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Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries

21 January 2012 4:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Renowned as launch pad for politicians and TV personalities, the school has found new role as source of acting talent

From Wellington to Gladstone, and Macmillan to Cameron, Eton College has long been a seedbed for British politics and for the diplomatic service. More recently a smattering of television personalities, conductors and Olympic sportsmen have also been able to look back at schooldays spent on the celebrated playing fields. Now though, that famously establishment school near Windsor is increasingly being hailed as a first-rate launch pad for a theatrical career.

Leading Old Etonian actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Harry Lloyd, Eddie Redmayne, Henry Faber and Harry Hadden-Paton are suddenly at the top of the list for casting directors on the most prestigious film and television projects.

This week Hiddleston, star of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, is in Wales filming Sir Richard Eyre's Henry IV, along with Faber and Lloyd, »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Eton spawns a new breed of stage and screen luminaries

21 January 2012 4:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Renowned as launch pad for politicians and TV personalities, the school has found new role as source of acting talent

From Wellington to Gladstone, and Macmillan to Cameron, Eton College has long been a seedbed for British politics and for the diplomatic service. More recently a smattering of television personalities, conductors and Olympic sportsmen have also been able to look back at schooldays spent on the celebrated playing fields. Now though, that famously establishment school near Windsor is increasingly being hailed as a first-rate launch pad for a theatrical career.

Leading Old Etonian actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Harry Lloyd, Eddie Redmayne, Henry Faber and Harry Hadden-Paton are suddenly at the top of the list for casting directors on the most prestigious film and television projects.

This week Hiddleston, star of Steven Spielberg's War Horse, is in Wales filming Sir Richard Eyre's Henry IV, along with Faber and Lloyd, »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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