Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said, “It doesn’t matter if you’re from Harrow School or Hartlepool.” Working-class youth have been frozen from major television roles by “luxury” actors.
In contrast to her own upbringing in the underprivileged areas of Liverpool, Ms. Dolly’s said it is now almost impossible for someone without a privileged background to invade entertainment.
“I’m from a poor family, but I’ve become a best-selling author. Now I have the opportunity to challenge these organizations to do more, where inspiration and aspirations are gone,” she said. Said.
Daisy Edgar-Jones – a breakthrough star in the BBC’s ordinary people’s drama, and his father Phil is a senior Sky TV executive – Ms. Dolly’s said: The name should be Daisy Edgar Jones and your dad should be responsible for Sky’s entertainment. “
The minister held a “challenge session” with her team to “try to name art people from working class families.”
“Someone mentioned Phoebe Waller Bridge. No, I said. She attended a private school. James Norton? No, he was also privately educated.”
Dolly concludes: “Even if you come up with the name in theaters, television and art today, they come from a fairly privileged background.”
Working class hero
The daughter of a joiner’s father and a beautician’s mother, the future Line of Duty star attended Nottingham General. She won the Italian Conti Theater Arts Academy in London at the age of 14, but her parents couldn’t afford to send her.
Born into a working-class family in Greenock, Scotland, Compston attended a Catholic comprehensive school. A talented youth soccer player, he signed with Greenock Morton. After successfully auditioning for Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen lead, he began acting.
Born in Oldham to an engineer’s father and a secretary’s mother, the Vigiland Doctor Foster actress enjoyed a “happy working class background.” She left home at the age of 16 to gain experience in local tour musicals and signed a contract for 22-year-old Coronation Street.
However, Paul W. Fleming, Secretary-General of Performing Arts Union Equity, told me:
Equity “breaks the classification is our top priority.”
He called on Ms. Dolly to “provide a” level-up agenda “of art and entertainment through improved and delegated public funding.”
Wallerbridge, creator of the Fleabag, who attended an independent Catholic girl’s school in West London, defended her “luxury” background, saying: I created Fleabag, from where I could sit and write in my life. “
A candidate to become the new James Bond, Norton attended Yorkshire’s famous Ampleforth Catholic boarding school.
Mr Dolly spoke at a Conservative conference event, arguing that the BBC was dominated by a liberal “groupthink” mindset that excluded the working class and northern people. The staff was dominated by people “mama and dad work there”.
BBC staff background
According to the BBC’s 2021 annual report, 44.3% of its employees attended state-owned non-selective schools. The number of state-owned schools selected for academic, religious, or other reasons was 16.3 percent. Only 11.5 percent attended paid or independent schools.
Ms. Dolly said she would pay the BBC’s license fee if it was voluntary, but only to watch Strictly Come Dancing.
In the first comment on Channel 4 privatization proposed by its predecessor Oliver Dowden, Ms. Dolly said that the sale of broadcasters is a “clear” move to prosper in the face of competition from streaming platforms. Said.