James McAvoy: Dominance of Rich-Kid Actors in the U.K. Is "Damaging for Society"


James McAvoy, who worked at a bakery to pay his way to acting school, thinks if the current trend of the dominance of privately educated actors continues, it will be "damaging for society" because it wouldn't be representative of society.

"That's a frightening world to live in, because as soon as you get one tiny pocket of society creating all the arts, or culture starts to become representative not of everybody but of one tiny part, and that's not fair to begin with, but it's also damaging for society."

Actors from posh schools: Eddie Redmayne (Eton, a classmate of Prince William), Benedict Cumberbatch (Harrow), Dominic West (Eton, classmate of Prime Minister David Cameron), Damian Lewis (Eton), Tom Hiddleston (Eton), Henry Cavil (Stowe), Jamie Campbell Bower (Bedales), Tom Hardy (Reed), Matthew Goode (Exeter) and Dan Stevens (Tonbridge), among others.

Actresses from posh schools: Rosamund Pike (Badminton), Alice Eve (Bedales), Juno Temple (Bedales), Carey Mulligan (Woldingham), Kate Beckinsale (Godolphin and Latymer), Imogen Poots (Latymer), Emilia Clarke (St Edward's), Emily Blunt (Hurtwood House) and Rebecca Hall (Roedean).

source: thehollywoodreporter