Saeed Jaffrey

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This week's castaway on Desert Island Discs is an actor. In Britain, he's best known for his appearances in My Beautiful Laundrette, The Chess Players and The Jewel in the Crown. In India he's a megastar who can't walk the streets without being mobbed.

This morning Saeed Jaffrey traces a career which has taken him from India, to New York, to London and back home to India. Beginning with his childhood as the son of a brilliant mimic, he describes his early struggles to establish himself, and the famous stars he's met along the way.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Hobo Blues by John Lee Hooker
Book: Complete Works by Mirza Ghalib
Luxury: Case of Black Label and Dom Perignon

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40 minutes

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Fri 15 Aug 1997 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestSaeed Jaffrey

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