'James Bond' actor Earl Cameron dead at 102

Actor Earl Cameron poses outside Buckingham Palace with his CBE presented by the Prince of Wales London

As indicated by Cameron's operator, he "died calmly at home encompassed by his significant other and family" in Kenilworth in Warwickshire, reports Deadline.

Earl Cameron, one of the first black stars to break colour bar in the British film industry in the 1950s, has died at the age of 102.

Born in Bermuda in 1917 as the youngest of six children, Cameron arrived in England in 1939 after joining the British merchant marine. He was the first black actor to play important roles in mainstream films in Britain.

Despite the odds that were not supposed to be in his favor, he continued to find work in theater and would then land a role in the 1951 drama Pool of London.

“All Bermuda joins with me in celebrating his long and remarkable life. "But what did bother me was when I tried to get a job, that was an impossibility", he told the British Film Institute in 2016. He worked on television in a plethora of popular hits, including the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. where he played the role of 007's assistant Pinder in Thunderball.

The UK Guardian published a section of their announcement which said: "Our family have been overwhelmed by the outpourings of love and respect we have received at the news of our father's passing ..."

The 50s was also the time, when Earl played several characters in films although he was forced to play stereotypical roles. He really was a man who defended his moral principles and was inspiring.

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But his fortunes took a dramatic turn for the better when he went to see a friend who was in the cast of Chu Chin Chow, a West End show, when he was working as a dishwasher at a restaurant in the city's Strand.

Cameron also starred together with Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn in the 2005 film The Interpreter.

"Unless it is specifically stated that it was a part of a black actor, I would never be a black actor for the part. And they would never consider changing a white part to a Black part", Cameron told the Guardian in a 2017 interview.

Queen Elizabeth II named him a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2009 for his contributions to British entertainment.

In the early 1950's, Britain was orthodox and Black Actors were not casted in main roles.

Mr Cameron made his debut in the chorus that night and never looked back.

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