Gracia Rios – Giraffes Can’t Dance

Gracia will co-star in Simon Friend Entertainment’s brand-new family show Giraffes Can’t Dance running at the Leicester Curve from the 9th of December until the 5th of January before performing across Easter at the Rose Theatre Kingston and embarking on a UK tour from May to August 2020.

Adapted by Julia Thomas (who is also directing) from the best-selling book by Giles Andrae and Guy Parker-Rees, it follows the loveable yet klutzy Gerald the Giraffe who longs to be a part of the Great Jungle Dance but everybody knows that giraffes are terrible dancers.

With the help of a wise cricket Gerald discovers his rhythm because sometimes when you’re difference, all you need is a different song! 

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Mollie Gallagher – Coronation Street

Mollie stars as Nina in ITV’s perennial primetime people-pleasing soap opera Coronation Street as a new regular! 

Nina is a seventeen-year-old girl who is nothing like her peers. Nina’s goth appearance and shy personality is often mistaken for rudeness but underneath this is a vulnerable girl who has spent a childhood caring for her gravely ill father Richard. A loner, Nina has a strong bond with her dad and is extremely protective of him.

As a young carer, Nina missed a lot of school and can be socially awkward with kids her own age, though she claims she is not bothered what anyone thinks of her.

Underneath her abrasive exterior and gothic dress sense, there is a bright young woman who can be sparky and fun.

Nina has a distinctive goth look and personality, which makes her stand out from the other teens on the fabled street.

Mollie graduated from ALRA South in 2019. 

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Corrado Invernizzi – Ford v Ferrari (Le Mans ’66)

Corrado Invernizzi co-stars as Enzo Ferrari’s right-hand man Franco Gozzi in 20th Century Fox’s Ford v Ferrari (entitled Le Mans ’66 in the UK) which debuted this August at the Telluride Film Festival and will be released across America & the world this November.

Written by Jez Butterworth and directed by James Mangold, it tells the story of an eccentric team of engineers and designers trying to break the supremacy of the Ferrari racing team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

In 1966 automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon) and British driver Ken Miles (played by Christian Bale) are assigned by Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) and Ford Vice-President Lee Iacocca (Jon Bernthal) to design and build the Ford GT40, a brand new state-of-the-art racing car with the express mission to beat Ferrari at their own game and break their dominant streak at the famous endurance race.

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Alexandra Afryea – Six Underground

Alexandra will appear in Michael Bay’s new project Six Underground releasing onto Netflix on the 13th of December.

With a reported budget of $150 million making it the second most expensive Netflix film behind Will Smith’s Bright, it stars Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins and Ben Hardy as six wealthy vigilantes who have all faked their deaths in order to slip under the grid and take down notorious criminals.

All numbered 1 to 6, they are lead by Reynold’s character “1” and have joined the team for their skills and their desire to erase the past and change the future. 

Principal Photography wrapped in July 2018 after filming in Los Angeles, Italy and the UAE. 

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Ken Christiansen – Boys

Ken Christiansen has joined the cast of BOYS – the new C4 drama from Russell T Davies, which is currently filming. 

BOYS will focus on the lives of three young gay men, Richie, Roscoe and Colin, affected by the 1980’s AIDS crisis. Ken will be playing the role of KARL a semi-regular character within the series.

“They’re all based on my experiences,” Davies told RadioTimes.com. “They’re all 18 years old in 1981, that was my age in 1981, in a sense they’re all part of me but equally they’re all invented… Some of them do [die of AIDs].”

In a statement, Channel 4 said: “Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin are young lads, strangers at first, leaving home at 18 and heading off to London in 1981 with hope and ambition and joy… and walking straight into a plague that most of the world ignores.

“Year by year, episode by episode, their lives change, as the mystery of a new virus starts as a rumour, then a threat, then a terror, and then something that binds them together in the fight.

“It’s the story of their friends, lovers and families too, especially Jill, the girl who loves them and helps them, and galvanises them in the battles to come. Together they will endure the horror of the epidemic, the pain of rejection and the prejudices that gay men faced throughout the decade.”

BOYS is produced by RED Productions (Years & Years, Trust Me) and will air on Channel 4 next summer.

Casting by Andy Pryor CDG.

 

 

 

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Ondreea Kitching – Thriller Live

Ondreea has joined the cast of the International tour of Flying Music’s Thriller Live starting its UK run in the New Year.

Currently celebrating its record-breaking 11th anniversary, Thriller Live has been seen by over 5 million people in over 30 countries worldwide since it first opened in the West End at The Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. 

The show is the brain-child of author and Jackson family friend Adrian Grant who launched the official British Michael Jackson fan club in 1988 before starting an annual Michael Jackson Tribute Show in 1991 which evolved into this shimmering scintillating extravaganza devoted to the King of Pop himself.

Roughly following Michael Jackson’s career, it starts with his early hits as one fifth of the Jackson Five with songs like I Want You Back, ABC, and Rockin’ Robin before transitioning into his solo career going through the hits from the multi-platinum albums Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad and Dangerous before ending with his hard-hitting 90s anthems including Black or White, Man in the Mirror and Earth Song

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Cassidy Little, Nicholas Clarke & Lizzie Mounter – Soldier On

Nick, Cassidy and Lizzie all co-star in Johnathan Guy Lewis’ Soldier On performing at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto from the 26th of November to the 8th of December.

Featuring both trained actors and genuine veterans, it tells the story of a haphazard conglomeration of ex-servicemen and military wives who come together to devise a play about their experiences and their lives post-deployment. This expertly written and sublimely performed script is both hilarious and moving, uplifting and harrowing, and focuses on issues such as PTSD and finding your place in the civilian world. 

Cassidy plays Woody – a crudely funny and flippant ex-serviceman who is the most resistant and cynical to the project but may be the one who needs it the most.

Nick plays Jacko, one of the soldiers involved in the project, as well as Donny, the abusive alcoholic husband of one of the military wives. 

Lizzie is both Beth, a Welsh military wife, and Chrissy, a friend of Maggie played by Rekha John-Cheriyan. 

Soldier On is produced by The Soldier’s Arts Academy, an award-winning charity focusing on using the arts to help soldiers and members of the military family overcome their myriad of troubles.

The show has received glittering critical acclaim for its performances at London’s Playground Theatre and The Other Palace as well as performances in Sheffield to coincide with the trials for the Invictus Games with 5 Stars from the Evening Standard, British Theatre Guide and West End Wilma and 4 Star reviews from the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and Londonist. 

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Kristoffer Hellström – Jesus Christ Superstar

Kristoffer is co-starring as High Priest Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar performing at Sweden’s downright gorgeous Dalhalla amphitheatre in Rättvik on the 15th of July 2020.

This well-known rock opera from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, written as a concept album in 1970 before making its Broadway debut the year after, is a loose adaptation of the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of the life of Jesus beginning with the preparation of the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with his cruxifixction.

It also depicts the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and his eventual betrayer Judas Iscariot that aren’t present in the Bible and while it’s the story of Jesus much of the plot actually centres around Judas and his dissatisfaction with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.

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Jamie Newell – Lyrebird

Jamie features as a Prison Clerk in Lyrebird, a World War II thriller produced by Ridley Scott and Imperative Entertainment and directorial debut by Dan Freidkin.

Starring Guy Pearce and Phantom Thread‘s Vicky Kreips, it tells the true story of notorious Dutch painter Han van Meegeren, considered one of the finest and most ingenious art forgers of the 20th Century, believed to have duped art collectors out of over $215 million in today’s money. 

He would make his name forging works by the Dutch Old Masters so effectively that world-renowned art experts believed them to be genuine masterpieces.

He entered Dutch folklore (and the nightmares of art collectors everywhere) for his actions during World War II, selling counterfeit paintings by Vermeer and other Old Masters to Nazi officials including Hermann Göring, swindling the German High Command out of millions. 

He was arrested under the charges of collaborating with the Nazis by the newly-restored Dutch government but after admitting that the paintings he sold were nothing but very convincing forgeries, he was instead given a year’s imprisonment for falsification and fraud which is getting off pretty damn lightly compared to being executed for high treason. 

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Daphne Alexander – Siege on Liperti Street

Daphne stars in Stavros Pamballis’ Siege on Liperti Street airing at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival running from the 31st of October til the 10th of November.

Austerity took everything but the roof over their heads, and today it will come for that too. But today, they will finally fight back, like a family with nothing left to lose. 

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