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Peter White meets actor Ryan Kelly - Jazzer in The Archers. 27/12/2011

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 December 2011

Actor Ryan Kelly is blind and probably best known for playing the part of Jazzer in The Archers. Landing the role was a dream come true, as he was an avid listener even as a child and one of his heroes was Carole Boyd (who plays Lynda Snell).
Encouraged to pursue an acting career by his drama teacher at the Royal National College in Hereford, he went on to become the first blind student to be accepted at the Bristol Old Vic.

He talks to Peter White about the way he deals with learning lines and navigating the recording studios and his approach to playing a sighted character - and shows that his time as a busker playing the accordion was not wasted.

Producer Cheryl Gabriel.
Presenter Peter White.

  • Archer's director Julie Beckett blocks a scene with Jazzer and Lynda

    Archer's director Julie Beckett blocks a scene with Jazzer and Lynda

  • Archer's director Julie Beckett blocks a scene with Jazzer and Lynda

  • Archer's actor Ryan Kelly and his accordion

    Archer's actor Ryan Kelly and his accordion

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