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Actors often find a rewarding and successful career in films. But Hollywood which touts itself as being some of the most inclusive groups in society, have shunned and discriminated against their own merely because of a disability.

For most in the industry it is really something that is invisible to them until there is one of the few roles specifically written for a person with a disability. And like the proverbial "White Elephant" is ignored when these roles almost always go to able bodied actors!

This is not only an opinion, experienced everyday by the struggling actors for the entire history of motion pictures, but is detailed in the first ever report commission by the Screen Actors Guild in 2005. Click here to read more.

Abilities United Productions is a main contributor in this turning point in Hollywood by changing these attitudes producing films that are written by a person with a disability and featuring a character with a disability in the starring role of all of their films.

In addition to that will hire those actors with the same or similar disability as the character they are portraying.

Days of the Al Jolson's in a wheelchair are OVER!

Here at Abilities United, actors work with each other and a reversal of the injustices of characters and actors with a disability have finally begun.

Featured Actors

Adele Farquhar

Adele is an ambitious, passsionate actress in England. From April 2005, she has been involved with the Interplay Theatre Company, based in Armley, Leeds, England, with a play that is a completely new production and will be about sex and disability, and hopefully will be supported by a professional script writer from Channel Four. Adele has already collaborated with the story and is hopeful in getting the lead role when the production is cast.

TRAINING - Adele attended professional drama workshops for four years, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, mainly improvisation based with teacher, and director, Michael Birch.

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE CREDITS - August 1996 - Juliet in 'Romeo and Juliet,' Courtyard stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, directed by Michael Birch.
July 1998 - Miss Jemina in 'Vanity Fair,' courtyard stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, directed by Michael Birch.

ACHIEVEMENTS - Women's Achievement Award, nominated by the Yorkshire Evening Post, awarded at Leeds Town Hall, 1999.
Most Committed Student, Leeds College of Technology, 1999.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS - I have featured in the national press several times and also in my local paper on numerous occasions. This concerned disability related issues.  I love to socialize on nights out and meet new people, going to the cinema, and dining out with my friends. I enjoy keep fit and doing exercises. I love to shop for new fashions and I enjoy the latest make-up trends. I enjoy listening to local and national radio and was interviewed by Radio Leeds, due to disability issues.

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