Scottish Daily Mail

No typecastin­g


AS AN actor who has played a priest, Jewish solicitor, murderer, bank robber, panto dame and fascist, I’m amazed Maureen Lipman feels Jewish roles should be played only by Jewish actors. My father was a Russian Jew who came to Britain as a wartime refugee.

My loving parents certainly didn’t let their different faiths interfere with their love for each other. My sister and I were raised as Christians at our mother’s request.

The parish priest would come for tea and had friendly arguments with Dad. They respected each other, despite disagreein­g with each other’s faiths.


Deal, Kent.

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