Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The backgrounds of Oscar hopefuls Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have fueled a running controversy ahead of Sunday's awards ceremony over whether acting is becoming an elitist profession in Britain.The school has lavish drama facilities, including a 400-seat theater with an orchestra pit and revolving stage, and puts on over 20 productions a year – some of which go on to be staged at the Edinburgh Fringe arts festival.Theater and film actress Judi Dench has said that she regularly receives letters from aspiring young actors begging for financial assistance.Dench lamented the demise of the repertory theater – where an acting company performs different plays in rotation but features the same cast – saying it left young actors with expensive acting school as their only option to train.An established actors' agent in London, who asked not to be identified, remarked that declining numbers of actors were from working class backgrounds.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE