Laurence Fox death threats over Question Time have left him fearing for kids

Laurence Fox has revealed he's been getting death threats since his controversial Question Time appearance while on Good Morning Britain today – leaving him with insomnia.

The actor spoke to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, admitting he stands by his words and saying "people shouldn't be terrified to say what they feel".

But his controversial opinions, including comments on "institutionalised racism" in Oscar-nominated movie 1917, have left him on the receiving end of death threats.

The 41-year-old said: "I've definitely got a small bought of hopefully temporary insomnia."

Explaining the cause of it, he went on: "I've had death threats and I've got children. It's not pleasant."

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Speaking of his aggressors, the Lewis star continued: "When you don't have an argument, your rage starts to increase."

He explained he "100%" stuck by what he said on Question Time, when he argued that racism did not happen in Britain – "the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe".

Laurence also spoke about the movie 1917, saying that the inclusion of a single Sikh soldier didn't sit well with him, citing "institutionalised racism".

Susanna asked him what he meant, with Laurence replying: "I think there were a lot of soldiers from all over the former empire fighting in World War I, so it would have been less incongruent to me if he got onto a truck full of Sikh soldiers."

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He went on: "It feels, with just one Sikh soldier there, you think, 'Oh, did they serve with the English?' It just felt incongruent."

Refusing to back down, Laurence said: "As you've noticed, I say a lot of unfortunate things.

"But I think it's important that one is able to express one's opinion."

What's going to come out of his mouth next?

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