I’m excited about going to Milan to do a short film with Coordown and Saatchi & Saatchi for World Downs Syndrome Day 2014. Their last film Integration Day won 7 Gold Lions at Cannes Advertising Film Festival. They had used Downs Syndrome people in well known adverts instead of the usual actors for one day.
16th February I played ‘Sally’ in BBC1′s Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas wrote the episode with me in mind. Heidi and I know each other as she also wrote ‘Upstairs Downstairs’. Call the Midwife was a great experience and Colin and I got to do TV interviews and newspaper articles.
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What’s it like to work with Sarah Gordy?
“Sarah Gordy has played characters in both television and stage plays of mine. She transcends type casting in so many ways creating characters who are original and exceptional. She brings to rehearsals an enthusiasm and concentration which energises all around her. She is a consummate professional.
Her body of work goes far beyond playing ‘characters who have Downs Syndrome’ and her wit and charm, plus a determination to get it right however complex the language is, make her a performer who can make the audience believe she is whoever she says she is. I would work with Sarah any time.”