I am here to tell you about a new documentary that will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 which was created and presented by myself. It is called My Name is Ricardo P LLoyd.
In the documentary, I explore the themes of race and representation in UK theatre, television, and film. These are subjects people are often afraid to address but affect us all in some sort of way.
Since the death of George Floyd in 2020, there seems to be a push for change regarding the issues around diversity and inclusion, but has much really changed? What does change look like? Are things actually getting better?
I know the struggles I personally go through as a Black male British actor, so there was no better way for me to tell my own truth and shed light on the complex subjects around race and representation.
I am often seen as this rising British actor, but I still have a long way to go in my career. This documentary has allowed me to be transparent and quite vulnerable.
I examine my own journey, inspirations, and future aspirations. I also look at the struggles and structural barriers that many other Black creatives in the UK face today.