Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company.
He started off at the preparatory school, The Dragon School in Oxford, and by the time he was 13, he boarded at Eton College, at the same time that his parents were going through a divorce. He continued on to the University of Cambridge, where he earned a double first in Classics. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005.
Whilst at University of Cambridge, he was seen by the agency 'Hamilton Hodell' in the play 'A Streetcar named Desire' and was signed. Following this, he was cast in his first television role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Hiddleston won his first film role as Oakley in Joanna Hogg's award-winning first feature, Unrelated. His breakthrough role came when he portrayed Loki in the 2011 Marvel Cinematic Universe feature film Thor. He reprised the character in The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.
He has also appeared in Steven Spielberg's War Horse (2011), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), the 2012 BBC series Henry IV, Henry V, and the romantic vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). In theatre, he has been in the productions of Cymbeline (2007) and Ivanov (2008). In December 2013 he starred as the title character in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus which played until February 2014. He won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in Cymbeline while also being nominated for the same award the same year for his role as Cassio in Othello.
In 2011 he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his role in Thor. On television in 2012 Hiddleston appeared in the BBC Two series The Hollow Crown, portraying Prince Hal opposite Jeremy Irons as Henry IV in the adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I and Part II. He later as appeared as King Henry V in the television film Henry V. In 2013, Hiddleston played Loki again in Thor: The Dark World, following which he played a vampire, Adam, in Jim Jarmusch's film Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton as Eve and Mia Wasikowska. He had a cameo in the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted, as the Great Escapo. Hiddleston replaced Benedict Cumberbatch in the gothic horror film Crimson Peak, directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The film started filming in Toronto in February 2014, and was released in October 2015. He then played Robert Laing in the film adaptation of J. G. Ballard's novel High Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley. The film started shooting in Northern Ireland in July 2014.
Born 1989, the daughter of a magazine editor and a surgeon Kirby was turned down by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and took a gap year travelling before studying English at Exeter University. She then turned down her place at LAMDA in London after she was signed up to an agency and met the theatre director David Thacker who gave her three starring roles over 2009 at the Octagon Theatre Bolton in All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. For All My Sons she won the BIZA Rising Star Award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, worth £5000. She then went on to star at the National Theatre as Isabella in Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton directed by Marianne Elliott alongside Harriet Walter and Harry Potter's Harry Melling. She then starred as Rosalind in As You Like It by William Shakespeare at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, where Alfred Hickling from The Guardian named her a "significant new talent". In 2011 she was in premiere of The Acid Test by Anya Reiss at the Royal Court Theatre directed by Simon Godwin earning praise for her performance with Paul Taylor of The Independent calling her "a star if ever I saw one". She has been nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for two consecutive years for five out of the six plays, 2010 and in 2011, where she won Third Prize, Ben Whishaw and Benedict Cumberbatch being previous winners. Her TV debut in the BBC's The Hour co-starring with Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai aired in 2011. She played Estella in the BBC's adaption of Great Expectations alongside Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson and Douglas Booth. In 2011, she was named as one of Screen International 'Stars of Tomorrow'. Previous names include Gemma Arterton, James MacAvoy and Carey Mulligan. In November, she was nominated for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards as Outstanding Newcomer for her performance in The Acid Test. Named as one of Nylon's Young Hollywood list 2012. She is set to star as the lead role of Alice in Ridley Scott's forthcoming mini-series adaptation of Kate Mosse's novel Labyrinth. Filmed Wasteland alongside Luke Treadaway and Timothy Spall in early 2012, and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman with Shia Leboeuf and Mads Mikkelson. She is filming Richard Curtis' next film About Time] with Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy, and played Masha in the acclaimed Three Sisters at the Young Vic in September. In the summer of 2014 she played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire, again collaborating with Benedict Andrews at the Young Vic, alongside Gillian Anderson as Blanche and Ben Foster as Stanley. She won Best Supporting Actress category at the Whatsonstage Awards 2014, which is voted for by the public. Her recent film roles include Kill Command, opposite Thure Lindhardt, the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending, with Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, and Queen and Country, John Boorman's sequel to his 1987 Hope and Glory. In early 2014, she filmed Working Title's Everest, starring alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Keira Knightley, playing the iconic American socialite Sandy Hill Pittman. She also filmed Anthony Bourdain's crime novel 'Bone in the Throat', alongside Tom Wilkinson and Ed Westwick. In 2015 she filmed Michael Grandage's first film Genius, alongside Colin Firth, Jude Law and Guy Pearce. It is cited she has begun filming as the title role in new series The Frankenstein Chronicles opposite Sean Bean, The Dresser for Richard Eyre with Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, Thea Sharrock's adaptation of Jojo Moyes' book Me Before You with Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.
Sophie Irene Hunter (born 16 March 1978) is an English avant-garde theatre and opera director, playwright and former performer. She made her directorial debut in 2007 co-directing the experimental play The Terrific Electric at the Barbican Pit after her theatre company Boileroom was granted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. In addition, she has directed an Off-Off-Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts (2010) at Access Theatre, the performance art titled Lucretia (2011) based on Benjamin Britten's opera The Rape of Lucretia at Location One's Abramovic Studio in New York City, and the Phantom Limb Company's 69° South also known as Shackleton Project (2011) which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre and later toured North America.
In 2015, Hunter directed the cantata Phaedra in Northern Ireland for the 4th Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and the chamber opera The Turn of the Screw in Suffolk and London for Aldeburgh Music.
Born on 16 March 1978 to Charles Rupert and Anna Katharine (née Gow) in west London, United Kingdom. She has two younger brothers: Timothy Michael (b. 1981) and Patrick James Simon (b. 1984). Her parents later divorced, and her father married Katharine Alexandra (née Pilcher). She has two half-siblings from her father's second marriage: Sam Alexander (b. 1992) and Lily Rose (b. 1995). Her maternal grandparents are General Sir Michael James Gow and Jane Emily (née Scott), daughter of Captain Mason Hogarth Scott and Hon. Irene Florence (née Seeley). Sophie is a great-great granddaughter of John Edward Bernard Seeley, 1st Baron of Mottistone. While at St. Paul Girls' School, Sophie briefly dabbled with modelling, working with photographer Michael Roberts. She later attended Oxford University graduating with a BA in Modern Languages. After earning her baccalaureate, she resided in Paris and studied physical theatre at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.
Hunter previously had a long-term relationship with sculptor Conrad Shawcross whom she met while studying at Oxford. The couple split in early 2010.
Hunter's engagement to actor Benedict Cumberbatch, whom she has known for 17 years, was traditionally announced in the "Forthcoming Marriages" section of The Times on 5 November 2014. On 14 February 2015, the couple married at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Isle of Wight followed by a reception at Mottistone Manor. They have a son, Christopher Carlton (b. 2015).
Alex Lawther was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, England in 1995. He is mainly known for his role portraying as the young Alan Turing in the film, The Imitation Game (2014). For playing such a role as that, he won the London Film Critics' Circle Award for "Young British Performer of the Year" in January of 2015. Being the youngest of three, and the son of two lawyers, he found out quickly that he had to entertain himself. After joining several different drama groups including The National Youth Theatre, young Lawther finally found his big break with a play called South Downs at the age of 16. He also starred alongside Michael Begley and Michelle Collins in the new Hampstead Theatre show, The Glass Supper. In addition, Alex found himself next to Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightly as the young Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch playing as Alan Turing) in the Oscar-Winning film, The Imitation Game. Not to mention, his role as Isaac Cooper in the film X+Y. Alex Lawther sure did find a way to entertain himself, and he found the best way to do so. He is a brilliant young actor and we will hopefully be seeing more of him in the future to come.
|Rebecca Van Cleave
Rebecca Van Cleave is a British-American actress, model, and singer-songwriter.
Born in London and raised in Virginia, she spent her youth in numerous theatrical and musical productions and trained intensively at the Shenandoah Valley Governor's School for the Arts.
In 2012, she moved back to London to further her acting career. Since then, she has appeared in a number of films, television shows, and commercials.
She received critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Mel", the principal role, in James Webber's award winning horror short The Prey, which screened internationally in 2015.
She also gained international praise and recognition for her work as Lena Headey's double in the multi-award winning episode "Mothers Mercy" of HBO's Game of Thrones. Emmy award-winning director David Nutter told Entertainment Weekly, "We found a tremendous actress in Rebecca. The courage of this girl... who understood what was important about this... once I had her I felt like I could accomplish anything."
As a commercial model, Rebecca has appeared in print and film ads for clients including MTV's Catfish, AGA, TK Maxx, Playstation, AX Paris, Absolute Vodka, Merci, Hilton, Head and Shoulders, Migros, Schweppes, and Dunlop (with Benedict Cumberbatch).
On September 4th, 2015 she released her debut EP The Bedroom Sessions worldwide. The EP was recorded in Sheffield with singer-songwriter Samuel Taylor, John Redgrave, and Ed Cosens of Reverend and The Makers fame.
Rebecca holds dual citizenship to the US and UK.
Asim Chaudhry is a EMMY winning and BAFTA nominated actor/writer from West London known for co-creating the hit show 'People Just Do Nothing' which started as a YouTube web series that Asim shot and edited. Asim has played alongside Benedict Cumberbatch on the BBC series Sherlock, he also worked with Stanley Tucci in the ITV Christmas special Peter Pan. Asim co-wrote and starred in a short film for BBC iPlayer & Baby Cow in 2015, Eid Mubarak, which received rave reviews. Asim is the co star and writer in the critically acclaimed mockumentary 'Hoff The Record' with David Hasselhoff, made by the same people behind An Idiot Abroad. BBC3 have ordered two more series of People Just Do Nothing after the incredible impact of series two.
|Mark Anthony Brighton
Mark Anthony Brighton is a London born actor. Although acting since a teenager in youth theatre, he then went on to train at The poor school, Kngs cross, graduating in 2000. Since then, he has gone on to work steadily with such names including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mickelson Chewitel Ejiofor, Elijah Woods, Tom Courtenay, Bill Nighy and many other.
David Luther is a director of photography, based in London, who in the course of his career has worked on long list of highly successful and critically acclaimed television dramas for the likes of Sky, Starz, the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV and been nominated for an ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work on BBC's and STARZ historical drama "The White Queen."
Having made his name in commercials at the start of his career working for the likes of Dunhill, Sony and VW, to name just a few, for the past decade he has devoted much of his time to award winning television drama, working on some of the most successful and popular series that have been broadcast in recent years.
In 2012 David shot the second series of the BBC's highly acclaimed drama thriller "The Hour," which won an Emmy® award and starred Dominic West, Romola Garai, and Ben Whishaw, was also nominated for both a BAFTA and a Golden Globe® Award. That same year David also worked on "Hit and Miss," Paul Abbott's gritty series about a transsexual contract killer starring Chloe Sevigny, which was broadcast on SKY Atlantic. He filmed "The White Queen," an adaptation of Phillipa Gregory's best-selling historical novel series, which was screened on BBC 1 and on STARZ. It was nominated for three Golden Globes® and for which David received a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography as one of the 'most accomplished looking Mini Series Made for Television in 2013.'
Film is very much in David's blood. Born in Munich to Czech and Slovak parents David's father is the cinematographer Igor Luther responsible for the cult classic Tin Drum. From an early age David spent time on film sets learning his craft from his father and in his twenties he would go on to assist him before winning a place at the prestigious FAMU film school in Prague, where he studied cinematography. Afterwards he would continue his studies at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, where he graduated with honors in cinematography.
His drama credits for British TV include: "Wire in the Blood," "The Children," and "Law and Order, UK." He was director of photography on "Wide Sargasso Sea," a period drama for the BBC, starring Rebecca Hall and Rafe Spall, and also worked on Channel 4's well-reviewed series "The Mill," starring Kevin McNelly, set in rural-industrial England. In 2007 he completed his first feature film "Grow your Own" for Warp Films.
In 2013 he filmed "The Driver," a miniseries for the BBC, starring David Morrisey, and in 2014, in addition to work on "Black Sails," for STARZ he lensed the television drama series "Fortitude," for Sky featuring Michael Gambon and Richard Dormer. 2015 has seen David working on Scott Free's feature film "Mindhorn" starring and written by The Mighty Boosh actor Julian Barratt and directed by award winning theatre director Sean Foley. He also completed the fourth and final season of "Black Sails" in South Africa.
He completed the final episode of the award winning BBC drama "Sherlock" starring Benedict Cumberbatch which is currently in post-production.
David is fluent in English, Czech & German.
Daniel James Gosling is an English actor and writer.
He was born in England and studied at Bretton Hall College.
He made his London stage debut playing Lucius in a fringe theatre production of Shakespeare's tragedy Titus Andronicus at The Courtyard Theatre in King's Cross. Following on from this he formed his own theatre company, producing and starring in plays at The Union Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse and The Cochrane Theatre in London as well as at venues on tour across the UK.
He went on to spend two years touring the UK and Europe performing Shakespeare in the open air, before making his West End debut in 2004.
Gosling made his West End debut, taking over the lead role of Christian in Festen at the Lyric Theatre. The production, directed by Rufus Norris, was nominated for five Olivier Awards in 2005. It also won both the Evening Standard and Critics Circle Best Director Awards and the Evening Standard Best Designer award, in addition to the Whatsonstage Theatregoer's Choice Award for Best New Play.
Following Festen, Gosling appeared in Phaedra's Love, Sarah Kane's modern adaptation of Seneca's Phaedra. Produced by the Young Vic, this was to be the first professional production of this controversial play since it premiered, directed by the author, in 1996 at London's Gate Theatre.
Gosling has performed in plays at The Barbican, Bristol Old Vic, The Arts, The Tristan Bates, The New End, The Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre 503, The Pleasance in London and in productions at the Edinburgh Festival.
In 2010 he performed with the National Theatre in Thea Sharrock's multi award winning revival of Terence Rattigan's After the Dance. The production, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was nominated for 6 Olivier Awards in 2011, wining 4, including Best Revival.
In 2013 he played Sir Peter Teazle in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play, 'The School for Scandal', directed by Jessica Swale - part of the inaugural season at The Park Theatre, London, England
On screen, notable film appearances include; Homicide: Division B, which was selected by Jason Reitman as a finalist in the Project Direct! film competition and Harold's Going Stiff - Keith Wright's refreshing take on the zombie movie, which won the Narrative Feature Award at the Austin Film Festival in 2011.
He made his television debut playing the Young Issac Newton in the BBC TV Mini-Series Light Fantastic and has gone on to appear in the long running British daytime soap opera Doctors; the BBC Television Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Lady Vanishes and the BBC America series The Musketeers.
As a writer Gosling in one half of the writing partnership that is Rusty Goose, developing television and radio comedy with fellow actor Russell Bentley. He also has a number of feature films in development.
Gosling lives in London with film Director Jennifer Paddon. They have one son.
Kameron Omidian was born on August 17, 1988 in Utica, NY. Since he was a child, Kameron has been enamored with acting and film. He credits his love of film to Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch and James Cameron. Kameron is a former student/professional wrestler with World of Unpredictable Wrestling in Brooklyn, NY and that is where he received some "unconventional" acting training. Having to play a Middle eastern villain gave him his training in public speaking and method-acting tendencies. Kameron started studying Classical Acting because he "feels inspired by and looks up to Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch." Kameron has gained more success since playing Cornelius Stirk, a DC Comics villain of Batman, on the television show Gotham.
Will has been a member of the British Stunt Register from the age of eighteen (1997) and has stunt doubled for many actors, including, Aidan Turner, Dougray Scott, Danny Dyer, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hanks, James Franco, Christian Bale, Rowan Atkinson, Joel Edgerton, Hugh Grant, Matt Damon, Matt Smith, David Tenant, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Micheal Fassbender, Paddy Considine, Logan Marshal Green, Tom Godman Hill, Ben Miller, Andy Lincoln, Jonny Lee Miller, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Harris, David Threlfel, Colin Morgan, Aron Taylor Jonson, Brian McFaden, Gary Lucy, Marcus Patrick, Tom Brooke, Tom Burke, Paul Nicols, Steve Coogan, Diago Luna, Jeremy Irvine, Ioan Gruffudd, Sam Hazeldine, Will Young, Ed Stoppard, JJ Field.
Robert Hobbs was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1972.
At an early age his family moved to Welkom, a small mining town in the interior of SA. There he was educated at Christian Brothers College and developed a love of performance through a series of school concerts and trips to the local Saturday morning film matinées.
Following his passion, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts / Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama from the University of Cape Town in 1993.
He was cast in a number of theatre roles including Macbeth for the SA State Theatre and his performance in Yasmina Reza's Life x 3 garnered him a Naledi Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
He became a founding member of Cape Town's longest running improvisational troupe - Theatresports, which still enjoys a cult following today. He also wrote and performed a trilogy of one man shows called Walking Joe and co-wrote the critically acclaimed For Better For Wors, which went on to be selected as one of the best new plays of that year by the SA National Arts Council. This production was acclaimed nationally for its brutal characterization of the South Africa psyche.
He starred in numerous hit South African television shows and became a popular figure due to his appearances in Rhythm City and Inkaba. He was then also cast in international television productions for amongst others the BBC, CBC, SABC and HBO.
His film breakthrough was Bravo Two Zero for the BBC. This was quickly followed by In My Country, directed by John Boorman. In My Country went on to be nominated for a Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. Roger Ebert, reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times wrote of the film that it had "moments of real emotion".
Since then Hobbs has gone on to forge a prolific career as an actor.
In 2004 he filmed The Trail (Le Piste) directed by Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Short - Eric Valli. Lisa Nesselson of Variety called it "a ravishingly lensed wide screen tale". He also completed the short documentary Born into Struggle for Uhuru Pictures.
2005 saw Robert Hobbs cast as a supporting lead character in the BBC's mini series, To the Ends of the Earth, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. To the Ends of the Earth was nominated for 6 British Film and Television Awards (BAFTA's) including Best Drama Serial and won the Satellite Award for Best Mini Series.
Then, Krakatoa: The Last Days for the BBC/ Discovery went on to garner a Primetime Emmy Award Nomination in the US as well as a BAFTA nomination for best Visual Effects.
In 2006, Robert Hobbs joined the cast of Catch a Fire directed by Phillip Noyce for Focus/ Universal starring opposite Oscar winner Tim Robbins. This film established Robert Hobbs as a global actor and led to high profile interest in his career.
2007 saw Robert Hobbs complete a starring role in the South African blockbuster Jerusalema, for director Ralph Ziman. The film altered the local South African landscape both critically and at the box office. It won the prestigious Audience Award at the Durban International Film Festival 2008. In 2009 it was elevated to the International Watch List of films. Jerusalema generated near saturation coverage in the South African press and media. Barry Ronge, South Africa's premier film critic, wrote of Hobbs' performance that "he is shown to be a man of principle who really cares about the truth".
2009 saw Hobbs cast in director Neil Blomkamp's District 9. It was nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture at the 2010 Academy Awards.
Following this Robert Hobbs was cast as a guest star in the HBO hit series Strike Back. He also voiced a lead part in the South African animated film Jock 3D.
2010 also saw Hobbs achieved a major personal milestone when he was cast by Clint Eastwood in Invictus, opposite Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. As a child, it was Mr. Eastwood's gritty westerns screened on a shaky projector that had inspired him to take up acting. Invictus received an Oscar nomination for Mr. Freeman's performance as Nelson Mandela.
2012 saw him back on the screen opposite Denzel Washington, Vera Farmiga and Ryan Reynolds in Safe House, which went on to box office success globally.
Robert Hobbs continued his quest to work on films that not only make a difference but which honor great heroes when he signed on to Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom. Cast as the Chief Warden of Robben Island, he starred opposite Idris Elba and Naomie Harris for director Justin Chadwick. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom won a 2014 Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
He also achieved another milestone when he appeared opposite William Hurt in the BBC 2 / Discovery television film, 73 Seconds: The Challenger Disaster, which combined his passion for science and one of his favorite actors.
2013 saw him sign on to Young Ones opposite Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult, for director Jake Paltrow. Young Ones premiered at Sundance 2014.He also featured opposite Mads Mikkelsen in Kristian Levring's Danish Western The Salvation for Zentropa Films. This film is slated for a late 2014 release.
Also completed in 2014 was Chappie, directed by Neil Blomkamp.
Robert Hobbs lives between Johannesburg, South Africa and Los Angeles, USA.
Jamie Lee-Hill is an actor know for playing a wide range of characters, and being able to perform with emotional intensity or vulnerability.
Jamie Lee-Hill was born Jamie Hill (Lee being his middle name) in Dorchester on 30 March 1972 to father Geoffrey Hill, an electrician and photographer, and mother Mirveen Hill (née Grainger) a nurse. The third of four sons, he grew up in the Dorset villages of Corfe Mullen, Child Okeford, and Shroton, and then moved to the area where his parents honeymooned, the tiny village of Rhydymain in Gwynedd, North Wales. The family lived in caravans on site whilst Geoffrey self-built the family houses in Shroton and Rhydymain. Jamie learnt Welsh and encountered his first experienced of drama in the small Snowdonia village. His acting career had an unpromising start when he was playing an angel in a nativity play. Spotting his mother in the audience, he slipped out of character and called out "Hello Mum" instead of focusing on the baby Jesus.
Jamie enjoyed watching his father perform at Dolgellau Amateur Dramatics Society (DADS) and remembers a local production of The Pied Piper of Hamelin in which he was disappointed at not being one of the lucky children brought up on stage from the audience to enter a magical world. Not deterred, he would persuade his younger brother to join him and put on shows to his parents based upon the fairy tales he would read.
In 1982 the family moved across the border to Chester. The only brush he had with a professional production as a child was at an open audition at The Gateway Theatre in Chester for Jungle Book. Unfortunately, his younger brother insisted on coming and made him late. Denied the chance to audition, Jamie was certain that his commitment would make him the most convincing monkey ever, but the producers would not relent at his persistence, taking his number, and saying they would get back to him. He is still waiting for the call and has never been late for an audition since.
The light bulb moment when Jamie fell in love with acting happened in an English lesson at Queens Park High School, Chester. The teacher casually distributed texts of a play to some of the pupils. One hit his desk, and immediately on being asked to read the part of a hooligan, an unquenchable fire was lit. The shy boy found great freedom in playing someone completely different without suffering any of the consequences. He still feels a thrill and tingle of excitement every time he begins reading a new script.
At high school Jamie had a small role in The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, and then got the lead role of Ernie in Ernie and His Incredible Hallucinations. There was a televised version at the time, and Jame first set his sights on being a television actor when he believed he could have played the part much better. A teachers' strike resulted in the play being cancelled and that was the limit of his acting experience at school With no G.C.S.E. drama course, or any advice on a career path in this field, no path to acting opened up at that time in his life.
Jamie's parents moved to Bournemouth when he was fifteen. Jamie hated Winton boys' school, so after less than two weeks, left his parents and moved back to Chester staying with some family friends to finish his schooling at Queens Park High, before eventually moving back to Bournemouth in 1988.
Jamie joined a small local drama group, St. Lukes players, which has since been disbanded. The older ladies in particular drilled the development of character into the performers, and three of the young intake went on to become professional actors, including Jamie. Not bad for a small church hall group that would perform to tiny audiences of fewer than a hundred people. He also went on to perform at All Saints Dramatic Society in many plays, musicals and pantomimes.
Settling down at a relatively young age, Jamie married and has a son, Elliott Hill. Jamie worked in insurance and construction, obtaining an upper second class honours degree in Quantity Surveying. He maintained steady jobs to maintain the financial security of his family, but Jamie's burning ambition to be an actor refused to go away. This desire was fueled by his television debut, a one off professional performance, when he worked with John Sessions for a week playing the poet William Wordsworth in Splendour in the Grass. This was aired by HTV at prime time on a Sunday evening in 1998.
After separating from his wife in 2009, Jamie decided that it was the time to pursue his life long ambition. He had to overcome barriers; a director refused to audition him because he was untrained, but Jamie persuaded her she had nothing to lose by auditioning him. Jamie then landed the role despite her initial prejudice and the competition. This gave him encouragement and brought him repeat work in professional fringe theatre around the Bournemouth area.
Jamie made a swift transition from theatre to film, adoring the intimacy of acting up close to the camera. He first gained experience in local student film productions, and was then cast by Suki Singh in his first feature film, working alongside Sam Heughan and Claudia Bassols in Emulsion.
Jamie was cast by Dramatic Productions as Steve Hubble in A Streetcar Named Desire which was staged at Poole Lighthouse. This lead on to him being taken on to their agency books which gave him the opportunity to audition for Far From the Madding Crowd. He received the audition request whilst holidaying in his old home village of Rhydymain, so he got his son to tape his audition as a shepherd whilst in a field surrounded by sheep. Thomas Vinterberg, known for the Oscar nominated film The Hunt, saw the tape and hand picked him for the supporting role of Laban Tall.
Jamie was thrilled to work for such a wonderful director alongside Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoennearts, and Tom Sturridge, the latter of whom he has worked with since together with Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown.
Always keen to master his craft, and a great admirer of Stanislavski, Jamie even made the pilgrimage to his Moscow home. Jamie has also extended his skills by training late in life with Dorset School of Acting, and has particularly found the work around imagination and breaking down of texts to have been helpful in improving his performances.
Jamie has gone on to work on several other films. He signed with DQ Manament in 2015 and his burning ambition remains as undiminished as ever.
|Simon J. Smith
Simon J Smith is a 26 year computer graphics veteran with over 32 combined years of film, television, and post production experience in telling engaging stories with compelling characters. (Well, pardon me all over the place.) He is known mostly for his directing feature animation work at PDI/DreamWorks Animation, where he recently finished directing the feature film "Penguins of Madagascar" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich, and previously the Golden Globe nominated "Bee Movie" starring Jerry Seinfeld and Rene Zellweger.
During his tenure at PDI/Dreamworks, which he called his home for over 18 years, he created the Layout Pipeline for the second ever computer animated film "Antz", and served as Head of Layout (cameraman/cinematographer) for that film, and also for the first ever animated Oscar winning film from PDI/DreamWorks "Shrek". Then he was chosen to start directing projects for DreamWorks which included "Shrek Imax" the first stereoscopic 70mm film for DW, the Universal theme park ride "Shrek 4D", and short films, including "Far Far Away idol" starring Simon Cowell, and "The Button of Doom" starring Will Ferrell.
Before coming to the United States in 1997, Simon was Directing, Editing, Animating or FX Supervising at top London post production houses including The Mill, Framestore, VTR, SVC TV, and ad agency BBDO for 16 years on various projects, commercials, or music videos including Apple, Nike, Honda, Pepsi, VW, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, George Michael, to name but a few.
Over his career, he has learned to lead teams of all sizes (from 10 to 400) with vision and purpose, to partner with creative minds in the fields of artistry, technology, and even business, and to solve problems big and small, in order to bring ideas to life.
He has a passion for all forms of entertainment that can tell a story or interact with a character, including film, TV, theme park rides, mobile and console gaming and the exciting emerging forms of VR such as Occulus, Magic Leap, and ATAP. His goal is to get involved in a new technology/story telling team that he can bond with, and to share his narrative story/character experience to create something new! Something that feels different and unique to an unsuspecting audience. An experience perhaps they have never encountered or enjoyed. Something that they will remember, and that the team can be more than proud of.
Classically trained, Sebastian Cole has played roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. Working in major repertory theatres in Los Angeles. Also outside of the theatre he has begun his career with multiple co-star and guest-star roles for daytime and primetime TV. Making his debut on television by working with Mischa Barton on her comeback role for FreeForm's (ABC) Recovery Road.
Sebastian has studied at the Stella Adler Theatre in LA for the past two years under the Mark Ruffalo full Scholarship program. He has had the pleasure of working with Oscar winning director Milton Justice in The History Boys, a play by Alan Bennett. Also he has trained with Joanne Linville who co-founded the Stella Adler theatre. For the past year Sebastian has been training at the Anthony Meindl and Ivanna Chubbuck theatres.
Looking forward to working on the next Emmy Award Netflix series or in any feature along side Benedict Cumberbatch! On his free time he enjoyed empowering a clean water initiative for developing countries in need of clean potable water. Also continuing his studies in Martial Arts, Sebastian has a black belt in Taekwondo and trains in MMA and Haganah. He speaks fluent Swedish and Spanish.
Peter Keith Alberti, whose family name originates from Northern Italy, was born on April 2nd, 1983 in Rinteln Military Hospital, Germany. Originally from the UK, his parents - Patricia and Peter Alberti Senior - decided to move back home and settle in Farnborough before moving to Barnes in London where Peter would spend most of his childhood. He attended Lowther Primary School in Barnes and later Orleans Park School in Twickenham and took an active interest in youth drama at BYT Experimental Theatre Group but later found it increasingly difficult to perform due to performance anxiety and later quit. Unable to let go of his love of the arts, he started taking a keen interest in photography and later began working as a photographer. Coincidentally, he was spotted for his work on an online casting platform which lead to him being cast as an actor in his first film.
In November 2013, Peter was called into Pinewood Studios. He wasn't told what film it was or what would be involved. It just so happens that it was to be a screen test for one of the biggest box office hits of all time: "Star Wars VII" - The Force Awakens. Alberti spent several days doing what sci-fi nerds could only dream of: dressing up in iconic costumes and acting out scenes as a rebel for the next installment of the space opera classic. He was quickly asked to be the fitting model for all the male costumes, including the newly designed First Order Stormtrooper outfits for which he would wear for the majority of the shoot. After more than 60 days of playing a variety of roles on SW VII, including a Stormtrooper, a Snowtrooper and a Knight of Ren, Peter felt he was ready to take his acting career to the next level.
Peter began developing his acting skills at City Lit London whilst working as a double for top actors such as Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. Being able to work so closely with actors of such a high caliber would give Peter the opportunity to learn many invaluable 'tricks-of-the-trade' that acting schools could never teach.
2015 became the year that Alberti would put his acting skills to the test, playing various roles in short films and television series such as the Alter Ego in "Through the Mirror Darkly" and Nick in "The Last Panthers". Peter has also trained in screen combat at the British Action Academy, attaining his Warrior Phase I and Battle Phase II. This has helped give him an edge over most other new actors in the industry. He continues to hone his acting skills at some of London's top acting schools and keeps himself inspired through his love of movies, theatre and art.
Brendan grew up in Merseyside, where he joined the Off The Ground Youth Theatre, he trained with them until 2001, but still regularly performs with the company's professional adult wing on their european tours. He also won a place at the prestigious Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Peoples Theatre Company (formally 'The Everyman Youth Theatre'): who's members have included, Stephen Graham, Paul McGann, Ian Hart and David Morrissey among many others. He attended Wirral Metropolitan College in Merseyside, where he regularly performed at the Glenda Jackson Theatre. On graduation from the college in 2001 he was awarded their 'Student of the Year' Award and was also awarded a Gold Medal in Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts: LAMDA's Alumni includes Jim Broadbent, Richard Harris, David Suchet, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brian Cox and Donald Sutherland among others
He went on to train for his BA Honors Degree in Acting at the prestigious Bretton Hall College, a drama school in West Yorkshire, whose graduates included Richard O'Brian, Key Mellor, and The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.
His performances have been called: "Fantastic" & "Wonderful" By the late Oscar Nominated Actor & Director Dennis Hopper and he has a RTS Award for the Short Film 'Greasepaint'. Brendan has appeared in both National and International Advertising Campaigns and Commericals for leading brands, in European and UK Theatre Tours, Live Radio, Music Videos, Feature Films and Live Events, and as a Cabaret Compere and Performer.
He has worked with such Film and Television companies as: Warner Brothers, Universal, Vertigo Films, Film Four, Talkback Thames, Hat Trick Productions, Endemol, BBC, M&C Saatchi, Serious Pictures, Hardy Pictures, ITV, Urban Apache Films, and many more. In Theatre he has worked with the National Theatre of Wales, Theatre Clwyd, Wakefield Theatre Royal, The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Leeds City Varieties, and many more.
Robert Shannon was born in the UK in 1975 although having a Irish/Italian heritage, he is a Londoner, born and bread.
After leaving The London Film School, Rob has had over 20 years experience working professionally in the industry, he has worked on Television dramas, Independent films, studio films and main stream commercials, both in front and behind the camera.
So far In his career Rob has been lucky enough to work along side some of the industries best performers including Cate Blanchette, Michael Gambon, Billy Crudip, Ray Winstone, Stephen Graham,Jude Law, Charles Dance and Benedict Cumberbatch as well as award winning Directors such as David Blair and Gillian Armstrong.
Rob is most familiarly known for playing slave to hero Galdiator, 'Verus', in the BBC's biggest budget Doc/Drama to date, 'The Colosseum'.
He has also produced and directed the feature film, Battle Recon and his Film company Shannon Productions is now producing their next film 'A soldiers Story''.
Gillian Steventon was born in Warwickshire, relocating to London in her twenties to pursue a career in art and design at Central Saint Martin's School of Art. Whilst working as a designer at Riverside Studios and the BBC she started attending acting workshops and play readings. The realization that acting was her true love very quickly emerged.
It wasn't until her daughter had left home for university that Gillian took the opportunity to train professionally as an actor at The Bridge Theatre Training Company in Camden.
Her film debut was as an MI6 Operative in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy directed by Tomas Alfredson alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, John Hurt and Toby Jones.
Liam James Albert Collins was born November 18th 1989 at Kings College Hospital London, to parents John and Denise. Born into a working class family and the youngest of three children, he was the first to pursue a career in the arts. His first break came in 2011 when he was offered to the opportunity to stand in and double for Tom Hardy as Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012). This is where Liam met director Patrick Viktor Monroe and has since collaborated with him on 'Little Favour' (2013) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and other projects. Soon after Liam was contacted by the BBC and asked to play Bob Sales, the lead role in 'D-Day: The Last Heroes'. (2013) and Tommy in 'The Crimson Field' (2014).
Having studied for 2 years at the Colchester Institute of Performing Arts he continued onto the London College of Music where he graduated with a double first in Acting for Stage and Screen. All whilst spending his summers in New York City, teaching free acting workshops to underprivileged teenagers from low income families.
In earlier years he attended The Great Baddow Primary and Secondary school where he excelled academically and physically. Achieving 3rd place at the European Kickboxing championships at the age of 12 and later moving onto most national level sports. Post secondary school, at the age of 16, he studied Neuro Linguistic Programming in order to understand human behavior on a far deeper level. Being mentored by his Mother Denise, who at this point achieved NLP Master Practitioner status. At 18 Liam traveled alone through Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia in search of the perfect waves, reefs and to study cultures vastly different to his own. Upon return, being physically and emotionally stronger he pursued a childhood dream of Professional Wrestling. Eventually forming a professional wrestling company, The British Wrestling Evolution, in 2009. The BWE ran successfully for a couple of years before Liam decided to leave in order to fully commit himself to Drama School and his acting career.
Lyndsey Turner is a British theatre director known for directing plays in the West End, the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Broadway. She is the third female director to receive a Laurence Olivier Award (2014) in the ceremony's history.
Turner graduated with an MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London in 2007.
In addition to directing plays, Turner also serves as a board member of Pentabus Theatre and has served as an associate director of Sheffield Theatres and Gate Theatre. She has worked extensively at the Royal Court Theatre and writes regularly for the theatre section of The Guardian. She directs and teaches with the Royal Shakespeare Company and lectures at the University of London for their MFA in Theatre Directing course.
In 2014, Turner directed Rebecca Hall in "Machinal" on Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company which marked both Hall's and Turner's debut in the American theatrical scene. The revival was met with critical acclaim. In June 2014, she directed "Fathers and Sons" at the Donmar Warehouse. In August 2015, she will direct Benedict Cumberbatch in Sonia Friedman Productions' "Hamlet" at the Barbican Theatre.
In November 2013, she was nominated for a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for "Chimerica." She was the only director who is not a past or present artistic director of the Royal National Theatre to be nominated in the category. She subsequently won the Critic's Circle Theatre Awards and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director in 2014 for the same play.
Born and residing in Portsmouth, UK. Adam has been involved in the entertainment business since he was a teenager. Initially he started as a musician and played drums in various bands over the years. After leaving college he spent a year as a Red Coat.
A self confessed film geek, he finally got out from behind the drum kit and got involved in short films and theatre. His big break came when he attended an open casting for The Worlds End and was selected to work in scenes with the main cast.
In the last year he has acted in scenes with stars such as George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and many many more from the TV & Film world.
Callum Fairweather, born 4th March 1986:
Scotland's most prominent & affecting male model, he has fronted campaigns for: Honda Cars Europe, Trespass Clothing, Highlander Adventure Equipment & The Royal Highland Fashion Show.
Television Commercials for: Mentos Chewing Gum & Belhaven Beer.
He is one of only a select few to ever be commissioned to produce a film work for HRM Queen Elizabeth II.
He has appeared in numerous theatre Productions including: William Shakespeare's A Mid Summer Nights Dream.
His performance in the art house film Rearview Park gained praise from Oscar Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch at the London Film Festival.
Dain has been an Actor, UPM, Line Producer, Producer, Executive Producer and Film Executive on various independent films across all genres - from horror, to comedy and dramas. Since 2011 he has held the position of Executive in Charge of Production of the award winning production company Sunrise Pictures. Under the same umbrella, he and his fellow executives launched the genre distribution label Terror Films in 2013, which currently has 14 films being release Worldwide into 2017.
Dain has overseen the structure of financing, development, acquisition and production of various award winning projects including the Berlin International Film Festival Official Selection "Gardens Of The Night" starring Gillian Jacobs, Evan Ross, John Malkovich, Tom Arnold, Kevin Zegers and Jeremy Sisto; the multi-award winning film, "The Whistleblower" starring Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vanessa Redgrave and David Strathairn; the GLADD Media Award Nominated film, "Geography Club" based on the best selling book; and "The Trials of Cate McCall" starring Kate Beckinsale, Nick Nolte and James Cromwell which premiered on Lifetime Television Network in 2014 - among others.
In addition Dain is the producing partner of award winning writer / director, Vincent Sabella (Anonymous, Note) and recently wrapped their first feature film together, "Elizabeth Blue" starring Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent, Oscar Nominated actress Kathleen Quinlan and Screen Actor's Guild Award winning actor, Adelwale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The film slated for release in 2017. He is developing several projects, including the Doug Liman feature film, "Attica" written by Oscar Winning writer, Geoffrey Fletcher and produced by Elliot Abbott (Awakenings, A League of Their Own), among others.
|Barry M. Greenberg
Barry M. Greenberg is a graduate of Antioch University and of the Defense Information School. He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1969-1975, and was stationed at Otis Air Force Base, MA and Howard and Albrook Air Force Bases, Canal Zone. Following that duty, he participated in U.S./Panama treaty issues, serving as an advisor to the White House and Congress on the issue, as well as a spokesperson from 1973 until treaty ratification in 1978.
He founded Celebrity Connection over 33 years ago. The company, originally conceived as a clearinghouse for celebrity participation in charity, is today involved in celebrity coordination for public relations firms, advertising agencies, theater productions and television networks, as well as commercial endorsements for several corporations.
Celebrity Connection has been responsible for client-celebrity relationships involving Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Karl Urban, Richard Gere, William Shatner, Meryl Streep, Emily Watson, Michael J. Fox, Edward Asner, Alan Thicke, and Elizabeth Taylor, in addition to hundreds of other celebrated individuals. He has been Talent Producer on 11 straight TV Land Awards. Advertising agencies, public relations firms, television networks, not-for-profit organizations and others both large and small have profited from Barry Greenberg's long-established ties to the entertainment industry. Celebrity Connection has forged long lasting working relationships with MTV Networks' TV Land and Nick at Nite, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the top PR firms and advertising agencies in the nation.
When he's not hanging out with celebrities, Greenberg has many civic and philanthropic commitments. Barry served as a civilian advisor to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), is an emeritus member of the Air Force Advisory Board (SAF/PA), chaired the Entertainment Industry Committee for the USAF's 50th Anniversary and served on the Department of Defense's 50th Anniversary of World War II Committee (Los Angeles).
Greenberg is profiled in "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in Entertainment," "Who's Who in the World," and "Who's Who in the West."
Born in Plymouth, Pezh Maan has dual British and Iranian citizenship. He was the first born of 3 children to Monir, a Chartered Accountant and Hassan Alinia, an ex-Naval Officer and Entrepreneur. Pezh began his love affair with drama after watching a performance of Shakespeare's Henry IV pt 1 at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and subsequently acted in a number of school productions and became an avid cinephile spurred on by chance meetings as a teenager with Telly Savalas in London and John Travolta in Paris.
Pezh took up a place at Cambridge University to study Medicine eventually specializing as a Psychiatrist and practicing for a number of years as a doctor in London. During his adult life he developed his passion for the performing Arts and Cinema with his involvement in a series of low-budget short films as actor as well as formal training in Meisner and Method Acting and enrolled on the Masters program in filmmaking at the London Film School.
His switch to the full-time dedication to his craft of acting coincided with his Off West-End debuts in the ensemble cast of Patrick Kinmonth's reprisal of "Haydn's Creation" (2013) at Ambika P3, London and the lead role of Hassan in David Planell's award winning play "Bazaar" (2014) at the Arcola Theatre, London.
Subsequently an audition for Sam Mendes saw him cast in the role of Blofield's Chief Analyst in the latest Bond Movie: "Spectre" (2015). Further TV roles followed as the lead role as Avi in the docudrama: "Holy Land Foundation" (2016) directed by Rick Platt for Al-Jazeera USA and the guest role of Houtan Vosoughi in the second season of the highly acclaimed French thriller series: "Le bureau des légendes" (2016) directed by Eric Rochant for Canal +.
In latest news 2016 will see Pezh appearing as Doctor in the Marvel Studios feature "Doctor Strange" alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and on the hugely successful "Tyrant" series 3 on FX as Doctor Karim.
|Matthew John Morley
Born in Warrington, Matthew Studied Drama and Musical Theatre at the University of Cumbria then went on to study Screen Acting with Mark Hudson at the Manchester School of Acting. Matthew has worked on a whole host of productions and has utilised special action skills in the film industry. Matthew has starred in Hollyoaks, Ultimate Warfare and many commercials. He has also doubled for Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Irvine and Matthew Lewis in films. This year he played a lead in the British feature, Soldiers of the Damned, due for release in Jan 2014.
Graduated from Edinburgh University, Scotland in 1994.
Has made several short films since, including:
'Gunter', shown at Cannes in 2004, and broadcast on Channel 4.
'Inseparable', starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Nathalie Press, which was shortlisted for a BIFA and the NPA short film award, and was premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2007.
'Incorporated', starring Luke Harris, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2010 and long-listed for a BAFTA award.
|KC Marie Pandell
Born in Orange County, California in the summer of 1989, KC Marie Pandell was born and raised in Southern California. Her interest in acting grew from a very young age, and almost as soon as she could talk, KC Marie was playing more than simple dress up. Her interest in acting went deeper than showy play, and she was enrolled at Beverly Hills studio. As she matured, so did her interest, growing steadily in to the career path she desired. She acted whenever possible throughout junior high, and auditioned in the the Fullerton Union High School Academy of the Arts. She spent the next four years studying with Genni Klein, who pushed her abilities to new heights. Major productions included the comedic roles of Madam Arcati in Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", for which she won an award, and Julia in Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me A Tenor". In early 2007, Ms. Pandell auditioned for the Theatre department of Chapman University, which later came to be known as a branch of the College of Performing Arts (COPA). She spent the next few years training diligently with the professors at Chapman, improving her craft and broadening her understanding of it. At the end of her first year at Chapman, Ms. Pandell was cast as Angie in Hunger Artist's Theatre Co's production of Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls" in Orange County, Ca, her first non-school affiliated production. It ran for five weeks, to great reviews. Ms. Pandell completed her training at Chapman University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre, with an Emphasis in Performance in May 2012. After a five year hiatus from the theatre, Ms. Pandell hopes to expand her acting experience with the tools she has acquired over her time at Chapman. Ms. Pandell hopes to be able to study abroad at one of England's prestigious acting schools. She specialises in dialect work, is well versed in performing Shakespeare, and also has a fondness for singing. She wishes she didn't have two left feet and had successfully learned dancing as a child. Some of her favourite actors include Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Kenneth Bragnaugh, Edward Norton, Laurence Olivier, and Cary Grant.
TimothyEverest is a tailoring company based in Shoreditch, London. They are best known for producing costumes for The Crown (2016), Spectre (2015), Skyfall (2012), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Atonement (2007). The company provides Bespoke, Made-to-Measure and Ready-to-Wear tailoring services to consumers and wardrobe departments. Celebrity clients include Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dermot O'Leary, David Haye, Aidan Turner and Tilda Swinton.
Born to an architect father and an arts council mother, Johnny Ostle has been interested in creativity since an early age, so it is unsurprising that he decided to pursue acting as a potential career aged 13. Having won awards in speech and drama from the age of 8, Johnny was inspired into thespian-ism by the performances in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since 2008, he discovered a new passion in stage combat, and has experience in up to 13 different weapons systems.
His male and female role models include Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp, Tom Hollander, Rebecca Hall, Milla Jovovich, Noomi Rapace, Emily Blunt, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, and Jason Isaacs.
In his spare time, Johnny likes writing, painting, martial arts and history.