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.
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 and is soon to be released in Canada.
JAMES LARKIN has just finished directing the next series of 'Call The Midwife' for the BBC.
RENÉ ZAGGER is currently filming on 'Britannia' a new 10 part drama, made by Vertigo TV and Neal Street Productions for Sky/ Amazon.
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.’ - ★★★★.
ROBBIE COLTRANE can currently be seen playing Paul Finchley in 'National Treasure' on Channel 4, directed by Marc Munden.
STEPHEN THOMPSON has just finished 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.
JUDE OWUSU has just finished playing in 'Much Ado About Nothing' at The reFASHIONed Theatre in Selfridges.
OLIVER RYAN is currently playing Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles in 'Doctor Faustus' at the Barbican for the RSC. 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.'
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.
JULIE DRAY has recently finished filming a pilot 'Dad Inc' in LA. 'Crashing' directed by George Kane for Big Talk Productions is currently being txd on Netflix in the U.S. The film 'Breaking The Bank' in which Julie plays Sophie, had its premiere in London.
MARK WILLIAMS is currently in the Cotswolds filming the fifth series of 'Father Brown'.
WILLIAM POSTLETHWAITE has just finished filming on the feature 'Bates of the Amazon' directed by Mike Slee.
LU CORFIELD has just completed filming on 'Crazyhead' a new series made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4 and on 'VERA' for ITV Studios. 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. The short film 'Three Women Wait for Death' in which Lu plays Hester has won 'Best British Short Film' at the Encounters Film Festival.
TERENCE HARVEY was recently seen in 'Holby City' on BBC1 - he has returned from filming on 'Viceroy's House' which is a feature film directed by Gurinder Chadha.
CLARA INDRANI is currently filming on 'Vera'.
NADIA ALBINA is now playing at The Globe in 'Macbeth' directed by Iqbal Khan. She will soon start rehearsals for 'I Call My Brothers' at The Gate Theatre in Notting Hill.
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.'
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.
SIMON ROUSE is now playing in '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.
JENNY GALLOWAY was recently seen in 'Fleabag' directed by Harry Bradbeer for Two Brothers Pictures on BBC2.
JAN HARVEY has recently been seen guest starring in 'EastEnders' as Margaret Midhurst.
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.
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.
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'.
JANE SLAVIN has just been seen in 'Harley and The Davidsons' on the Discovery Channel.
PAUL LONGLEY has just finished filming on 'Allied' directed by Robert Zemeckis.
RUTH SHEEN has just finished filming on 'Tennison' a six parter for ITV, directed by David Caffrey.
LUKE FEWELL has just finished filming on 'The Jury' made by Dragonfly TV/ Channel 4.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG has returned from Edinburgh Festival with her one woman show 'Rainbow Class' to marvellous reviews. The Stage; ‘Sharply observed gallery of primary school characters is a comic tour de force' - ★★★★ and The Guardian called it one of their ‘Three to see’ – Mark Lawson, 17th August 2016.
JUDY FLYNN has just finished filming an episode of 'Call The Midwife' made by Neal Street Productions for BBC1.
ROBIN SOANS is currently filming the feature 'Victoria and Abdul', directed by Stephen Frears. He recently finished filming on 'Viceroy's House', a feature film being directed by Gurinder Chadha and he can currently be seen in 'Victoria' 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.
SIMON WILLIAMS is about to start filming on the feature film 'AA Milne' which is being directed by Simon Curtis. He 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.
IVANA BASIC is currently filming on 'No Offence' made by Abbottvision for Channel 4. She 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.
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...'
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 Darryl Perkins in 'Coronation Street' and series regular Devon Sam in 'Jericho' on ITV.
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' - ★★★★★.
VALÉRY SCHATZ was last seen in an episode of 'Death in Paradise'.
HAMZA JEETOOA was last seen playing Usman in 'Capital', a three part mini-series made by Kudos for BBC1. 'Capital' has been nominated for 'Best TV Movie/ Mini-Series' at the 2016 International Emmy Awards. He has just finished filming a guest lead in 'Silent Witness' and he was nominated for 'Best Actor' for his performance in 'My Jihad' at the EE ACTA Awards.
MARK TANDY recently appeared 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.'
ADAM BYRON is appearing in 'The Play That Goes Wrong', at The Duchess Theatre, which won the Olivier for 'Best New Comedy' in 2015.
JONATHAN NEWTH has just finished filming on 'The Crown' a new series for Netflix.
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.’ - ★★★★.
DAVID BURNETT has just finished playing in 'Britten in Brooklyn' 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.
NIALL RANSOME has just finished filming 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong' for the BBC. He 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.
STEVE TOUSSAINT is currently appearing in 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' at the Royal Court, directed by Jo Bonney - playing til 22nd October. 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' - ★★★★. He recently finished filming on 'Berlin Station' for Epix and series 2 of 'Fortitude' made by Tiger Aspect/ Fifty Fathoms for Sky Atlantic.
RON DONACHIE has just completed filming on 'Loch Ness' directed by Brian Kelly for ITV Studios.
IAN BURFIELD is currently appearing in 'Floyd Collins The Musical' at Wilton's Musical Hall - playing 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.
AMANDA REDMAN is currently filming 'The Good Karma Hospital' a new drama being made by Tiger Aspect for ITV.
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 currently in rehearsals for 'What Shadows' directed Roxana Silbert - playing at Birmingham Rep from 27th October until 12th November 2016.
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)...'
CATHY MURPHY is about to start filming on 'Fearless' a new six parter TV series, which is being directed by Pete Travis for Mammoth Screen.
JOE McGANN was recently seen in 'Harley and The Davidsons' on the Discovery Channel made by Raw TV.
JOHN LIGHTBODY is playing Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Brisbane Festival, Australia and the Dublin Theatre Festival.
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.
LAURA KIRMAN has just finished playing in 'Waiting For Waiting For Godot' at the St James Theatre.
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'.
IAN HALLARD is now in 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, Leeds and Manchester.
ACE BHATTI has just completed filming on 'Three Girls' being made by BBC Grafton House Productions and 'Vera' for ITV Studios.
LARRY LAMB has just finished filming on 'The Hatton Garden Job' - the feature film based on the famous robbery, directed by Ronnie Thompson for Signature Entertainment.
TOM CHADBON has just been seen in 'Agatha Raisin' made by Mammoth Screen for Sky 1.
LUCY ROBINSON can currently be seen in 'Cold Feet' on ITV - reprising her role as Robyn Duff.
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.
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', 'Blue Iguana' and 'The Bookshop.'
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'.
ADIE ALLEN has just finished filming 'The Bookshop', which is a feature film directed by Isabel Coixet.
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.'
TIM TRELOAR is currently in rehearsals for 'Three Sister' being directed by Selina Cartmell - playing at The Lyric, Belfast from 15th October till 12th November 2016. He has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III' and filming on 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV.
PHILIP MARTIN BROWN has just finished filming a series regular on 'The Worst Witch' for CBBC/ BBC.
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.
RICHARD LUMSDEN has just finished filming on 'Crazyhead' a new series being made by Urban Myth for Netflix and E4 and on 'Millie Inbetween'.
ANDREW TIERNAN recently finished filming on 'Moving On' for LA productions and on the feature film 'Us and Them', directed by Joseph Martin.
ALAN WILLIAMS is currently filming on 'Father Brown.'
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.'
KAREN DUNBAR is currently appearing in 'The Tempest' the 3rd play in Phyllida Lloyd's 'SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY' for the Donmar Warehouse - playing 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.
OWEN WHITELAW was recently seen in 'One of Us' on BBC1. He is currently appearing in 'Trainspotting' directed by Gareth Nicholls, playing at the Citizens Theatre until 8th October 2016 - with The Scotsman reviewing '...Owen Whitelaw...are superb in the supporting roles' ★★★★★
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.
MICHAEL SIMKINS is currently appearing in 'Good Canary' directed by John Malkovich - at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, playing until 8th October 2016. The Guardian reviews 'The acting is also exemplary' - ★★★ and The Times and Daily Mail give it - ★★★★.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI is now playing Hamlet at The Public Theater in New York, directed by Patricia McGregor. He was 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.
ANGUS IMRIE has just been seen in 'The Hollow Crown II' directed by Dominic Cooke on BBC2.
ROSIE WYATT is currently on tour with 'SPINE' - it will play at Soho Theatre 3 - 9 October 2016.
KEVIN WHATELY recently filmed an episode of the cult TV Comedy 'Still Game' in Scotland.
GEOFFREY LUMB has just finished the UK and International Tour of 'King Charles III'.
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'.
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'.
CHUKWUDI IWUJI will be playing Lovborg in 'Hedda Gabler' at The National Theatre directed by Ivo van Hove.
MICHAEL COCHRANE is currently in rehearsals for 'Blithe Spirit' at The Mill, Sonning being directed by Tam Williams. He has just finished the run of 'While the Sun Shines' being directed by Christopher Luscombe at Bath, Theatre Royal. The Telegraph reviewed ' 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.
JOSEPH LONG can currently be seen playing Abd Al-Aziz in 'Tryant' on Fox.
ANNIE HULLEY has just finished filming on 'Dark Heart' a crime drama pilot for ITV and 'Vera'.
MARK AIKEN is currently in rehearsals for 'The Autumn Garden' - playing at Jermyn Street Theatre from 4th > 29th October.
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.
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.
JAK FORD-LANE has just finished filming on 'Taboo' which is being directed by Anders Engström.
GWYNETH STRONG can currently be seen playing Geraldine Clough in EastEnders.
ROGER MORLIDGE has just finished filming on 'Steven' a feature film which is being directed by Mark Gill.
DAVID CALDER is currently in rehearsals for 'The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures' being directed by Michael Boyd - playing at Hampstead Theatre from 15th October til 26th November. He has just finished filming on 'The Moonstone' made by King Bert Productions for the BBC, NBC's series 'Emerald City' directed by Tarsem Singh and on 'The Hatton Garden Job' directed by Ronnie Thompson for Signature Entertainment.
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