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Race and gender can be barriers to making it in the entertainment industry, but so can class

There have been a slew of studies about how hard it is for women and people of color to break into the entertainment industry, and a new British Academy of Film and Television Arts report reinforces those notions with the help of British actors.

"Rogue One" star Riz Ahmed, for example, explains that he nearly couldn't go to drama school, because he didn't have the money. And "Moonlight's" Oscar-nominated Naomie Harris credits colorblind casting for supplying her big break in "28 Days Later."

But the report briefly mentions one other interesting variable: the "class ceiling" that holds back strivers who weren't born at the right level...