From our Swindon Correspondent:
A new casting notice asking for boys aged between nine and 12 years old, who could conceivably play William at age 11, stipulates that only European passport holders can apply. “NOT British-European,” warns the note, “due to new Brexit rules from 1st January 2021.”
In order to qualify for various grants, tax breaks and to meet eligibility criteria for some film festivals and awards, productions must fulfil a number of quotas, which can include nationality. The separation of the UK from the rest of Europe is therefore likely to impact the potential employability of those without EU passports who are seeking work in particular projects.
Which all sounds rough for British jobs, but of course, it’s a zero sum gain at worst. The actor isn’t getting the money, but that money comes from UK tax payers and 1st January, it isn’t. We can go and spend our money on Simon Cowell records instead.