Guardian Article on Equal Pay in the Film Industry

Updated: Oct 28, 2018




Benedict Cumberbatch urges film industry to make equal pay pledge

The Guardian

Damien Gayle

8 May 2018


"Benedict Cumberbatch has urged the film industry to reject projects in which female actors are paid less than their male counterparts.


In an interview with the Radio Times to mark the premiere of Patrick Melrose, Cumberbatch said: “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are being paid, and say: ‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it’.” "


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