Studio Guest: Rudolph Walker & Frances-Anne Solomon

HERO hits the screens in east London to coincide with the Windrush celebrations this month.

The film, inspired by the extraordinary life and times of Trinidadian war veteran, Ulric Cross, will be shown at the Picture House Stratford in conjunction with community partner Rudolph Walker Foundation in collaboration with GeeStor Productions.

Following the premiere at the BFI Southbank, actor Rudolph Walker, of EastEnders said: “I was proud to play a part in this amazing film about the life of a man who I have always admired and when the opportunity came up to assist in promoting this film reaching a wider audience I jumped at it”.

Produced and directed by Frances-Anne Solomon, ‘HERO’ cleverly interweaves dramatic sequences with the archive of the time to tell a story that is both accessible and informative.  Rudolph Walker OBE will host the screening and followed by a Q&A hosted by BBC London presenter Eddie Nestor with Frances Anne, Rudolph and members of the cast.

HERO features a host of celebrated British actors including Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), playing the role of writer CLR James; Fraser James, playing the role of George Padmore and British-Nigerian actor Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City), playing Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah.

 Rudolph Walker & Frances-Anne Solomon joins Mastermind Saturday morning from 9 am.