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Cuts Watch #177: Defending the UK Film Council

05 Aug 2010, by in Cuts Watch

In a letter today to the Daily Telegraph, 55 established and up and coming actors protest at the closure of the UK Film Council. The actors – including Bill Nighy, Pete Postlethwaite, Timothy Spall, Sir Ian Holm and Sophie Okonedo – say they owe any success we have had in our acting careers, to varying degrees, to films supported by the UK Film Council.”

Yesterday, we reported on the growing campaign against the arts cuts, with artists such as Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley protesting at the likely impact. David Puttnam, Liam Neeson, Ronan Bennett and Jonathan Pryce have all spoken out and Equity’s website has a useful page linking to the Save the UK Film Council Facebook page and a petition.

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