An award-winning British TV and film actress has complained that British audiences are being short-changed, with actresses of the same crop being repeatedly given lead roles.
Jane Horcus, who starred in the hit TV comedy Absolutely incredible And was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe Award for her role in the film Little voice A visitor from the United Kingdom said:
“It simply came to our notice then.
“I’m really sorry for the audience that the commissioners and producers are so short-sighted that they have to churn out the same people.”
If you want to know how she feels about big-profile actress Olivia Coleman (The crownKeeley Hawes (Bodyguard) And Lily James (Downton Abbey, The Pursuit of Love) Regularly being given a big TV role, Horrocks replies: “And Sarah Lancashire.” (Happy valley)
Horrocks added: “They do an amazing job and if their role is offered, of course, you will accept them.
“There are a lot of actors out there who can bring something new to one of these roles, unexpectedly.”
Her comments came the same weekend in an open letter signed by more than 100 actors and the public, including Keeley Hawes, claiming the presence of 45-year-old women on screen, in the fight against “infiltrated aging” across the industry.
Revealed in an interview with Horcos Independent Newspapers several years ago that personally it is not a problem for him. He said: “When I went to the drama school, I played all the old people there, so old age doesn’t matter to me because I’ve always acted old and young.
“In fact, I feel that my career seems to be enriched by the new opportunities that are being created because of my age… but it is clearly there and present. I admit that this is a problem. “