Deaf actor Genevieve Barr was catapulted into public notice in 2011 when she landed a major role in BBC1 prime time drama series The Silence. Now she tells Ian Macrae that she’s proud to call her co-stars in that show friends. But the big break did not guarantee further success or even work. But she’s now winning critical and public approval for her performance in Jack Thorne’s play The Solid Life Of Sugar Water currently playing at The National Theatre in London. She talks about the play and her role, reflects on her Yorkshire roots and remembers two careers as an international sportswoman representing two countries in two different sports.
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