Older women getting more on-screen roles, says Lesley Manville

Actor says industry is slowly recognising that audiences do not want to feel alienated

The actor Lesley Manville has said she has seen a slow sea change in attitudes toward older women in film and television as the industry realises audiences do not want to feel alienated.

Manville, a familiar face on TV, film and stage, said it was now OK to be 60 on screen. “You can have a lover at 60. You don’t have to be shoved in a corner in a cardigan doing knitting,” she said in an interview with the Radio Times.

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Source: theguardian
Older women getting more on-screen roles, says Lesley Manville