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Veteran Ghanaian actor George Williams has extolled young actor Majid Michel, as one of the best in the Ghanaian Movie industry despite his conviction that the industry is retrogressing from the successes of the past.

The man, affectionately referred to as Mr. Addison, following his role in the popular 90s series, “Ultimate Paradise,” told TV3 the movies produced in recent times are of poor quality.

He was particularly peeved about the emphasis on the ‘juju’, witchcraft or superstitious movies, which have become the major theme for most locally, produced movies.

When asked about some of his favorite actors or actresses in the industry, the veteran actor only mentioned Majid Michel.

“Some of these younger fellows aren’t doing badly. Majid for instance is worth talking about because he is very conscientious and he works very hard. I wouldn’t recommend some of the roles I found him in; nevertheless he is a very good actor” he noted.

Still cheerful and fit even at age 86, Uncle George started his career in 1952 with stage acting and plays.

He later hit the screens with his first lead role in the movie Genesis Chapter X a few years later.

Spending most of his working time in broadcasting and earning a Commonwealth scholarship to study and work with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, George Williams appears to have seen it all in the industry.

He is advising those seeking to achieve excellence in the movie industry to seek academic and practical knowledge.

“You got to learn how to write script to start with; you got to learn how to act and you got to learn speech and do all those things. You cannot runway from all those things and say you are doing a movie. That is debauchery. I have had the experience with people who unfortunately have not been adequately schooled in the processes of making a film and they are the people directing films because they have a few coins in their pocket. I have found that it is impossible working with 90/95% of those people. What you see is shameful,” he noted.

He is advising those seeking to achieve excellence in the movie industry to seek academic and practical knowledge. “You go to school and that’s where you start from.

Then you go through apprenticeship and keep learning because life itself is a lesson. However, the fact simply is that, I went through the mill and I think that anyone who wants to go anywhere should go through the mill. You just can’t do it anyway else” he emphasized.


Source: citifmonline.com

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