Interview with actress Genevieve Barr
by Viewtalk Arts Reporters

Viewtalk reporters Sannah and Lauren headed to the Only Connect Studio in Kings Cross to interview a new deaf young talent, actress Genevieve Barr.
She makes her debut in the recent 4-part drama The Silence alongside actors Gina McKee, Douglas Henshall and Hugh Bonneville.
We talk to her about her experiences, her influences, her deafness and many other things.

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  •  How did you get involved in acting?
  •  What was it like growing up as a deaf person?
  •  What was it like filming the Silence?
  •  Did you feel that you could empathise with your character 'Amelia' and in what way?
  •  What was the communication like acting with a cochlear implant and not having to wear hearing aids?
  •  What positive experience did you gain from this role?
  •  Do you feel acting is more of a career for you than teaching?
  •  Have you faced any obstacles as a deaf person?
  •  Apart from acting, what do you like doing in your spare time?
  •  Who/What have been the main influences in your life?
  •  If you could change one misconception about deaf people, what would it be?
  •  What does the future hold for you? What's the next step?
  •  What sort of advice would you give to young deaf/HOH people who are trying to pursue a career in acting?
  •  If you had one wish what would it be?
  • Final

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How did you get involved in acting?

Created: 8/17/10

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Umm... I didn't! I suppose I'm a teacher at a secondary schol and I got contacted by a friend of mine who was working with someone who directed 'The Office' and they were doing a pilot for Channel 4 Commedies and he text me and said we're looking for someone to play a deaf nurse and I went to the audition and got it and I filmed for a week, went back to school, and then three weeks later I got contacted by the BBC saying they had auditions for 'The Silence.' I've always loved acting, but it came out of nowhere really!

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