I’m really sorry for the late updates, I’m really busy lately!!! But here the screencaps from episode 4 of The Tunnel, still haven’t got the chance to watch episode 5 but I’ll do it soon so stay tuned for the caps!
Addition production stills from Merlin 1×02 Valiant and Dancing on the Edge have been added to the gallery!
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HD Screencaps from episode 3 of The Tunnel have just been added to the gallery, sadly Angel was featured only in one tiny scene. Still have to watch and cap episode 4 though!
Most actors collide with fussy casting restrictions. They’re limited to one gender, one genre, one race.
Not Angel Coulby. Her first drama-school role was as Will Scarlet, one of Robin Hood’s merry men. Her TV breakthrough was in “Merlin” — a biracial actress playing Guinevere. “I was impressed by the very color-blind approach,” she said.
And now she has TV’s best singing role — in cable’s “Dancing on the Edge” mini-series — even though many people didn’t know she can sing.
“My family knew,” said Coulby, 33. “But it was not something I’d been talking about.”
Now the world hears her sing beautifully. “Edge” follows a fictional big band in 1930s. Its Duke Ellington-type leader (Chiwetel Ejiofor) makes an impression with royalty; so does its lead singer (Coulby), doing new songs written in the style of that era. “I’d never realized how well it fits my voice.”
The era offered both elegance and despair, she said. “There were a lot of race issues and class issues.”
On the one side, upper-crust London seemed fascinated by dating black stars; “there was this crude idea of being with someone exotic.” On the other, blacks often received second-class treatment.
Coulby’s own racial scene was a blend. Her parents — black father, white mother — divorced early, but her London neighborhood was a rich mix. “My school was hugely multi-cultural.”
She was 5 when her mother suggested she might be an actress some day. She sang a lot in grade school and high school, a little in drama school, but never really mentioned it afterward. She did a lot of British TV dramas; then came “Merlin,” which reached the U.S. via NBC and then Syfy.
Over five seasons, Coulby transformed from Gwen the housemaid to Guinevere, capturing the frustrations of women. “When I became queen and people listened to me, it was much better.”
Then she leaped centuries — first to the ’30s and then to current times, playing a cop’s wife in the British version of the series known as “The Bridge” in the U.S. “I was kind of happy putting on jeans and T-shirts, after five years in corsets.”
HD Screencaps from the second episode of The Tunnel have been added to the gallery. Sadly Angel had a very small part in this episode but still, let’s hope in more! The story is really intriguing.