The Acting Class (2017)

Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success and how acting in the UkK has become dominated by the posh.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Stocks Tom Stocks ... Himself
Adam Morley Adam Morley ... Himself
Peter Bazalgette ... Himself
Ionica Adriana ... Herself
Christopher Eccleston ... Himself
Amy Stout Amy Stout ... Herself
Maxine Peake ... Herself
Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis ... Himself
Samuel West ... Himself
Matthew Xia Matthew Xia ... Himself
Osman Baig Osman Baig ... Himself
Rosie Woods Rosie Woods ... Herself
Teddy Rose Teddy Rose ... Himself
Elliot Barnes-Worrell ... Himself
Dave O'Brien Dave O'Brien ... Himself
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Storyline

When Tom Stocks, a young man from Bolton has to turn down a chance to study at the East 15 drama school because he cannot afford the fees, he sets up a campaign to highlight socio-economic exclusion in the arts. Tom is not alone. Actors from working class backgrounds are struggling to get in and get on in an industry stacked against them. Established actors worry about where the next generation of talent from modest backgrounds is going to come from. Christopher Eccleston, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Maxine Peake and Samuel West are among those who feature in this film talking about the barriers to success. And this is an issue not just for those who see their dreams thwarted because they do not have the 'bank of mom and dad' to back them. Who gets to be on our stages and screens matters to all of us. Whose stories get told, what images we have of ourselves, who we think 'we' are, helps shape our identities. And that is political.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 2017 (UK) See more »

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Inside Film Network See more »
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