Bob The Skutter wrote:
There's an actress called Maxine Peake, she's also from the north, she stars in a show called Silk, in which she plays a barrister. She auditioned for the role and they told her that with her accent people would never believe that she was intelligent enough to be a barrister and she had to use a southern accent.
That's disgusting. Aren't we supposed to have evolved a bit above and beyond that kind of crap by now?