The UK's first black TV and film hall of fame will honour African Caribbean stars

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Pioneering African Caribbean actors who broke down barriers in the film and TV industry are to be honoured in the UK's first black hall of fame.

99-year-old Earl Cameron CBE will be the inaugural Screen Nation Foundation inductee, with his career spanning 70 years and 90 film and TV productions celebrated at BFI Southbank.

"I am proud that the incredible legacy of the extraordinary contributions gifted by these outstanding veteran screen talents to the British film & TV industry can now finally be honored through the Hall of Frame." said Charles Thompson MBE, chairman of Screen Nation Foundation.

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With the constant debate surrounding diversity in film and TV, Screen Nation hopes that with this launch event - and a series of a series of Hall of Frame inductions to be held every six months over the coming years - black British stars from years gone by can have their legacy honoured and serve as inspiration for future generations.

The event, part of the BFI Black Star project taking place between October and December, will be held on October 23 and will feature an interview with Earl by BBC News Arts Correspondent Brenda Emmanus and a screening of Pool of London, the thriller that launched his career.

An online resource featuring the inductees will also be launched.