Actor John Boyega has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of TGRG client, Leroy Logan MBE in Steve McQueen’s global phenomenon Small Axe.
The 28-year-old actor is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category for his episode, Red, White and Blue.
The film explores the first few years of Leroy’s journey into the force. His decision to join comes even after his father is brutally assaulted by two police officers during his recruitment.
He is propelled by his calling to change the institution from the inside. Red, White and Blue explores the challenges of being a Black police officer in the 80s.
Small Axe came hot on the heels of Leroy’s debut book, Closing Ranks, which documents his career over thirty years.
On the entire Small Axe series, Steve McQueen says: “I felt these stories needed to be shared. I wanted to re-live, re-evaluate and investigate the journeys that my parents and the first generation of West Indians went on to deliver me here today calling myself a Black British person.
“What’s important about our stories is that they are local but at the same time global. I think audiences will identify with the trials, tribulations and joy of our characters as well as reflecting on the present environment in which we find ourselves.
“The dynamic nature of the series allows us to confront injustice in the face of adversity hence the proverb Small Axe, ‘if you are the big tree, we are the small axe’ (Bob Marley).”
The winners will be announced on Sunday 28 February 2021.
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