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Thursday 8 December 2016

Eccleston tells of acting inequality

TV star Christopher Eccleston has said working-class actors are finding it tougher than ever to make it.

The former Doctor Who actor (51) warned that British culture had become bland because of the dominance of actors from privileged backgrounds in the industry.

"I still feel insecure, like a lot of my working-class contemporaries," he told Radio Times magazine.

"Society has always been unequal. I've lived with it, but it would be difficult for someone like me to come through today."

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