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Meera Syal: In Conversation

23 December 2011
Meera Syal on stage at BAFTA headquarters in March 2008.BAFTA / Marc Hoberman

The actress and star of Goodness Gracious Me speaks to Bonnie Greer about her life in television in this BAFTA Guru video.

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The full length Meera Syal interview video is available to watch now on BAFTA Guru.


Syal rose to fame as one of the team behind comedy series Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars At No.42. Her screenwriter credits include Anita & Me and Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee.

So many of my generation went into the creative arts because we had a really good grounding in changing masks all the time.

In the full video, available to watch now on BAFTA Guru, Syal speaks to Bonnie Greer about her first television appearances on the groundbreaking comedy The Real McCoy, and her portrayals of issues like arranged marriages from the thriller My Sister-Wife to sketches in Goodness Gracious Me.

Watch the Meera Syal interview now on BAFTA Guru


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