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British actors protest against government arts cuts

8 April 2011 Last updated at 11:14 BST

Some of the UK's most eminent actors have held a protest at Downing Street against the recent round of arts cuts.

Among them Sir Patrick Stewart, Penelope Wilton, and Samuel West. They say the country is in danger of losing many of the small repertory theatres in which they and many other actors learned their craft.

The BBC's David Sillito spoke to them outside Downing Street.