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Spooks’ David Oyelowo attacks class system in UK acting

  • by SHERNA NOAH
 

SPOOKS star David Oyelowo has complained that working-class actors still hit a “glass ceiling” in Britain.

The 36-year-old, who was born in Oxford to Nigerian parents and now lives in Los Angeles, said Britain was not as forward-thinking as people liked to think, and that the class system was “insidious”.

Since making the move to Hollywood six years ago, Oyelowo’s credits have included Tom Cruise movie Jack Reacher and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated Lincoln.

The Last King Of Scotland star told the Radio Times: “America has its own class system, but it’s about money. The more money you have, the higher up the ladder you are.

“Here, you can have talent and money and still be deemed working-class.”

 

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