British actor Malcolm McDowell is campaigning to turn the United Kingdom into a republic, branding the monarchy "stupid". The A Clockwork Orange star is frustrated attitudes to government have barely changed in the past 50 years, and insists people would be better off without royalty. He says, "It's all still here. Only in England can you be lower-middle class! Royalty still has us fainting away - it's so stupid! And why? "The Queen's a sweet person, but, Jesus, we're meant to worship that?"