Ivan Little

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Ivan Little is a journalist and actor from Northern Ireland.

Journalism career[edit]

Little began his career as a journalist working for The Portadown Times and the Belfast Telegraph.[1] He moved into broadcasting by joining Downtown Radio.[2]

Little joined Ulster Television as a reporter in 1980.[3] In his career at UTV, he reported for Good Evening Ulster, Six Tonight and UTV Live.

Little took voluntary redundancy from the station in January 2009.[4] At the time, he stated his intention to become a freelance journalist and to maintain an association with his employers of 29 years.[5]

Acting career[edit]

Little has appeared on stage in the plays The Quare Gunk,[6] Scenes from the Big Picture, Educating Rita and Dealer's Choice.[7]

Little also starred in The History of the Troubles (according to my Da)'.[8] He appeared in a UTV documentary in 2007 discussing his involvement in the play's production.[9]

On taking voluntary redundancy at UTV, Little stated in a newspaper interview his desire to devote more time to acting and confirmed he had two major roles in prospect.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Little attended Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast and studied journalism at the Belfast College of Commerce.[11]

Little published his autobiography Little by Little in 2005.[12] He has two daughters.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "A Little goes a long way": dated 7 November 2005
  2. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "Have they got news for you": dated 6 December 2006; accessed 5 February 2009
  3. ^ Sunday Life: "Ivan itch for change": dated 18 January 2009; accessed 5 February 2009
  4. ^ The News Letter: "Two popular faces leaving UTV": dated 20 January 2009; accessed 20 January 2009
  5. ^ Sunday Life: "Ivan itch for change": dated 18 January 2009; accessed 5 February 2009
  6. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "Big break for TV's Ivan as he dies on stage"; dated 2 May 1996, accessed 17 June 2008
  7. ^ Sunday Life: "Ivan itch for change": dated 18 January 2009; accessed 5 February 2009
  8. ^ News Letter: "Ivan's curtain call for play fans"; dated 2 February 2007, accessed 17 June 2008
  9. ^ UTV Press Office: "Behind the Scenes on "A History of the Troubles (according to Ivan Little)"; dated 22 February 2007
  10. ^ Sunday Life: "Ivan itch for change": dated 18 January 2009; accessed 5 February 2009
  11. ^ The News Letter: "Legendary career of larger than life Ivan": dated 23 March 2009, accessed 6 January 2010
  12. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "A Little goes a long way": dated 7 November 2005
  13. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "A Little goes a long way": dated 7 November 2005

One of his daughters Emma Little (now Lawless) is a successful actress.

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