Maxine Peake blasts classism

Actress Maxine Peake has blasted classist TV industry, lamenting the number of working-class female actresses compared to the posher ones like Keira et al. She's right when she says that working-class women are often seen as 'gobby' and 'brassy' and are encouraged to tone down their accent, yet working-class men are, on the other hand, seen as 'poetic'. It's one of the reasons why, in the 1950s, there were the 'angry young men', but no 'angry young women'! (Except, maybe, for Shelagh Delaney).

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