Sam Mendes urges film and TV world to help theatre workers ‘on the edge’

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Sir Sam received finest director and finest film for 1917 at this year’s Baftas

Sir Sam Mendes has urged more stars, streaming solutions and studios to donate to theatre personnel who have been “correctly dismissed” by ministers.

The 1917 and Spectre director has established up a fund that has raised £1.6m so far.

But he reported it is “a drop in the ocean” and will help much less than fifty percent of the four,000 out-of-function actors, administrators, writers and other individuals applying for grants.

The govt says its £1.57bn arts rescue deal is aimed at

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