'Class ceiling' stops working class actors from getting parts
New research supports warnings from Christopher Eccleston and Julie Walters that acting in Britain has become a largely middle class profession.
An analysis of the largest database of British actors shows that there are relatively few working class actors and that they earn less than their middle class equivalents because of a 'class ceiling'.
Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Goldsmith’s College analysed 402 survey responses from actors and interviewed 47 others. Some said that they had been turned down for parts because of prejudice about their social background. Read more>