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Tommy Jessop

Tommy Jessop is a multi-award-winning actor starring in feature films and mainstream TV series – including Line of Duty and Coming Down the Mountain (written by Mark Haddon). Tommy also has an acclaimed stage career that includes being the first actor with Down Syndrome to play Hamlet on mainstream stages through his theatre company Blue Apple Theatre. He is the first actor with Down Syndrome to become a BAFTA member. His public profile has helped him campaign for, amongst other things, the passing of the Down Syndrome Act in Parliament – which aims to ensure suitable support and rights provisions for those with Down Syndrome. Tommy is an Ambassador to Mencap and Patron of the National Down Syndrome Policy Group.
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