Nelsan Ellis in The Express on HBO

August 14, 2009 by  

nelsan-ellis-the-expressDon’t forget to catch Nelsan Ellis this Saturday, August 15, 2009 on HBO in his recently released film The Express (also known as The Ernie Davis Story).  Our favorite short-order cook from Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series True Blood, stars in this biopic of American footballer Ernie Davis, who the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy during his spectacular sporting career on the college circuit between 1958 and 1962, becoming an icon for the civil rights movement and breaking new ground for black players in the process. However, his plans to turn professional were cut short when he was diagnosed with leukemia. Nelsan Ellis portrays Will Davis Jr. alongside Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid.  The film earned a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Rob Brown at the 2009 Image Awards.

The Express – Saturday, August 15, 2009

8:00pm – HBO

8:00pm – HBO Latino and HBO Latino HD

11:00pm – HBO Pacific Feed

11:00pm – HBO Latino Pacific Feed and HBO Latino Pacific Feed HD


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  • I recently saw Nelson Ellis in another movie he did: “The Soloist” with Jamie Fox and Robert Downie Jr! He portrayed a head staff member and therapist at a homeless shelter in Downtown LA and had a number of scenes in the movie. As we were watching the movie we recognised him immediately! It was a good role for him!

  • Kathee

    Possibly my favourite line in this episode comes from Jason, after Sarah says he’s worse than Judas
    “Why? What’d he do to you?”

    Jason is so clueless & Kwanten delivers his lines with inimitable perfection!

    • Kathee

      Oops – this comment should go with the Episode 8 review.