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Former pupil lands role in new BBC TV drama

2017-04-13T20:11:11+00:00 November 1st, 2016|
Former BGS pupil and Bradford born actor says he is thrilled to have landed a part in a BBC1 drama.

Thirty one year old Jag Sanghera, who now lives in Saltaire, has been a professional actor for ten years and has recently enjoyed playing the part of a policeman in Coronation Street, notably the one who arrested Robert Preston, aka Tristan Gemmill, for drink-driving in August.

Jag Sanghera said: “What I am particularly thrilled about is getting a part in Moonstone, a five-part adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ novel which is believed to be the first ever detective novel and which combines mystery with romance and adventure. It’s set in India at the time of the British Raj and in the UK and was filmed around Ripon. I play a man simply named Guardian, who is one of two guardians of a priceless moonstone which is stolen.

It’s being shown during the daytime over five consecutive days from October 31 and has already had some good write-ups, not least for its leading actors: Cold Feet actor John Thomson and Miranda’s Sarah Hadland.”

He continues: “I embrace any character in any acting format but I love British drama and British characters. I also like to champion the North. I love Bradford. Bradford Grammar School was my footing for drama.

I feel I have an advantage in that I am Asian and British. There is less competition for roles among Asian men than, say, white British men and I intend to exploit that advantage. It is a tough market out there.”

He has two further episodes coming up in December, plus a part in the next series of Last Tango in Halifax.

“I embrace any character in any acting format but I love British drama and British characters. I also like to champion the North. I love Bradford. Bradford Grammar School was my footing for drama.”

Jag Sanghera, Old Bradfordian

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