The Great Escape
Above: Ian Kelsey as Andy Dufresne in Bill Kenwright’s production of The Shawshank Redemption. Photo: Mark Yeoman Born and bred in York but now based on the south coast, Ian Kelsey is one of those instantly recognisable actors who, you could say, has pretty much done it all. Originally a musical theatre graduate from Surrey’s GSA, Ian has performed in both plays and musicals in the West End and around the country, most recently as Andy Dufresne in the 2015 stage adaptation of The Shawshank Redemption. The recognition factor, though, comes from his many TV appearances in a myriad of dramas and soaps. Most recently as Vinny Ashford, he came to a sticky end in Corrie at the hands of the show’s current villain, Pat Phelan. However, over the years you may have also seen Ian in Emmerdale, Casualty, Blue Murder, Where the Heart Is and Doctors.
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