BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Cy Grant
|Born||8 November 1919|
Beterverwagting, British Guiana
|Died||13 February 2010 (aged 90)|
|Occupation||Actor, musician, writer, poet|
|Style||Calypso music, Folk music, Steel pan music|
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–68)
|Title||Honorary Fellow of Roehampton University|
Show business career
Caribbean Aircrew Archive
- published by Macmillan Caribbean in 1999, discusses the history, science and musicology of the steel pan.
- , published by Woodfield Publishing in 2006, takes its title from the translation of a caption that appeared underneath Grant's photograph in a German newspaper after his detention as a POW.
- , published by Naked Light in 2006, documents Grant's poetical journey through life and considers the influences that have contributed to his understanding of himself and the world.
- at the Wayback Machine (archived December 7, 2004), published by Shoving Leopard in 2007. A mixture of autobiography, cultural study and philosophical exposition, the book tells the story of Grant's journey of self-discovery and the major influences upon it. It is a critique of the perceived dualistic nature of Western culture that has resulted in the "alienation" of humans from both nature and themselves.
- , a collection of essays published in 2010.
Stage, film and television credits
- Member of the Laurence Olivier Festival of Britain Company, London and New York (1951)
- Safari (1955) – Chief Massai
- (TV, 1956)
- Sea Wife (1957) – "Number 4"
- Home of the Brave (TV, 1957)
- Tonight (TV, 1957–60)
- The Encyclopædist (TV, 1961)
- (TV, 1964)
- Othello – Othello (Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, 1965)
- (Garrick Theatre, London, 1966)
- Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – Lieutenant Green (TV, 1967–68)
- The Persuaders! (TV, one episode, 1971)
- Shaft in Africa (1973) – Emir Ramila
- Softly, Softly: Taskforce (TV, one episode, 1974)
- The Iceman Cometh (Royal Shakespeare Company, 1976)
- At the Earth's Core (1976) – Ra
- at the Wayback Machine (archived January 4, 2010) (Royal National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre; national tour; 1977–79)
- Blake's 7 (TV, 1980)
- Night and Day (Derby Theatre, 1981)
- Metal Mickey (TV, 1981–82) – Mr Young
- (Cochrane Theatre, London, 1994)