Scottish Daily Mail
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.