Getting Personal with Sophie Stone

In this episode of our hard-hitting interview series, Deepa Shastri meets RADA-trained actor Sophie Stone.

Interview programme.  Deepa Shastri catches up with actor Sophie Stone who overcame a difficult start in life to become the first deaf person to train at RADA, going on to have a successful career as an actor.  Sophie reveals that she draws on her life experiences when going into character; Deepa wants to find out more, so they visit places from Sophie's childhood.  On this emotional journey, Deepa learns about the complexities of growing up with a mother who has addiction issues and how love and inner strength can help overcome trauma.  Produced and directed by Cathy Heffernan; a Drummer TV production for BSLBT.

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  • Thank you for sharing your poignant story. I'm moved to tears by the raw emotion, honesty, love, forgiveness, compassion and pain.   So much of it reminded me of my own story.  Such sadness, confusion and hopelessness turned into an enormous well of humour, light, laughter and strength.  Using your pain, your joy and your strengths, you have a powerful message of hope. By allowing others to see into us and vice versa, we learn intimacy and freedom. 
     
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    200212
  • A wonderfully made documentary - what was real and still is real for so many living in today's world.
    Well done to the team and Sophie for sharing it with us all!
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    200212
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    Wow. What a personal journey.
    It's multi-stranded and important for families of Deaf children, Deaf adults, etc., that life is worth it, the resilience we Deafies have is valuable. 
     




     
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    200212
  • Wow - has left me so emtional with tears. Thank you to Sophie for sharing such a powerful story. 
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    200206
  • a great documentary on sophie stone! well done to the filming team
     
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    200205
  • Powerful story. Sophie is an amazing actress. 
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