Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She has English, German, and Irish ancestry.
Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to the National Theatre of Great Britain Summer Acting Programme held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. For several weeks she studied under such NT greats as Peter Chelsom, Bardy Thomas, and Michael Joyce. Afterwards, Anderson returned to the Goodman Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she finished her education. Her big break came with The X-Files (with David Duchovny) as Dana Scully. There, she met her future husband (Clyde Klotz), marrying on January 1st 1994. One month later, Gillian was pregnant. Her daughter, Piper Anderson, was born on the 25th September 1994. Her film career started with the movie The Turning in 1997 and, the following year, she starred in Playing by Heart with Sean Connery, Ellen Burstyn, Angelina Jolie and Dennis Quaid.
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.
Born and raised in the rough inner city Roxbury area of Boston, Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few high school plays, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past thirty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on 50 Feature Films and hundreds of hours of Television.
2013 was a busy year for Beach in both Film and TV. On the big screen, he appeared in BROKEN CITY opposite Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crow, the frightening INSIDIOUS 2 starring Patrick Wilson & Rose Byrne, in ASSASSINS TALE as a killer for hire who rethinks his career choice, and in the Independent films THINGS NEVER SAID and SCRAPPER, and also executive produced the latter.
In 2014, Beach returned to NBC as a series regular, joining Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney as the Director of the FBI in the political thriller, CRISIS. He had a lead role in the independent feature SHAKER POINTE, and filmed a supporting part in THE BOUNCE BACK, opposite Shemar Moore and Nadine Velazquez. Beach was also cast in a prominent role alongside Emilie de Ravin and Nancy Travis, in SUBMARINE KID.
Beach has stayed busy in Television over the past few years with recurring roles on the following series: CW's highly rated THE 100 playing 'Charles Pike', NBC's number 1 rated THE BLACKLIST, ABC's SECRETS AND LIES, FX's hit show SONS OF ANARCHY, playing 'T.O. Cross,' President of the Grim Bastards MC, BET's number one series THE GAME, Lifetime's THE CLIENT LIST. Beach also starred in the Lifetime movie PASTOR BROWN which featured an All-Star cast. One of Beach's favorite moments in 2013 was re-teaming with long time friends and colleagues, Eddie Cibrian and director Eriq LaSalle, in Hallmark Channel's NOTES FROM DAD.
Other notable Feature Films include: CBS Films' PATRIOT'S DAY portraying the role of Governor Patrick during the Boston bombings, MGM's RED DAWN remake, Sony's SPARKLE remake, starring the late Whitney Houston, Dimension's HELL RIDE, starring the late Dennis Hopper, and Screen Gems' FIRST SUNDAY. Beach has guest starred on many of today's top Television series as well, notably the Final episode of the long running series, CSI.
Beach is most often recognized for his three year stint on NBC's medical drama mega hit, ER, playing the role of 'Al Boulet,' which allowed Beach to be a part of one of Television's ground breaking HIV/AIDS story lines. Beach continued on NBC and with John Wells, playing 'Monty "Doc" Parker' in the character driven, action packed series THIRD WATCH for the run of the series.
In the late 1980's and 1990's, Beach enjoyed Films where he starred opposite beautiful, talented women such as Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston in WAITING TO EXHALE, as Ms. Bassett's cheating husband, where she burned his clothes in his expensive Lexus! Beach then cheated on Vanessa Williams, with her cousin no less, in SOUL FOOD, which also starred Vivica Fox and Nia Long.
Beach also worked closely with acclaimed actors and directors in several films, such as Robert Duval and James Earl Jones in A FAMILY THING, Richard Geer and Andy Garcia in INTERNAL AFFAIRS, Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton in the critically acclaimed ONE FALSE MOVE, Don Cheadle and Forrest Whitaker in REBOUND, Laurence Fishburne and Charlie Sheen in the Martin Sheen directed film CADENCE, Laurence Fishburne, Frank Langella and Ellen Barkin in BAD COMPANY, Cher and Dennis Quaid in SUSPECT, Kevin Bacon and Holly Hunter in END OF THE LINE, Blair Underwood in ASUNDER, John Travolta in WHITE MAN'S BURDEN, Morgan Freeman in LEAN ON ME, James Cameron in THE ABYSS, Robert Altman in SHORT CUTS, and the late Tony Scott in TRUE ROMANCE written by Quentin Tarantino, with an All-Star cast.
At six foot three, Craig Fairbrass is an experienced award winning British actor. Craig has starred in over forty feature films, including the lead role in fifteen independent films in the U.K and U.S as well as Award winning British TV along with guest star roles in five major U.S. TV series. Craig also became one of the most iconic voices within the most successful video game franchise of all time, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare by lending his voice to Gaz, Ghost and Walcroft in Call of Duty MW: 1, 2 and 3 and now the new Infinite Warfare.
Craig was born in Mile End hospital in London's East End, his father Jack was one of nine kids and was a Stevedore the best you could be as a London docker, his mother Maureen was a machinist dressmaker in Petticoat Lane, she was one of ten kids. Along with his younger sister Lindsey they lived in Stepney where Craig grew up.
It was at Eaglesfield boys secondary comprehensive in Woolwich where Craig became fascinated with films and acting, although struggling from one year to the next and not top of the class academically he found drama an outlet, winning a place with the National Theatre youth company, it was here that he got the acting bug. After being expelled at 15 he worked as a roofer's labourer, a job he would return to time and time again in the coming years for support while securing acting roles, this earned him enough money to attend a course at drama school.
Leaving drama school Craig soon realised that to survive he needed a second string to his bow if he was to pursue his dream as an actor, so he returned to roofing in the day and working on the doors of some of S.E. London's less desirable nightspots for the next five years until securing enough money to buy his own business, a sandwich bar in Woolwich market.
Movie experience began as well in the breakout role of Challoner, opposite Denzel Washington in the powerful British film For Queen And Country. Television soon followed, with the BBC drama Big Deal a regular role in LWT'S award winning London's Burning and the highly acclaimed BAFTA /EMMY award-winning TV series Prime Suspect 1 and 2 in which Craig played hard-bitten detective Frank Burkin opposite Helen Mirren.
1992 saw Craig use this as a calling card in Los Angeles, securing a starring a role in one of the biggest action movies of the 90s, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, which opened doors in the U.S independent film arena, starring in the action films, Nightscare, Terminal Force and Proteus before returning to the UK to star in the British thriller Killing Time and the award-winning horror, Darklands.
In 1999 Craig joined the cast of the BBC's flagship show EastEnders where his recurring character of Dan Sullivan over three years won record viewing figures and a four-hander Sunday evening special Directed by Tom Hooper won a TV BAFTA for best drama. Other strong roles followed, lead villain Ray Betson in TV movie - The Great Dome Robbery, then to Rome to complete his role on Moro, for controversial award-winning Italian art-house director Aurellio Grimaldi and guest lead in Radio 4's afternoon play Fair Maids Are Shining.
Craig's role of the killer Henry Caine in White Noise 2, the sequel to the No. 1 box office hit White Noise reaches no. 5 in the top ten cinema films in London. It was in 2007 that saw Craig in his most powerful performance to date, that of true life gangster Pat Tate in Rise Of The Footsoldier the gangster epic based on true life events directed by BAFTA nominee Julian Gilbey, followed by a strong supporting role in The Bank Job, opposite Jason Statham.
Craig returned to L.A to guest-star in U.S TV series Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles. David Mamet's top rated action drama series The Unit, Stargate SG1 and the action film Far Cry.
Craig continues to forge a strong position in the independent film arena with lead roles in Freight, Dead Cert and Devils Playground - comedy cameos in The Shouting Men and Just For The Record. 2011 sees Craig in U.S action thriller House Of The Rising Sun opposite Dave Bautista, co-lead in British thriller St Georges Day, U.S actioner Hijacked and Universal's multi-million dollar Vikingdom 3D.
2012 kicks off with Universal's Get Lucky and Bula Quo the Status Quo action comedy and the male lead in Let Me Survive a drama based on the best selling book.
Oct 2012 Craig plays the lead role of British mercenary Lex Walker opposite Jason Patric and James Caan in the L.A based U.S action thriller The Outsider, followed by Universal's gangster spoof The Hooligan Factory.
In recent years, Craig takes the lead role of Alfie Jennings in Jonnie Malachi's violent, stylized contract killer movie Breakdown and Mark McQueens slick revenge thriller London Heist written by Craig - set in Spain's glamorous Marbella and London's underworld.
The eagerly anticipated motion capture sci-fi game - Star Citizen/ Squadron 42 alongside Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson and Mark Strong and the new Call of Duty Infinite Warfare with Kit Harrington. Craig has just completed filming on Rise of the Footsoldier 3 - The Pat Tate years.
Actor/Singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage.
He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13, and things just set off from there. Shortly after 13 closed, Max booked a guest starring role on "Law and Order SVU." He has also appeared on television shows such as "One Life to Live" and "The View." In January 2010, Max was lucky enough to be chosen out of 6,000 applicants to attend the YoungArts Program in Miami. He was one of twenty theater finalists, and he specialized in musical theater at the program. He studied with incredibly talented performers such as Liv Ullman, Malcolm Gets and Kevin Carroll. In early May 2010, Max walked into a casting for the Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana featuring Madonna. A week later he was posing arm in arm with Madonna for world-renowned photographer, Steven Klein. The ad campaign was released in August of 2010 in 44 countries. In late 2010 after attending NYU Tisch for Musical theater (New Studio on Broadway), Max booked his first role in a feature film, The Art Of Love (The Last Keepers) starring Olympia Dukakis, Virginia Madsen and Aidan Quinn. Max is best known for his role on Nickelodeon's "How to Rock (2012)," playing the popular character of "Zander Robbins." The show can currently be seen in reruns on the channel. Max co-starred with Keke Palmer in the TV musical movie for Nickelodeon, RAGS, which premiered on May 28, 2012. The movie was directed by Bille Woodruff, with choreography by Rosero McCoy and music my Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. It also stars Drake Bell, Avan Jogia and Isaiah Mustafa. The soundtrack and DVD are currently available on iTunes and Amazon. An avid singer and songwriter, Max has written for several other projects and artists. His song, "Last One Standing," co-written with Matt Wong and Claire Demorest, is featured in two episodes of "How to Rock" and his song, "Show You How to Do," co-written with Ben Charles, was featured on the Disney show "Shake It Up." He also wrote the song "Standing in China" which was featured on Cody Simpson's album Paradise in 2012! During the summer of 2012, Max was invited to open for Victoria Justice on her "Making it in America" national tour. In addition to putting together a new band and opening for her in over 17 major cities to sold-out crowds, Max teamed up with Victoria once again to create their viral YouTube hit, "Bruno Mars Medley" (directed by Kurt Schneider). The Tour received rave reviews and Max and his band extended the tour by "headlining"-and selling out-Webster Hall (NYC) and House of Blues (Chicago). During the tour, Max debuted two of his original songs: "Everyday" (co-written by Jon Feldmann) and "Quicksand" (co-written by Matt Wong). In late 2012, Max guest starred on the CW's "Beauty and the Beast." Most recently during spring of 2013, Max released the single, "Nothing Without Love," the video has garnered almost over 2 million views on YouTube. He also collaborated in a duet with actress/singer Keke Palmer for Jason Derulo, entitled "The Other Side," which has almost 5 million views on YouTube.
He is one of the stars of 2014 drama series for NBC entitled, "Crisis." The show centers on an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job. On his search for the truth, he will have to cross moral and legal lines as he navigates the highest levels of power and corruption. The show stars Dermot Mulroney, Gillian Anderson and Lance Gross. On the music side, MAX (as he goes by for music) performed the song "Mug Shot," which he also wrote, on the soundtrack for the Veronica Mars movie.
In addition to "Crisis," Max can also be seen in a supporting role in the indie feature Love & Mercy about the life of reclusive musician Brian Wilson from the '60s surfing band, The Beach Boys, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Max played the role of Singer, Songwriter and Producer Van Dyke Parks, best known for his lyrical contributions to The Beach Boys' Smile project. The movie starred Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti and John Cusack.
Peter Chelsom is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy, The Directors Guild Of America, and The Writers Guild Of America. Peter was born in Blackpool in the North of England. He is a US and UK citizen. (Trivia: he is an Honorary Citizen of a small town in Tuscany, Italy, called Fivizzano). He is married with three sons. He trained at London's Central School of Drama and worked as an actor playing leading roles in TV, films, and in the theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre. At 30, Peter became a film director/writer. His first film, Treacle, won a BAFTA nomination and invitations to festivals all over the world, including New York. His first full-length feature was the successful romantic comedy, Hear My Song. The film is a wild and highly entertaining tale inspired by the life of the charismatic Irish tenor, Josef Locke, played in the film by Ned Beatty. Locke disappeared in the late fifties to be secretly replaced by an imposter who passed himself off as the great man for thirty years. Hear My Song was praised universally by critics and was a hugely optimistic crowd-pleaser. Princess Diana attended its Royal Premiere, and the Evening Standard British Film Awards awarded the film Best Newcomer. Peter's second feature was Funny Bones, a film about comedy. Made for Hollywood Pictures and starring Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, Leslie Caron, Freddie Davies, and newcomer Lee Evans, it once again won rave reviews in the States and the rest of the world. It won Best Picture at five European Film Festivals. Bigger, richer and darker than the first, it tells the story of two half brothers - one American and the other British - who will stop at nothing to get a laugh... even murder. Peter's third feature, The Mighty, was based on the best-selling book, Freak The Mighty. It stars Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, Gena Rowlands, and Harry Dean Stanton. It received two Golden Globe Nominations. Chelsom followed with Town and Country and Serendipity, which grossed $52m at the US Box Office. His next film, Shall We Dance, starred Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci. The film grossed $170m worldwide. His next film, Hector and the Search for Happiness, had its US Premiere in a special presentation at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It was distributed by Relativity Media, and the cast included Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno. It is the story of a disillusioned psychiatrist traveling the world to research what makes people happy. Chelsom's latest film, The Space Between Us, will open on December 16th, 2016. It stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, and Carla Gugino. It tells the story of the first boy to be born on Mars. A love story wrapped in sci-fi.
Niece of acclaimed playwright and author Beverly Simons, Elisabeth Rosen has built an impressive body of work Mesmerized by the craft as a child, she began her career after landing a recurring role in the CTV series, Neon Rider. Catching the eyes of network casting directors, she quickly moved on to guest star appearances on both ABC's The Comish, with Michael Chiklis, and Fox' The X-Files, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. That same year, she began a new recurring role opposite Ryan Reynolds in CBC's The Odyssey, followed by another role opposite Reynolds in Fox' The Outer Limits. Not a bad first two years for any new actress.
A score of other television appearances followed, including guest roles on Fox' Sliders, with Jerry O'Connell, Nickelodeon's Are you Afraid of the Dark, opposite Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, Global's Traders, with trademark Canadian actor Bruce Gray, Paul Haggis' Due South opposite Paul Gross, Alliance Atlantis' Psi Factor, hosted by Dan Aykroyd, and CBC's Davinci's Inquest, with Nicholas Campbell. She also portrayed Air Force Lt. Jennifer Hailey in MGM's Stargate SG-1, staring opposite Richard Dean Anderson and Grace Park, and later that year, she made quite the impression on writer/producer Aaron Sorkin, and was cast as a guest star in The West Wing, appearing alongside legends Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen.
Rosen's feature film and TV movie endeavors are equally impressive. Her first such role was starring in the Atom Egoyan produced, Babyface, in which she portrayed a teenage rape victim. Following this, she appeared in Showtime's Rescuers, opposite Daryl Hannah and Micheal Rapaport, a film dealing with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, as well as NBC's Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, with Naomi Watts and Tom Skerritt. Other notable credits include Paramount's Bless The Child, with Kim Bassinger and Jimmy Smits, and a starring role in Uwe Boll's gripping docudrama Heart of America, which took a poignant look at school violence. Rosen was also fortunate to land a supporting role opposite the late Gene Wilder, playing his daughter in A&E's Murder in a Small Town.
More recently, Elisabeth can be seen in a supporting role opposite Dolph Lundgren in Uwe Boll's In The Name Of The King 2, as well playing a villain in the Battlestar Gallactica spin-off, Caprica. Her latest work includes working with acclaimed director, Duncan Jones, in the big screen adaptation of the best-selling video game, Warcraft.
Inspired by the written word and the creative collaborative process of filmmaking.
|John Paul Ruttan
John Paul Ruttan's love for acting originated from watching 1980's classics such as The Goonies, Home Alone and Karate Kid. At age 6 he booked his first acting job doing a Glad garbage bag commercial and moved steadily into roles in Television and MOW. At age 8 he had his first feature film debut in Defendor with Woody Harrelson.
John Paul has been fortunate to work with some of Hollywoods best, from playing Tom Hardy's son in his break through role in This Means War costarring Reese Witherspoon, to working with Gillian Anderson in I'll Follow You Down and being cast as RoboCops son with Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton in RoboCop. He's grown into his own Lead roles starring in the film Shelby alongside Chevy Chase, in which he was nominated and won awards for his performance in the US and Canada. In 2015 John Paul travelled to Africa to film Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti alongside Ella Ballentine and Jeri Ryan, a story of a brother and sister solely surviving the African wilderness after a plane crash.
Ruttan's television roles during his acting career have included Degrassi, Lost Girl, the Doodlebops, the L.A. Complex, Rick Mercer Report, CBC Kids, BackPackers, The Listener, CBC AirFraces New Years Eve and recurring roles on Saving Hope and playing the role of Young William Murdoch on Murdoch Mysteries.
From the first time on set, John Paul has had a passion in camera's and the movie making process. In his spare time he's attended film and photography programs and in 2015 auditioned for Film Screen Arts high school program.
Rosie Fellner is a British/Irish actress and Producer. Born in Galway Ireland to British parents, she spent most her childhood traveling round the globe living in beautiful European countries like France, Portugal and Spain. Now Rosie is based between New York and London where, as well as acting, she runs her production company Rosebud Pictures.
Rosie began her early career as an acrobat, joining a circus group at 15. After enjoying traveling all over Europe with the show, she was offered a place at a prestigious acting school in London to train for her true love as an actress. After graduating from drama school Rosie began her career in the cult TV show 'The Fast Show playing' numerous funny and well-loved characters alongside household names such as Johnny Depp. She has since continued to enthrall audiences in many of Britain's best loved TV shows from 'The Alan Clarke Diaries' playing Joei Harkness who has a scandalous love affair with John Hurts character, to such Sunday night classics like 'Down To Earth' where Rosie plays a boyfriend stealing Londoner and many more.
Rosie's movie career has gone from strength to strength, she was recently seen in cinemas as part of an all star cast including Heather Graham, Danny Huston and Gillian Anderson in 'Boogie Woogie' playing Rachel Leighton, the beautiful editor of Vogue Magazine. In the first film in a World War II trilogy 'Age Of Heroes' Rosie plays Naval intelligence officer Sophie Holbrook alongside Sean Bean, Danny Dyer and James D'Arcy and is about to film the next 2 installments of this exciting trilogy. 'Age of Heroes' has already been named as one of Britain's best war films.
Rosie also stars in the upcoming 'Two Jacks' playing Sienna Millers daughter Lily, an innocent young girl who aspires to work in the movie industry and is in a love triangle with the Jack (Jack Huston) and Paul (Guy Burnet). Keeping in demand Rosie just finished filming 'Filming Patient 001' in NYC. In this tragic love story with futuristic tones Rosie plays Josie from age 20-40, whose life is an extreme rollercoaster.
Francesca Fowler is a British actress and writer best known for her roles in Dr Who and HBO/BBCs Rome. She starred alongside Gillian Anderson and Danny Dyer in her debut feature film Straightheads.
She attended The Arts Educational School at the age of 11-16. Her acting career started in 2004 whilst sitting her A Levels; landing her first acting job in ITVs two part drama Like Father Like Son, working alongside Robson Green and Phil Davis.
Francesca won the award for Best Screenwriter at UnderWire Film Festival for her short film - Pitfall. And her zombie parody - 28 Years Later was nominated for Best Comedy at Portobello Film Festival.
Scott is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with honors from San Francisco State University's Creative Arts Department and also attended the renowned American Conservatory Theatre, where he studied acting under Annette Bening. He has done much feature and television principle work, commercials and stage performances over the years. He got his start in film in San Francisco as an unfortunate nemesis to Dirty Harry, in "The Dead Pool" with Clint Eastwood. Soon thereafter an opportunity arose to traverse the country with an unusual theatrical company- for the next year Scott performed on makeshift stages in our nation's correctional institutions playing for appreciative audiences of prison inmates. With the constant touring and pressures of working inside prisons becoming less attractive, Scott moved to Hollywood in the late-nineties. He subsequently landed the starring role in the award-winning short film "The Bicyclist." He then landed a lead role as head of the "Fremen" in the cult CD-ROM sensation "Dune/Emperor," based on the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic. He had a principle role on the "X-Files" (in an episode written and directed by Gillian Anderson) and recurred as "Agent Douglas" on the ABC series "Alias." He has appeared on HBO's "Carnivale" and was seen in the short-lived series, "Threat Matrix," also on ABC. He had supporting roles in "Everything Put Together" starring Rada Mitchell (Helmed by famed director Marc Forster) and also in the cult film "The Girl in the Cadillac." Scott then had an open-ended run on the NBC Daytime Soap, "Passions" until cancellation. He appeared as a nemesis to Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer in "24" on Fox and as a government agent in the final season of "Sleeper Cell" on Showtime. Scott had a guest-star run as Detective Kaplan on the final season of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and recent roles on "The Mentalist," "Criminal Minds," "Extant" (opposite Halle Berry), the new "Arrested Development" for Netflix, a memorable guest star role on "Days of Our Lives," "American Crime," as the Ghost of Steve Jobs on "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and more. Scott recently completed supporting roles in the features "Spreading Darkness" opposite Eric Roberts, as the "Tall Man" in the horror hit "Bound to Vengeance" and in yet-to-be released films such as the action pic "Cockroaches" as Harry, "The Student" (as Phil Van Sickle), and, most recently, as the lead vampire Pepin in "Black Violet." Having come full-circle from his very first film, Scott had a terrific supporting role under the direction of Clint Eastwood in his movie "Jersey Boys." His audio book (as narrator/producer) "Living the Science of Mind" is now available world-wide, along with his audio/visual Apple & Android apps for Centers for Spiritual Living. Scott also has three scripts of his own in various stages of development.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Josh made his feature film debut at eight years old in Columbia Pictures' "The Green Hornet"  opposite Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson. He went on to land a recurring role on the critically acclaimed series "Suburgatory" on ABC, from 2012-13. Josh made audiences laugh as sarcastic and know it all "A.J.", a wealthy kid who always has great advice for the adults, including his thoughts on love.
After working on "Suburgatory," Josh returned to film appearing in Warner Bros.' "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone", starring as "Judah Munny" opposite James Gandolfini. As Doug Munny's sweet and silently funny son [played by Gandolfini] Josh stole audience's hearts, as the biggest and one true fan of Burt Wonderstone [played by Steve Carell]. Additional television credits for Josh include Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," and guest star roles on TNT's "Franklin and Bash," and Nickelodeon's "Deadtime Stories." Most recently, he guest starred as title character "Gene" in episode 14 of FOX's "Dads," opposite Seth Green.
In 2014, Josh can be seen starring in the brand new NBC series"Crisis" opposite Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, and Rachael Taylor. It's field trip day for the students of Ballard High, a school that educates the children of Washington D.C.'s elite, top of their industry CEO's, international diplomats, political power players, and even the President's son. But when their bus is ambushed on a secluded rural road, the teenagers and their chaperones are taken igniting a national crisis. Josh stars as "Anton," a super-smart kid who skipped multiple grades, so he is one of the youngest on the hijacked vehicle. "Crisis" premiered on NBC March 16, 2014.
In addition to acting, Josh has a passion for writing, and has written many mock episodes of cartoons, screenplays, and scripts. In his free time he loves to volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation and the Alliance for Lupus Research. He loves to play sports, basketball and volleyball are his favorites.
Neerja is a British actress, who graduated from Cambridge University before training at the Drama Centre London. Most recently, Neerja played Hermia to great critical acclaim in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, completing Sir Trevor Nunn's directorial canon of all 37 of Shakespeare's plays as part of the 400 year celebrations. In her latest feature film, Neerja plays Anita, a survivor of trafficking in SOLD directed by Oscar & Emmy award winning Jeffrey Brown, starring Gillian Anderson & David Arquette with Emma Thompson as a producer. The film was a Best of Festival pick at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015. Prior to this in HACKNEY'S FINEST, Neerja plays the role of Pari, an Afghan biker chick, directed by Chris Bouchard. She was also seen in BBC's CASUALTY in an episode directed by Oscar nominated Ian Barnes. In LIFE GOES ON Neerja starred alongside Bollywood veterans Om Puri, Sharmila Tagore & Girish Karnad. As a direct result of her work on SOLD, Neerja has become an Ambassador for CHILDREACH INTERNATIONAL and their TAUGHT NOT TRAFFICKED campaign.
In 2000, Brenda McNeill fought off competition from thousands of hopefuls across Britain and Ireland to present Channel Five's Saturday morning live show 'The Core'. Since then, the Belfast girl has come a long way. The actress is celebrating the release of British crime drama 'The Fall' playing the newsreader alongside leading lady Gillian Anderson. An actress of the small screen for over twenty years, Brenda has racked up an impressive list of television, film and commercial credits. After graduating a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Broadcasting and Production in 2001, Brenda took up the coveted role of Presenter and Producer for Irish Radio Network in New York. She produced interviews with some of the world's most noted celebrities and dignitaries including; Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Alicia Keyes, The Corrs, Bob Geldof, Rudolph Giuliani, Mike Bloomberg and Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese. After finding success in New York, she began hosting her own show 'Celtic Tracks' and later moved to the FM dial with Radio Erin, New York. Her move sparked major interest from BBC Northern Ireland and she was documented on BBC's 'Sky High New York' with Presenter Christine Bleakley. During her time in the big apple, she also graduated a Screen Acting Master in association with The Actors Studio and undertook Theatre Arts training at The Irish Arts Centre. In 2010, Brenda co-wrote and starred in BBC Northern Ireland's comedy sketch show 'LOL' and was chosen to appear in Remus Uomo's menswear spring / summer campaign. A commercial success, Brenda can also be seen in a number of television advertisements including Dromona, UTV Broadband and the Health Promotions Agency. 2013 saw her working alongside Gillian Anderson ('X-Files') and Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') in acclaimed BBC drama 'The Fall'. Brenda reprised her role in 'The Fall' series two (2014) and three (2016).
Claire Bueno is a presenter that has hosted \ moderated Q&A's at BAFTA and at the Apple Store, Regent Street, London. Claire can be found frequently interviewing filmmakers on the red carpet for the company premierescene.net.
Over the years Claire has had the privilege of interviewing some of Hollywood's finest A-list movie stars such as George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Gillian Anderson and home grown talent including Dame Helen Mirren, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Tom Hardy and Keira Knightley.
Alex Baranowski is a composer based in London, and a graduate of Paul McCartney's LIPA.
He was nominated for a Tony award for The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway (working with Michael Grandage and Martin McDonagh); won a Music + Sound Award for his score to BAFTA nominated film McCullin; and his ballet adaption of 1984 for Northern Ballet recently won the prestigious South Bank Award for dance after a sold out run at Sadler's Wells.
Alex's collaborations with directors in theatre include Oscar winning Danny Boyle (for Frankenstein); Rupert Goold (Earthquakes in London) and Sir Nicholas Hytner (Hamlet) all at the Royal National Theatre; Benedict Andrews (for A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic and New York) and numerous productions for West End, Broadway, Donmar, RSC, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare's Globe and Royal Court, many of which were broadcast live to cinemas.
He composed music for Wes Anderson's Come Together TV spots for H&M as well as numerous award winning short films including actress Gillian Anderson's directorial debut, The Departure; The Hope Rooms (staring Andrew Scott and Ciarán Hinds), Edmund The Magnificent (staring Ian McKellen) and Mdudu Boy.
An award-winning screenwriter, playwright, performer, author and journalist, Mark was born in Vancouver and earned his BFA in theatre and creative writing from the University of Victoria.
Leiren-Young's first TV job was writing the famous X-Files parody episode of ReBoot guest-starring Gillian Anderson as Data Nully. He followed that up with a fan favorite episode of Transformers: Beast Wars where he made audiences cry when he killed off beloved character, Snowstalker. He has scripted season and series finales for several shows including ReBoot, Ace Lightning and Class of the Titans. His live action drama credits include scripts for The Collector, Psi Factor and Blood Ties (where he also served as a story editor). He has had several TV projects optioned and developed for Canadian and US networks and was part of the team hired to develop the Marvel comic hero Moon Knight as a live action TV series.
Known as one of Canada's "greenest" writers, Leiren-Young wrote, directed and produced the award-winning feature film The Green Chain (earning his third Writers Guild of Canada Award nomination); wrote and co-produced the gold medal-winning short comedy, The Green Film; and wrote, produced and starred in the EarthVision award-winning TV special, Greenpieces - which was dubbed, "the world's first eco-comedy."
His books include Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour (Heritage), the sequel/prequel Free Magic Secrets Revealed (Harbour) and This Crazy Time (Knopf), written with/about controversial Canadian environmentalist Tzeporah Berman.
Leiren-Young's stage plays have been produced throughout Canada and the US and have also been staged in Europe and Australia. His satirical comedy duo, Local Anxiety, was featured on CBC, NPR and Dr. Demento and performed at major comedy festivals, folk festivals and theaters across Canada.
As a journalist Leiren-Young has a National Magazine Award and two western magazine awards (the most recent received in 2013 for his column in backofthebook.ca) He has written for such publications as Time, Maclean's, TV Guide, The Hollywood Reporter and The Utne Reader and he's a regular contributor to The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight, The Tyee and The Walrus.
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As a well established Vocalist/Performer, Martin John is at an early stage of his acting career. With years served as a featured extra in such films and television productions as 'The Stand Off' and 'Hitler on Trial,' and Sky Atlantic's 'Game of Thrones,' he was finally cast in a small role as the Hilton Hotel Maitre de in the BBC Thriller the Fall, starring along Gillian Anderson and the star of the new 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan. 2012 saw Martin John take on the role of Detective Munro in 'The Clandestine,' a comedy surrounding an outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
Former pop drummer and self-taught filmmaker Franny Armstrong, born 1972, has directed three feature documentaries - The Age of Stupid (2008), McLibel (2005) and Drowned Out (2003) - which have together been seen by 70 million people on TV, cinema, internet and DVD worldwide. In the early days of the internet in 1996 she founded the McSpotlight website. Through her company, Spanner Films, Franny pioneered the "crowd-funding" finance model, which allows filmmakers to raise reasonable-size budgets whilst retaining ownership of their films - Age of Stupid is the most successful known example, raising £900,000+ from 300+ investors - as well as the "Indie Screenings" distribution system, which lets anyone make a profit by holding screenings of independent films - Stupid was screened locally 1,100+ times in the first six months.
In March 2009, the solar-powered Age of Stupid "People's Premiere" set a new Guinness World Record by being simultaneously screened in 63 cinemas across Britain, whilst only producing 1% of the emissions of a standard premiere. It also hit No 1 at the UK Box Office, backed by zero pounds spent on advertising. Then in September 2009, a million people watched Stupid's Global Premiere event - featuring Kofi Annan, Gillian Anderson & Radiohead's Thom Yorke - in 700 cinemas in 63 countries, linked by satellite.
In September 2009 Franny founded the 10:10 climate campaign which aims to cut the UK's carbon emissions by 10% during 2010 and which has amassed huge cross-societal support including Adidas, Microsoft, Spurs FC, the Royal Mail, 75,000 people, 1,500 schools, a third of local councils, the entire UK Government and the Prime Minister. 10:10 launched internationally in March 2010 and, as of July 2010, has autonomous campaigns up and running in 41 countries, where some of the key sign-ups include the French Tennis Open, the city of Oslo and L'oreal. 10:10 estimates that organisations doing 10:10 have so far cut 500,000 tonnes of C02.
She is a Londoner born and bred.
Composer/Producer Elias Constantopedos was born in Sydney, Australia, where he studied composition and piano at the Conservatorium of Music. He moved to New York in 2009 and has recently completed a Masters of Composition (film scoring) at New York University under Mark Consoli, Mike Patterson and Ira Newborn.
From a young age, his compositions have been performed throughout Australia, by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Chronology arts ensemble, Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, Roh Percussion and Alicia Crossley. receiving broadcast of 2MBS FM and ABC Classic FM. He won the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Cybec composers competition, receiving a commission and performance as part of the Metropolis series concerts, conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra have commissioned a new work to be premiered in September 2012, for the reopening of Hamer Hall, conducted by Andrew Litton.
Through a long running collaboration with contemporary dance choreographer Vicki Van Hout, he was composer/producer on several full length dance works including; Wirad Journi (2006), premiered at Riverside Theatre, My Right Foot (2007), as part of an artist residency at the National Choreographic Centre and Briwyant (2008), through a residency at Critial Path and Performance Space, premiered at the Carriage Works theatre. Briwyant has received a 2011 season as part of the Sydney Festival touring across Australia.
More recently Elias has collaborated with Choreographer Iain Rowe on Memento, a new work for the Royal Danish Ballet (Feb 2011). He has collaborated with TISCH dance and NYU Journalism school as a composer/sound designer and was employed by Splashlight studios as composer/music editor on the NY Fashion Work documentary; The Tents, premiered at Tribeca Cinemas (2010) and later at SVA Theares, Philadelphia Film Festival and at Lincoln centre in February 2012.
He was a composer on the National Gallery Film Festival, writing an original score for the silent Catalonian Film, Gent i Paistage De Catalunya, performed live, conducted by Gillian Anderson. His works have been presented in New York at Le Poisson Rouge, SVA Theatre, the Flea, the Drom, Vaudeville Park, Centre for Perfmance Research, BAAD, and the Brooklyn Festival.
In the summer of 2010 he received a scholarship to attend the prestigious EAMA Boulanger summer program in Paris, his work Lysistrata performed at La Schola Cantorum. In 2011, he participated in the NYU/ASCAP film scoring program under Sean Callery and Mark Snow.
He currently works with Wayne Sharpe, as a composer/producer on the internationally acclaimed films Raajneeti (2010), Aarakshan (2011) and Indian Circus (2011), which won the audience award at the Busan Film Festival.
Emir Kapetanovic (09.09.1988) is a director and writer from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated film and theatre directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. He attended many film & theatre workshops (FAMU Cinema Dance, Sarajevo Talent Campus, etc.) held by significant international lecturers (Timothy John Byford, Gillian Anderson, Darren Aronofsky).
In his carrier he wrote and directed short movies, cabarets, plays, documentaries, web series, TV shows, stand up comedy shows, music videos, street performances.
In 2010. he directed music documentary "Ricochet" about uniting of three Bosnian rappers from three different ethnicity backgrounds in order to write a missing text for Bosnian national anthem.
From 2010 - 2014 he was Artistic Director of Magacin Kabare, Bosnian NGO that promotes art and social activism through art where he wrote and directed more than twenty cabarets.
He worked for national television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHT) where he wrote and directed 30 episodes of sketch comedy shows dealing with Bosnian social issues.
In 2013. in partnership with Jolie Pitt Foundation he wrote and directed first Bosnian web-series "Patriot" which by using comedy and satire deals with discrimination in Bosnian society.
He is based in Sarajevo where he works on a position of Executive Director of an NGO - Magacin Kabare, and lecturer/producer in Mali Magacin Kabare, project which teaches children aged 6-14 (around 150 hundred a year) to express themselves through movies.
He often works on a projects dealing with children and people with disabilities as well as young people of Bosnia and Herzegovina supported by American Embassy in Sarajevo, Unicef and Jolie Pitt Foundation.
Richard Ashworth's work has been highlighted many times in the media but he is probably best known for introducing authentic Chinese Imperial Feng Shui to BBC tv's Housebusters and for his book The Feng Shui Diaries. He is internationally famous for his ground breaking transformational work with the ba zi or Four Pillars of Destiny, otherwise misleadingly known as Chinese Horoscope. Press has included the Guardian Diary, Spirit and Destiny, Art and Architecture, and 25 Beautiful Homes. He has worked with A-Listers such as Gillian Anderson of the X-Files (who said he "commands both confidence and awe") and professionals like Britain's favourite Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen and he has been the subject of the Sunday Times feature 'A Life in the Day' His Diaries appear on the site of the Feng Shui Society.
Richard learned authentic feng shui by studying with a series of masters over a period of decades. "Some masters call feng shui a science. For me there's some of that -I aim to be able to repeat procedures for the same outcome - health, wealth or wisdom, time and again of course but whether it's placing water or listening closely to what they say and reflecting, feng shui is frankly part magic, part ritual and part love. But what do I know? It's all derived from the Tao (or Way) and it is in the nature of the Tao that it won't be pinned down- except when it will." Having spent much of the 1990's sifting through information to discern what was feng shui, what folk lore, what mumbo jumbo and what pure invention, Richard decided he needed to learn from an authentic Chinese Master and was fortunate in being introduced to Master Chan Kun Wah. Although born and trained in Hong Kong, Master (now GrandMaster) Chan was based in Edinburgh. During before and since this time Richard has studied with or attended workshops with Raymond Lo, Joey Yap, Derek Walters, Howard Choy and Lillian Too, as well as many others. including completion of the first ever feng shui course certificated by a Chinese University at Huazhong University in Hubei Province, Central China under the tutelage of Professor Wang Yude. He has worked with corporations, architectural practices, entrepreneurs and in government departments but his daily task remains "going in and out of people's houses being enigmatic." "What I'm interested in is leaving people happier than I found them." Typically a survey starts with examination of the ba zi (or personal feng shui) which often reveals startling facts about the subject . This is usually followed by a look within and around the building and Richard reflecting as to exactly what it is "saying," Then he will draft a chi map of the premises that acts as a sort of biography of the building. This can take a while but when he starts to suggest changes, there is typically a flurry of activity during which the whole "feel" of a property changes rapidly. His sessions are recorded for the client and a full survey includes written bullet points. Typically people come to him when their lives are stuck or they are at a cross roads. His direct, authoritative and humorous approach has changed lives for the better from Poland to New Zealand. "I aim always for health, wealth and wisdom." He is the immediate past editor of Feng Shui News, the Journal of the Feng Shui Society . In October 2006 he addressed the 2nd International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui in Hong Kong, one of very few Westerners to do so and in 2008 was co-chair and organiser of the 1st International Congress on Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment in Turin. He is co founder of World Feng Shui Day a growing international gathering which takes place on the 4th of February each year. A regular enquirer of The Course in Miracles and a longterm student of the Book of Changes, Richard is happily married with six children aged from 15 to 33. Although he is in constant demand by the various media, his 9 to 5 job remains surveying buildings and drafting ba zis for health, happiness and abundance.
Adele Heydenrich turned a lifelong fascination and appreciation for television, film and celebrity into a career, as a foreign correspondent, reporting entertainment news for various international publications. After studying computer science in Kroonstad, South Africa, Heydenrich realized there was a greater potential for success in traveling abroad. In 1995, Heydenrich moved to London, where she received her education in journalism. After completing the program, she then traveled and lived in France and Spain. She finally made her way to the United States in 1997. Upon her arrival in the US, Heydenrich settled in Philadelphia, where she began to make her mark on the pages of South African magazines. Her natural ability to relate, talent and ingenuity put Heydenrich in the pages of numerous publications which include, People, De Kat, GQ, Rooi Rose, Blush and Vrouekeur. Successfully having interviewed personalities such as Gillian Anderson, South African native and Academy Award winner, Charlize Theron (Monster), Embeth Davidtz and Hilary Duff among others, has brought Heydenrich to the attention of other foreign publications. In 2002, she began a relationship with Soap World, Australia, reporting celebrity news revolving around the country's favorite daytime programming. The magazine quickly realized her potential and gave her a regular column to pen as well. Her professional attitude and personal style have helped her to gain the trust and friendship of numerous personalities and Hollywood "insiders". She works and resides in Los Angeles.
Margo Holder (make up & hair) began her career in 1997 in Paris at the well known Institute Technique du Maquillage (ITM) for make up where she trained by Aïda Carange in fashion and beauty. Margo's experience spans more than 19 years, during which time she has become a respected make up artist within the advertising and beauty industry.
Margo has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry like Kylie Minogue, Nicole Sherzinger, Rita Ora, Pixie Geldof, Elle Macpherson, Twiggy, Daisy Lowe, Poppy Delevingne, Jodie Kidd, Jade Parfitt, David Gandy, Sting, Lionel Richie, Alice Cooper, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Juliette Binoche, Felicity Jones, Gillian Anderson, Stacy Martin, Jean Dujardin, Leslie Caron, Emma Greenwell to name a few. Her career in beauty and advertising has led to many of her work to be published in magazines like US Vogue, Vogue Italia, Tatler, The Times, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Grazia UK, Look, Zest, Schon magazine. In her professional career Margo assisted guru make-up artist Pat McGrath.
Margo has been working for advertising clients such as Eylure, Elegant Touch, L'Oreal, Sleek Make Up, Elizabeth Arden, Inglot, Elegant Touch, Activia Danone, Swarovski, Chrisanne, River Island, Next, Ted Baker, Remington, Nike, Johnson&Johnson, Activilong Paris, Panadol, Philips, Oliver Goldsmith, Paul Sheeran, James Read.
Oz is a London based independent producer & director, working in both film and TV for over a decade. He has worked with leading film studios and production companies including Working Title Films, Universal, BBC, Channel 4 and Paramount. His branded work has been published on various platforms including Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine, NOWNESS, Hypebeast, Dazed Digital among others.
Over the years, Oz has had the opportunity to collaborate with a range of artists including Rowan Atkinson, Norbert Schoerner, Laura Bailey, Felicity Jones, Zawe Ashton, Gillian Anderson and Karl Lagerfeld.
With a degree in Journalism and having studied film in New York, Oz combines his broad interests from global issues, humanitarian stories, and story telling by creatively producing a range of recognisable short and long form film content.