'National Anthem' – a short film written by NATALIE PERERA and in which she plays one of the main roles Tulsi, was chosen for the Under Wire Film Festival in London.
EMILY ASTON has recently completed filming on 'Moving On' directed by Ian Puleston Davies. She was last seen in 'The Queen and I', a TV film made by King Bert for Sky One, directed by Dan Zeff and 'Click & Collect', a TV film made by Mondo Deluxe Productions for the BBC and directed by Ben Palmer.
SAM JENKINS-SHAW is now playing in 'The Night Watch' directed by Alastair Whatley. Previously he was playing in 'Leia and The Roman' at The Vaults Festival and RSC production of 'A Christmas Carol' directed by Rachel Kavanaugh. Last summer he played Richard Hannay in 'The 39 Steps' which was a co production between Scarborough and Clwyd.
Congratulations to FRANCES BARBER on winning 'Best Actress' for her role as Miss Ferguson in 'Trick of Treat' at the Marbella Film Festival. The film also took home the award for 'Best Feature.'
IAIN ROBERTSON is currently playing Stevie Adams in 'River City' for BBC Scotland and has just finished filming on the feature 'The Last Bus' directed by Gillies MacKinnon. Iain's short film 'Bridge' was awarded the Shortcuts Hitchcock of the Jury award at the Dinard Film Festival.
CAROLINE O'NEILL has just completed filming on series 3 of 'The A Word' made by Fifty Fathoms for BBC1; an episode of 'Vera' for ITV and series 7 of 'Endeavour' reprising her role as Win Thursday.
LUCY AKHURST is currently filming on 'Young Wallander' for Netflix. Previously she filmed 'Alex Rider', a TV series being made by Eleventh Hour Films.
CHRIS CORRIGAN can currently be seen in the filmed version of 'Cyprus Avenue' available on the BBC iPlayer. Last year Chris performed the play at the Public Theatre in New York to marvellous reviews -The Hollywood Reporter 'Corrigan is also terrific..' and the Deadline Hollywood 'Chris Corrigan's Slim is alternatively terrifying and scathingly funny.' He can also be seen in 'The Terror' a ten parter for television made by AMC/ Scott Free Productions.
GEORGE LASHA has just finished filming a role in 'King Gary' made by Shiny Button Productions.
WANDA VENTHAM is currently filming on the 3 parter 'Penance' for West Road Pictures/ Channel 5. Previously Wanda was seen playing a guest lead in an episode of 'Father Brown' and returning character Sheilagh Chiltern in 'Holby City' for BBC1.
BERWICK KALER is currently writing his 41st Panto for York Theatre Royal, which he also co-directs.
EMILY HOWLETT is currently on a placement directing at Derby Theatre, as part of the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme.
GEOFFREY LUMB is now playing in 'Much Ado About Nothing' for the Tobacco Factory and Wilton's Music Hall, he will be playing Benedick.
KEVIN WHATELY recently played The Narrator in 'Candide' at the Bergen Opera House.
KATIE BRAYBEN is now playing in 'Girl From The North Country' directed by Conor McPherson. It will play at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and The Gielgud Theatre in London's West End. She has just finished playing in 'Honour' at the Park Theatre. Previously she was playing in 'A Walk on the Moon' for the A.C.T Theater in San Francisco. She can be seen playing a guest lead in 'Luther' on BBC iPlayer.
FRANCES BARBER will reprise her role as Billie Trix in ‘MUSIK’ written by Jonathan Harvey and The Pet Shop Boys - returning to Leicester Square Theatre in February 2020 for a limited run. She has recently finished filming a guest role in an episode of the second series of 'The Split' made by Sister Pictures for BBC1 and 'Semi Detached' a six part comedy for BBC2.
BILLY POSTLETHWAITE can currently be seen in 'Chernobyl' the American/British TV series, Co-production between SKY and HBO. He will reprise the title role of 'Macbeth' and Lysander in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' at Wilton's Musical Hall in January 2020. Previously he was in 'The Madness of George III' at Nottingham Playhouse and in 'Games for Lovers' directed by Anthony Banks to marvellous reviews "Postlethwaite's beautifully funny and entirely endearing performance...he's a rising star" - Metro.
JIM CARTER can currently be seen in the 'Downton Abbey' feature film and 'The Good Liar' directed by Bill Condon.
NATALIE PERERA is currently in rehearsal for a production of 'Echoes' for Crowded Room Productions. She recently finished filming on the feature 'Together' for Colour TV and played the lead in the feature 'Bazodee' in Trinidad, directed by Todd Kessler.
GWYNETH STRONG recently finished her stint on the tour of 'The Mouse Trap', directed by Gareth Armstrong.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS recently finished performing in 'Aesop's Fables' at The Unicorn Theatre and Slung Low's '15 Minutes Live' project in Leeds and London. Previously she was playing in 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the National Theatre, directed by Simon Godwin.
MARK WILLIAMS has just completed filming series eight of 'Father Brown' for BBC TV.
SUZANNE BERTISH has recently finished playing God in 'Noye's Fludde' at Stratford East, directed by Lyndsey Turner. She was last seen in 'The Looming Tower' on BBC2, made by Legendary Television/Hulu/Amazon and can soon be seen in the feature film 'MAD?' directed by Saskia Rifkin. Last year Suzanne played Agamemnon in 'Troilus and Cressida' at the RSC.
JOE McGANN can now be seen playing the new regular Edward Hutchinson in 'Hollyoaks.' His short film 'Rain Stops Play' directed by Mika Simmons won the World Fest Houston Silver Remi Award for Best Comedy Short Film and his short film, 'The Card Room Chronicles: Car Pool Poker' directed by Dennis Crampton, won Best Short Film at the Fusion International Film Festival.
JAN HARVEY was last seen guest starring in 'EastEnders' as Margaret Midhurst.
ADAM BYRON has just finished filming on 'Kung Fury' the feature film directed by David Sandberg.
DAVID CALDER has just been seen in the new series of 'Plebs' on ITV2 and the comedy TV series 'JERK' on BBC3, directed by Tom McKay. He recently finished filming on series 2 of 'Bulletproof' made by Vertigo Films for Sky, directed by Diamuid Goggins & Dominic Leclerc. Last year David played Julius Caesar in Nicholas Hytner's production of 'Julius Caesar' at the Bridge Theatre - The Observer reviewed 'David Calder is finely judged in the title role' ★★★★ and The Independent 'The Evening starts off with a pounding rock concert, part of a flag-waving pro-Caesar rally and David Calder's swaggering, crowd-pleasing Caesar...'★★★★.
IVANA BASIC can soon be seen in the feature film 'The Rhythm Section' directed by Reed Morano due for release in UK cinemas on Friday 22nd November. Ivana's script 'Scarred' was nominated for the IMDB Script to Screen Award 2019.
JONATHAN NEWTH can currently be seen in series 1 and 2 of 'The Crown' as the Buckingham Palace Page available on Netflix.
ANNE LAMBTON can currently be seen in 'The Good Liar' directed by Bill Condon in UK cinemas.
RACHEL DALE has just completed filming on 'The A Word' made by Fifty Fathoms for BBC1. She recently filmed on 'The Barking Murders' directed by David Blair and was recently seen in an episode of 'Doctors.'
LU CORFIELD has just finished filming on 'The Last Tango in Halifax' for BBC1 and series 1 of 'In My Skin' for BBC3. She can currently be seen in 'The Accident' a new four parter made by The Forge for Channel 4, directed by Sandra Goldbacher and 'The Witcher', a new series made by Hocus Pocus for Netflix. Lu was last seen in 'Sex Education' on Netflix and in 'Clink', a new prison drama made by LA Productions for 5STAR. 'Pitching In' which Lu played Tanya has been nominated for a North West RTS Award with the winners due to be announced on 23rd November 2019.
RENÉ ZAGGER can currently be seen starring in the short film 'Test Case' made by After Party Studios and directed by Rvbberduck, available to watch on YouTube. The film (also known as 'Trying to be a Taxi Driver') currently has over 2 million views and was number 8 on the YouTube trending list.
ANDREW TIERNAN was last seen in 'Death in Paradise' directed by Stewart Svaasand for BBC TV.
MARK RICE-OXLEY is currently in rehearsals playing Mr Sawyer in 'Miracle On 34th Street' for the Liverpool and Everyman Playhouse,
IAN BURFIELD has just been seen in 'Capture' on BBC1 directed by Ben Chanan and 'Temple' made by Hera Pictures for SKY, directed by Shariff Korver.
BRIAN PETTIFER is currently filming on the feature 'The Last Bus' being directed by Gillies MacKinnon. He can be seen in 'Boyz in the Wood', which opened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.
JUNE WATSON is soon to start rehearsals for 'The Welkin' being directed by James Macdonald at the National Theatre. She can currently be seen in 'Chernobyl' the American/British TV series, Co-production between SKY and HBO. Last year June appeared in 'JOHN' at the National Theatre, written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker and directed by James Macdonald to marvellous reviews. The Telegraph - 'June Watson is matchingly comical and touching as her friend Genevieve' ★★★★ and Culture Section/The Times 'a magnificent June Watson...' ★★★★★ and The Independent - 'The cast is completed by June Watson, who is wonderfully blunt and imperious as Mertis' blind friend, Genevieve.' ★★★★.
LUCY ROBINSON will play Mrs Bradman in 'Blithe Spirit' directed by Richard Eyre - which had a highly successful run at Theatre Royal Bath and transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre. The play's run in the West End marks the show's London leg of it's UK nationwide tour finishing on 11th April 2020. Lucy is currently filming series 9 of 'Cold Feet' in Manchester reprising her role as Robyn Duff.
TIM TRELOAR was recently seen in series 8 of 'Call The Midwife' on BBC1, directed by Christiana Ebohon-Green and recently finished filming the comedy series 'The Tuckers' for BBC. He has just finished playing in the world premiere of Emily White's 'Pavilion' playing at Theatr Clwyd, directed by Tamara Harvey.
MARK CHARNOCK continues to appear as Marlon Dingle in 'Emmerdale' who won 'Best Soap' at this years TV Choice Awards.
KATHRYN HOWDEN is currently playing Maggie McLean in 'River City' for BBC Scotland. She can be seen in 'Boyz in the Wood' which opened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.
ANGUS IMRIE was recently seen playing a leading role in the feature film 'Pond Life' directed by Bill Buckhurst for Open Palm Films and the feature film 'The Kid Who Would be King' directed by Joe Cornish for Working Title/ Big Talk/ Fox. 'The Spanish Princess' in which he plays Prince Arthur, is available to watch on Starz. Angus can also be seen in series 2 of 'Fleabag' and continues to play Josh Archer in 'The Archers.'
ACE BHATTI has just completed filming on 'Alex Rider', a TV series made by Eleventh Hour Films. He can currently be seen in the feature film 'Bohemian Rhapsody' made by Fox UK Productions - directed by Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher, playing the role of Freddie Mercury's Father Bomi Bulsara.
RON DONACHIE has recently completed filming on 'Deadwater Fell' a new drama made by Kudos for C4. He has recently finished playing in 'Rebus: Long Shadows', directed by Robin Lefevre. Ron can currently be seen in the feature 'Outlaw King' directed by David Mackenzie for Sigma Films/Netflix and can also be seen in the feature film 'Steel Rain' directed by Woo-seok Yang, available on Netflix.
JENNY GALLOWAY is soon to start rehearsals for 'The Welkin' being directed by James Macdonald at the National Theatre. She was last seen in 'The Starry Messenger' directed by Sam Yates. The Independent reviewing "Jenny Galloway is side-splitting as the kind of late learner whose implacable skepticism is the reflex of a belligerent self-doubt” ★★★★ and The Sunday Times reviewing "Jenny Galloway does a jolly vignette as a sour thicko in Mark’s class.” She will soon be seen in the feature film 'Come Away', directed by Brenda Chapman for Fred Films and can currently be seen in 'Good Omens' directed by Douglas Mackinnon for BBC Comedy Productions/ Amazon, available to watch on Amazon Prime.
KAREN DUNBAR has just finished appearing as God in 'Still Game Live: The Final Farewell' at the SEC, Glasgow - which was a live show based on the phenomenally popular critically acclaimed sitcom Still Game. Previously she toured in 'Calendar Girls the Musical' - Society Aberdeen reviewed 'The ensemble cast are uniformly excellent - but Karen Dunbar comes close to stealing the show with her portrayal of single mum Cora, blending a stunning voice with perfect comic timing.' Karen gave a Ted Talk at the SEC Armadillo in Glasgow on 1st June 2018. Her talk, 'Use humour as a tool, not a weapon' is now available to watch on YouTube.
STEVE TOUSSAINT can currently be seen in 'In The Long Run' made by Green Door/Sprout on SKY1 and the international spy thriller 'Pine Gap' - which is Screentime's first project for Netflix and the ABC, directed by Mat King and available to watch on Netflix. 'Killed By My Debt' which Steve appeared in last year, won Best Single Drama at the BAFTAs 2019.
OLIVER FORD DAVIES has just finished playing The Button Moulder in 'Peter Gynt' at the National Theatre directed by Jonathan Kent.
JOSEPH LONG recently played in 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' directed by Melly Still, which toured the UK and transfered to the Harold Pinter Theatre - The Times reviewed "there is an excellent performance from Joseph Long, as Pelagia’s father, the philosophical doctor" ★★★★ and The Telegraph "Dr Iannis played here with warm authority and an impressive moustache by Joseph Long.” ★★★★ He can currently be seen in 'Waiting For The Barbarians' in UK cinemas, directed by Ciro Guerra.
MICHAEL COCHRANE is currently playing the Judge in 'Witness for the Prosecution', directed by Lucy Bailey and Clemmie Reynolds. He recently filmed 'Sticks and Stones', a three part drama for ITV, directed by Julia Ford. Michael can be seen as Vice Provost Martens in 'The Crown' on Netflix and can be heard playing Oliver Sterling in 'The Archers' on BBC Radio 4.
STEPHEN THOMPSON has recently completed filming on the feature 'Military Wives Choir' being directed by Peter Cattaneo.
JUDY FLYNN was last seen in 'Hollyoaks' made by Lime Pictures for Channel 4, and 'Ackley Bridge' made by The Forge, also for Channel 4.
PHILIP MARTIN BROWN has just finished filming series 2 of 'Flack' being made by Hat Trick.
GEORGE COSTIGAN is currently appearing in 'Faith Healer' to fantastic reviews: "Costigan...mesmerising as Francis"- ★★★★★ The Stage; "George Costigan is a fascinating, clever and witty"- ★★★★★ The Scotsman and "...the three performances are so powerful as to radiate their own distinct atmosphere" - ★★★★ The Times. He was recently seen in the new Sally Wainwright drama 'Gentleman Jack' for Lookout Point/ HBO/ BBC1.
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' - ★★★★★.
VIVIENNE ACHEAMPONG is currently filming on 'The Other One' a new comedy made by Tiger Aspect. She has just completed filming on 'The Witches' directed by Robert Zemeckis and a guest lead in the new series of 'Death in Paradise' made by Red Planet for BBC, directed by Ian Barber.
CATHY MURPHY was last seen in 'Summer of Rockets' - the box set is available on BBC iPlayer.
MICHAEL SIMKINS can currently be seen playing Sir Patrick Dean in series 3 of The Crown - available on Netflix. He is currently in rehearsals for the Orange Tree's production of 'Candida' being directed by Paul Miller - playing from 22nd November > 11th January 2020 and has just finished filming an episode of 'Silent Witness' for BBC TV, directed by Dominic Leclerc.
The Guardian's 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century...
no.34 -Steve Toussaint appeared as Commander Osembenga in 'Ruined' which had it's UK premiere at the Almeida in 2010; no.27- David Ireland's blackly comic play 'Cyprus Avenue' in which Chris Corrigan played Slim; no.12 -Mike Bartlett's 'King Charles III' directed by Rupert Goold in which Katie Brayben appeared as Diana; no.8- the Royal Court's 'Escaped Alone' which June Watson appeared as Vi in 2016 and no.6 - Caroline O'Neill played Barbara in 'The York Realist' directed by Peter Gill in 2001.
AMANDA REDMAN has just finished filming the lead role on a new comedy pilot 'Bumps' commissioned for BBC1, directed by Sandy Johnson and '4 Stories: On The Edge - For You', made by BackLight TV for Channel 4, directed by Stroma Cairns. Series 3 of 'The Good Karma Hospital' made by Tiger Aspect for ITV will be TXed soon.
OWEN WHITELAW was last seen in 'Shetland' on BBC1, directed by Gordon Anderson. Owen can currently be seen in the BBC Drama, previously known as 'One of Us' now re-titled 'Retribution' available on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.
AMEET CHANA recently directed 'MUSHY: Lyrically Speaking' presented by Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre.
JOHN PAUL HURLEY has recently finished filming 'Elizabeth Is Missing' being made by STV for BBC1.
ROGER MORLIDGE has just finished filming on 'Anne', a four parter for World Productions for ITV1. Previously he was playing in 'Queen Margaret' at Manchester Royal Exchange.
CLARA INDRANI has just finished filming 'Flesh & Blood', a new four part drama made by Silverprint for ITV1.