Land of Hope

by elliotcowan | created - 14 Mar 2018 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Short film cast and cinematographer suggestions

1. Hermione Norris

Actress | Spooks

Hermione Norris was born in February 1967 in Paddington, London, England as Hermione Jane Norris. She is an actress, known for MI-5 (2002), Cold Feet (1997) and Wire in the Blood (2002). She has been married to Simon Wheeler since December 2002. They have two children.

2. Alex Kingston

Actress | ER

Alex Kingston was born on March 11, 1963 in London, England as Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston. She is an actress, known for ER (1994), Doctor Who (2005) and Alpha Dog (2006). She has been married to Jonathan Stamp since July 18, 2015. She was previously married to Florian Haertel and Ralph Fiennes.

3. Geraldine Somerville

Actress | Gosford Park

Geraldine Somerville was born in Dublin. She lived in Co. Meath until she was six, when her parents moved to the Isle of Man. Geraldine went to dance classes from the age of 6 and, at the age of 8, she attended the Arts Educational School in Tring, Hertfordshire. There, she was taught ballet, music...

4. Lesley Manville

Actress | Phantom Thread

Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award-winning actress of theatre, film, and television, and has worked extensively with director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), and Secrets & ...

5. Rebecca Front

Actress | The Thick of It

Rebecca Front was born on May 16, 1964 in Stoke Newington, London, England as Rebecca Louise Front. She is an actress and writer, known for The Thick of It (2005), The Day Today (1994) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017). She has been married to Phil Clymer since March 1998. They have two ...

6. George Richmond

Camera_department | Children of Men

George Richmond is known for his work on Children of Men (2006), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

7. Stephan Pehrsson

Assistant_director | Johnny English Strikes Again

Stephan Pehrsson was born on November 10, 1975 in Hillerød, Denmark. He is known for his work on Johnny English Strikes Again (2018), Black Mirror (2011) and X Company (2015).

8. Sophie Okonedo

Actress | Hotel Rwanda

Sophie Okonedo was born on August 11, 1968 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) and After Earth (2013).

9. Helen McCrory

Actress | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Award-winning actress Helen Elizabeth McCrory was born in London, England, to Welsh-born Anne (Morgans) and Scottish-born Iain McCrory, a diplomat (from Glasgow). She trained at the Chang-Ren Nian. She began her career on stage in the UK. She won the Manchester Evening News' Best Actress Award for ...

10. Catherine Tate

Actress | The Catherine Tate Show

Catherine Tate was born on May 12, 1968 in Bloomsbury, London, England as Catherine Ford. She is an actress and writer, known for The Catherine Tate Show (2004), Doctor Who (2005) and Starter for 10 (2006).

11. Jenna Russell

Actress | Mortdecai

Jenna Russell was born on October 5, 1967 in Paddington, London, England. She is known for her work on Mortdecai (2015), On the Up (1990) and Into the Woods (2011).

12. Sarah Parish

Actress | The Wedding Date

Sarah Parish was born on June 7, 1968 in Yeovil, Somerset, England. She is an actress, known for The Wedding Date (2005), The Holiday (2006) and Blackpool (2004). She has been married to James Murray since December 15, 2007. They have two children.

13. Orla Brady

Actress | Sinbad

Irish-born Orla Brady studied acting at the Ecole Phillippe Gaulier in Paris. Upon returning to Dublin, she won the role of Adela in the House of Bernarda Alba at the Gate Theatre. Since then, she has been working on both sides of the Atlantic with a career mix of television, film, and stage to her...

14. Sarah Lancashire

Actress | Happy Valley

Sarah Lancashire was born on October 4, 1964 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Sarah-Jane Abigail Lancashire. She is an actress and director, known for Happy Valley (2014), Seeing Red (2000) and Clocking Off (2000). She has been married to Peter Salmon since August 22, 2001. They have one child. ...

15. Claire Skinner

Actress | Naked

Claire Skinner was born in 1964 in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England as Claire L. Skinner. She is an actress, known for Naked (1993), Life Is Sweet (1990) and Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). She was previously married to Charlie Palmer.

16. Olivia Williams

Actress | The Ghost Writer

Olivia Williams was born July 26, 1968 in Camden Town, London. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, an independent school for girls in Hampstead, North London, followed by Newnham College at the University of Cambridge. She graduated with a degree in English literature. She went on to ...

17. Joanne Whalley

Actress | Willow

British-born actress Joanne Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she was a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and nuclear industry drama The Edge Of Darkness, for which she received a ...

18. Caroline Goodall

Actress | Hook

Born in Britain to Australian parents, Caroline Goodall is internationally known as a leading actress who has starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of the last fifteen years, including Schindler's List (1993), Hook (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Disclosure (1994), White Squall (1996) and The ...

19. Philip Arditti

Actor | RED 2

He is a British actor based in London. He was born in Geneva to Sephardi Jewish parents of Italian and Turkish origin and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. He began his TV and film career in some of British television's most popular series including Casualty, Spooks and Silent Witness. He received ...

20. Monica Dolan

Actress | Eye in the Sky

Monica was born in March 1969 into an Irish family and has a sister Gabrielle. She studied drama at the Guildhall School in London, graduating in 1991 and soon afterwards went into television. A supremely versatile character actress, she has tended to specialize in stunning portrayals of the darker...

21. Michelle Fairley

Actress | Game of Thrones

Michelle was born in July 1965, the second child of publican Brian and nurse Theresa Fairley. As a teenager she attended the Ulster Youth Theatre before moving to Belfast , where she was a member of Fringe Benefit, a repertory company where she acted alongside Conleth Hill, with whom she would ...

22. Hannah Waddingham

Actress | How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Hannah Waddingham was born in 1974 in London, England. She is an actress, known for How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), Les Misérables (2012) and Winter Ridge (2018).

23. Emma Thompson

Actress | Sense and Sensibility

Emma Thompson was born in London on April 15, 1959, into a family of actors - her father was Eric Thompson, who has passed away, and her mother, Phyllida Law, has co-starred with Thompson in several films (her sister, Sophie Thompson, is an actor as well). Her father was English-born and her mother...

24. Janet McTeer

Actress | Albert Nobbs

Janet McTeer was born on August 5, 1961 in Newcastle, England, UK to parents Jean and Allan McTeer. She was raised in York from the age of 6. She attended Queen Anne Grammar School for Girls, where there was not much opportunity for drama. She became interested in acting at age 16, when she saw "...

25. Sharon Small

Actress | About a Boy

Sharon Small was born on January 1, 1967 in Drumchapel, Glasgow, Scotland. She is an actress, known for About a Boy (2002), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001) and National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera (2016).

26. Stephen Murphy

Cinematographer | Death and Nightingales

Stephen Is an award winning Cinematographer working around the world in Features, Drama, Commercials and Promos and is equally proficient with both Film and Digital capture.

He has been featured in the pages of American Cinematographer Magazine, British Cinematographer Magazine, Fujifilm Exposure, ...

27. Akin Gazi

Actor | Prison Break

Akin Gazi was born in Edmonton, London. He attended Queen Mary, University of London studying English and Drama graduating in 2003. In 2010 Gazi secured his first film role in "The Devil's Double" directed by Lee Tamahori, this was followed by appearances in "Black Gold" (Jean-Jacques Annaud) "Zero...

28. Amelia Bullmore

Actress | Scott & Bailey

Amelia Bullmore was born on January 31, 1964 in London, England as Amelia Mary Bullmore. She is an actress and writer, known for Scott & Bailey (2011), This Life (1996) and Big Train (1998). She is married to Paul Higgins. They have two children.

29. Nick Cooke

Cinematographer | The Mass of Men

30. Robin Whenary

Cinematographer | All the Devil's Men

Robin Whenary is known for his work on All the Devil's Men (2018), We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (2015) and Orbit Ever After (2013).

31. Angus Mitchell

Cinematographer | The Dig

32. Abigail Thaw

Actress | Endeavour

Abigail Thaw was born in London to John Thaw and Sally Alexander in October 1965. She was brought up by her mother in a large house in Pimlico. Alexander was an active member of the women's movement and Abigail would often go on marches with her mother and the other families in the house. She would...

33. Tamsin Greig

Actress | Green Wing

Tamsin Greig was born on July 12, 1966 in Maidstone, Kent, England as Tamsin Margaret Greig. She is an actress, known for Green Wing (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Tamara Drewe (2010). She has been married to Richard Leaf since May 1997. They have three children.

34. Joanna Scanlan

Actress | Getting On

Joanna Scanlan was born on October 27, 1961 in West Kirby, Merseyside, England as Joanna Marion Scanlan. She is an actress and writer, known for Getting On (2009), Notes on a Scandal (2006) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). She is married to Neil Bicknell.

35. Sophie Thompson

Actress | Gosford Park

Sophie Thompson was born on January 20, 1962 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Gosford Park (2001), Emma (1996) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). She has been married to Richard Lumsden since October 1995. They have two children.

36. Anna Chancellor

Actress | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Award-winning actress Anna Chancellor takes on the role of Rachel Argyll in "Ordeal by Innocence." A familiar face on television and film, Anna is perhaps best known for her unforgettable role as Henrietta (Duckface) in the hit British film "Four Weddings and a Funeral." Her TV credits include Lix ...

37. Lia Williams

Actress | The Foreigner

Lia Williams was born on November 26, 1964 in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. She is an actress and director, known for The Foreigner (2017), The Russian Bride (2001) and The Missing (2014). She is married to Guy Hibbert.

38. Maja Zamojda

Camera_department | Frankenweenie

Maja is an NFTS graduate and was sponsored by the European Union to attend the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass with Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. Maja shot the first episode of Skins Redux (Company Productions) for director Charles Martin, and then went on to shoot 4 episodes of ...

39. Samira Oberberg

Camera_department | Bourek

Samira Oberberg is a London based cinematographer. Originally from Germany, she has lived in Iceland and worked across Europe. She worked in a rental company and as a camera assistant for several years before studying Cinematography at the National Film and Television School. Her work has been ...

40. Chloë Thomson

Camera_department | Green Zone



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