Roger Robinson - Roger Robinson and Marsha Stephanie Blake Monday 27th February 2012 Opening night after party for 'Hurt Village' at Signature Theatre Companys Pershing Square Signature Center - Arrivals
Aunjanue Ellis and Roger Robinson - Aunjanue Ellis and Roger Robinson New York, USA - Opening night after party for the Broadway play August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come And Gone' held at the Millenium Broadway Hotel Thursday 16th April 2009
So can he end the war in the course of a 90-minute movie? Brother to Brother tackles so many issues that there's no way Perry will find all his answers, but he does make a good start with the help of the elderly Bruce Nugent (Roger Robinson), a minor figure in the Harlem Renaissance whom Perry encounters on the street and later at the shelter. Nugent, who's also gay, takes Perry back to the days of wild Harlem through a series of black-and-white flashbacks. It's there that we meet the young Bruce (Duane Boutte) along with the superstars of the era: Langston Hughes (Daniel Sunjata), Zora Neale Hurston (Aunjanue Ellis), and Wallace Thurman (Ray Ford). By listening to Nugent's stories, Perry realizes that all the prejudices he's fighting -- black vs. white, gay vs. straight, light-skinned vs. dark-skinned -- are nothing new.
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The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.