The Acting Class

The Acting Class
The Acting Class

Year

2018

Duration

77 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

Member rating

This film does not have any club member reviews yet. Download our film review resources to encourage your club to review this film.

Film review resources

Leader rating

This film has not been rated by a club leader yet. Be the first to rate this film.

Start an Into Film Club or Log in to rate this film

Synopsis

67% of British actors have received private school education. This documentary explores the experiences of those who cannot access the costly requirements needed to enter the acting industry, highlighting elitism and a lack of representation of performers from working-class backgrounds in front or behind the screen. The film is led by Tom Stock, a young man who had to turn down a place at a drama school twice because he could not afford the fees, and who went on to set up Actor Awareness, to raise awareness of an issue faced by many. The film also includes interviews with renowned British actors such as Maxine Peake, Chris Eccleston and Julie Hesmondhalgh on the struggles they encountered at the start of their careers. The film illuminates difficult aspects of the film industry while offering some motivation for students interested in working in the creative industries.

Cast (in alphabetical order)

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader.

What is an Into Film Club?

To order this film you need to be logged in as a club leader

Log In or Start a Club

Unclassified

Rate this film

Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.


Reviews (0)

This film does not have any reviews yet.

This film does not have any reviews yet.

As a Film Club leader you can download our film review resources to encourage your club members to review this film.

Film review resources
Anson Road Into Film Club

Into Film Clubs

Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.

Coleg Sir Gar Into Film Club (Do I Need a Licence header)

Do I Need a Licence?

Information on which licences you need to show films in your education setting.

How Do Into Film Clubs Work? header

How do Into Film Clubs work?

Find out more about what's involved in running your very own Into Film Club.

Into Film CPD Training (Bolton)

Training

Learn to use film to raise literacy attainment and engage students.

What our educators say

"We are currently screening The Wizard of Oz, profound film that it is, and the last film Wall-E. It's been rewarding observing the KS1 6 year olds run the gamut of emotions from wonder to sadness to joy. "

- Mark Ellis, Teacher, ChristChurch C of E Primary School, London