Vasanth Blackwood is a British Film & Television actor. He has appeared regularly with Lenny Henry playing his sidekick Winston Churchill in The Lenny Henry Show; he has also played David Sinclair in Casualty, Lennox Gilbey in Only Fools and Horses and joined the team of A Bear’s Tail, the successful spin off of Bo’ Selecta.
Since playing Rory Breaker in the hit film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, he has had a number of film roles including Mean Machine, 9 Dead Gay Guys and Creep.
“My parents migrated to Kentish Town from Jamaica in the early 1960s. They bought a house on Leighton Road, I was born at University College Hospital, went to school in Camden, obtained my first property in the borough and I’ve never left.”
“Here’s the key, you and God are a majority. What He has destined for your life will override anyone or anything trying to stop you. Even if someone is against you, they can’t keep you from getting to where you’re supposed to be”.
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Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.
Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.