George Williams Disappointed Over Use Of Young Actors For Elderly Roles

George Williams Disappointed Over Use Of Young Actors For Elderly Roles

Veteran Versatile Ghanaian Actor George Williams has expressed disappointment over the use of young actors to portray elderly roles in recent movies.

The veteran actor who noted that old actors have been sidelined,  condemned  the many producers and directors  who use make-up and powder to push young ones into elderly roles.

The 81-year-old actor who is sometimes referred as Mr. Addisson in an interview with Atinka fm last Saturday said he always feels sad because the movie industry has been taken over by people who have little knowledge about it.

According to him, a lot of people, especially producers and directors, have mingled themselves in the industry with virtually no background knowledge about the various basics of movie making.

He further explained that every good director or producer must not do his or her job without the knowledge of costuming, lighting, sounds and good pictures, but that is exactly what is happening in Ghana.

He told Atinka fm that, the industry is gradually lacking professionals, ‘’ the material in now are very bad which has over the years contributed to the fallen standard of Ghanaian movies he added.

George Williams’s popularly known as Mr. Addison has been acting for the past 50 years.

He started in 1952 with stage acting and played his first lead role in the movie, 'Genesis Chapter X' (1975). Later, he appeared in other movies including 'Dogo Yaro', 'Bloody Kids', and 'Mama' as well other TV series including the 'Ultimate Paradise'.

 

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