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Laurence Fox is my new favourite actor – and after you’ve listened to our podcast chat he’ll be yours too.
A scion of the great Fox dynasty (Dad James starred opposite Mick Jagger in Performance; Uncle Edward was in Day of the Jackal; cousins Emilia and Freddie continue the tradition), Laurence is himself a fine actor (most recently he played Lord Palmerston in Victoria; he was also DS Hathaway for nine seasons of Lewis). But where he really stands out is as an outspoken crusader against politically correct culture: he doesn’t buy ‘white privilege’; he doesn’t believe all white people are racists; he thinks #MeToo is overdone; he doesn’t believe in quota casting. For some of us, these maybe normal sensible views. Coming from an actor, though, they are brave indeed.
“Will this kill my career?” he asks. My view is that it will enhance it. I think we’ve already gone past Peak Woke: the backlash starts here.
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