Coventry lad has major role in Alan Bennett’s love letter to the NHS and out in cinemas now…
ACTOR Bally Gill is one of the stars of the new British feature film, ‘Allelujah’ – he plays Indian trained Dr Valentine in this NHS drama.
Originally written by Alan Bennett, one of Britain’s best known playwrights, this has been described as his love letter to the NHS. It is a charming, funny and at times slightly bleak rendering of what is happening to an institution which looks after us from the moment we come into this world to often, the moment when we take our last breath.
It is set in cottage hospital in the North of England and has an array of British talent – Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Jennifer Saunders.
Dr Valentine loves his jobs, his patients and still communicates with his family back in India – and his name as Gill explains, is made up as many cannot pronounce his real name.
Bally Gill last spoke to us when he played Romeo in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Since that time, he has also featured in some TV roles and was in the recent BBC smash ‘This is going to hurt’.
Sure we will be seeing more of Gill on the big screen…
‘Allelujah’ is out in cinemas in the UK on March 17…
This is going to hurt trailer
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