Firstly, please let me congratulate you on becoming the ‘lefts’ self appointed ‘patron’ saint of the UK. It is quite the achievement to squeeze in so much tireless, self-righteous campaigning for pro-EU membership alongside such a blossoming acting career.
Unfortunately, this is where my respect for you begins to take a dramatic nose dive. I can’t help but get the feeling that wearing a golden, bejewelled ‘crown’ during your recent portrayal of Richard III in ‘The Hollow Crown’ has gone to your head somewhat?
There is an uncomfortable irony in the title of your latest film, because I genuinely can’t think of anything more ‘hollow’ than an ex-public schoolboy leaving one of their multi-million pound mansions, taking a first class flight to the ‘Calais Jungle’ and then preaching to the rest of us ‘plebs’ on why we must all ‘do our bit’ to help solve the current migrant crisis and remain in the EU…
Aside from your clear lack of political experience, I find it frustratingly contradictory that you have yet to take in a single ‘refugee’ of your own? Now, I’ll happily admit I am no mathematician, but surely you could squeeze a little brown trophy into a one of the 7 spare rooms at your recently acquired $10.8 million L.A villa? Or your three story mews house on Hampstead Heath?
I can only imagine just how blissful it must be to hear the sweet sound of the reinforced barriers at the entrance of your gated community firmly closing behind you. As you cantily deliver a ‘Toodle Pip’ to the security guards keeping the ‘riff raff’ at bay with several canisters of pepper spray and a big truncheon.
The thing is ol’ bean, whilst you can afford to lock yourself away from the inconvenience of rest of the world, this is sadly not a privilege afforded to the rest of us. That’s right, we are the ones who are going to have to ‘deal’ with the burden of immigration as you merrily retire to your four-poster bed at night to furiously masturbate your ego.
If your self-congratulating piety wasn’t enough to make my bum itch, you now return to your pedestal and confidently proclaim to the rest of us ‘inferior citizens’ that;
“From the smallest gallery to the biggest blockbuster, many of us have worked on projects that would never have happened without vital EU funding or by collaborating across borders,”
Perhaps it conveniently slipped your mind? But, may I remind you that in order to receive the generous ‘privilege’ of this EU funding. We actually have to pay into that very system at a grossly exorbitant level. It’s a bit like handing over £50 for a 2 for 1 pizza ‘deal’ at your local takeaway and then leaving a glowing review on their Trip Advisor page for offering such a ground-breaking ‘meat feasty’ ‘bargain’.
Would it not make more sense to use a portion of the £18 billion we would immediately ‘save’ each year from our EU membership and then re-invest some of that back into the British film industry ourselves?
This may also come as a surprise to you. But, we do not need to be in the EU’s elite ‘political club’ in order to creatively ‘collaborate’ across borders. Can you imagine France turning down the opportunity to showcase the beauty of the ‘Dordogne’ in a sequel of ‘A River Wild’? Are you honestly suggesting that the Spanish would say ‘Adios’ to hosting the big chase scene across the shanty rooftops in the next James Bond film?
It simply makes no sense that any country would refuse access to locations within their borders, simply because the film was produced from a country outside of the EU’s political union.
You only need to look at America for evidence of this. As last time I checked, the US were not members of the EU — yet they have no problems in bringing over George Clooney into Venice to swan about in a gondola for Oceans 12…
I can’t help but wonder whether you are being paid by David Cameron to be a useful idiot and push his agenda, or indeed the cramped Shakespearian costume tights have killed a few brain cells. Either way, I beg you to stop fear-mongering the rest of us into believing this nonsense as believe it or not, although we may not have a fancy double-barrelled name like you, we are really not all that stupid….