, Creation next to Leonardo DiCaprio and 1973, the film of Sir Sidney Poitier A Warm December.

"Our family have [sic] been overwhelmed by the outpourings of love and respect we have received at the news of our father's passing", his children told The Guardian. "He will be sadly missed". He further revealed that Cameron was not keen on going out and that he had chest problems.


"He would never take on roles that demeaned people of colour. he was often subject of a lot of racial prejudice, but he never really got angry about it. He pitied people that couldn't accept him".

The stars of the modern honor of a man widely regarded as the pioneer of british cinema, David Harewood, calling him "the legend" total and Paterson Joseph to describe the British born in Bermuda as a " giant man ".

Tributes have been paid to actor Earl Cameron, who's died aged 102.

Artistic director Sir Matthew Bourne, reported he was a "groundbreaker" with a "fantastic legacy".


As his career progressed, in his later years he would star in films like The Interpreter (2005) and Inception (2010).

"Certainly, I was aware that films didn't at that time have any romantic scenes between blacks and whites", he said in a 2017 interview with The Telegraph. He served with the British Merchant Navy and stayed in England before the beginning of World War II.

He informed the Royal Gazette he produced his debut in the chorus of Chu Chin Chow, a West Conclusion exhibit, when he was working as a dishwasher at a restaurant and they needed anyone quickly.


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