Well, Hiya To You! Shouting Out Some Of Our Favorite Black Imports From Britain

June 5, 2012  |  
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Although the U.S. goes crazy for British celebs like Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Kate Middleton, many folks forget that there are Black celebs also representing for the Queen. Britain is one of the most diverse countries in the world: everyone from Eastern Europe to India to Senegal represents in that country.  There is a pronounced Black presence in the U.K, mainly represented by West Indians and Nigerians. Nowhere is this fact more clear than the Black celebs who represent for their secondary motherland. Check out a few of our favorite British imports:

Idris Elba

Surprised anyone? Of course you’re not. What more can we say about this image of perfection. He’s hot, he’s masculine, he’s talented and he’s got a killer American accent (hey, that accent is the reason we get to see so much of his fine self on our American tubes). Although it’s not easy to feign a consistent accent when it comes to playing people across the pond (and vice versa), Elba pulled a fast one over us when he played the subdued yet diligent Stringer Bell on HBO’s The Wire. Elba hasn’t looked back since.

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