Hollywood must drop fixation wih beauty, says Night Manager director

Susanne Bier attacks Hollywood’s last ‘taboo’ over casting actors with ‘unusual’ faces

Hollywood may be making inroads into creating bigger and better roles for women and black and minority ethnic actors – but there is one taboo that the film world stubbornly fails to address, according to one of its most prominent female directors.

“Looks are more a taboo than gender and race,” said Susanne Bier, who kept audiences gripped with her espionage thriller The Night Manager, and is among the few female directors to have received an Oscar, a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

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