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An actor has been left outraged after passport office staff told him that he did not have "a proper job". Michael Sheldon countersigned a passport application for his daughter's boyfriend, but the request was rejected due to him being deemed an unsuitable referee. An investigation was launched when Malcolm Sinclair, president of the actor's union Equity, wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May about the incident. In The Stage magazine, he described the snub as "staggering and something I felt I had to challenge", adding that it had caused "dismay, even outrage" amongst Equity members.

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