Shaft + Q&A with Richard Roundtree

Following a screening of Shaft, actor Richard Roundtree talks about the most iconic role in his career in a discussion with Iyare Igiehon. Roundtree describes exactly how life changing it was for him to land the leading role of John Shaft and star in a Hollywood movie at his young age, and how a network of family and friends kept his ego in check. He also talks about the musical genius of Issac Hayes, and that of the director of Shaft's Big Score Gordon Parks. Finally, they discuss how the film industry's response towards black leading actors has changed for the better.


Elsewhere on BFI Live



  • Do the Right Thing
  • L'Atalante
  • Psycho
  • Separation