Doctor Who – has said that “white, middle-aged, straight actors” like him have become “the pariahs of the industry”. He also lamented that “opportunities” for the likes of him are “shrinking”.

Christopher, 58, said that men of his age are compared to the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein – and that the lack of work worries him.

The dad-of-two said: “Quite rightly, I’m a dinosaur now.”He added to The Radio Times: “But I still have to pay my mortgage, I still have to support my kids, so I don’t welcome the uncertainty at all.”In a previous interview, Christopher spoke about how he feels like a “failure” and that he felt he should have made more of his opportunities.