What Babou Ceesay's Casting In ITV's 'Lewis' Continues To Say About British TV

From Shadow and Act Sun Jan 13 2013, 17:50:14

Congrats to Gambian-British actor Babou Ceesay on joining the cast of ITV's crime drama Lewis, in what is being hailed as a significant shift in cultural practice at that network. Lewis is a spin-off of the popular drama Inspector Morse, and stars Kevin Whately in the lead role of DI Robert Lewis. With the departure of DI Lewis' long-time partner DS James Hathaway, Ceesay joins the show as Lewis' new partner, DS Alex Gray. The addition of Ceesay's character was highlighted by several British media outlets as noteworthy, particularly due to ITV's reported history of programming that rarely features characters-of-color in prominent roles. As many of...

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