DAVID IRELAND's new play 'Cyprus Avenue' recently 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 has just finished filming an episode of 'Still Game' for BBC Scotland and 'Rillington Place' for BBC Grafton House Productions.
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 can currently be seen playing 'Catriona' in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' directed by Mandie Fletcher for BBC Films.
GREGOR FISHER plays Macroon in 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - which recently premiered at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival. The Independent reviews 'Fisher gives a beguiling performance as Macroon...'- ★★★★. Gregor's biography 'The Boy from Nowhere' was released on 22nd October 2015. In December Gregor headlines at Kings Theatre Glasgow's Panto 'Cinderella.'
CHUKWUDI IWUJI is now in rehearsals at The Public Theater in New York for the role of Hamlet, the production is to be directed by Patricia McGregor. He was also recently honoured with the Linda Gross Playing Shakespeare Award. His recent screen work includes the feature film SPEAR – the John Wick sequel with Keanu Reeves, MADAM SECRETARY for CBS and BLINDSPOT for Warner Bros. Chuk also took part in The Sundance Directors Lab in Utah.
ADAM BYRON is appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015.
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.
FRANCES BARBER recently played Lady Sneerwell in 'The School for Scandal' directed by Marc Vietor at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York. She recently returned from Italy, where she has been filming on 'I MEDICI: Masters of Florence' with Dustin Hoffman - since being back in the UK she has filmed leading roles in 'Midsomer Murders', 'Father Brown', 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' and 'Blue Iguana.' Frances is currently filming on 'The Bookshop', which is a feature film being directed by Isabel Coixet.
JONATHAN NEWTH has just finished filming on 'The Crown' a new series for Netflix.
LUCY ROBINSON recently finished filming on 'Cold Feet' being made by Big Talk for ITV - reprising her role as Robyn Duff.
SIMON WILLIAMS recently finished filming on 'Viceroy's House' which is a feature film being directed by Gurinder Chadha and he was recently seen in 'The Rebel' - a comedy made by Retort.
STEPHEN THOMPSON is currently filming on 'The Mummy' directed by Alex Kurtzman. He was last seen in 'Jericho' a prime time series for ITV, in which he played a series regular and 'Lucky Man' which was on SKY.
MARK RICE-OXLEY recently finished playing in 'Poppy + George' for Watford Palace.
IAN BURFIELD is currently in rehearsals for 'Floyd Collins The Musical' at Wilton's Musical Hall - playing from 21st September til 15th October 2016. He has recently finished filming on 'Humans' made by Kudos for Channel 4 and 'Tennison' the six parter for ITV, directed by David Caffrey.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is currently appearing in her one woman show 'Rainbow Class' at the Edinburgh Festival to marvellous reviews. The Stage; ‘Sharply observed gallery of primary school characters is a comic tour de force' - ★★★★ and The Guardian calls it one of their ‘Three to see’ – Mark Lawson, 17th August 2016.
KATIE BRAYBEN has just finished playing in 'The Spoils' at The Trafalgar Studios with Jesse Eisenberg, having previously played 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'.
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'.
SIMON ROUSE is now in rehearsals for 'The Dresser' - director is Sean Foley, it will play at The Duke of Yorks Theatre. His last West End appearance was in 'Hangmen' by Martin McDonagh.
IAN HALLARD will soon start rehearsals 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.
KAREN DUNBAR is currently in rehearsals for 'The Tempest' the 3rd play in Phyllida Lloyd's 'SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY' for the Donmar Warehouse which will play at the new King's Cross Theatre, before it transfers to St Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn in January 2017 playing until Mid February 2017.
MICHAEL COCHRANE has just finished the run of 'While the Sun Shines' being directed by Christopher Luscombe at Bath, Theatre Royal. The Telegraph reviews ' There's a terrifically flavoursome performance from Michael Cochrane as the whiskery, scheming Duke...' - ★★★★. He has recently finished filming on 'The Crown' a new series for Netflix.
RUTH SHEEN has just finished filming on 'Tennison' a six parter for ITV, directed by David Caffrey.
DAVID BURNETT is now in rehearsals for 'Britten in Brooklyn' which will play at Wilton's Music Hall. He has been nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' for '1Life' - directed by Dan Ward Garber at the Bilbao Film Festival.
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' - ★★★★★.
SAMUEL JAMES has just finished 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.’ - ★★★★.
OWEN WHITELAW can be seen in 'One of Us' a new drama on BBC1. He is currently in rehearsals for 'Trainspotting' directed by Gareth Nicholls - playing at the Citizens Theatre from 14th September till 8th October 2016.
VALÉRY SCHATZ was last seen in an episode of 'Death in Paradise'.
STEVE TOUSSAINT is currently in rehearsals for 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' at the Royal Court, directed by Jo Bonney - playing from 15th September til 22nd October. He recently finished filming on 'Berlin Station' for Epix and series 2 of 'Fortitude' made by Tiger Aspect/ Fifty Fathoms for Sky Atlantic.
JOE McGANN has recently completed filming on 'Harley and The Davidsons' for the Discovery Channel made by Raw TV.
ROSIE WYATT is currently in rehearsals for 'SPINE' - which will tour the UK and play at Soho Theatre 3 - 9 October 2016. She has just finished playing in 'Mumburger' which was directed by Tommo Fowler.
LU CORFIELD has just completed filming on 'Crazyhead' a new series being made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4. She recently filmed 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.
ACE BHATTI has just completed filming on 'Three Girls' being made by BBC Grafton House Productions and 'Vera' for ITV Studios.
LAURA KIRMAN has just finished appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015. She is now in rehearsals for 'Waiting For Waiting For Godot' at the St James Theatre.
TOM CHADBON has just been seen in 'Agatha Raisin' made by Mammoth Screen for Sky 1.
PHILIP MARTIN BROWN is currently filming a series regular on 'The Worst Witch' for CBBC/ BBC.
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.
KATHRYN HOWDEN has just finished filming on the short film 'Doocot' directed by Adrian Mead for Jumpcut, the feature film 'Hush' directed by Olaf de Fleur for Sigma Films and the pilot 'PUMPED' for BBC Scotland directed by Adam Miller.
JANE SLAVIN has just finished filming on 'Harley and The Davidsons' for the Discovery Channel.
GEOFFREY LUMB has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III'.
GEORGE COSTIGAN was recently seen playing Nevison Gallagher in 'Happy Valley 2' directed by Sally Wainwright for Red Productions on and in 'The Secret Agent' made by World Productions both for BBC1. He is soon to start rehearsals for 'What Shadows' being directed Roxana Silbert - it will play at Birmingham Rep from 27th October until 12th November 2016.
JUDY FLYNN has just finished filming an episode of 'Call The Midwife' made by Neal Street Productions for BBC1.
JULIE DRAY has recently finished filming a pilot 'Dad Inc' in LA. She was last seen in 'Crashing' directed by George Kane and 'Cradle to Grave' in which Julie plays Miss Blondel. The film 'Breaking The Bank' in which Julie plays Sophie, had its premiere in London on 31st May.
JOHN LIGHTBODY is going to play Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' as the Brisbane Festival, Australia and the Dublin Theatre Festival.
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 played at a festival of new short plays on the 30th May.
HAMZA JEETOOA was last seen playing Usman in 'Capital', a three part mini-series made by Kudos for BBC1. He has just finished filming a guest lead in 'Silent Witness'. He was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in 'My Jihad' at the EE ACTA Awards.
DIANA HARDCASTLE has just returned from Toronto where she reprised her role as Rose Kennedy in 'The Kennedys - After Camelot'. Diana was recently seen in the cinema in 'The Boy' and 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' and at Hampstead Theatre in William Boyd's 'The Argument.'
OLIVER RYAN has been playing Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles in 'Doctor Faustus' at the RSC - it moves to the Barbican playing from 7th September 2016. The Guardian reviewed '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.'
ANGUS IMRIE has just been seen in 'The Hollow Crown II' directed by Dominic Cooke on BBC2.
IVANA BASIC was recently seen in 'Happy Valley 2' directed by Sally Wainwright for Red Productions on BBC1 - The Guardian reads 'return to Happy Valley...with new cast members including Shirley Henderson and the Croatian actor Ivana Basic.' Ivana also recently filmed a cameo role on 'A Street Cat Named Bob' for Roger Spottiswoode.
ANDREW TIERNAN recently finished filming on 'Moving On' for LA productions and on the feature film 'Us and Them', directed by Joseph Martin.
ARTEMAS FROUSHAN has just finished his first year of a two year course at LAMDA.
NADIA ALBINA is now playing at The Globe in 'Macbeth' directed by Iqbal Khan.
BRIAN PETTIFER is currently playing in 'Young Chekhov' - he is in 'Platonov' and 'Ivanov' at the National Theatre until 8th October 2016. The film 'Whisky Galore!' in which he stars, recently premiered at the Closing Night of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
GREG KOLPAKCHI has just finished filming on the feature film 'Ashes In The Snow' directed by Marius A. Markevicius.
GEORGE LASHA was recently seen in 'The Royals' for E! and in 'Vera' and 'Foyle's War' on ITV and 'Doctors' on BBC1.
ALAN WILLIAMS has just finished filming on 'Father Brown.'
CHRIS CORRIGAN recently appeared 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...'
ADIE ALLEN is currently filming 'The Bookshop', which is a feature film being directed by Isabel Coixet.
MARK TANDY has just finished appearing in 'The Philanderer' directed by Paul Miller 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' and he can currently be seen in the feature film 'Dad's Army.'
SHAZIA NICHOLLS has just finished appearing in 'Much Ado About Nothing' for Shakespeare in the Squares, directed by Joe Hufton. She is about to start filming the second series of 'Doctor Foster'.
PAUL THORNLEY is now 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)...'
TIM TRELOAR has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III' and filming on 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV.
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 premiered in New York on July 27th. It is now on release in the US.
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 has just completed filming the feature 'Heidi' and is currently in the Cotswolds filming the fifth series of 'Father Brown'.
JOSEPH LONG can currently be seen playing Abd Al-Aziz in 'Tryant' on Fox.
DAVID CALDER is currently filming on 'The Moonstone' made by King Bert Productions for the BBC. He recently returned from filming on NBC's series 'Emerald City' directed by Tarsem Singh and he has recently finished filming on 'The Hatton Garden Job' directed by Ronnie Thompson for Signature Entertainment. David is soon to start rehearsals for 'The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures' being directed by Michael Boyd - it will play at Hampstead Theatre from 15th October til 26th November 2016.
JAK FORD-LANE has just finished filming on 'Taboo' which is being directed by Anders Engström.
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.
JAMES LARKIN is currently directing the next series of 'Call The Midwife' for the BBC.
MICHAEL SIMKINS has just finished appearing in 'FRACKED! OR: PLEASE DON'T USE THE F-WORD', directed by Richard Wilson at the Chichester Festival Theatre. He is currently rehearsals for 'Good Canary' directed by John Malkovich - which will play at the Rose Theatre, Kingston from 16th September until 8th October 2016.
CAROLINE O'NEILL is currently filming Series 4 of 'Endeavour', reprising her role as Win Thursday. She is soon to be seen in 'Our Girl' made by BBC Grafton House Productions for BBC1.
RON DONACHIE is currently filming on 'Loch Ness' directed by Brian Kelly for ITV Studios.
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.
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.
JACK BROWN has just finished 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.’ - ★★★★.
KEVIN WHATELY recently filmed an episode of the cult TV Comedy 'Still Game' in Scotland.
JENNY GALLOWAY can soon be seen in 'Fleabag' directed by Harry Bradbeer for Two Brothers Pictures on BBC Three. She recently appeared in 'Mr Foote's Other Leg' starring Simon Russell Beale, directed by Sir Richard Eyre at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
WILLIAM POSTLETHWAITE has just finished filming on the feature 'Bates of the Amazon' and recently played Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath.
ANNIE HULLEY has just finished filming on 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV and is currently filming on 'Vera'.
ROGER MORLIDGE has just finished filming on 'Steven' a feature film which is being directed by Mark Gill.
LUKE FEWELL is currently filming on 'The Jury' made by Dragonfly TV/ Channel 4.
PAUL LOUGHRAN has 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 was last seen playing series regular Devon Sam in 'Jericho' a prime time series on ITV.
MARK CHARNOCK continues to appear as Marlon Dingle in 'Emmerdale' - who triumphed as winners of 'Best British Soap' at The British Soap Awards 2016.
CATHY MURPHY will soon be seen in the latest 'Bridget Jones' film.
JAN HARVEY has recently been seen guest starring in 'EastEnders' as Margaret Midhurst.
TOM PADLEY is currently in L.A for the release of the Sony Pictures Feature 'Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of The Fourth Reich' - we expect UK release later this year.
IAIN ROBERTSON has recently completed filming on 'Whisky Galore!' directed by Gillies MacKinnon - which premiered at the Closing Night Gala of the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
JOY RICHARDSON has just finished playing in 'Henry V' at Regents Park Open Air Theatre, directed Robert Hastie. She will return later in the year to the second section of the Cheek by Jowl International Tour playing Paulina in 'The Winter's Tale'.
PAUL LONGLEY has just finished filming on 'Allied' directed by Robert Zemeckis.
CLARA INDRANI was recently seen in 'The Rebel' made by Retort TV for Gold.
TERENCE HARVEY recently returned from filming on 'Viceroy's House' which is a feature film directed by Gurinder Chadha.
JUNE WATSON has just completed filming on 'The Death of Stalin' directed by Armando Iannucci and 'To Walk Invisible' directed by Sally Wainwright for BBC Grafton House Productions. She recently appeared 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.'
JUDE OWUSU is currently in rehearsals for a production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' which is going to play at The reFASHIONed Theatre in Selfridges.
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'.
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 just finished filming a cameo role in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' directed by Paul McGuigan.
RICHARD LUMSDEN has just finished filming on 'Crazy Face' a new series being made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4 and is now filming his second series of 'Millie Inbetween'.
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