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Laurence Fox on this week’s “Question Time.” (BBC)

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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  1. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil FawltyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Well, now I’m certainly not going to watch any new episodes of Lewis!

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    • January 17, 2020, at 11:34 AM PST
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  2. Nerina Bellinger Inactive

    Loved him in Inspector Lewis. Looking forward to the latest Delingpod as one the “special friends.”

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    • January 17, 2020, at 1:02 PM PST
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  3. jeannebodine, Verbose Bon Viva… Member

    Like him more than ever. I really enjoyed his character in Lewis, a show that still allowed talk of religion. Fox’s character had been a former seminarian (I think); in any event, he talked of his spiritual side and struggled with questions of faith.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 5:47 PM PST
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  4. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    James Delingpole: “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.

    It has got to start somewhere. Here works for me.

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    • January 17, 2020, at 7:52 PM PST
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