Kerry Shale plays Bobby in The Man Who Jumped from Space on BBC Radio 4 today. The drama is based on real-life events, written by Andy Walker and produced by Gary Brown. Kerry stars alongside Simon Lee Phillips and David Fleeshman.
The Man Who Jumped from Space tells the story of Captain Joe Kittinger, who set the record for the longest parachute freefall at four minutes and 36 seconds in 1960. Project Excelsior was initiated in 1958 to design a system that would allow a safe and controlled descent after a high-altitude ejection, however the first test was a near-disaster.Overview
Winner: Best One Person Show, London Fringe Awards Performer of the Year: UK and USA Audio Book Awards Winner: 3 Sony Radio Awards for Acting and Writing Nominated: Best Actor, TMA Awards
Kerry has worked on stage at The National Theatre as well as at The Almeida, Hampstead and The Royal Court. He has written and performed six solo shows and has appeared in the West End transfers of The Normal Heart and Frost/Nixon.
His many film credits began with Barbra Streisand's Yentl. He has a long association with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom, including Jude, Welcome to Sarajevo, Code 46 and Genova as well as the television series The Trip.
Early TV credits include playing Ronnie Corbett's godson on Sorry! and Mr Beaver in the BBC's The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. More recent work includes appearances on Red Dwarf (Series X), as well as Life's Too Short, Not Going Out and Dr Who.
For BBC radio, he has acted in hundreds of plays and read books by Bill Bryson, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Woody Allen. His animation voices include Sir Topham Hatt in Thomas and Friends (USA) and Diesel in Thomas and Friends (UK).About Sainou
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