Flashmag Digizine Edition Issue 107 July 2020 - Page 161

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Earl Cameron, one of the first major Black actors in British cinema, died on Friday at his home in England, his representative confirmed to Variety. He was 102.

Cameron appeared in the James Bond film “Thunderball” in 1965, playing Pinder, a special agent based in the Bahamas who helps Sean Connery’s 007. The two actors also reunited in 1979 in the adventure film “Cuba,” which portrayed the lead-up to the Cuban Revolution.

Other film credits for Cameron included “Simba,” “Tarzan the Magnificent,” “Guns at Batasi” and “A Warm December” in the ’50s through ’70s. Since the 2000s, he appeared in the Nicole Kidman thriller “The Interpreter,” Stephen Frears’ “The Queen” and most recently in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” in 2010.

Sources Variety

Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against The Sun’s parent company News Group Newspapers will proceed forward. The defendants had hoped to get the lawsuit thrown out over a series of text messages Depp’s team reportedly failed to disclose, but the judge ultimately ruled that the issue wasn’t enough to strike down the case and prevent it from going to trial. The case against The Sun traces back to a 2018 article in which the newspaper referred to Depp as a “wife beater.” The actor vehemently denies being abusive toward his former spouse and contends the term “wife beater” never should have been printed. There were rumors of violent confrontations during their marriage, however, as well as 911 calls and even one incident in which Depp’s finger was severed, though what exactly happened there is still a matter of debate.

Sources CinemaBlend

Following its theatrical release back in February, the Polish movie 365 Days was dropped on Netflix in June and has become a popular viewing option on the streaming service. Thanks to its steamy subject matter, it’s drawn a lot of comparisons to the Fifty Shades of Grey film series, but this specific dive into erotica has also drawn controversy. One of 365 Days’ chief detractors is Welsh singer Duffy, who says that the movie “glamorizes the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.”

Sources CinemaBlend