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01 May 2017

Comedian Jimmy Cricket is a variety star. He worked as a Butlin’s Redcoat, honed his craft on the northern club circuit before breaking through to TV. And he’s not finished yet

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01 February 2016

Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed is a busy man. Aside from his successful musical work he has carved out a career in a series of indie hits such as Four Lions and Nightcrawler. He is soon to appear in the new Star Wars film: Rogue One

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01 February 2015

Equity secured £3.7m for stage manager Rachael Presdee after she was paralysed following a preventable accident at Soho Theatre. Here she tells her story and calls for greater viligance on health and safety

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01 October 2014

Francesca Martinez is a comedian, actor and writer. She has cerebal palsy, but prefers the term “wobbly” and believes that broadcasters should stop standing in the way of talented people with a difference.

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02 February 2012

Sally Hawkins needed Equity’s help when she was injured on a film set and the insurance company refused to pay. Here, she recalls the incident and also reflects on the positive side of the movie business

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10 November 2021

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for candid conversations about the big issues facing performers and creative workers right now. Host Jackie Clune talks to fellow Equity members about their experiences and how, together as a union, we're fighting to make positive change in the industry. Join us for personal stories, lively chat and a little laughter in the virtual green room.

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27 October 2021

Paul W Fleming, the General Secretary of Equity (the trade union for performing arts workers) has responded to today's Autumn Budget.

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27 October 2021

Equity’s new Policy Officer Liam Budd analyses how the budget will affect Equity members and explains what action the union is taking

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