We are delighted to announce that JOHN PAUL HURLEY has joined CDA. John Paul was most recently seen in 'Last Tango in Halifax', 'The Village', and 'Peaky Blinders'.
ROSIE WYATT just finished filming an episode of 'Inspector George Gently' for the BBC and is now playing in 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' which was directed by Joe Murphy for Chichester Festival Theatre.
HAMZA JEETOOA has just finished playing in 'Teh Internet Is Serious Business' for the Main House at The Royal Court Theatre.
SIMON WILLIAMS has just finished filming 'The Syndicate' - made by Rollem Productions for BBC1 and written by Kay Mellor.
BERWICK KALER recently completed a record 36th Panto season at York Theatre Royal in 'Old Mother Goose' which he wrote, directed and starred in!
HEATHER CRANEY and RENE ZAGGER are playing in 'Made in Dagenham' in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre. Also, many congratulations to Heather: 'Ambiguous Loss', produced by Toby Swift for BBC Radio 4, in which she played Sally, has won 'Best Drama Series' at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015.
Congratulations to DAVID CALDER who has been nominated for 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' in the Olivier Awards 2015 for his performance in 'The Nether' at the Duke of York's Theatre. 'The Nether' is also nominated for the 'Virgin Atlantic Best New Play' Award.
KATHRYN HOWDEN received wonderful reviews for her performance in 'The Slab Boys' at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, and King's Theatre Edinburgh. Mark Fisher in The Guardian said 'every time she comes on, she illuminates the stage' while Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman said 'the glittering stars are... a fabulously theatrical Kathryn Howden'. Kathryn is about to film the new series 'Mountain Goats' for BBC1.
BARNEY ILEY has just completed filming on 'The School' an Avalon/E4 comedy pilot.
JOE McGANN will reprise his role as Walter Hobbs in 'ELF: The Musical' which plays at the Dominion Theatre from 24th October 2015 to 2nd January 2016.
HELEN LEDERER'S first novel 'Losing It' is now available from Pan Macmillan.
STEVEN HILLMAN and EMILY ASTON have now finished the tour of the National Theatre production of 'War Horse' which won 'Best Visiting Production' at The Manchester Theatre Awards.
ROBIN SOANS has just finished a run at the Bush Theatre in 'Visitors' by Barney Norris, which was nominated in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright. His play 'Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage' directed by Max Stafford-Clark has received rave reviews and is currently touring the UK.
Congratulations to LUCY ROBINSON, 'Handbagged' has been nominated for 'Best New Comedy' in the Olivier Awards 2015.
DENISE WELCH has just finished filming a six-part comedy series 'Boy Meets Girl' which is being made by Tiger Aspect for BBC2. She will soon start rehearsals on the new Jim Cartwright play being directed by David Thacker.
DAVID CALDER is now appearing in 'The Nether' by Jennifer Haley at the Duke of York's Theatre, nominated for 4 Olivier Awards, including 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' for David himself and 'Best Play'. David will appear until 11th April at which point he joins Kristin Scott Thomas in 'The Audience' to play Winston Churchill, running from late April to July 2015. David also recently completed filming 'Queen of the Desert' for Werner Herzog and 'The Lady in The Van' for Nicholas Hytner.
KAREN DUNBAR and the cast of Phyllida Lloyd's 'Henry IV' led by Sharon Rooney have recorded a cover of 'Daddy's Gone' in support of women in prison. All proceeds will go to three selected charities: Clean Break, Justice for Women UK, and Donmar Outreach. You can buy the single by SHARON ROONEY AND THE HENRYS on iTunes HERE. Karen will reprise the role of Martha in 'Can't Forget About You' directed by Conleth Hill at the Tron in Glasgow in July 2015.
RICHARD LUMSDEN has finished playing in 'Our Town' at the Almeida directed by American David Cromer.
Congratulations to PHYLLIS LOGAN and JIM CARTER - 'Downton Abbey' has won 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' at the SAG Awards 2015 and 'Most Popular Drama' at the National Television Awards 2015. Downton Abbey was also nominated for 'Best TV Drama' in the 2015 Golden Globes and shortlisted in the 'International Programme Sales' category of the Broadcast Awards.
EDWARD HIBBERT has started previewing in the new musical comedy 'It Shoulda Been You' at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway, directed by David Hyde Pierce, opening night on 14th April.
RUTH SHEEN is currently filming a regular role in 'The Forgotten' - a new series being made by Mainstreet Pictures for ITV. She can also be seen playing Sarah Danby, Turner's Mistress, in 'Mr Turner' the latest film directed by Mike Leigh, and has just finished filming on 'Inside No. 9' - with Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.
JOHN LIGHTBODY has just completed filming on the last series of 'Wallander'.
We are pleased to announce that our client LARRY LAMB has joined the regular cast of 'New Tricks' for the forthcoming twelfth series of the show. Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama, says: "Larry is a brilliant and talented actor, he is a fantastic recruit for UCOS and we look forward to seeing the new team in action."
JAN HARVEY is soon to guest star in EastEnders.
STEVE TOUSSAINT was recently seen in 'DCI Banks' on ITV.
Congratulations to JOY RICHARDSON, 'Shakespeare in Love' has been nominated for 'Best New Comedy' in the Olivier Awards 2015.
Congratulations to ANDREW TIERNAN, 'Common' won the Broadcast Award 2015 for Best Single Drama, and to GEORGE COSTIGAN, 'Happy Valley' won the Best Drama Series Award. Congratulations also to MARK WILLIAMS, 'Father Brown Series 2' was shortlisted for 'Best Daytime Programme' and also to IAN HALLARD: 'An Adventure in Space and Time' was nominated for 'Best Single Drama'.
LUCY ROBINSON is now at the National Theatre in the new Tom Stoppard play 'The Hard Problem' directed by Nicholas Hytner. Lucy has also recently filmed the part of Young Cecily in 'The Hollow Crown II' directed by Dominic Cooke for the BBC.
Congratulations to STEPHEN THOMPSON - 'In The Flesh' has won the BAFTA Award for Best Mini Series.
Congratulations to ROSIE WYATT, 'Spine' won a coveted Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival where it also won The Herald Angel Award and Rosie won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
Congratulations to PHYLLIS LOGAN, her character, Mrs Hughes, has been voted the most popular Downton Abbey character of all time in a recent RadioTimes.com poll.
CLARA INDRANI is now in rehearsals for 'The Deranged Marriage' for Rifco Arts.
Congratulations to JUNE WATSON who has won the 2014 Clarence Derwent Award for the roles of Mammy in 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' at the Noel Coward Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage; and as Nanny in 'Before the Party' at the Almeida Theatre directed by Matthew Dunster. June recently appeared in 'Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death' on Sky1 and also recently completed filming 'A Song for Jenny' for the BBC directed by Brian Percival. June is currently appearing in 'The Father' for Trafalgar Studios 2 playing until 11th April.
GEOFFREY LUMB and PAUL WOODSON are now touring in Filter's production of 'Macbeth'.
JOE TUCKER has just finished filming on 'The Frankenstein Chronicles' which Rainmark Films is making for ITV Encore.
IAN HALLARD has just finished appearing in 'Great Britain' at Theatre Royal Haymarket - he is now playing Alan Turing in 'Lovesong of the Electric Bear' at the Hope Theatre in Islington.
KATIE BRAYBEN has received wonderful notices for her performance as Carole King in 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical', with Dominic Maxwell in The Times saying 'It's Katie Brayben's night... and she sings even better than the real thing' and Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph saying 'it's the career-making, all-woman performance at its heart from relative newcomer Katie Brayben that lifts it into the realm of the "go-see".
Congratulations to SUZANNE BERTISH who has won the 2014 Joe A. Callaway Award, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation, recognising her performance in 'The Heir Apparent' as the best in a professional production of a classic play. Suzanne was also cited for her performance at the Roundabout Theatre in 'Machinal' directed by Lyndsey Turner.
LU CORFIELD is currently filming the pilot of 'The Devil You Know' for HBO, set in the time of the Salem Witch Trials, written by 'Orange is the New Black' creator Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant.
STEPHANIE STREET has received wonderful notices for her performances at the National Theatre in David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book: 'Behind The Beautiful Forevers' directed by Rufus Norris.
OLIVER RYAN has just finished playing in 'The Distance', the new play by Deborah Bruce, directed by Charlotte Gwinner, at the Orange Tree Theatre.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI has just completed filming 'Crossing Lines' in Prague; this is the third season of this series being made by Tandem Communications.
CHRIS FULTON has just finished filming the lead role of Fergus in 'Stonemouth', based on the book by Iain Banks, being made by Slate Films for BBC.
AMANDA REDMAN has recently completed filming a new three-part drama for ITV 'The Trials of Jimmy Rose' directed by Adrian Shergold, opposite Ray Winstone.
Congratulations to KATIE BRAYBEN who is nominated for the 'Best Actress in a Musical' Olivier Award 2015 for her performance in 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' at the Aldwych Theatre. 'Beautiful' is also nominated for the 'MasterCard Best New Musical', and in six other categories, for total of eight nominations in this year's Awards. Katie also appeared in 'King Charles III' which is nominated for six Olivier Awards including 'Best New Play' and 'Best Director'.
SIMON ROUSE is now playing in 'Anything Goes' which is touring the UK having played at Sheffield Crucible, the production was directed by Daniel Evans.
NATALIE PERERA recently completed filming the lead in the feature film 'Scandalous' in Trinidad, directed by Todd Kessler.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is currently in 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' now playing at the Gielgud Theatre until 20th June.
GEORGE LASHA was recently seen in 'Doctors' on BBC1. He has also recently filmed 'Interceptor' for BBC TV and episodes of 'Foyle's War' and 'Vera' for ITV.
RON DONACHIE has recently filmed 'Sunset Song' for Terence Davies in Luxembourg and Glasgow and has recently appeared in the new series of 'Father Brown' opposite our client MARK WILLIAMS.