We explore the strange similarities between the jobs of actors and politicians.
Quentin Letts, the Mail's theatre critic and political sketchwriter, and Glenda Jackson MP, parliament's only Oscar-winning former actress, explore the parallels between the worlds of politics and the theatre. Which politicians would make good actors? Why do the public not trust politicians – or, for that matter, actors? And does the same noble cause underpin both of them – the search for truth?
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You can read a more in-depth version of our interview with Glenda Jackson here. Trying to unpick the politician from the actress, and vice versa, turned out to be be harder than it looks.