Black Theatre Live


Idris Elba On Diversity - Full Speech

21 January 2016

' ... The Britain I come from is the most successful, diverse, multicultural country on earth. But here’s my point: you wouldn’t know it if you turned on the TV. Too many of our creative decision-makers share the same background.'

On Tuesday 19 January, Idris Elba gave a speech at a parliamentary meeting organised by Channel 4 looking at diversity in the creative media.

You can watch his full speech here.

Or read it here.

' ... I’m not here to talk about black people; I’m here to talk about diversity. Diversity in the modern world is more than just skin colour – it’s gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, social background, and – most important of all, as far as I’m concerned – diversity of thought.'