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‘You classist gimp’: Read James Bunt’s wonderful letter to Chris Bryant MP

Labour Party Conference - Day ThreeLabour MP Chris Bryant (Edu. Cheltenham College)told the Guardian that arts should not be about merit.

“I am delighted that Eddie Redmayne won [a Golden Globe for best actor], but we can’t just have a culture dominated by Eddie Redmayne and James Blunt and their ilk. Where are the Albert Finneys and the Glenda Jacksons? They came through a meritocratic system. But it wasn’t just that. It was also that the writers were writing stuff for them. So is the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, doing that kind of gritty drama, which reflects [the country] more? We can’t just have Downton programming ad infinitum and think that just because we’ve got some people in the servants’ hall, somehow or other we’ve done our duty by gritty drama.”

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Posted: 19th, January 2015 | In: Celebrities | Comment