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Ben Kingsley

Actor Ben Kingsley talks to Joan Bakewell about the beliefs that underpin his life and work.

His mother has Jewish roots, his father's background was Kenyan-Indian, and they chose Hindu and Muslim names for their son. Krishna Pandit Bhanji - or Sir Ben Kingsley - is a difficult man to pin down. In this interview Joan Bakewell talks to him about wearing a yellow star in Schindler's List, the appeal of Quakerism and why being an actor has saved his life.

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New Year's Day 2013 22:05