Kingsley to play God and Jesus

Ferdinand Kingsley takes the roles of both God and Jesus in the York Mystery plays this summer.
Ferdinand Kingsley takes the roles of both God and Jesus in the York Mystery plays this summer. Credit: ITV News

The son of Scarborough born actor Sir Ben Kingsley will star in the 2012 York Mystery plays.

Ferdinand Kingsley will take the roles of both God and Jesus in the month long run of performances which depict a biblical history of the world.

36,000 people are expected to watch the famous Bible plays in York over the summer. The 500 strong cast will start their rehearsals at the beginning of July.

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