Earl Cameron was honored by the Bermuda International Film Festival

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Celebrated black actor Earl Cameron was honored over the weekend by the Bermuda International Film Festival. Cameron, a Bermuda native, was one of the first black actors to play leading roles in English cinema. He was seen recently in “The Queen” with Helen Mirren.

Cameron came in for a screening of “Pool of London” (1951), the film that provided his breakthrough role, and then amused the audience with stories of his career as he spoke with National Public Radio’s Peter Rainer. Cameron’s accomplishments in both theatre and more than 61 films were celebrated at the event.

“Mr. Cameron has been widely hailed as the most successful black actor that Britain has produced, and rightly so,” says the festival’s director of programming, David O’Beirne. “His career has spanned more than half a century, and he continues to be a working actor today. We’re honored to have Mr. Cameron return to share his vast wealth of experience with us.”

The Bermuda International Film Festival was created as a non-profit organization in 1997 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Bermuda International Film Festival has been selected as a qualifying festival for the Short Film Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Festival also presents filmmakers and filmgoers with a welcoming community and an island rich in cultural heritage.

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