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Articles Tagged 'Sophie Okonedo'

Actress Sophie Okonedo attend the Tony Honors Cocktail Party presenting the 2016 Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre and honoring the 2016 Special Award recipients at Diamond Horseshoe on June 6, 2016 in New York City.

Sophie Okonedo and More Join Cast of ‘Hellboy’ Reboot

It looks like the Hellboy reboot is back on track, with Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie the latest names to be added to the cast. Things looked a little dicey there back in August, when Ed Skrein made a surprise departure amid claims his casting as Major Ben Daimio amounted to whitewashing. The role has since been filled by Daniel […]


10 Female Legal Warriors to Watch Online

BBC America’s new political thriller Undercover premiered on November 16 and 17 at 8/7c, with the six-hour miniseries airing in two nights. Undercover stars Sophie Okonedo as Maya Cobbina, a British lawyer fighting to prove the innocence of U.S. death row inmate Rudy Jones (Dennis Haysbert). You can watch all six episodes online at It’s not long before Maya’s private […]


British Acting Heavyweights Gather for ‘The Hollow Crown’

It was already reported back in April that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be playing Richard III in a new Shakespeare adaptation for the BBC, as part of a sequel to the 2012 series The Hollow Crown. If you thought that that was as far as the new series’ acting credentials would go, however, then you didn’t reckon on […]

Benedict, RadioTimes FINAL

First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy and Cast of ‘Neverwhere’ has the skinny on the new Radio 4 production of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, revealing a first look at the Britlicious cast made up of Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), James McAvoy (X-Men), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Sophie Okonedo (Doctor Who) and David Harewood (Homeland). Neverwhere first aired in 1996 on BBC Two as a television program. The […]

For Your Consideration as Doctor Who: Sophie Okonedo

Female scientists are lobbying for a female Doctor Who, and many people say it’s time for a black Timelord. What about a black female Doctor Who? Folks, I offer you Sophie Okonedo. She reflects multi-cultural Britain in a way that most actors cannot; she’s of Nigerian and Jewish heritage, and she’s London born-and-raised. Her acting […]