Jerome Flynn

 

British actor best known for starring roles in Game of Thrones (2011-present), Ripper Street (2012-2016) and Soldier, Soldier (1991), was half of the singing duo Robson & Jerome, and a Viva! Patron.

He chats to Juliet Gellatley about his spectacular return to acting – years after walking out on Simon Cowell to find his inner self.

Jerome appeared as Tommy Cooper in the West End show Jus’ Like That but is probably better known for his more macho roles in Game of Thrones, Soldier Soldier and Badger, the complex character Detective Sgt. Bennet Drake in Ripper Street - and, for a certain generation, being part of the ever-so-slightly-less-macho highly popular singing duo Robson and Jerome! However, his romantic melodies give no indication of his long-standing commitment to vegetarianism, love of animals and a deep spirituality. Being raised in the countryside Jerome established a close affinity with nature.

Jerome took part in Viva!’s anti-factory farming video Not In My Name with other famous colleagues such as Paul McCartney, Joanna Lumley and Chrissie Hynde. He received a rapturous reception after he spoke spontaneously to thousands of people in London at Viva!’s first national rally and march to end factory farming back in 2002. Follow your heart, he told the crowd. That’s exactly what he has done.

See his page on Viva! at http://jeromeflynn.com/viva.php

Take a look at Jerome's interview with Viva! here: http://www.viva.org.uk/what-we-do/celebrity-supporters/jerome-flynn/sear...

JEROME FLYNN

Jerome talks to Juliet Gellatley on Viva! Radio.

Exclusive interview with Game of Thrones & Ripper St actor Jerome Flynn

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"I’m delighted to be part of such a successful and vegan organisation as Viva! The thought of not being a vegetarian is ridiculous, it’s just unthinkable, like going backwards. I won’t eat meat again for the same reason I gave it up in the first place – I don’t want to be part of all that suffering. Viva! is essential – to touch our conscience, to wake us up – please join and save lives."