POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY –
Melissa Johns is best known for playing Imogen Pascoe in ITV’s Coronation Street and Sadie in BBC’s The Interceptor. Born without her right hand and forearm, Melissa was one of very few aspiring actors with a disability to be accepted into drama school. During her time at Drama school, Melissa was chosen to represent East 15 during award season and went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award; one of the most prestigious awards to be won. She was one of the first physically disabled actors to win the award. Melissa is also co founder of TripleC, a disabled led organisation that uses drama and theatre based workshops to enrich the lives of people living with disabilities. This incredible role model is an ambassador and campaigner for actors with disabilities, helping to break down the barriers faced for disabled actors and evoking positive social change in society’s attitude and approach toward disability.
SHARING IS CARING!