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John Connors on life after his viral speech: ‘I have a spotlight now.’ | The Guardian Interview

John Connors won best actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards recently and used his acceptance speech to address a number of issues including discrimination against Travellers, suicide and how creativity saved his life. He speaks with Guardian journalist Iman Amrani about class, his journey into acting and what he plans to do next.
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