The A Word: Actor Travis Smith on autism and Asperger's

"I think I connect with acting because of how I always had to put a face on in public. I was never really myself. I was always playing a character."

Travis Smith, a 17-year-old from Pontypool, Torfaen, has just starred in series two of The A Word, a critically-acclaimed BBC drama about a young boy who has autism.

It is a subject Travis knows plenty about - he is on the autistic spectrum himself.

Diagnosed with autism and Asperger's syndrome while in primary school, Travis faced a unique journey to fulfil his dream of becoming an actor.

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21st January 2018