Matthew Lloyd-Davies – The Morning After

Matt co-stars as eccentric uncle Martin in Peter Quilter & Andrew Beckett’s The Morning After running at the Above the Stag Theatre from the 22nd of January until the 1st of March.

Written by the man behind the play End of the Rainbow which was recently adapted into the award-nominated biopic Judy starring Renee Zellweger, this modern-day updating of the old-school farce is sweet sexy and gloriously silly.

Directed by the venue’s artistic director Andrew Beckett, who also directed Above the Stag’s Offie Award-winning Grindr: The Opera, The Morning After tells the story of Thomas as he wakes up surprised, naked, and in another man’s bed as the memories of the previous night come flooding back – when the man’s mother surges into the bedroom to join them for breakfast in bed!

This marks the first sign that this pretty young boy’s family doesn’t do all that privacy nonsense. Or, as it turns out, goodbyes…

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Boris Heistand – Bulletproof

Boris guest-stars as Dutch police officer Hans across 2 episodes of  Season 2 of Sky One’s Bulletproof  on air from March 20th.

Starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, it follows two NCA detectives and best friends Aaron Bishop and Ronnie Pike Jr. who investigate some of the country’s most dangerous and notorious criminals including traffickers, drug dealers and armed robbers, all while being watched with a careful eye by their boss Sarah Tanner (played by Lindsey Coulson)

Hans is a straight shooting, straight talking Dutch police officer, intent on bringing guilty parties to justice. He is tech savvy and professional, but just as physically capable when called into action.

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Reice Weathers – Upstart Crow

Reice will be making his West End Debut in Ben Elton’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Upstart Crow running at the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue from the 7th of February to the 25th of April. 

Featuring an entirely brand-new storyline written for the stage by one of the great veterans of British comedy, it will be directed by Multiple Olivier Award nominee and winner Sean Foley and will feature David Mitchell as ‘The Immortal Bard’ William Shakespeare and co-star Gemma Whelan (AKA Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) as Kate. 

The name “Upstart Crow” originates from a pamphlet written by a rival author of Shakespeare’s by the name of Robert Greene.

A successful dramatist in his own right, Greene is considered one of first known professional playwrights and his work is often seen as having directly influenced Shakespeare’s writing.

In this tract entitled Greene’s Groats-Worth of Wit printed after his death in 1592, he scathingly critiques Shakespeare calling him “An upstart crow, beautified with our feathers” and “an absolute Johannes fac totum“, calling him a jack of all trades but a master of none (literally translating to ‘Johnny do-it-all’).

By this time Shakespeare, at the age of 28, may have already penned The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, Richard III and Henry VI Parts 1,2 & 3 and had moved from his then-backwater hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to London to work as a playwright and actor.

Clearly this would-be dramatist from rural Warwickshire was ruffling feathers within the university-educated establishment, of which Greene was a card-carrying member. Greene gained degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge whilst Shakespeare’s only formal education as at King’s New School in Stratford, his local grammar school.

Shakespeare would get his revenge on Greene with some experts speculating that, with his colourful and irresponsible character, Greene may have been the inspiration behind Shakespeare’s boastful, buffoonish and yellow-bellied knight Falstaff. 

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Cary Crankson – Death of England

Cary will be understudying Rafe Spall in the one-man play Death of England, performing at The National’s Dorfman Theatre from the 31st of January until the 7th of March. 

Written by Clint Dyer & Roy Williams and directed by Dyer, his brand new play tells the story of Michael who, after the death of his father, is left feeling angry and powerless. 

In this crisis, Michael confronts difficult truths about his father’s legacy and the country that shaped him.

At his father’s funeral Michael decides, completely unannounced and entirely unprepared, that it’s finally time to speak.

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Tomm Voss – The Outlaw Johnny Black

Tomm will be appearing in Jaigantic Films’ The Outlaw Johnny Black releasing in the near future!

Starring Michael Jai White with cameos from famous faces including Michael Madsen, Russell Peters and others; this parody western is being created by the comedic geniuses behind 2009’s cult classic Black Dynamite.

It will follow Johnny Black, a former slave hell bent on avenging the death of his father, vowing to gun down the dastardly Brett Clayton yet becoming a wanted man in the process and posing as the preacher for a small mining town that’s being taken over by a notorious land baron.

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Ross Telfer & Anita Olatunji – The Witcher

Ross & Anita have a recurring roles in Netflix’s upcoming fantasy epic The Witcher, premiering worldwide on December 20th.

Based off the best-selling books by Andrzej Sapkowski The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a member of a long-maligned brotherhood of monster-slayers for hire known as Witchers.  They are mutated by a decoction of reagents and potions known as the Trial of the Grasses which renders them quicker and sharper than a regular man (and gives them their trademark cat-like eyes). However they have been subject to many pogroms and persecutions resulting in the secret of the Trials being lost to time. Therefore Geralt is one of the very few Witchers left still plying their trade across the continent. 

This solitary monster-hunter finds himself running into the powerful sorceress Yennefer and a young princess with a very dangerous secret named Ciri who must navigate the increasingly volatile world together as they discover that people can often prove to be more wicked than beasts.

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Rebecca Finch – The Flash

Rebecca is set to guest-star in sixth episode of Season Six ‘License to Elongate’ in The CW’s The Flash having already been broadcast on Netflix and The CW Television Network in the US and will be airing on Sky One in the UK next year. 

Based off the long-standing DC superhero and Justice League member, it follows the life of Barry Allen whose main job is as a crime scene investigator but leads a secret life as a costumed crime-fighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds under the alias of The Flash. 

The show is a spin-off from the superhero drama Arrow with both shows existing within the same interconnected universe.

It has garnered praise from both critics and audiences winning the People’s Choice Award for Favourite New TV Drama in 2014. 

To watch the episode ‘License to Elongate’ click here (only available in the US)

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Stefanie Powers – One November Yankee

Stefanie Powers is starring in Joshua Ravetch’s new play One November Yankee alongside LA Law and Clash of the Titans’ Harry Hamlin. Playing at 59E59 until December 29th 

One November Yankee will send audiences soaring to great heights. One plane, two actors, and three intricately interwoven stories. The play explores human connection brought on by tragedy in the aftermath of a plane crash that ripples across the lives of our characters. The Los Angeles Times calls One November Yankee a ‘haunting and poetic’ flight that ‘unfolds like theatrical origami.’

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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 has been released across America & the world in 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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Ken Christiansen – Boys

Ken Christiansen is currently filming the role of Karl Benning in BOYS – the new C4 drama from Russell T Davies. 

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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