INTERNATIONAL actress Stephanie Beacham played bingo with deaf and deaf-blind people in North Finchley this Wednesday.

Ms Beacham, best known for her role as Sable Colby in the 1980s TV series Dynasty and The Colbys, played a round with members of the Jewish Deaf Association (JDA) in Woodside Park Road whilst visiting the community centre with her partner, Dr Bernie Greenwood.

The actress, who was born deaf in her right ear and has just 40 per cent hearing in her left ear, was given a tour of the centre by JDA executive director, Sue Cipin.

She visited the Technology and Information Centre which offers special equipment for people with hearing loss, and heard about JDA's provision of support services and social, cultural and educational programmes for people with all levels of hearing loss.