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Lumley supports new 'inspiring' initiative for state schools

Research by the Education and Employers Taskforce suggests 80% of independent schools regularly have external speakers to talk to pupils about career options, they want to extend these opportunities to state school children.

Joanna Lumley Credit: Reuters

Other figures supporting the scheme include Apprentice star and entrepreneur Karren Brady, actress Joanna Lumley and the head chef of The Ivy restaurant, Gary Lee.