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Neil Milliken
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Mad about tech! Love gadgets, mobile and music, I work with Assitive Technology
Mad about tech! Love gadgets, mobile and music, I work with Assitive Technology

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I had fun interviewing +Marcy Sutton with +Debra Ruh and +Antonio Vieira today - great to focus on the power of positive examples for accessibility hope you will join us for Axschat tomo

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This was a great fun interview. 
Today on #AXSChat Twitter Chat our guest is Kiran Shah. Known as ‘Little Kiran’, Kenyan-born Kiran Shah is the world’s shortest stunt man currently working. He has performed stunts for numerous blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Titanic, Braveheart, Indiana Jones and Superman I & II. His acting career has been almost as prolific, including roles in The Hobbit, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the upcoming Star Wars film.
At the age of 17, Kiran got his first shot at acting when he answered an advertisement in the back of Time Out for Red Budha Theatre. Taking a main part as a mime, he travelled with the company around Italy for three months, before returning to London and starting to take classes in mime. After he finished his schooling, he began working in experimental theatre to develop his skills in mime and movement before moving into the film industry.
Kiran’s stuntsman potential was first recognized by Hollywood swordsmaster Bob Anderson while working on the Jodie Foster and David Niven film Candleshoe. Kiran was the stand-in for a child actor when Anderson suggested that he also act as her stunt double. This launched a career which has seen him work with acclaimed stunt coordinators Vic Armstrong, Paul Weston and Dinny Powell in films, including Aliens, The Golden Compass, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
Kiran’s acting career took off around the same time when he was cast in The People that Time Forgot after he was spotted at Pinewood Studios by director John Dark. Since then he has played characters such as evil henchman Blunder in Ridley Scott’s Legend – for which he did his own stunts – and Abu in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He trained in the whip and the heavy axe to take the role of Ginarrbrik, the White Witch’s sleigh driver, in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Although he missed out on the part of R2D2 when Kenny Baker decided to reprise the role, he later played an ewok in Return of the Jedi. He is returning to the Star Wars franchise in the eagerly awaited The Force Awakens as Teedo, a scavenger on the planet Jakku.
His greatest achievement to date has been his work on The Lord of the Rings.

#starwars #teedo #lordoftherings #narnia #digitalinclusion #disability #axschat #stunt #stuntman
+Debra Ruh +Neil Milliken
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It was a real honour to talk to Nabil about the work he is doing to promote accessibility and digital inclusion in Syria despite the extreme difficulty of the situation there right now.

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I really enjoyed this interview- Nurdeniz is incredibly dynamic.

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We had a great chat with Rachel.

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+Molly Watt shares her experience of Ushers Syndrome and her challenges with constant changes in the interfaces on social media platforms #a11y

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We had a great chat with +karolyn prg about her #hospitalglam  social movement. Join us on twitter tomorrow for #axschat  with Karolyn as our guest. 

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We really need to to stop discounting experience- older workers have a lot to offer.
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