JUNE WATSON has just finished touring in 'Escaped Alone' written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. Michael Billington reviewed 'The great June Watson invests Vi with a wonderful mixture of tart-tongues vigour and hunger for knowledge.' June has completed filming on 'The Death of Stalin' directed by Armando Iannucci and was recently seen in 'To Walk Invisible' directed by Sally Wainwright for BBC Grafton House Productions.
BRIAN PETTIFER is currently in rehearsals for 'Life of Galileo' at the Young Vic Theatre, being directed by Joe Wright - playing from 6th May until 1st July 2017. He has just finished filming on 'Darkest Hour' a feature film, again, directed by Joe Wright and an episode of 'Black Mirror' for Zeppotron, directed by John Hillcoat. The film 'Whisky Galore!' in which he stars, recently premiered at the Closing Night of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival and will be on general release in Spring 2017.
DIANA HARDCASTLE has just finished playing Jess in 'Seventeen' - directed by Anne-Louise Sarks at the Lyric Hammersmith. The Guardian reviews ' It is the casting, however, that gives the play its original twist...Diana Hardcastle plays Jess as a sparky, bright-eyed charmer...' - ★★★★.
RON DONACHIE has just finished playing in 'Beaches of St Valery' at Òran Mór. He recently completed filming on 'Loch Ness' directed by Brian Kelly for ITV Studios and was recently seen playing Dr Michael Rosenburg in 'River City' for BBC Scotland.
OLIVER FORD DAVIES has just been seen in an episode of 'Catastrophe' on Channel 4.
SIMON WILLIAMS has just finished filming on the feature film 'AA Milne' which is being directed by Simon Curtis. He was recently seen in 'The Rebel' - a comedy made by Retort. Simon can currently be seen in the feature film 'Viceroy's House' directed by Gurinder Chadha.
GEORGE LASHA has completed filming on 'Le Bureau Des Legendes' for The Oligarchs Productions with Canal + France, directed by Eric Rochant.
CLARA INDRANI has just been seen in 'VERA: The Blanket Mire' on ITV.
EDWARD HIBBERT recently appeared in the smash hit Broadway musical 'Something Rotten' at St James Theater.
PAUL LOUGHRAN recently appeared in 'Forever Yours, Mary-Lou' directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath - with The Times reviewing '...all four performers are first-rate in Laurence Boswell's seated but evocative production'. He was last seen playing Darryl Perkins in 'Coronation Street' and series regular Devon Sam in 'Jericho' on ITV.
LARRY LAMB has just finished filming on 'Mount Pleasant.' He can currently be seen in 'The Hatton Garden Job' - the feature film based on the famous robbery, directed by Ronnie Thompson for Signature Entertainment.
JULIE DRAY has just finished filming on 'RIVIERA', which is being made by Archery Pictures for Sky Atlantic. The film 'La Femme et Le TGV' in which Julie played the Dance Teacher, was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short Film Category. Her previous film 'Breaking The Bank' has been nominated for a National Film Award for Best Comedy.
TERENCE HARVEY can currently be seen in the feature film 'Viceroy's House' directed by Gurinder Chadha.
BERWICK KALER has finished appearing in his 38th Panto 'Cinderella' to marvellous reviews at York Theatre Royal. His 39th Panto has just been announced for the 2017/18 season at York, which will be ' Jack & The Beanstalk.'
'Capital' in which HAMZA JEETOOA played Usman won 'Best TV Movie/ Mini-Series' at the 2016 International Emmy Awards. He has just been seen in 'Silent Witness' and he was nominated for 'Best Actor' for his performance in 'My Jihad' at the EE ACTA Awards.
TIM TRELOAR recently appeared in 'Three Sister' being directed by Selina Cartmell at The Lyric, Belfast. He was recently seen in 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV Encore.
JOE McGANN has just finished playing the Old Man in 'Fool for Love' directed by Simon Evans, playing at FOUND111 - with the Financial Times reviewing ''As the Old Man, Joe McGann is an impressive Arizona rock formation through which the desert wind periodically moans.'' - ★★★. He was recently seen in 'Harley and The Davidsons' on the Discovery Channel made by Raw TV.
BILLY POSTLETHWAITE has just finished filming on the feature 'Bates of the Amazon' directed by Mike Slee. He is now playing in 'The Plague' directed by Neil Bartlett for the Arcola Theatre - with The Sunday Times reviewing “ All five actors are exceptional” - ★★★★ and The Guardian “Ingenious update of Camus' chilling fable... a striking production” - ★★★★.
SERENA MANTEGHI is now playing in New York in 'Echoes' for the Brits off Broadway Season at 59E59 Theaters and will then go to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough to play Little Voice in 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.'
GREG KOLPAKCHI recently finished filming on the feature film 'Ashes In The Snow' directed by Marius A. Markevicius.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is currently appearing in 'City of Glass' directed by Leo Warner at the Lyric, Hammersmith until 20th May 2017, having opened at HOME, Manchester. Vivienne took her one woman show 'Rainbow Class' to the Edinburgh Festival 2016 - The Guardian called it one of their ‘Three to see’ – Mark Lawson, 17th August 2016. Vivienne was recently seen in the pilot 'We The Jury' for Big Talk/BBC2.
IAN BURFIELD is currently playing Alfred Doolittle in 'Pygmalion' directed by Sam Pritchard, which tours until 13th May 2017. He was recently seen in 'Prime Suspect 1973' the six parter for ITV, directed by David Caffrey.
GEOFFREY LUMB has just finished filming on 'Paddington 2.' He is now in rehearsals on 'Vice Versa' and 'Coriolanus' for the RSC.
STEPHEN THOMPSON is now filming 'The Terror' a new ten parter for television being made by AMC/Scott Free Productions.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS has just finished playing Olivia in 'Twelfth Night', directed by Alex Thorpe - which was part of the Orange Tree Theatre's Shakespeare Up Close Strand. Shazia can soon be seen in the second series of 'Doctor Foster' reprising her role of Julie - directed by Jeremy Lovering for Drama Republic.
JUDY FLYNN is currently playing in 'East is East' directed by Suba Das for Northern Stage/ Nottingham Playhouse. She was recently seen in 'Call The Midwife' and 'Doctors' on BBC1.
ROBINAH KIRONDE has just finished MA - Classical Theatre at Drama Centre. She is now in rehearsals for 'Julius Caesar' directed by Robert Hastie at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.
BARRY McCARTHY is in the company of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' playing at The Palace Theatre to marvellous reviews. The Times reviews 'It is out of this world, it's magic, and it's a hit' - ★★★★★ and The Independent calls it 'A Theatre Production of immense wonder' - ★★★★★.
MICHAEL SIMKINS can soon be seen in 'Harlots' made by Monumental Pictures for ITV encore. He recently appeared in 'Good Canary' directed by John Malkovich - at the Rose Theatre, Kingston and is currently playing Hal in 'FRACKED! OR: PLEASE DON'T USE THE F-WORD' - touring UK Theatres until 27th May 2017.
JOHN PAUL HURLEY was recently seen in 'Rillington Place' made by BBC Grafton House Productions for BBC1.
ACE BHATTI has just been seen in 'VERA: Dark Angel' on ITV and will soon be seen in 'Three Girls' on BBC TV.
NIALL RANSOME is now playing in 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery.' The production was nominated for 'Best New Comedy' at The Olivier Awards 2017.
MARK TANDY has just finished filming on 'AA Milne' directed by Simon Curtis and 'The Last Post' directed by Jonny Campbell & Miranda Bowen. He is currently filming series 2 of 'The Crown' for Netflix.
JOY RICHARDSON is now on the International and UK Tour of Cheek by Jowl's production of 'The Winter's Tale.'
JUDE OWUSU is about to start rehearsals for 'A Tale of Two Cities' - which is being directed by Timothy Sheader for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
IVANA BASIC has just been in seen in 'No Offence' made by Abbottvision for Channel 4 and has just filmed a role in 'Liar' made by Two Brothers for ITV.
MICHAEL COCHRANE is currently touring in 'Nell Gwynn' directed by Chris Luscombe. Michael can currently be seen as Vice Provost Martens in 'The Crown' on Netflix.
RENÉ ZAGGER has just finished filming on 'Britannia' a new 10 part drama, made by Vertigo TV and Neal Street Productions for Sky/ Amazon. He was recently seen in Holby City on BBC TV.
JAN HARVEY has recently been seen guest starring in 'EastEnders' as Margaret Midhurst.
CATHY MURPHY has just finished filming on 'Fearless' a new six parter TV series, which is being directed by Pete Travis for Mammoth Screen.
PAUL LONGLEY has just been seen in 'Allied' directed by Robert Zemeckis and has just finished filming on 'Game Face' for Objective Productions.
TOM PADLEY has just been to L.A for the release of the Sony Pictures Feature 'Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of The Fourth Reich' - we expect UK release later this year.
JACK BROWN is about to start rehearsals for 'Early doors' for Not Too Tame Theatre Company.
LU CORFIELD was recently seen in 'Crazyhead' on E4 - which was nominated for 'Best Drama' at the RTS, West of England Awards 2017. She has just been seen in 'VERA: The Blanket Mire' on ITV and has finished filming a comedy short inspired by Macbeth called 'WYRDOES' - directed by Nat Luurtsema for the Shakespeare's Sister initiative, commissioned by Film London and the British Council. The short film 'Three Women Wait for Death' in which Lu plays Hester has won 'Best British Short Film' at the Encounters Film Festival.
ADIE ALLEN has just finished filming 'The Bookshop', which is a feature film directed by Isabel Coixet.
IAIN ROBERTSON is currently filming on 'River City' for BBC Scotland. He will soon be seen in 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - which premiered at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival and will be on general release in Spring 2017.
GEORGE COSTIGAN recently played Clem Jones in 'What Shadows' directed Roxana Silbert at Birmingham Rep - The Times and The Telegraph review ★★★★.
ADAM BYRON is appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015.
FRANCES BARBER is currently in rehearsals for 'Madame Rubinstein' at the Park Theatre, directed by Jez Bond - playing from 26th April > 27th May 2017. She can currently be seen in 'MEDICI: Masters of Florence' with Dustin Hoffman on Netflix.
VALÉRY SCHATZ is about to start rehearsals for 'The Country Girls' which is being directed by Lisa Blair for Chichester Festival Theatre.
LUKE FEWELL has just finished filming on 'The Trial' made by Dragonfly TV/ Channel 4.
PAUL WOODSON has just finished playing in 'All My Sons' directed by Michael Rudman - in Hong Kong.
JAMES LARKIN has just finished filming 'McMafia' for BBC/AMC. He is now directing a block of 'Casualty.'
MARK AIKEN was recently seen in a guest role in season 3 of 'Crossing Lines' on Alibi. He recently appeared in 'The Autumn Garden' at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
SUZANNE BERTISH plays returning character Matron Brannan in PBS's new Civil War-based Drama 'Mercy Street' produced by Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker. The Guardian reviews 'Mercy Street is crisp and quick and a great addition to PBS's roster' and The Wrap Covering Hollywood says 'Suzanne Bertish steals countless scenes with agile grace and humour' - she has just completed filming the second series in Virginia. She has also recently filmed cameo roles in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' directed by Paul McGuigan and 'The Wife' directed by Björn Runge.
JAK FORD-LANE has just been seen in 'Taboo' directed by Anders Engström.
Congratulations to ROBBIE COLTRANE who won the 'Best Actor' Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards and the RTS Awards 2017 - for his role as Paul Finchley in 'National Treasure' on Channel 4, directed by Marc Munden. Additionally, at the RTS Awards 'National Treasure' took home the award for 'Best Mini-Series'. Robbie also won the 'Best Actor Award' and 'Special Jury Prize' at the Roma Fiction Fest 2016. He has been nominated for 'Leading Actor' at the Bafta TV Awards 2017 and National Treasure has been nominated in the 'Mini-Series' category.
JANE SLAVIN has just been seen in 'Harley and The Davidsons' on the Discovery Channel.
ROGER MORLIDGE has just finished filming on 'Steven' a feature film which is being directed by Mark Gill and is now filming on 'The More You Ignore Me' which is being directed by Keith English.
NADIA ALBINA is currently playing in 'Othello' at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She recently finished playing in 'I Call My Brothers' at The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. The Evening Standard reviewed 'There's particularly fine support from Nadia Albina as the under-pressure object of Amor's affections' - ★★★★ and The Times ' Angry, intelligent and fiercely gripping.' - ★★★★
KATHRYN HOWDEN is currently filming on 'River City' for BBC Scotland.
MARK RICE-OXLEY has just been seen in 'Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back' on BBC2. He has just finished playing in 'Years of Sunlight' directed by Amelia Sears.
RUTH SHEEN has just been seen in 'Prime Suspect 1973' a six parter for ITV, directed by David Caffrey. She is now filming 'The Woman in White' for BBC1.
LAURA KIRMAN is now in rehearsals for 'Vice Versa' and 'Dido, Queen of Carthage' for the RSC.
DAVID CALDER will play Julius Caesar in Nicholas Hytner's production of 'Julius Caesar' at the new Bridge Theatre in January 2018. He was recently seen in NBC's series 'Emerald City' directed by Tarsem Singh and can currently be seen in 'The Hatton Garden Job' directed by Ronnie Thompson for Signature Entertainment.
AMANDA REDMAN has just been seen playing Dr Lydia Fonseca in 'The Good Karma Hospital' on ITV and will start shooting the second series in the Autumn.
GWYNETH STRONG has recently been seen guest starring as Geraldine Clough in 'EastEnders.'
GREGOR FISHER has finished headlining in Kings Theatre Glasgow's Panto 'Cinderella' - with The Herald reviewing 'Fisher and Roper are a well-matched treat we don't actually get enough of, so cherish the naughty fun of their double-act (and entendres), and the dark, scary menace they exert when bullying Cinders.' Gregor plays Macroon in 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - which premiered at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival and will be on general release in Spring 2017. The Independent reviews 'Fisher gives a beguiling performance as Macroon...'- ★★★★.
JOHN LIGHTBODY is currently filming the feature 'The Flood' which is being directed by Anthony Woodley. He is about to start rehearsals for 'Terror' at the Lyric Hammersmith, which is being directed by Sean Holmes.
OWEN WHITELAW has just finished appearing in 'The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart' at The McKittrick Hotel, New York - 'NY TIMES CRITICS' PICK' Ben Brantley at the New York Times.
KATIE BRAYBEN is now filming 'The Alienist' in Budapest for Paramount TV, she has just finished filming on 'King Charles III.' She has previously played in 'The Spoils' at The Trafalgar Studios with Jesse Eisenberg and in 'My Mother Said I Never Should' at the St James Theatre. Katie received the 2015 Olivier for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Carole King in 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical'.
KEVIN WHATELY was recently seen in an episode of the cult TV Comedy 'Still Game' on BBC1.
CAROLINE O'NEILL was recently seen in 'Last Tango in Halifax' for Red Productions and is about to start filming on series 5 of 'Endeavour' reprising her role as Win Thursday.
PHILIP MARTIN BROWN has recently finished filming on 'Darkest Hour' a feature film directed by Joe Wright. He was recently seen in 'The Worst Witch' on CBBC.
ANNIE HULLEY was last seen in 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV Encore and 'VERA: Dark Angel' on ITV.
The new British monarchy drama 'The Crown' is now available to watch on Netflix, series one features - Michael Cochrane, Paul Longley, Jonathan Newth, Mark Tandy, Paul Thornley and Alan Williams.
ANDREW TIERNAN has recently finished filming on 'Safe House 2' directed by Marc Evans for Eleventh Hour Films/ ITV.
KAREN DUNBAR has just returned from NYC where she has been playing Trinculo in Phyllida Lloyd's 'The Tempest' at St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. The Independent reviews 'No queue for returns is more worth joining than the Saturday marathons...There have been many high-profile Shakespeare productions to mark 400 years since his death. Lloyd's Tempest is my personal favourite.' -★★★★★. What's On Stage - 'Karen Dunbar casts humorous insight on each part she plays...It's an exhilarating day - six hours that celebrate the imaginative power of theatre and the wonder of the women working within it.' -★★★★★.
The Observer - ' Karen Dunbar is one of the discoveries of the evening: an actor without vanity, and with complete concentration. She is distilled contempt as Casca; utter sleaze as Bardolph -★★★★★.
The New York Times - 'Their delirious glee is matched, in another key, by the drunken court underlings (Jackie Clune and Karen Dunbar) who devise an ill-fated rebellion against Prospero with his bestial servant, Caliban.'
SIMON ROUSE is about to start rehearsals on 'Tribes' by Nina Raine for Sheffield Crucible.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI is now playing in 'Obsession' being directed by Ivo van Hove. He has just played Lovborg in 'Hedda Gabler' at The National Theatre, again, directed by Ivo van Hove.
TOM CHADBON and LUCY ROBINSON can currently be seen in the feature film 'Letters from Baghdad' directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
ANGUS IMRIE was last seen in 'The Hollow Crown II' directed by Dominic Cooke on BBC2 and he can currently be heard playing Josh Archer in 'The Archers.' Angus is now in his second and final year at LAMDA - he recently played Trofimov in 'The Cherry Orchard' and Jaques in 'As You Like It.'
ALAN WILLIAMS has just finished playing in 'Mary Stuart' at The Almeida Theatre. He can currently be seen as Professor Hogg in 'The Crown.'
MARK CHARNOCK continues to appear as Marlon Dingle in 'Emmerdale' - who triumphed as winners of 'Best Serial Drama' at The National Television Awards 2017 and 'Best Soap and Continuing Drama' at the RTS Awards 2017.
JONATHAN NEWTH is now filming on Series 2 of 'The Crown' - he can currently be seen in series 1 as Buckingham Palace Page available on Netflix.
SAMUEL JAMES was last seen playing Lord Sutch in the new James Graham play 'Monster Raving Loony' directed by Simon Stokes which has transferred from Plymouth to the Soho Theatre. The Evening Standard reviewed '...deliberately eccentric, full of boisterous vitality.' - ★★★★ and Time Out ‘The multi-tasking, multi-styling cast are phenomenally good.’ - ★★★★.
IAN HALLARD was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award - 'Best Actor in a Play' for 'The Boys In The Band' which played at the Vaudeville Theatre after its run at the Park Theatre. He is currently filming on 'The Crown.'
JOSEPH LONG was recently seen playing Abd Al-Aziz in 'Tryant' on Fox.
'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' won a record-breaking nine prizes at the Olivier Awards 2017. Further awards include 'Best Play' at The Evening Standard Theatre Awards and 'Best New Play' at the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards and won a total of eight awards at the WhatsOnStage Awards.
STEVE TOUSSAINT can currently be seen in series 2 of 'Fortitude' on Sky Atlantic. He recently played the lead in 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' at the Royal Court, directed by Jo Bonney. The Financial Times reviews 'At the heart of proceedings is Hero, played with magnetic presence by Steve Toussaint' - ★★★★ and The Telegraph calls 'Steve Toussaint, magnificently intent, oak-strong and grizzled' - ★★★★. Steve recently recorded an episode of 'Upstart Crow' opposite David Mitchell for BBC2.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI recently finished playing Hamlet at The Public Theater in New York, directed by Patricia McGregor. Last year he was honoured with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award. His recent screen work includes MADAM SECRETARY for CBS and BLINDSPOT for Warner Bros - he also took part in The Sundance Directors Lab in Utah. Chukwudi can currently be seen in the feature film 'John Wick: Chapter 2' directed by Chad Stahelski.
JENNY GALLOWAY is currently appearing in 'Forty Years On' directed by Daniel Evans at Chichester Festival Theatre until 20th May 2017. She recently finished filming on the feature 'Crooked House' directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and was last seen in 'Fleabag' directed by Harry Bradbeer for Two Brothers Pictures on BBC2.
WANDA VENTHAM can currently be seen in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher for BBC Films and was recently seen in 'Sherlock: The Final Problem' on BBC.
ROBIN SOANS has just finished filming the feature 'Victoria and Abdul', directed by Stephen Frears. Most recently he appeared in Barney Norris' new play 'Echo's End; 'Victoria' on ITV and the feature film 'Viceroy's House' directed by Gurinder Chadha.
CHRIS CORRIGAN is now filming 'The Terror' a new ten parter for television being made by AMC/ Scott Free Productions. He recently appeared in 'Cyprus Avenue' written by David Ireland and directed by Vicky Featherstone at The Royal Court Theatre, London.
MARK WILLIAMS was recently seen in the fifth series of 'Father Brown' on BBC1 and is currently shooting series six.
PAUL THORNLEY was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award in the category 'Best Supporting Actor in a Play'. He is currently playing in the West End Production of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' - Paul is playing Ron Weasley. The Telegraph reviews '...Paul Thornley, whose Ron is still genial, ginger and possessed of a gargantuan appetite' - ★★★★★ with the New York Times saying 'Joining Harry and company are his old chums and allies in the fight against darkness, the goofy Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley, delightful)...' Paul can currently be seen in 'The Crown' as the journalist Matheson.
DAVID BURNETT is now playing in the ROME Season at the RSC.
HEATHER CRANEY is now playing in the new Nina Raine play 'Consent' at The National Theatre - with The Independent reviewing 'Heather Craney is excellent as Gayle.' - ★★★★★.
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