SIMON : JAMES KERMACK

 

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CAREER HIGHLIGHT: ROLLING AROUND ON THE FLOOR WITH MONTY PYTHONS TERRY JONES IN MY AUDITION FOR ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. HIM PRETENDING TO BE SIMON PEGG AND ME TRYING TO ATTACK HIM WITHOUT LAUGHING TOO HARD. A TRULY WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND GENTLEMAN.

CAREER LOWLIGHT: SITTING DOWN TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION AND REALISING MY CAREER LOWLIGHT LIST IS PRETTY LONG. BUT IF I HAD TO PICK ONE IT WOULD BE BEING TOLD I COULDN'T USE THE GREEN ROOM AT A VENUE ON TOUR AS, AND I QUOTE "THE CHUCKLE BROTHERS DON'T LIKE TO SHARE"

ACTING: THEATRE INCLUDES - GEORGE IN ‘OF MICE AND MEN’ (UK TOUR), JOHN PROCTOR IN ‘THE CRUCIBLE’ (TOUR), NATHAN DETROIT IN THE AWARD NOMINATED PRODUCTION OF ‘GUYS & DOLLS’ (UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE) TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKERS ‘OUR AJAX’ (SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE), A THOUSAND MILES OF HISTORY (BUSSEY BUILDING), DAVID SEIDLERS ‘SAVING TOAD’ (PLEASANCE THEATRE), SIR PETER HALLS ‘PYGMALION’ (OLD VIC), BOBBYS ORGY (PLEASANCE THEATRE), FEVER PITCH (TWO UK TOURS), PLAY IT AGAIN SAM (UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE), 1 IN 5 (YOUNG VIC/HAMPSTEAD THEATRE) AND THE NEW VOICES 24 HOUR PLAYS (OLD VIC)

FILM & TV INCLUDES - MISS PEREGRINES HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (DIR: TIM BURTON), ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING (DIR: TERRY JONES), RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER 3, NEON (DIR: MARK J. BLACKMAN), CUCUMBER (CH 4), DOCTOR WHO (BBC), THE ROYALS (E CHANNEL), BAFTA NOMINATED - THE LAST HOURS OF LAURA KITCHEN (BBC).

DIRECTING: SCREEN - HIS DEBUT FEATURE ‘HI-LO JOE’ WAS COMPLETED IN 2015. IT HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS 27TH DINARD FILM FESTIVAL IN SEPTEMBER 2016, WHERE HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE JURY. IT HAS ALSO BEEN MADE AN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT FESTIVALS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, TORONTO, SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG. IT IS REPRESENTED BY INTERNATIONAL SALES AGENT ‘THE LITTLE FILM COMPANY’ BASED IN LOS ANGELES. HIS SECOND FEATURE ‘KNUCKLEDUST’ IS A $10,000,000 ACTION THRILLER SCHEDULED TO SHOOT IN 2017. IT IS BEING PRODUCED BY FEATURISTIC FILMS, WHERE JAMES IS ALSO NOW HEAD OF CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT. JAMES HAS CONCEPTED AND DIRECTED MANY NARRATIVE BASED MUSIC PROMOS AND AWARD NOMINATED SHORT FILMS.

THEATRE INCLUDES - MANOR (SOHO THEATRE/TRISTAN BATES THEATRE), THE AMMUNITIONSIT (OLD VIC) STARRING OLIVIER AWARD WINNER CUSH JUMBO (THE GOOD WIFE - CBS), SQUIRREL (ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL) STARRING ALEX VLAHOS (VERSAILLES - CANAL +, MERLIN - BBC), HE HAS DIRECTED NUMEROUS SHOWS AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL INCLUDING ‘WELCOME TO THE KERRYMAN’ STARRING LAUREN O’ROURKE (INBETWEENERS MOVIE, DRIFTERS - E4) AND CO-WRITTEN BY SARAH SOLEMANI (HIM & HER - BBC, BRIDGET JONES BABY), 5 STAR SWASHBUCKLING MUSICAL ‘PIRAMANIA’ AND HIS DEBUT AS A PLAYWRIGHT ‘LADS’ WHICH TRANSFERRED TO LONDON AFTER A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED RUN. 

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GARY : TIMOTHY O'HARA

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:WORKING CLOSELY WITH PLAYWRIGHT EDWARD BOND ON FIVE DIFFERENT PRODUCTIONS, THE HIGHLIGHT BEING CHAIR AT THE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH.

CAREER LOWLIGHT: TATTOOING CARTOON TRANSFERS ONTO CHILDREN IN A TEEPEE IN BRENT CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE.

ACTING: THE MOUSETRAP (WEST END),  SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (NOEL COWARD THEATRE), SCOOP (LYRIC HAMMERSMITH), LONDON WALL (ST JAMES THEATRE, FINBOROUGH THEATRE), CHAIR (LYRIC HAMMERSMITH), HAVE I NON (LYRIC HAMMERSMITH), COFFIN (KING'S HEAD THEATRE), THE POPE'S WEDDING (COCK TAVERN), TESTAMENT OF THIS DAY (BBC RADIO 4), SHERLOCK HOLMES (GUY RICHIE FILM)

DIRECTING: RENT (COCKPIT), AFTER THE TURN (COURTYARD), CONCRETE DUVET (EDINBURGH)

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CHERRY : MICHELLE LUTHER

 

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CAREER HIGHLIGHT: MY MUM TELLING ME THAT MY ACTING IS GETTING BETTER WITH AGE.

CAREER LOWLIGHT:  CRYING ABOUT MY CAREER PATH WHILST INSIDE A MR.BUMP COSTUME STOOD OUTSIDE HAMLEYS.

THEATRE CREDITS INCLUDE: DREAMPLAY (BAZ PRODUCTIONS), INTENT (DIFFERENT BREED), EARLY DOORS (NOT TOO TAME), FROM WHERE I’M STANDING (:DELIRIUM), GO TO YOUR GOD LIKE A SOLDIER (:DELIRIUM), THE MAN (FINBOROUGH), KER-CHING! (FRANTIC ASSEMBLY/SIXTH SENSE), UNDER MILK WOOD AND ROMEO AND JULIET (RADA ENTERPRISES), CROSSINGS (SGRIPT CYMRU), SCOTLAND ROAD (EYE THEATRE, SUFFOLK), HAMLET H2O (ELAN WALES), THEATRE CREDITS FOR CLWYD THEATR CYMRU INCLUDE: GHOSTS, ARM’S AND THE MAN, ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, NIGHT MUST FALL, THE CRUCIBLE, AND NOW WHAT? & THE BALLAD OF MEGAN MORGAN. 

TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDES: STELLA (SKY1), CHARLOTTE (BBC3), DOCTORS (BBC1), LEWIS (ITV), BEING HUMAN (BBC 3), TRACEY BEAKER: THE MOVIE OF ME (CBBC), DANIELLE CABLE: EYE WITNESS (GRANADA), EASTENDERS (BBC1), THE BENCH (BBC WALES) AND TALES FROM PLEASURE BEACH (BLAST! FILMS).

VOICE OVER: VARIOUS RADIO ADVERTS AND NARRATOR FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL CHANNEL 4 ‘BOUNCERS’ DOCUMENTARY.

MICHELLE IS AN ASSOCIATE ARTIST OF NOT TOO TAME THEATRE COMPANY.

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ELF: GLENN HANNING

 

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CAREER HIGHLIGHT: AS A 7 YEAR OLD I WAS CAST IN CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE. I REMEMBER HAVING SO MUCH FUN, AND WAS PROBABLY THE REASON I BECAME AN ACTOR IN ADULT LIFE.

CAREER LOWLIGHT: TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO SIGN UP AND GIVE DONATIONS TO SCOPE AT COVENT GARDEN STATION.  I HAD NO SIGN UPS AND LEFT AFTER JUST A FEW DAYS, DEPRESSED.

FILM AND TV CREDITS INCLUDE: A KNIGHTS TALE, THE RUN, BLACK MIRROR, THE CANTERBURY TALES, THE BILL, RENFORD REJECTS, LONDON'S BURNING, MCCALLUM, THE SECRET AND WYCLIFFE. THEATRE CREDITS: GLENN SPENT THE SUMMER BEING DIRECTED BY EDWARD BOND IN THE WORLD PREMIER OF HIS NEW PLAY DEA, PLAYING THE PART OF SERGEANT. LES MISERABLES (PALACE THEATRE), CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (NATIONAL THEATRE) THERE WILL BE MORE AND THE POPES WEDDING (COCK TAVERN), HAPPY CHRISTMAS (NEW END), THIS WRETCHED SPLENDOUR (THEATRE 503/ LATCHMERE), A WALK ON LAKE EERIE (FINBOROUGH).

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