Jamie Newall & Reginald Edwards – The Tempest

tTwo of our clients will starred in the Iris Theatre’s production of The Tempest, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of power, magic, deceit and love.

Jamie Newall played Prospero, a fiercely intelligent and occasionally ruthless man who lords it over the various creatures who inhabit a mysterious island which he has been forced to call his home. A former Duke who has uncovered the powerful (and often dark) arts of magic, Prospero is one of Shakespeare’s most contradictory and multifarious protagonists, and we can’t wait to see Jamie bring him to life. 

Reginald Edwards took double duty, starring as both Stephano and Sebastian, two antagonists and would-be usurpers who attempt to sow discord throughout the story. Stephano, a drunken and garrulous butler, schemes to claim Prospero’s island for his own. Sebastian, meanwhile, plots to overthrow his brother (and king) Alonso. Good luck to Reginald for this dastardly duty of bringing these two mischief-makers to life.

Directed by Daniel Winder, the production took inspiration from 17th century royal masques, and was beautiful and moving.

The Tempest ran from Wednesday 20th June to Saturday 28th July at the Iris Theatre.

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Hetty Baynes Russell – Cordelia

Hetty will be Mrs. Grotowski in Adrian Shergold’s upcoming psychological thriller Cordelia, slated for a 2019 release. 

Produced by The Shape of Water‘s Sally Hawkins and Starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes as the titular Cordelia, it tells the story of a young actress who happened to be on a London Tube train that was attacked by terrorists during 7/7. She now lives in a basement flat in a not-too-nice part of London with her twin sister Caroline and her sister’s boyfriend Matt and has to cope with those two, a stalker, and neighbours including a mysterious cello player and the eccentric Mr Moses, played by Michael Gambon.

All of this, exacerbated by the overwhelming survivor’s guilt from her experience in 2005, comes to a head as Caroline and Matt go away for the weekend. We follow Cordelia for this weekend as she tries to keep to her usual routine but her mind starts to slowly unravel and, as she attempts to keep her fragile mind together, she starts to question whether certain events are real or entirely in her own head.

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Brian Caspe, Sinéad Phelps and Michael Pitthan – Carinval Row

Brian, Sinéad and Michael feature in Amazon Studio’s upcoming Neo-Noir Fantasy Carnival Row, an 8-part series currently in post-production slated for release on Amazon Video in 2019.

Brian features as Nigel Winetrout, the senior advisor to Chancellor Breakspear (Jared Harris) and his wife Piety Breakspear (Indira Varma), government officials desperately trying to maintain power and order. 

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Sinéad plays the faerie Nefrie Doz in episode 4 but also has a recurring role as Jenila, a Puck Handmaid with a wicked sense of humour.

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Michael has the role of both Fennimore, a 7 foot tall centaur, and a Ghetto Guard, trying to keep the peace in the slums that have sprung up thanks to the influx of refugees. 

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Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, it takes place in a fictional Neo-Victorian Steampunk-esque city where mythical beings have fled to from the ongoing war and strife in their homeland. Forced to live side-by-side with humans, these folkloric refugees and their slightly less magical counterparts live in an uneasy peace but a series of murders threatens to upset that fragile balance.

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