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Why are we applauding 'cripping up'?


Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

Eddie Redmayne, who won a Golden Globe for playing Stephen Hawking, is the latest in a long line of non-disabled actors to portray disabled characters.

IF you do a film about the Holocaust, you’re guaranteed an Oscar, goes the famous Kate Winslet joke in Extras. The same can be said for an actor doing a film about disability. Unless you’re a disabled actor, that is. Then you’re lucky to even get the part.

   

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