Over half the viewing public is female, yet in TV drama for every female character, there are two male characters - (36.5% female roles to 63.5% male roles).
Whilst leading parts are frequently played by male actors over 45, women in this age group start to disappear from our screens.
The message this sends to viewers is distorted and distorting. We call on all the major UK television channels to take action to correct this imbalance.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Equity, the union representing performers and artists, has set up a petition calling for equal representation of women in TV/film drama.