Anti-racism campaigner Leroy Logan has described John Boyega’s earn at the Golden Globes as “beyond my wildest needs”.
Significant person Wars actor Boyega won the most easy supporting actor in a television collection award for his function in Shrimp Axe, the anthology collection directed by Sir Steve McQueen.
In Crimson, White And Blue, Boyega portrays Logan, who became a police officer aiming to reform the Metropolitan power from within after seeing his father assaulted by two officers.
He told the PA news agency: “It was beyond my wildest needs and it has been like that ever since I received fascinated about Shrimp Axe, as a long way reduction as 2016.”
Logan shared a video on Instagram of himself at home, reacting to the Golden Globes announcement and raising a celebratory glass.
Boyega, 28, thanked Logan for the duration of his acceptance speech for his “work and for what you would perchance additionally simply relish got done for adolescents within the UK”.
Logan acknowledged of looking at Boyega earn the award: “This is, once more, upright to derive my head around the reality I if truth be told relish an A-list celebrity playing me, puny outdated me, a retired cop who tried his most effective and (is) soundless doing that.
“My energetic provider within the neighborhood, activism and advocacy work continues, so you comprehend it’s really upright given me so many different emotions of ‘Wow’, you perceive. It’s beyond my vocabulary to really encapsulate it.
“It’s really upright announcing that the leisure is that you shall be in a position to contemplate and also you upright relish to really graft and work laborious and don’t let anyone detract you from what you wish to conclude on myth of I be conscious once I was joining the police and so many contributors announcing ‘No, don’t conclude it’ and I at closing received by method of.
“All of the agonies and then that story was compelling sufficient for a director within the title of Steve McQueen and then getting John Boyega who desired to play me… he’s upright done such an wonderful job.
“And I learnt so mighty about myself in all of this. Within the occasion you suspect, you perceive, I’m n the autumn of my lifestyles and I consider I could perchance perchance additionally simply soundless know myself slightly smartly, and here I’m discovering out all these new suggestions and reflections and emotions. I upright really feel like a younger person once more.”
Logan was made an MBE in 2001 for his contribution to policing, and retired in 2013 after 30 years’ provider.
In September closing 12 months he published his autobiography, Closing Ranks: My Life As A Cop.
He acknowledged: “I don’t sing that lightly, to be slightly honest, as I acknowledged the experiences I’m having, the emotions I’m having, it is really lifestyles-changing.
“I’ve now received this sense of renaissance, re-energising of what I wish to conclude…”
Logan has also established the social justice charity Voyage.