CAST

Tom Barber Duffy                                                                T.E. Lawrence

 

Tom Barber Duffy started his performance career working in special action and combat roles on major movies like “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Maleficent” and “Wrath of the Titans”. He then trained formally as an actor gaining a place at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where he attained a Masters in Acting for Screen. Here he completed his first feature film, “The Befuddled Box of Betty Buttifint” and started writing and directing his own short films.  Since graduating, Tom has played a number of theatre roles and starred in his second feature film "Anti Matter" playing the male lead, Nate. “Anti Matter” has gone on to be screened at festivals, most notably Raindance, and had a theatrical release in the US, and on-demand and DVD release in the UK.  Tom has completed a number of short films, had a role in the film “Imitation Game” and roles in TV including “Downton Abbey” and “Tank Men”.

Brian Cox                                                                      Epilogue/Father

 

Brian Cox is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor. He was born on June 1, 1946 in Dundee, Scotland, to Mary Ann Guillerline Cox, maiden surname McCann, a spinner, and Charles McArdle Campbell Cox, a shopkeeper and butcher. His father was of Irish ancestry and his mother was of Irish and Scottish descent.  His first big break was as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter (1986).

 

Brian Cox CBE is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor who started his career in theatre winning awards for "King Lear”. Through the 1990s, he appeared in nearly 20 films and television series, as well as making numerous television guest appearances. More recently, Cox has had roles in major films, including playing the lead in “Churchill", “Troy”, “Red”, “Red 2”, “X-Men” and the Bourne series of films. He is currently the lead in the successful TV series “Succession”.  

Hugh Fraser                                                                   Viscount Allenby

 

Hugh Fraser studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.  Fraser's first big break came after portraying Anthony Eden in the 1978 television series Edward & Mrs Simpson, with Edward Fox. 

He has regularly appeared on film and in television and is best known for his portrayal of Captain Hastings in the television series Agatha Christie's Poirot opposite David Suchet, and his role as the Duke of Wellington in the Sharpe television series. In the 1980s, he appeared in the BBC thriller Edge of Darkness. Fraser can be frequently heard narrating the audiobooks of Agatha Christie’s works, which are currently published by HarperCollins. In recent years, he has been an associate tutor, director and member of the audition panel at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, specialising in Shakespeare. Fraser has also directed several plays, most notably a production of David Mamet's adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

His film credits include Curse of the Pink Panther, 101 Dalmatians, Clint Eastwood’s Firefox, and Patriot Games along with his Sharpe co-star Sean Bean. He has also worked in theatre, playing Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing with the RSC in 1979 and Peyote in David Hare’s Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndham’s. He has guest starred in the Doctor Who audio dramas and alongside Martin Shaw in Death in Holy Orders.

Fraser has also become an author; his first crime novel, Harm, was published in 2015, followed by Threat in 2016, Malice in October 2017 and Stealth in 2018.

Michael Maloney                                                             George Brough

 

Michael Maloney is famous for roles in feature films such as “Young Victoria”,  “Truly, Madly, Deeply”, “The Iron Lady” and  Kenneth Branagh’s “Hamlet” and “Henry V”.  Michael Maloney has played a wide range of classical roles over many years for some of the most famous theatre companies in the UK. At the National Theatre, he has played Benjamin Britten and Lewis Carroll, as well as Hal in “Henry IV” parts 1 and 2. For the RSC, Michael has played Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet” and Edgar in “King Lear”. He has also played Hamlet twice in various theatres around the country.  His roles in TV include “Victoria”, “Waking the Dead”, “Empire”, “The White Queen” and “The Five”.  Michael will be shooting with us during our May shoot in a few weeks time.

Nicole Ansari Cox                                                      Sarah Lawrence

Nicole started her theatrical career in Zurich in repertory and worked extensively in European theatre and film before moving to the United States, returning to the place where she studied drama with the late Uta Hagen at HB Studios for Scene Study and in her famed Shakespeare Masterclass, as well as with Susan Batson at the Actor’s Studio in NYC. Film credits include Side Effects by Steven Soderberg, Remember Me, Last Moment of Clarity, and several independent films. These include Blumenthal and As Good as Dead (both of which she produced), Maggie Black, and I Was There. Her television credits include Einstein, NBC’s Mysteries of Laura, HBO’s Deadwood films. Padim @ PS3, a film about the arts programme at a New York City public school, and the narrative short Tina Goes to Town, set in the UK. She also just directed 5 episodes of the web series comedy Messy and directed several special programmes at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC. 

 

On Broadway Nicole performed in Tom Stoppard’s Rock’n Roll, directed by Trevor Nunn in the role of Lenka, which she originated in the Royal Court’s world premiere and performed in the West End in London. Off Broadway her credits include the Armenian genocide drama Daybreak, the title character in I am Antigone, Sinners (directed by Brian Cox), Shakespeare’s Sister, directed by Irina Brook at La Mama, and Alliance Française in NY and on tour in France. Regionally she appeared in Hamlet as Queen Gertrude, Miss Maudie in To Kill a Mockingbird for the Mirror Theater, and Island of Slaves at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. 

 

Nicole was a Company Member of the famed Theatre du Soleil, directed by Ariane Mnouchkine in Paris, and on tour. She is also a founding member of the Shakespeare Company Berlin. She’s performed at the Public Theatre in Vienna as Berenice in Berenice, Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac, Irma in Irma La Douce, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, and Romy Schneider in the play Romy, which she also co-wrote

Hattie Gotobed                                                                 Marjorie Negus

 

Hattie (Ghita in Game of Thrones Season 5) has been named one of Britain's female rising stars by IMDB and Screen Terrier for 2016. She won Best Actress for her role in Daisy at the Marbella International Film Festival October 2016 where she plays a terminally ill girl with EB alongside Max Brown. Hattie has recently filmed a co lead role of Lucia in The Visitor and she has starred in a further 5 feature films playing Jade in Michael Pearce's Beast with Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn, Lily alongside Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman, A young girl in Jack the Giant Slayer with Nick Hoult, She doubled as Brad Pitt's daughter in WWZ and filmed the co-lead role of the Colonel alongside Bonnie Wright in Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg?

Jason Salkey                                                              Agent Black (Voice)

English actor who is most well-known for playing the educated rifleman, "Harris", in the "Sharpe" series alongside Sean Bean and Daragh O'Malley and a host of other supporting actors. Has appeared in the films About a Boy, Fifth Element, Memphis Belle and Fairytale.

Celia Muir                                                                      Florence Hardy

 

Celia Muir is an award winning actress based in the UK. She starred in comedy crime feature film 'Dead In France' which had an international release and went on sale in the UK with great opening reviews and several awards behind it. Celia won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood for her role in the film.  Her first feature role was Inroad Pictures thriller 'Travellers' which screened at the Berlin Film Festival and went on to gain an international, theatrical release. She has toured extensively with several theatre companies and has appeared in commercials, short films and television productions for a wide range of companies including the BBC. Some of Celia's theatre credits include: Lady Macbeth - Macbeth (UK Tour), Elizabeth Farley - Playhouse Creatures (New Theatre Royal) and Ruth Condomine - Blithe Spirit (Tivoli Theatre).  As well as recently featuring in the new Vauxhall 'Pyjama Mamas' commercial, Celia has just finished a summer season of Rep at the Tivoli Theatre performing in Alan Ayckbourn's 'Things We Do For Love' and Mike Leigh's 'Abigail's Party'.

Mervyn Stutter                                                                      The Curator

 

Mervyn Stutter is a satirical songwriter, comedian, actor and scriptwriter and has been making people laugh in comedy clubs, cabaret theatre, folk clubs, radio and TV for 40 years. He was a founder member of the Flying Pickets and this year celebrates his 31st year at the Edinburgh Fringe and the 26th year of his legendary Pick of the Fringe showcase - making it the longest running show in the history of the Festival. He has written and starred in his own radio plays - the hugely successful Going Troppo plus Waterloo Sunset and Dave the Dead Lefty. He has written and presented many documentaries - Another Hard Day at the Orifice, Rejects Revenge, Beyond the Cringe and a 4 part retrospective on the legendary 23 year long BBC wireless show Workers Playtime called What about the Workers. He tours his live solo shows regularly each year and he is an accomplished singer and guitarist and his shows are often hilarious & yet thought provoking

Steve Rollins                                                                          John Tyrell

Steve Rollins is a film, TV and theatre actor. He has appear in Ruin (2016) and just completed Mike Leigh's film Peterloo (2018).

Rick Savery                                                                   Richard Crichton

 

After training as a an actor at the Poor School in London, Rick went on to work in theatre - credits include: Merlin and the Winter King (Derby Playhouse); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Two Bit Theatre Company); Dogging (City Lights Theatre  Company) and How the Other Half Loves, Out of Order, Murder Weapon, A Daughter's a Daughter, Jeeves & Wooster -  Perfect Nonsense (Suffolk Summer Theatre Company); West End musicals - The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre); Ripper  (The Actors' Church) and Bad Girls (Garrick Theatre). TV work includes roles in Family Affairs, Eastenders and The Bill, and film work includes Britz (directed by Peter  Kosminsky). Rick also works as a corporate trainer for some of the biggest companies in the UK and abroad. His singing career has included session work for several studios.

Russell Biles                                                         Vernon Waldegrave Kell

Russell Biles is an film, TV and theatre actor and director, known for The Victim  (2017), Future TX (2019) and Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg (2015).

Russell also provides the voice for the BBC Newsreader and Henry Williamson. 

Derek Herbert                                                               Winston Churchill

Derek attended the renowned Crane Studios in Liverpool to study music, drama, speech, theatre and media studies, attaining accreditation in singing and acting. Derek has made a number of TV appearances as Winston Churchill including BBC dramas “Hustle” and “Close to the Enemy” as well as other appearances as Churchill on TV, Radio and in Theatre.

David Medina                                                                Mr Hugh Cairns

 

Dorset based film/TV and theatre actor David Medina who has appeared in Goodbye Mr Chips, Dr Doolittle, The Moonraker, Far from the Madding Crowd, Ken Russell's "Valentino, Wycliffe", "Mayor of Casterbridge" with Alan Bates and the BBC shows, "Dr Who", "Casualty", "Miss Marple" with Joan Hickson and "Shoestring" with Trevor Eve.

Debbie Tarrier                                                                        Lady Astor

 

Debbie Tarrier is an actor, presenter and voice over artist.  She originally trained in acting at Theatre Arts in London, later training in producing, directing & writing for film at Raindance, leading to her first short film being screened at the Raindance Independent Film Festival in 2002.   She then focussed mainly on voice over work, including being a Resident Audio Describer at Lighthouse Poole for several years and as a presenter for business interviews & the more quirky Chattoon Show, with guests such as Les Dennis and Christine & Neil Hamilton. When she became a regular cast member in Murder Mystery events a few years ago, it reignited her love of acting and she is particularly keen to work in film & tv.  Debbie has since appeared in short films by talented filmmakers of the future, from Bournemouth University and the BFI Film Academy and in the past year had roles in feature films Relentless (2019), Skullz (2019) & Brutality (2019).

Jo Simons                                                                    Clemmie Churchill

 

Dorset based actor Jo Simons trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  Her acting roles include both theatre and television for repertory theatres, BBC and ITV. She is also a freelance drama practitioner working primarily in schools. Jo is the Director of the Dorchester Youth Theatre.

Chris Gallarus                                                         Police Sergeant Legg

Biography to follow.

Nicole Faraday                                                                     Postmistress

Biography to follow.

Alison Payton                                                                         The Nurse

Biography to follow.

Mark Freestone                                                  Corporal Ernest Catchpole

Biography to follow.

Laurent Lucas                                                                        King Faisal

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Tim Faraday                                                      Major Ralph Neville Jones

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Howard Payton                                                         Captain Hyde Pierce

Kevin Hudson                                                                     Arthur Russell

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Guilluame Rivaud                                                                 Jean Renard

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Jim Ruel                                                                              Pat Knowles

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Rad Brown                                                                Colonel Newcombe

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John Capel                                                                    Sir Ronald Storrs

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Robin Lee                                                                    William Bradbury

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Rufus Williams

Young Mark

William Bishop

Young Lawrence

Harry Cockerill

Frank Fletcher

Finbar McLuckie

Albert Hargraves

Bill Peat

Alan Mash

Richard Harvey

Mark J.T. Griffin

Stuart Stafford

Peter Preston

Canon M.W. Kinloch

Jonathon Walker/Agent Black

Sam Dacombe

Chris Wilson

Colin Blyth

TBA

Robert Capa

Agent Ridley

Agent Scott

Agent Black (Voice)

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