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James McAvoy, Daniel Mays and Forbes Masson on elitism in theatre

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Following on from Julie Walters' recent interview with the Guardian, in which she claimed that there are no opportunities in theatre for people from poorer background, we spoke to James McAvoy, Daniel Mays and Forbes Masson at the launch of The Ruling Class to find out their views on the matter.

The Ruling Class is the third and final instalment of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season at the Trafalgar Studios. McAvoy, who last year played Macbeth for Lloyd, plays the fictional 14th Earl of Gurney, a nobleman who inherits his father's estate, and thinks he's Jesus.