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Actor 'too privileged' for school do

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Actor Damian Lewis has been denounced as being “too privileged” to participate in a north London College’s anniversary social gathering.

The Hometown superstar is as a result of swap on a laser display later to mark Acland Burghley School’s 50th anniversary.

But some alumni have signed a petition against his involvement, objecting to his “privileged” heritage.

The actor, who attended Eton School impartial boarding School, lives just about the excellent College in Camden.

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The BBC has approached him for comment.

Acland Burghley headteacher Nicholas John stated that Lewis’s education at the well-known Berkshire public Faculty was of “no consequence”.

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Acland Burghley’s well-identified graduates embrace singer Ms Dynamite and Insanity sax participant Lee Thompson

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Damian Lewis lives neighborhood the north London comprehensive

A former student at Acland Burghley, City University sociology lecturer Rachel Cohen, arrange a petition which has attracted 90 signatures urging The Varsity to change its plans.

Damian Lewis profile

  • Born on 11 February 1971 in St John’s Timber, north-west London
  • Skilled at the impartial Ashdown House School, East Sussex, and Eton College, Berkshire
  • Graduated from the Guildhall Faculty of Music and Drama
  • Performed Sgt Nicholas Brody in US TV collection Hometown, successful an Emmy and a Golden Globe
  • Performed Richard Winters in Band of Brothers, and Henry VIII within the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall

She wrote: “Damian Lewis was once Trained at Eton, a college that, greater than any other, represents the reproduction of privilege and inequality within the UK.

“We Have nothing against him as an actor or local resident, However he’s a wholly inappropriate choice for this get together of a fantastic local comprehensive College.”

She referred to as on the top and governors to believe inviting a graduate of The Varsity as an alternative, corresponding to singer Ms Dynamite or Insanity saxophonist Lee Thompson.

Headteacher Nicholas John told the Camden New Journal: “Damian Lewis very kindly agreed to open the light show for us, to give up a night of his time.

“The College he went to is of no consequence.”

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