Doctor Who actor Earl Cameron passes away.

Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to forge a successful career in British film and television, has died aged 102, a family friend has said.

Cameron first appeared on screen in the 1951 film, Pool of London, in a rare starring role for a black actor. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.

He appeared in the Doctor Who story ‘The Tenth Planet’  as the astronaut Williams opposite first doctor William Hartnell battling the cybermen.

He appeared in many more films and TV series including the 2006 drama The Queen  (starring Helen Mirren), James Bond film Thunderball (starring Sean Connery) and a small role in 2010s Inception.


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