Barnsbury actor takes up new role with newspaper for the blind

BARNSBURY actor Kenneth Cranham has become the patron of Talking News Islington - a recorded version of the Islington Gazette for the blind.

Mr Cranham, who lives in Thornhill Road, is well-known for his stage, screen, television and radio appearances, the last of which saw him playing Sergeant Cuff in The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, the BBC’s recent Sunday afternoon Classic Serial.

He has appeared in the West End productions of Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, An Inspector Calls, The Birthday Party and Gaslight, and on the big screen in Valkyrie, Shiner, Oliver and Up Pompeii!.

He is perhaps best known for the title role he played in Shine on Harvey Moon, which was recently repeated on the Yesterday Channel.

Talking News Islington is produced monthly. If you know of anyone who is visually impaired who does not currently receive copies of it and would like to do so they should phone 020 7272 5481. It is totally free.