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Idris Elba Posts Full Text Of Powerful Diversity Speech Online

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Idris Elba has posted the full text of his powerful address to the UK’s Parliament yesterday about the need for greater diversity and representation on our screens. Ironically, Elba’s address comes slap bang in the middle of a wider debate on the lack of representation at this year’s Academy Awards- Elba’s stirring performance in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation being among the notable absentees- but the truth is the speech was set months ago with Elba writing much of the text weeks ago. Nevertheless, Elba’s speech stands as an important and vital contribution.

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