DENISE WELCH has just finished filming the second series of 'Boy meets Girl' for BBC2, playing the regular role of Pam. Her first novel 'If They Could See Me Now' has been published by Sphere.
ARTEMAS FROUSHAN having recently left Oxford is now at LAMDA.
Congratulations to MARK WILLIAMS who won 'Best Acting Performance' for his role as Father Brown at the RTS Midlands Awards on 12th November 2015. He was recently seen in 'The Comic Strip Presents...Red Top' a film for Comic Strip Productions for UKTV. He has just completed filming the feature 'Heidi' and is currently in the Cotswolds filming the fifth series of 'Father Brown'.
ROGER MORLIDGE has just finished filming on 'Steven' a feature film which is being directed by Mark Gill.
Congratulations to HELEN LEDERER her first novel 'Losing It' which is now available from Pan Macmillan and was shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. Helen is soon to be seen playing 'Catriona' in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher for BBC Films. She plays the role of HR Pam in the short film 'Sarah Chong is Going to Kill Herself' directed by Ella Jones, which screened at the BFI on Thursday 21st April 2016.
JAK FORD-LANE is about to start filming on 'Taboo' which is being directed by Anders Engström.
RICHARD LUMSDEN is currently filming on 'Crazy Face' a new series being made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4 and is about to start filming his second series of 'Millie Inbetween'.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is taking her one woman show 'Rainbow Class' to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer - 'All my kids came to Twiddlesworth, lovely little school it was back then. It's like the United Nations now.' Welcome to Tiddlesworth Primary School! Allow politically dubious dinner lady (sorry, 'lunchtime supervisor') Sheila, 'challenging boy' Ty'Quan, the officious Deputy Head and chronically overworked teacher Miss Marshall to take you on an extraordinary journey... Former primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong gives a comic insight into life in an inner-city school in this one-woman character-led comedy show. Combining verbatim text, stories and real life characters, this show is a bonkers, hilarious and often poignant look into modern primary school life.
CHRIS CORRIGAN has just finished appearing in 'Cyprus Avenue' written by David Ireland and directed by Vicky Featherstone at The Royal Court Theatre, London. The Times gave it 4 stars and reviewed 'There is another brilliant performance too, from Chris Corrigan as the failed paramilitary...'
STEVE TOUSSAINT has just finished filming on 'Berlin Station' for Epix and 'Fortitude' made by Tiger Aspect/ Fifty Fathoms for Sky Atlantic. He was recently seen as Chief Superintendent Joseph Moody in 'Lewis' and in an episode of 'Midsomer Murders' both on ITV.
ALAN WILLIAMS will be attending the Toronto Film Festival for the screening of 'The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati' in which Alan plays the lead. He is currently filming on 'Father Brown.'
PAUL THORNLEY is now in rehearsals for the West End Production of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' which will open at The Palace Theatre in July - Paul will be playing Ron Weasley.
Congratulations to AMANDA REDMAN who won a Gold World Medal in the 'Best Performance by an Actress' category at the New York Festivals World's Best TV & Film Awards, 2016 for 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose'. They also took home the Silver World Medal in the 'Television - Entertainment Special Program Mini-Series' category.
JOE McGANN has recently completed filming on 'Harley and The Davidsons' for the Discovery Channel made by Raw TV. He was last seen playing Walter Hobbs in 'ELF: The Musical' at the Dominion Theatre.
TIM TRELOAR has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III'.
OWEN WHITELAW recently finished filming on 'One of Us' a new drama for BBC TV.
NIALL RANSOME graduated from Guildhall and has just finished appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won 'Best New Comedy' at this year's Olivier Awards. The one man piece 'Fcuk'd' he wrote and performed for Guildhall was chosen to play at STET, The English Theatre in Holland and will play at a festival of new short plays on 30th May.
ACE BHATTI has just finished filming on 'DCI Banks' made by Left Bank Pictures for ITV. He was most recently seen in 'Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands' on ITV and 'Shetland' made by ITV Studios for BBC1.
STEPHEN THOMPSON has just been seen in 'Jericho' a prime time series for ITV, in which he played a series regular and 'Lucky Man' which was on SKY.
TOM PADLEY has just finished shooting on the feature film 'The Fourth Reich' in Bulgaria. He is about to start filming on The Untitled Robert Zemeckis film.
IAN HALLARD recently finished playing in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' a Theatr Clwyd production. He will start rehearsals late summer for a production of 'The Boys In The Band' in which he plays the co-lead with Mark Gatiss, it will play at The Park Theatre from 28th September to 30th October, and will then play at Brighton and Leeds.
CAROLINE O'NEILL was last seen in 'Doc Martin' and 'Unforgotten' for ITV, 'Cuffs' for BBC TV and as Win Thursday in Series 3 of 'Endeavour'.
Sonia Friedman Productions have announced that BARRY McCARTHY will join the cast of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'
JENNY GALLOWAY has just finished filming on 'Fleabag' directed by Harry Bradbeer for Two Brothers Pictures. She recently appeared in 'Mr Foote's Other Leg' starring Simon Russell Beale, directed by Sir Richard Eyre at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
MARK TANDY is currently playing in 'The Philanderer' directed by Paul Miller, playing until 25th June 2016 at the Orange Tree, Richmond - with the Express giving it 4 stars and WhatsOnStage reviewing '...Mark Tandy is great fun as a puffed-up windbag of a theatre critic...and this is a superb cast.'
BRIAN PETTIFER has recently completed filming on the feature 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - 'Whisky Galore!' will premiere this June at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival. He starts rehearsals on the 30th May for the 'Young Chekhov Trilogy' which he is in 'Platonov' and 'Ivanov' - it plays at the National Theatre from 14th July until Mid October 2016.
JULIE DRAY is currently filming a pilot 'Dad Inc' in LA. She was last seen in 'Crashing' directed by George Kane. 'Cradle to Grave' in which Julie plays Miss Blondel recently aired on BBC2. The film 'Breaking The Bank' in which Julie plays Sophie, was chosen to screen at last year's Dinard Film Festival and has its premiere in London on 31st May 2016 to be released in UK cinemas this June.
NADIA ALBINA is now in rehearsals at The Globe for 'Macbeth' which is being directed by Iqbal Khan.
MICHAEL COCHRANE has just finished filming on 'The Crown' a new series for Netflix. He was recently seen in 'We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story' - with The Oldie reviewing 'Best of all was Michael Cochrane as Arnold Ridley. I always watch out for Cochrane. He's one of those character actors who'll be the best thing in any scene in which he appears.' He is about to start rehearsals for 'While the Sun Shines' being directed by Christopher Luscombe playing at Bath from 13th to 30th July 2016.
LU CORFIELD is currently filming on 'Crazy Face' a new series being made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4. She recently finished filming a comedy inspired by Macbeth called 'WYRDOES' directed by Nat Luurtsema for the Shakespeare's Sister initiative, commissioned by Film London and the British Council.
MARK CHARNOCK continues to appear as Marlon Dingle in 'Emmerdale' - who triumphed as winners of 'Best Soap and Continuing Drama' at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2016.
JANE SLAVIN is currently filming on 'Harley and The Davidsons' for the Discovery Channel.
CLARA INDRANI recently appeared in 'Coming Up' directed by Brigid Larmour at Watford Palace Theatre. She has just finished filming on a new comedy 'The Rebel' for Retort TV.
JUDY FLYNN was last seen in 'Millie Inbetween' for CBBC.
Congratulations to JIM CARTER for winning the 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' for 'Downton Abbey' at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
JOSEPH LONG is currently filming on series 3 of 'Tyrant' for Fox 21 and he has just finished filming on 'The Collection' made by Lookout Point for Amazon.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS is about to start rehearsals for 'Much Ado About Nothing' for Shakespeare in the Squares being directed by Joe Hufton, it will play at various outside venues in London this summer.
KEVIN WHATELY was recently seen in the final series of 'Lewis' on ITV. 'Auf Wiedersehen, Pet' in which he played Neville has been voted the best ITV programme of all time by readers of Radio Times.
NATALIE PERERA played the lead in the feature 'Bazodee' in Trinidad, directed by Todd Kessler - the film opened the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and is going to premiere in New York in July.
GREG KOLPAKCHI is now filming on the feature film 'Ashes In The Snow' which is being directed by Marius A. Markevicius.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI has been nominated for an AUDELCO Award in New York for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'Tamburlaine'. He has just finished shooting in Rome on the feature film 'SPEAR' - the John Wick sequel with Keanu Reeves. He is now filming two guest lead roles 'Madam Secretary' for CBS and 'Blindspot' made by Warner Brothers for NBC and is also currently filming on the feature film 'Barry' for Black Bear Pics/Cinetic Media.
GEOFFREY LUMB has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III'.
DAVID CALDER has just returned from filming on NBC's series 'Emerald City' directed by Tarsem Singh.
DIANA HARDCASTLE has just finished appearing in William Boyd's 'The Argument' at Hampstead. She was recently seen in the cinema in 'The Boy' and 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'. In June she will return to Toronto to reprise her role as Rose Kennedy in ' The Kennedys - After Camelot'.
ADIE ALLEN has just been seen in 'Witless' a new comedy series made by Objective for BBC3. She is currently filming 'The Coroner' for BBC.
RUTH SHEEN was last seen playing Lizzie Wilton in 'Unforgotten' on ITV - she has just finished filming on 'A Street Cat Named Bob'.
ANGUS IMRIE was part of the Globe Company in 2015, appearing in 'Richard II' directed by Simon Godwin and 'Nell Gwynn' directed by Christopher Luscombe. He has just been seen in 'The Hollow Crown II' directed by Dominic Cooke on BBC2, playing Edmund.
DAVID BURNETT recently finished touring with 'Brave New World' directed by James Dacre.
SUZANNE BERTISH was recently seen 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's just about to start filming the second series in Virginia.
KAREN DUNBAR has just appeared with 'Witsherface' at St Luke's, Glasgow. The Donmar Warehouse's production of 'Henry IV' ' directed by Phyllida Lloyd, which transferred to the St. Ann's Warehouse last November, has been nominated for 'Outstanding Revival of a Play' at the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards in New York.
TERENCE HARVEY recently returned from filming on 'Viceroy's House' which is a feature film directed by Gurinder Chadha.
JONATHAN NEWTH has just finished filming on 'The Crown' a new series for Netflix.
TOM CHADBON has just finished filming on 'Agatha Raisin' made by Mammoth Screen for Sky 1.
SAMUEL JAMES is currently 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.’ - ★★★★.
EDWARD HIBBERT is currently appearing in the smash hit Broadway musical 'Something Rotten' at St James Theater. He recently returned to Feinstein’s/54 Below with his show, 'Can’t Something Be Done'.
ANDREW TIERNAN has just finished filming on 'Moving On' for LA productions and on the feature film 'Us and Them', directed by Joseph Martin.
IAN BURFIELD has just finished playing Magwitch in 'Great Expectations' for Lucy Bailey at West Yorkshire Playhouse - with The Times giving it 4 stars and reviewing '...played by an excellent, multi-tasking ensemble. The second half in particular ends up propulsive, evocative and affecting. The three hours race by.' and The Yorkshire Times saying '...I loved Ian Burfield as Magwitch, the escaped prisoner and benefactor to Pip...'.
PAUL LOUGHRAN has just finished appearing 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 has just been seen playing a series regular in 'Jericho' a prime time series on ITV.
HAMZA JEETOOA was last seen playing Usman in 'Capital', a three part mini-series made by Kudos for BBC1. He is currently filming a guest lead in 'Silent Witness'. He has been nominated for Best Actor for his performance in 'My Jihad' at the EE ACTA Awards.
SIMON ROUSE has just finished playing in 'Hangmen', the new Martin McDonagh play at The Wyndham's Theatre.
KATHRYN HOWDEN has just finished filming on the short film 'Doocot' directed by Adrian Mead for Jumpcut. She was most recently seen playing Bernie in the new comedy series 'Mountain Goats' for BBC TV and appeared in 'Tracks of The Winter Bear' which played at the Traverse Theatre at Christmas 2015.
LAURA KIRMAN is currently appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015. She is soon to start rehearsals for 'Waiting For Waiting For Godot' at the St James Theatre.
KATIE BRAYBEN is currently in rehearsals for 'The Spoils' which will be playing at The Trafalgar Studios with Jesse Eisenberg. Katie has just finished playing 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'.
GEORGE COSTIGAN was recently seen playing Nevison Gallagher in 'Happy Valley 2' directed by Sally Wainwright for Red Productions on BBC1. He has just finished appearing in 'This Restless House' a trilogy of plays by Zinnie Harris and directed by Dominic Hill at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. The Guardian gave it 5 stars and reviewed '..this four-hour epic of ambition and power is a sinewy reworking of Aeschylus that explodes into a cacophonous climax.'
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is currently appearing in the new James Graham play 'Monster Raving Loony' directed by Simon Stokes at 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.’ - ★★★★.
CATHY MURPHY has just finished filming on the latest 'Bridget Jones' film.
RON DONACHIE has just finished playing Agamemnon and Priam in 'The Iliad' directed by Mark Thomson and Deputy Governor Danforth in 'The Crucible' directed by John Dove to wonderful reviews at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh.
MARK RICE-OXLEY has just finished playing in 'Poppy + George' for Watford Palace.
LUCY ROBINSON has just finished filming on 'Cold Feet' being made by Big Talk for ITV - reprising her role as Robyn Duff.
JACK BROWN is currently playing in the new James Graham play 'Monster Raving Loony' which has transferred from Plymouth to the Soho Theatre, directed by Simon Stokes. The Evening Standard reviewed '...deliberately eccentric, full of boisterous vitality.' - ★★★★ and Time Out ‘The multi-tasking, multi-styling cast are phenomenally good.’ - ★★★★.
JUNE WATSON is currently filming on 'To Walk Invisible' directed by Sally Wainwright for BBC Grafton House Productions. She recently finished appearing in 'Escaped Alone' written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald at the Royal Court - with Michael Billington reviewing 'The great June Watson invests Vi with a wonderful mixture of tart-tongues vigour and hunger for knowledge.'
WILLIAM POSTLETHWAITE has just finished playing in 'The Mother' by Florian Zeller at The Tricycle Theatre. He is soon to start rehearsals on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' which is to be directed by Laurence Boswell.
FRANCES BARBER has just finished appearing as Lady Sneerwell in 'The School for Scandal' directed by Marc Vietor at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York. she also recently returned from Italy, where she has been filming on 'I Medici' with Dustin Hoffman.
COLE EDWARDS completed the National Youth Theatre training scheme, in his final shows he played - Gratiano in 'Merchant of Venice', Hindley in 'Wuthering Heights' and Jake in 'Consensual'.
OLIVER RYAN is currently playing in 'Doctor Faustus' at the RSC, he is playing Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles - with The Guardian reviewing 'Oliver Ryan and Sandy Grierson share the roles of the doctor and the demon in Maria Aberg's darkly inventive, richly psychological production...Ryan, at the performance I saw, lent Faustus a fine edgy hysteria...' and The Telegraph giving it 4 stars and calling it 'Pacy, eerie and full of trickery.'
HEATHER CRANEY was last seen at The Donmar Warehouse in 'The Vote' directed by Josie Rourke. Just before this she played Claire in 'Made in Dagenham' at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End directed by Rupert Goold.
JOHN PAUL HURLEY has just finished filming on 'Rillington Place' for BBC Grafton House Productions. He was recently seen in 'Shetland' and 'Silent Witness' for BBC1.
GWYNETH STRONG was last seen performing in Chris Goode's 'Stand', a verbatim play based on the real-life stories of six Oxford people who stood up for what they believed in.
ROBIN SOANS recently finished filming on 'Viceroy's House', a feature film being directed by Gurinder Chadha and 'Victoria', a TV series being made by Mammoth Screen for ITV, directed by Tom Vaughan.
JAMES LARKIN is about to direct the next series of 'Call The Midwife' for the BBC.
SIMON WILLIAMS recently finished filming on 'Viceroy's House' which is a feature film being directed by Gurinder Chadha and 'The Rebel' - a comedy being made by Retort.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI has been invited to take part in The Sundance Directors Lab in Utah. Chukwudi has been presented with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award in New York.
DAVID IRELAND's new play 'Cyprus Avenue' has just finished its run at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and The Royal Court Theatre, London - with The Irish Times giving it 4 stars and reviewing '...in David Ireland's caustically funny new play' and the Irish Independent 'Brilliant and provocative new play...the writing is brilliant and sharp as a blade.' David was most recently seen playing Bill in the new comedy series 'Mountain Goats' for BBC TV and has just finished filming on 'Rillington Place' for BBC Grafton House Productions.
JAN HARVEY is guest starring in 'EastEnders' as Margaret Midhurst.
GREGOR FISHER has completed filming on 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - 'Whisky Galore!' will premiere this June at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Gregor's biography 'The Boy from Nowhere' was released on 22nd October 2015.
ADAM BYRON is appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015.
MICHAEL SIMKINS has just finished appearing in William Boyd's 'The Argument' at Hampstead Theatre.
BERWICK KALER is the UK's longest running pantomime Dame - he has just finished appearing in his 37th Panto 'Dick Whittington (and his meerkat)' at The Signal Box Theatre in York. His 38th Panto will be 'Cinderella' playing at York Theatre Royal, from 8th December 2016 to 28th January 2017.
GEORGE LASHA was recently seen in 'The Royals' for E! and in 'Vera' and 'Foyle's War' on ITV and 'Doctors' on BBC1.
OLIVER FORD DAVIES and JIM HOOPER both appeared in the RSC King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings 2015/16 Season which played at Stratford, London, China and New York.
ANNIE HULLEY was last seen in 'Lucky Man', the ten-parter made by Carnival for Sky. She has just finished filming on 'People Just Do Nothing' being made by Roughcut TV for BBC3.
VALÉRY SCHATZ was last seen in an episode of 'Death in Paradise'. The short film 'In Daze of Things' in which Valéry plays the role of Mark, was shortlisted in the Comedy Category at the Isle of Man Film Festival 2015.
IAIN ROBERTSON has recently completed filming on 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon. 'Whisky Galore!' will premiere this June at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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