Charlotte Riley, our first Ambassador, is playing “powerhouse” (and mother) Kate Middleton in King Charles III for BBC2, and she reflected on working conditions for parents in this interview with Michael Hogan, with a shout-out for fellow Film Raiser Sarah Solemani:
Me and [fellow actor] Sarah Solemani have a project called Ready Set Play, where we’ve designed an on-set childcare bus – a double decker that opens out to create a fully Ofsted-checked nursery. I also work with a charity called Raising Films, which did a survey where 79% of people in our industry said becoming a parent had negatively impacted on their career. Goldman Sachs has figured this out and got nurseries in its buildings. Our business needs to get up to speed.