David Jason was born in Edmonton, London, in 1940. He has become one of Britain's most famous and respected actors. He is a versatile actor who is most famously known for his role in Only Fools and Horses.... as Del Boy. He made his debut as DelBoy back in 1981 and was still playing the same role up to the Christmas special in 2002. His big break came in the 1967 children's comedy show Do Not Adjust Your Set starring alongside members of the Monty Python team: Terry Jones; Eric Idle, and Michael Palin.
Sadly, in 1990, he spent time away from work to nurse Myfanwy Talog, the Welsh actress who was his long time partner, before she died of cancer at the age of 49. He has come a long way from his days as an electrician and has won numerous awards for his work. He has managed to combine the comedy aspect of his career with rather more serious roles, such as that of Jack Frost in the highly-rated detective Series A Touch of Frost and has proved that he is a man of many talents. In the mid 1970s, he was convincingly made up as Blanco, an elderly prisoner, in episodes of Porridge with Ronnie Barker. He has also done voice work in children's TV.
He has not really concentrated on films, although he was very impressive in the TV film, All the King's Men in 1999, playing Frank Beck, the Commander of the Sandringham Company who mysteriously disappeared whilst in action in The Great War campaign in Gallipoli in 1915.
He currently lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, Gill Hinchcliffe and their daughter, Sophie Mae, who was born in 2001. His hobbies are a little DIY and gardening.
English actor and comedy writer Tim Downie was born in 1977. He trained at the Mountview Academy of Theatrical Arts in North London, beginning to write plays whilst in his early twenties. His first commissioned work 'The Dead Moon' became the first non-operatic work to be stages at the Aldeburgh Festival. His sketch show 'The Real Brian Blessed' with comedy partner Matt Earley toured Britain to critical acclaim and he has appeared on stage at the King's Head and the Rose as well as the self-explanatory Theatre in a Car. In 2011/2012, he has come to the attention of wider audiences in the television sketch series 'This is Jinsy' and sitcom 'The Royal Bodyguard' where his character,the hapless Yates,is the perpetual victim of bodyguard David Jason's clumsiness.
Sally Dexter is one of Britain's most respected actresses. A multi-award winner; her reviews are consistently superlative and she's amassed a loyal following on both sides of the Atlantic. She's particularly renowned for her ability to bring warmth and humanity to her roles, as well as a signature charisma and sexiness.
Following an early Olivier Award for Dalliance, she was catapulted to public attention in the first major revival of 'Oliver!' at the Palladium, with what many still consider to be the definitive portrayal of Nancy. Many critically acclaimed roles followed - including Anna in Patrick Marber's 'Closer' (the character later reprised by Julia Roberts in the U.S. version) and Lady Macbeth opposite Rufus Sewell in the major, West End production of 'Macbeth'. Viewers will also know her from her many Film and TV roles, including a cult following from 'Night and Day' and as the regular, female lead in the ratings-winner, 'A Touch of Frost'. Her co-star in the latter, David Jason, still refers to her as his favourite ever leading lady.
An amazing singer and dancer; amongst the classics and heavyweight roles, Sally Dexter is also a gifted comedy actress, often finding quirks and idiosyncrasies in her characters that continue to endear her to her many fans.
British actor Luing Andrews began his career as a stunt man and directly after training was offered his first feature 'Called Home', daring Luing not only acted in this exciting film but also performed his own stunts including a cliff fall and car crash!
After being offered a place at the prestigious LAMDA his love for acting grew and on graduation Luing was snapped up to work alongside Pauline Quirk and Graham Cole in the UK's high rating police drama 'The Bill'. In another fan favourite 'Silent Witness' Luing starred as Ash Williams alongside Amanda Burton. Soon he became a regular on British Television with primetime shows like 'Whitechapel II', 'Wings of Love', 'Afterlife II', 'Footballers Wives' 'Green Grass', 'My Family' and 'Worst Christmas of My Life'. Luing enjoyed playing a gangster Lieutenant with Scott Maslen in the TV version of 'Lock Stock' and Raz in the UK's number one soap Eastenders alongside talented actor John Bardon. In one of his most heartfelt roles yet, Luing played biker with a heart Henry Swindell in the nations much loved hospital drama 'Casualty' starring with the main characters Josh and Charley.
Film soon came calling and Luing was offered the lead in 'The Heavy' as villain Thomas Black in 'Flugel der liebe' (Wings of Love'). As well as 'Bronson', 'Football Factory', 'The Oxford Murders', 'The Pimp', 'The Tribe' and 'The Sculptress'.
Filmed 'The Royal Bodyguard' alongside the much-loved David Jason, playing a character who this time on the right side of the law PC Clive Roberts. Showing his comedic side in the upcoming British comedy 'Him and Her' Luing plays the feisty father Colin and in contrast to his usual bad boy roles, was the guardian angel and face of Motor Cycle News for 2010 - 2013 Luing is in pre-production with his own film '8ish' which he not only wrote but co-directs and plays Sean O'shea one of the lead characters. Luing is also directing in the USA a short trailer advert for a well known real estate company.
|Simon Paul Sutton
Simon started acting in drama classes at secondary school then revisited acting again at the age of twenty by joining an improvisation class. In 1999 he took himself to Questors Theatre in Ealing London and was accepted on to their two year Performing Arts course, He has been acting for several years now and managed to meet some great supportive people along the way. He has created some good work including "Spuds Too" a film about a journey into a mans mind before he commits a crime, this was screened at the Toronto Worldwide short film festival, nominated by Terry Gilliam (twelve Monkeys). He has also worked with Sir David Jason in Diamond geezer, a great achievement in itself and now moving into 2007 having just Produced and starred in His own 10 min Short Film "Crime is a Cabaret" he's been given the opportunity to work with a great cast creating the film "Clubbed" written by Bafta award-winning writer Geoff Thompson.
Composer Brian Bennett is the three times winner of the Ivor Novello Award. Initially achieving fame as drummer with The Shadows, he has since forged a career as one of Britain's leading writers of music to picture.
Brian was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most sought-after percussionists around. He was drummer in residence at the legendary '2 Is' in Soho and a regular on Jack Good's ground breaking TV show Oh Boy.
In 1961, he was invited to join Cliff Richard and The Shadows and wrote many of the hit songs from the films, including Summer Holiday (for which he won his first Ivor Novello award), Wonderful Life and Finders Keepers.
In the 1970s, he became Cliff Richard's musical director and formed The Brian Bennett Orchestra touring the world including the first concerts to be staged in Russia. By the mid 1970s, Brian was in demand as an arranger, conductor and record producer and had already started composing for film and television.
During the 1980s, he was awarded his second Novello award (for 25 years services to music) and was busy writing and recording music for a wide range of programmes including Dallas, Knotts Landing, Pulaski, The Royal Wedding, BBC Golf theme, The Sweeney, Dennis Hopper's film The American Way and Ellen Barkin and David MacCallum's Terminal Choice.
In 1990, he won his third Ivor Novello award for Best Score For A Television Series (The Ruth Rendell Mysteries). From the 1990s to 2000, he was in demand more than ever, recent commissions including the long-running series The Knock, Nomads of the Wind, Global Sunrise, The Harpist, David Jason In His Element, Living Britain and Dirty Work.
In 2001, Brian was the proud recipient of the Gold Badge Award given by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters Society. He also won the Royal Television Society Craft & Design Awards 2000/2001 for Best Original Title Music for Murder In Mind.
He lives and works in Hertfordshire where he runs his own recording studio and record label.
Robert Lockhart is one of the most prodigiously gifted and versatile composers working in film and television today. His highly polished technique and broad experience enable him to work in an exceptionally wide variety of styles, and Robert is equally at home writing for full orchestra, jazz big band or rock combo - but always with a distinctive voice.
Having graduated from Oxford University with a double first class honours degree in music in 1979, Robert went on to study piano and composition at the Royal College of Music. In 1981 he was chosen as one of the Greater London Arts Associations's Young Musicians of the Year and over the next five years gave regular recitals as a pianist at the Wigmore Hall, Fairfield Hall, the Purcell Room, the Aldeburgh Festival and on BBC Radio 3.
Early on Robert established a reputation as a composer for the theatre. From 1986 to 1989 he was a Musical Director at The Royal National Theatre, and he has composed scores for productions in the West End and on Broadway (including The Merchant of Venice, directed by Sir Peter Hall and with Dustin Hoffman as Shylock). He has also composed for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Recent theatre credits include a production of Tom Stoppard's On The Razzle at the Chichester Festival Theatre (May 2001).
Film credits include John Schlesinger's Cold Comfort Farm, starring Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Rufus Sewell and Joanna Lumley, and most recently (2004) the Dutch family film Spoon. Robert has had a long association with director Terence Davies, for whom he worked as musical director on the films Distant Voices, Still Lives (starring Pete Postlethwaite); The Long Day Closes; and The Neon Bible, starring Gena Rowlands. Other film credits include On the Black Hill (BFI/C4) and Scala's Vicious Circles.
Recent TV credits include three series of the BBC's Inspector Lynley Mysteries, produced by Ruth Baumgarten, and Alibi Productions' thriller The Safe House, produced by Linda James for ITV. Robert's music for the BBC series Between the Lines was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Other TV credits include the highly-successful Granada series Grafters starring Robson Green and Stephen Tomkinson; Simon Gray's Unnatural Pursuits, starring Alan Bates; and The Bullion Boys starring David Jason, the last two of these both Emmy Award winners.
|Thomas James Scott
Thomas James Scott was born in 1981 in Belfast, Ireland. His parents are Nursing Auxilary, Elaine Burns and Electrician, Thomas Scott Sr. He has a sister, Annie Scott, who is six years younger than Thomas and a brother, Michael Burns-Largey, who is sixteen years younger. Michael is Elaine Burn's son from her second marriage to Michael Largey Senior.
Thomas studied the Humanities at Belfast Institute before attending Queens University, Belfast to study Film. Thomas's addiction to film began at a very early age, he saw The Godfather at age 8, and understood it too, at least thats what he says. His favorite childhood film is Back to The Future, Michael J. Fox was his childhood hero along with Michael Jackson and David Jason. His current favorite film is High Fidelity and he is also a huge fan of Tim Burton.
Thomas always wanted to work in the entertainment field, he had stints as a theater actor, playing parts in various plays around Belfast and a couple in County Leitrim. One of his most notable and enjoyable roles was Seamus the cross dressing teacher in The Long White Door's production 'The Red Herring' in 1998, a character that Thomas created. Thomas was also a member of the pop group 'Non Stop' appearing on Michael Barrymore's 'My Kind of People' in 1999 in Liffey Valley, Dublin.
Thomas, around the year 2000, lost interest in the entertainment industry and focused on a career in retail where he worked as a department manager. However after encouragement from family and friends, most notably his wife Fiona, Thomas returned to study and in 2006 after a two year Diploma at Belfast Institute entered Queen's University to study Film Theory and Film Production.
|David Jason Perez
David Jason Perez is a Filipino-American entertainer. He first garnered attention in the Television & Film world playing the hip/edgy nightclub DJ roles in hit television shows. His first breakthrough appearance was on Dollhouse where he played his first Featured Role as the Nightclub Scene's DJ. Then he made several appearances on the 90210 and Parenthood series for different party scenes also playing the DJ. After expanding to a wider range of characters, instead of only the DJ role, he pursued the film world more seriously. He made a breakthrough appearance on "1000 Ways To Die" as the Principal Breakdancer for the "Superstar" episode. He most recently appeared in the hit TV show on FOX Network, "New Girl" as a day player playing the role of Trevor, and he has danced on numerous independent artists' music videos. By the age of 6, he was already dancing to Michael Jackson's music and practicing Michael's moves. At the age of 8, he was already writing poems, singing, composing his own music, writing his own lyrics, and had the passion for it. At the age of 10, he was already filming homemade movies with his father's 8mm video camera. He liked to make comedy, action, and drama movies at a very young age. Since he was already writing songs and making music at this age, he also incorporated his filmmaking skills to make homemade music videos and short films. By the age of 11, Perez purchased his first pair of turntables and a music mixer. He discovered the hobby & craft of DJing and turntablism, and it really appealed to him making him dedicated to the art. At the age of 12, he landed his first major Disc Jockey gig for his mother's co-worker's wedding. From this point on, he was DJing for birthday parties, weddings, social gatherings, events, school dances, winter formals, proms, homecoming dancing, etc throughout his adolescent years. During his career as a DJ, he was also pursuing a Dance career. He's made several appearances for Six Flags Magic Mountain - Halloween Dance Events, Live stage event performances,and he also choreographed the Lip Sync and school performances during his high school senior years. By the age of 13, since he was already writing poetry, making songs, and is very musically inclined, he developed an interest in playing the piano. His grandfather, Vicente M. Perez was an established, successful Jazz Musician, who played the keyboard/piano for his Jazz Band, "Dominic", and they have released over 10 albums in the past 60 years. The band of his grandfather's was very popular at his time, and they traveled on cruise ships to Asia, Australia, Europe, the Atlantic, and all over the Pacific. His grandfather was his true inspiration and he continued to pursue his passion to entertain, just as his grandfather did. By the age of 21, Perez wanted to take his DJing and music career to the next level and purchased a Roland Phantom keyboard/synthesizer. He formed a Hip-Hop/R&B production crew with his lifelong high school friends Shawn "Produce" Lee & Trevor Long aka Legendary. They became known as "Cali-Known Entertainment" aka "Ingenious Records". Perez was the main songwriter for the hooks and most of the versus of the R&B and Hip-Hop tracks produced by Shawn Lee. Music has always been his passion and by this time, Perez wanted to take all aspects of the Entertainment industry. He landed his first featured DJ role in the NBC TV show Dollhouse by the age of 24. He received his Associate of Arts in Business from DeVry University by the age of 25. Still doing the entertainment work on the side, he also worked part-time doing clerical work in an office. By the age of 27, he received his license in Massage Therapy in the state of California. Perez grew up in the suburbs of West Hills, CA, where he participated in productions at a local community college. During his mid-twenties, the passion for Acting started to become more prevalent, as he started getting more exposure and landing more roles in television shows and films. He decided to enroll in a few acting courses and meet with acting coaches to train him. Perez made his premiere non-DJ role for a television show "New Girl" as he interacts with the lead character. By the age of 28, he is signed by a commercial agency to further pursue his career.
|David J. Silver
David Jason Silver, AKA: David J. Silver, was born November 17, 1967, in Bellevue, Washington to a school teacher and attorney. In the early 1970s, the family moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona. The area was considered the Beverly Hills of Phoenix. He attended his entire schooling in Arizona. At age 12, David went off to work on Stuart Island, just off the coast of Campbell River, British Columbia. During one evening, the crew came into bad weather and was almost capsized in the whirlpools. This experience taught the young Silver Kid that life can be taken very easily. Presently, billionaire Dennis Washington owns part of the island, with a golf course and private landing strip as of 2007.
Following college, David enlisted with the United States Navy as a deck seaman, something he wanted to experience first hand.
During his early years, he was a trouble maker, always finding ways to gain attention through his amateur stunts, which started in snow skiing 90 miles per hour down the slopes. He has been involved with many sports which included football, baseball, judo, tennis, water skiing, scuba diving, motorcyclist, archery, firearms, hiking and billiards.
During his high school years, he started to compete in amateur wrestling, eventually becoming a 2X Runner Up State Champion in Freestyle. He was coached at camp by legendary 2X Olympic Gold Medalist John Smith and Olympic Gold Medalist Kenny Monday from Oklahoma State University. He also attended Iowa J. Robinson Intensified Wrestling Camp. During the 2007 Dave Schultz Invitational, at the Olympic Training Center, David competed against the Country of China in a dual. During the match, he suffered a shattered finger in 5 places and was defeated by points. Later in the tournament, Canada pinned Brazil and China pinned Canada.
Countries Silver Kid has visited include Italy, France, Israel, Egypt, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Corfu Greece, Spain, Portugal, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, Sicily, Carribbean and Gibraltar United Kingdom.
Chris was born in Halifax in 1979. At 18 Chris turned professional as a boxer before trying his luck at Acting in 1998. He enrolled at calderdale College before landing the part as David Jason's stand in, in 'A Touch of Frost'.In 2004 Chris moved to Los Angeles to study Method acting at 'The Larry Moss Studio' under the direction of Hollywood acting coach Michelle Danner. Two years in L.A then a national tour of Italy with a English theater company brought Chris back to London in 2009, where he keeps progressing and having minor roles in feature films such as, SHANK, CREATION, REVELATIONS, and in 2012 MEETING PLACE directed by Jay croot.
Born in Halifax West Yorkshire, Chris had a turbulent upbringing after losing his father at 11 years of age. It was many years later that he found solace in the world of boxing and at 18 years old Chris turned professional and began a career as a promising athlete.
However his career as a boxer was short lived, after losing to Stevie Cain in Glasgow, 'I knew there was something bigger out there and I'd lost the passion to fight'.
Soon after Chris enrolled at the Calderdale College of Performing Arts and so began a career he regards as his true calling.
Chris has performed in over 30 theatre productions around the UK and Europe. His first professional experience in television was as David Jason's stand in on a touch of frost.
In 2004 Chris was accepted for a place at the prestigious Larry Moss Studio in LA to study Method Acting under the direction of Hollywood acting coach, Michelle Danner who has coached (Gerard Butler, James Franco, Isla fisher and many more).
Chris is now based in London.
Born in Beckenham, Kent in 1962 to parents George and Renee Wood, older Sister Diane, younger brother Adrian. His first introduction to a TV studio was at the age of 9 when, as a Choir Boy at St. John's Church, Eden Park, he, and others from the choir, was taken to a recording of the BBC's Children's programme "Crackerjack" at the BBC Television Theatre, Shepherds Bush. From the age of 14, Kevin wanted to work in Broadcast Sound, initially planning a career in Radio. Post A-Level's, Kevin studied at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design School of Television, then based in Bromley. Whilst at Ravensbourne, Kevin had work experience with Radio Luxembourg at their London Studio base 38, Hertford Street, London W1 and later with the Sound Department at London Weekend Television where he experienced Studio TV production on the recording of an episode of "A Fine Romance" with Judi Dench and Michael Williams and the Live broadcast of "The Six O'Clock Show" with Michael Aspel. He also experienced Post Production Sound, sitting in on the dubbing sessions for an episode of Russ Abbott's Madhouse and an Agatha Christie whodunit. and Following completion of TEC Higher Diploma in Communications Engineering for TV and Broadcasting, he joined Thames Television as a Trainee Sound Technician. Also on the same course was Trainee Film Editor Michael Winterbottom. Kevin's first Studio day was on the set of a Children's Dramarama play "Mr. Stabs", Directed by John Woods and starring David Jason. Following completion of the Thames training scheme, Kevin became a full member of the Teddington Studios Sound Department, working as a member of the Sound Crew, including as a Fisher Boom Operator, for many Thames productions including "Rumpole of the Bailey", "Fresh Fields", "Rainbow", "The Sooty Show", "Button Moon", "The Bill", "Des O'Connor Tonight". Kevin, and other staff from Thames TV, were made redundant following Thames' loss of it's ITV Franchise. One of the major causes of the shake-up of the ITV system was because of the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and her Forign Secretary, Geoffrey Howe's inability to stop the broadcast of a Thames Televison programme "Death on the Rock", a "This Week" programme that alleged that a "shoot to kill" policy existed within the SAS against members of the IRA which resulted in the killing of three IRA operatives in Gibraltar (http://documentarystorm.com/death-on-the-rock/). Kevin is proud to have played his part. Whilst legal moves were made by members of the Government to block broadcast of the programme, Kevin was sent to Thames TV's central London studios in Euston on standby to produce a live replacement programme in the event of the film being pulled. Shortly after 6pm the standby crew were sent home, the quote from the editor being "if they pull it now, we'll show a blank screen for half an hour".