Cynthia Erivo is following up her Oscar nomination for 'Harriet' with another take on an American icon.
It might have been 40 years since the famous Oscars moment, but "the British" are still coming for the Academy Awards.
The British actor will portray the 'Queen of Soul' in a TV series, with the full approval of the late singer's family.
Joe Alwyn will play Bob Cratchit in 'A Christmas Carol', which is being adapted by 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight.
The writer of Harriet says a studio exec made the suggestion back in 1994.
Cynthia Erivo and director Kasi Lemmons reveal the responsibility of portraying the iconic Harriet Tubman in 'Harriet'.
David Oyelowo has defended the casting of British actress Cynthia Erivo as African-American hero Harriet Tubman, arguing that white actors are never questioned when they choose to play characters of different nationalities.
The trailer for Harriet Tubman's biopic was released on Tuesday. But not without some controversy surrounding the choice to cast British actress Cynthia Erivo as the American abolitionist.