The casting of learning disabled actors in The Crown is “extraordinary”

The new series of The Crown is extraordinary in two ways. Not only does the storyline include Nerissa and Katherine Bowes-Lyon, the Queen’s cousins who both had a learning disability, but it has also cast actors with a learning disability in those parts.

Many viewers might think: ‘What’s the big deal?’ But you only have to look at most news outlets, TV shows and popular movies to see that disabled people and their stories are all too often overlooked.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Arts, Culture, Sport, Recreation

Author:
Edel Harris

Source:
Radi Times

Date published:
Fri 27th Nov, 2020