Gay actors face obstacles

Colin Firth claimed today that gay actors risk missing out on work if they come out. The actor stars as gay college professor George Falconer in A Single Man, directed by Tom Ford, the US fashion designer who turned around the Gucci label before heading to Hollywood.

Firth said at the movie's UK premiere in London that there are still "invisible boundaries" that gay actors struggle to cross. He said: "There might be risks for a gay actor coming out. The politics of that are quite complex."

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