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A British Invasion: Stars Cross the Pond to Light Up Broadway This Fall!

"[Thank you] to an incredible cast of British and American actors who make the Atlantic look like a little creek you can just kind of pop across," said Dame Helen Mirren upon receiving her 2015 Tony Award. The stage and screen star reprised her critically-acclaimed performance in THE AUDIENCE after a West End run in 2013, and she was just one of many to 'pop across' an ocean for a stab at Broadway. An unprecedented amount of British talent took over Broadway last year, bringing us such productions as THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, and SKYLIGHT.

It doesn't seem like the trend is ending anytime soon.

This fall, Broadway will welcome a slew of British actors- some of whom will be making their US stage debuts in incoming productions. And it's not just performers. We're getting some complete British imports in shows like A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and KING CHARLES III. Below, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on this season's British imports.


Eve Best (Anna in OLD TIMES) is an award-winning, classically trained British actress. She has twice been nominated for a Tony Award: in 2008 for her portrayal of "Ruth" in The Homecoming, directed by Daniel Sullivan, and in 2007 for the role of "Josie" opposite Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten. She won a Drama Desk and an Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress for her role in Moon for the Misbegotten. She made her professional London stage debut starring opposite Jude Law in Tis Pity She's a Whore, and won both the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the London Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer 1999. In 2003, she won the London Critics Circle award for Best Actress in Mourning Becomes Electra, and in 2005 she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress a London Critics Circle Award for Hedda Gabler. Other theatre credits include Three Sisters, The Coast of Utopia, The Heiress, The Cherry Orchard (Royal National Theatre); As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Misanthrope (Chichester Festiival Theatre); andMacbeth (Shakespeare's Globe). Her feature film debut was in The King's Speech directed by Tom Hooper, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Her American television debut was as "Dr. O'Hara" in Showtime's critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated series, "Nurse Jackie." She has also starred as the title role in "Dolley Madison" for PBS, as well as "The Shadow Line," "Prime Suspect VII," "Lie With Me," "Other Peoples Children" and "Shackleton." Eve is a director of Shakespeare Link, a company that works with Shakespeare plays as a source of education and empowerment around the world. She has led Shakespeare workshops in London, Northern Ireland, Wales and New York, and in 2009 travelled to Africa to create a cross cultural production of Romeo & Juliet as part of an AIDS relief program in Mozambique.

Anthony Calf (Mr. Stevens in KING CHALES III) Theatre credits include: The Hard Problem, The White Guard, The Power of Yes, Gethsemane, Never So Good, The False Servant, Betrayal, The Madness of George III (National), Fathers and Sons, Les Parents Terribles, The Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar), Cressida (Almeida), My Night With Reg, Neverland, Rock 'n' Roll (Royal Court), For Services Rendered, Private Lives, The Deep Blue Sea (Chichester), My Fair Lady (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Uncle Vanya (Gate, Dublin), and Dolly West's Kitchen (Abbey, Dublin). West End: Stephen Ward (Aldwych), Private Lives (Gielgud), Death and the Maiden (Harold Pinter), Rock 'n' Roll (Duke of York's), My Night with Reg (Criterion). Television includes: "New Tricks," "Dracula," "Restless," "Upstairs Downstairs," "Call the Midwife," "Lewis," "Beau Brummell," "Judge John Deed," "Foyle's War," "The Cry," "Lucky Jim," "Lorna Doone," "Midsomer Murders," "Our Mutual Friend," "My Night with Reg," "Bramwell," "Pride and Prejudice," "Absolute Hell," "Great Expectations," "My Family and Other Animals," "Fortunes of War," and "The Monocled Mutineer." Film includes: The Man Who Knew Infinity, Fairytale andThe Madness of King George.

Oliver Chris (William in KING CHARLES III) Theatre includes: Closer (Donmar) Great Britain (NT), King Charles III(Almeida/Wyndham's Theatre), Season's Greetings (NT), One Man, Two Guvnors(NT/Adelphi/Broadway), Women, Power and Politics (Tricycle), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rose, Kingston), Rain Main (UK Tour), The Taming of the Shrew(Wilton's Music Hall), Portrait of a Lady (Theatre Royal, Bath), and The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Northampton). Film includes: The Night Of The Lotus, Huge, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Gathering and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Television includes:"Musketeers," "The Woman In Red," "Breathless," "Bluestone 42," "Silent Witness," "FM," "Fairy Tales," "Hotel Babylon," "Bonkers," "Tripping Over," "Sharpe's Challenge," "The I.T. Crowd," "According to Bex," "Nathan Barley," "Sweet Medicine," "Green Wing," "Shelley," "The Real Jane Austen," "Casualty," "Rescue Me," "The Office," and "Lorna Doone."

Cynthia Erivo (Celie in THE COLOR PURPLE) is one of the fastest-rising stars of British musical theatre, received an Evening Standard Theatre Award nomination for Best Musical Performance and a WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie in The Color Purple. In 2011 Cynthia received her first big musical theatre break, in Kneehigh Theatre's production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre, followed by the starring role of Deloris Van Cartier in the UK tour of Jerry Zaks' production of Sister Act. Cynthia appeared in the West End as Chenice in Harry Hill and Simon Cowell's critically acclaimed musical, I Can't Sing, at the London Palladium and also played the leading role of Dessa in the European premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical, Dessa Rose, at Trafalgar Studios. A 2010 graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Cynthia's many stage credits include Simon Stephens'Marine Parade, which premiered at the 2010 Brighton Festival, John Adams' experimental "song play," I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky, at Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Dominic Hill's The Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain at Traverse, Belgrade and English Touring theatres. This past fall, Cynthia returned to her classical roots in the Donmar Warehouse's acclaimed all-female production of Henry IV opposite Dame Harriet Walter, directed by Phyllida Lloyd. In addition to her stage career, Cynthia is a songwriter and wrote the song, "Fly Before You Fall," for last year's feature film Beyond the Lights.

Michael Flatley (LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES) first stepped onto the world stage when he toured with The Chieftains. In 1994 he changed the face of Irish Dance forever with his breath-taking creation of Riverdance. He went on to create Lord of the Dance which debuted at the Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996. His name and Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerized audiences around the globe. Michael broke the mould of traditional Irish Dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional. He has created, directed and produced several successful shows including Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.

Phoebe Fox (Catherine in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) has appeared on the London stage in King Lear at the Almeida Theatre; Sixty-Six Books at the Bush Theatre; There Is a War at the National Theatre; The Acid Test at the Royal Court Theatre; and at the Chichester Festival Theatre in A Month in the Country. Her screen credits include the films Eye in the Sky, War Book, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, and One Day. Her television credits include "Richard III" and "Henry IV, Part 2" in the BBC's "The Hollow Crown" series, "Life in Squares," "A Poet in New York," "The Musketeers," "Switch," "Coming Up," "New Tricks," and "Black Mirror." Phoebe was nominated for the Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2011.

Michael Gould (Alfieri in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) also appeared in the Young Vic productions of Hamlet and Cruel and Tender. He has been seen at the National Theatre inDamned by Despair, Our Class, The Waves, The Seagull, Greenland, Earthquakes in London, Attempts on Her Life, Women of Troy, Pillars of the Community, and The Oresteia; and at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Othello, The Phoenician Women, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV, The Dybbuk, The Theban Trilogy, and A Woman Killed With Kindness. His numerous other theatre credits include productions at the Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Chichester Festival. His film credits include Our Kind of Traitor, Crocodile, Room 8, Private Peaceful, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. His many television credits include "Wallander," "Ashes to Ashes," "The Thick of It," "Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley," "Waking the Dead," "Wire in the Blood," "State of Play," and "EastEnders."

Richard Goulding (Harry in KING CHARLES III) trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was in the original cast of King Charles III at London's Almeida Theatre and then in the West End, and he was nominated for an Olivier award for his performance. Richard has extensive experience in theatre, including A Mad World My Masters, Candide and Titus Andronicus at the RSC, King Lear at the Almeida, Posh at the Royal Court and in the West End; There is a War and Edgar and Annabel at the National. Upon graduating from Guildhall, he played Konstanin in The Seagull for the RSC, which toured the world including going to BAM New York before a West End run. His screen credits include: Me Before You, The Iron Lady and Queen of the Desert. TV series include: "Fresh Meat," "Ripper Street," "The Windsors," and "Foyle's War."

Richard Hansell (Louis in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) appeared in Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of A Patriot for Me and Two Gentlemen of Verona and in The Madness of King George and Lady Windermere's Fanin London's West End. His other theater credits include Macbeth, Kemble's Riot, As You Like It, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Crown Matrimonial, Hamlet, Tonight at 8:30, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The School for Scandal, and Habitats. His film credits include The Wolfman,Hamlet, and Shine. On television, he was most recently seen in Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." His other television credits include "Inside Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson," "Downton Abbey," "Doctors," "The Royal," "Spooks," "Holby City," "E=mc2," "Queer as Eighteenth Century Folk," "Family Affairs," "Crossroads," and "Berkeley Square."

Nyasha Hatendi (Spencer/Nick/Sir Gordon in KING CHARLES III) Theatre includes: King Charles III (Almeida & Wyndham's Theatre), Richard III(Nottingham Playhouse; Theatre Royal, York), Nhamo (Tricycle Theatre), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (Cheek by Jowl), The Ark (Arcola Theatre), 11 and 12 (Theatre Bouffe du Nord), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Lyric Hammersmith), The Brothers Size (ATC / Young Vic), Real Black Men Don't Sit Crosslegged on the Floor (New Federal Theatre), Pericles, The Winter's Tale (RSC), As You Like It(Theatre Royal Bath), American Buffalo, Dr Faustus, and Yonadab (Bedlam Theatre). Television includes: "Casual," "W1A," "Strike Back: Vengeance," "Garrow's Law," "Above Suspicion: Silent Scream," "Law and Order UK; Blood and Oil," "The No. 1 Ladies," "Detective Agency," "Silent Witness," and "Holby City." Films include: Narcopolis, To Leech, Magpie, The Comedian, Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me, The Ghost, No Money, And the Woods Fell Silent, Clive Hole, The Three Dumas and The Good Shepherd.

Adam James (Mr. Evens in KING CHARLES III) Adam is thrilled to be returning to NYC and reprising his role as the Prime Minister, in his 4th Mike Bartlett play, having previously appeared Off-Broadway in The Pride (Lortel Theatre; Winner "Outstanding Featured Actor" Lortel Award and Drama Desk Nominated), Bull and Rabbit (59E59). Further theatre credits include: Rapture, Blister, Burn and Tiger Country (Hampstead Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham's Theatre), 13, Gethsemane and Blood & Gifts(National Theatre - Nominated "Best Supporting Actor" at the WOS Awards),Now or Later, My Child (Royal Court), King Lear (Royal Exchange - Nominated "Best Newcomer" M.E.N Awards). TV credits include: "Catherine Tate," "Nan," "Special," "Dr. Foster," "Grantchester," "Coalition," "The Game," "The Assets," "Crimson Field," "Law & Order," "Family Tree," "Miranda," "Law & Order LA," "Dr. Who," "Hustle," "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," "Ashes to Ashes," "Extras," "Waking The Dead," "Love Soup," "The Lost Battalion," and "Band of Brothers." Film includes: A Little Chaos, Last Chance Harvey, Mother of Tears (Nominated Best Actor David Di Donatello Awards), and Road To Guantanamo.

Keira Knightley (Thérèse in THÉRÈSE RAQUIN) made her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp's translation of Molière's comedy The Misanthrope, staged by Thea Sharrock at the Comedy Theatre in London, in December 2009. She received an Olivier Award nomination as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for the Natasha Richardson Award. In January 2011, Knightley returned to the Comedy Theatre and starred in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, staged by Ian Rickson. Knightley can next be seen in Lynn Shelton's Laggies opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell, which is set to release October 24, 2014. This fall she can be seen in Morten Tyldum's Imitation Gamestarring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. In this biographical drama, Knightley will play Joan Clarke. This film follows Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) and his brilliant team at Britain's top-secret code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The film premiered at the 2014 Telluride Film festival to positive reviews as well assnagging the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. Weinstein is set to release the film on November 21, 2014. She recently wrapped production on Baltasar Kormákur's Everest starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Robin Wright. Universal is set to release the film September 18, 2015. Knightley was recently seen in John Carney's Begin Again opposite Mark Ruffalo. The music-centered story follows Gretta (Knightley) who moves with her longtime boyfriend to New York but is heartbroken when her boyfriend dumps her for fame and fortune. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing in a local bar and is immediately captivated together becoming each other's last chance to turn their lives around. The film premiered and was sold at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and was released by the Weinstein Company on July 4, 2014. Previously, Knightley starred in Joe Wright's adaptation of the Jane Austen novel Pride & Prejudice. She earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet. Two years later, she was a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominee for her performance as Cecilia Tallis in Atonement. Additionally, she starred in Wright's Anna Karenina, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. Knightley's breakout movie role was in Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham, for which she won the London Critics' Circle Film Awards' British Newcomer of the Year prize. Audiences worldwide took notice of Knightley as the heroine Elizabeth Swann in Gore Verbinski's, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring opposite Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush. The film grossed more than $654 million worldwide. Knightley reprised her role in the franchises 2006 and 2007 sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. She later reteamed with the film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Antoine Fuqua's King Arthur; and was part of the ensemble cast of Richard Curtis' Love Actually. Her subsequent movies have included John Maybury's The Jacket and The Edge of Love; Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit;François Girard's Silk; Saul Dibb's The Duchess, for which she earned a British Independent Film Award nomination for Best Actress; Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, for which she was again a BIFA Award nominee; Massy Tadjedin's Last Night; William Monahan's London Boulevard; David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method; and Lorene Scafaria's Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, in which she starred opposite Steve Carell. She landed her first feature film role at the age of 10, in Patrick Dewolf's Innocent Lies. Knightley then starred in Nick Hamm's The Hole, with Thora Birch, and Gillies MacKinnon's Pure; and appeared alongside Natalie Portman in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Margot Leicester (Camilla in KING CHARLES III) Theatre credits include: King Charles III at the Almeida, Long Days Journey Into Night, An Inspector Calls, Glass Menagerie, Habeeas Corpus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Enemies Within, All My Sons, and Ghosts at the Bolton Octagon, Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, Coriolanus at The Globe, The Gospels at National Theatre Studio, The Laramie Project, Colder Than Here, and Protection at Soho Theatre. At the Young Vic Theatre she appeared in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, and subsequently his version of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People which transferred to the Playhouse Theatre. Followed by The Last Yankee at the Duke of York's Theatre and the U.K. premiere of Broken Glass at the National Theatre. This also transferred to the West End and she received a best actress nomination in the Olivier Awards that year. She appeared in the subsequent radio and TV film of Broken Glass. Other TV and film work includes: "1408," "Families," "The Take," "Five Days," "Miller Shorts," "Full Time," "Blue Borsalino" and "Night of the Lotus" alongside Oliver Chris, who plays Prince William in King Charles III.

Clive Owen (Deeley in OLD TIMES) Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen is celebrated by audiences in the U.K., the United States and around the world. His diverse choice of film credits proves him to be one of the most versatile actors of our day. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges's sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum and Connery. In 2005 he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Closer directed by Mike Nichols. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. Clive, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and American telefilms. In 1991 he starred in his first big hit, the UK television series "Chancer." Other UK telefilm credits included the BBC's "Second Sight," which aired on PBS's "Mystery!" Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron's Vroom in 1988, in which he restores a classic?American car to take off on the road with costar David Thewlis. Then, in 1991, he went on to play a brother who acts upon his incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff's Close My Eyes. Later, he continued to play complex characters as he stars as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre?war Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias' Bent. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman's offbeat British comedy, Greenfingers, Mike Hodges's Croupier and Robert Altman's star-studded Gosford Park. Clive's next films only added to his already brilliant and varied choice of film credits. He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war dramaBeyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I'll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama King Arthur; Sin City, which co?starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee's thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed action?packed filmChildren of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis's Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Agewith Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh. Other film credits include Tony Gilroy's Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The International with Naomi Watts, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's The Intruders, Scott Hicks's Boys are Back, Trustwith Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer, The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham, James Marsh's critically acclaimed Shadow Dancer with Andrea Riseborough, Guillame Canet's Blood Ties with Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and Billy Crudup, and Fred Schepisi's Words & Pictures with Juliette Binoche. In television, Clive was most recently seen starring in Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" for Cinemax, for which he earned a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination. Clive also serves as producer and is currently in production on season two. In 2011, Clive made his American TV debut in HBO's Emmy nominated film "Hemingway and Gellhorn," starring opposite Nicole Kidman and directed by Phil Kaufman. His performance earned him Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor with roles included his portrayal of Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias's staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living, and playing the lead role in the original production of Patrick Marber's Closer at the Royal National Theater in 1997. In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell's staging of Peter Nichols'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Clive starred as "the driver" in the series of BMW internet short features entitled "The Hire," each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar?wai, Guy Ritchie and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Tim Pigott-Smith (Charles in KING CHARLES III) Extensive theatre includes: King Charles III (Olivier Award Nomination 2015: Almeida & West End & Broadway), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf & The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Bath), King Lear (Theatre Awards UK Nomination: West Yorkshire Playhouse), Educating Rita (Trafalgar Studios), Enron (Olivier Award Nomination: Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court / West End), A Delicate Balance (Almeida Theatre), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida Theatre/Old Vic and Broadway), and Pygmalion (Theatre Royal, Bath / Old Vic). Television includes: "37 Days," "The Great Train Robbery," "Wodehouse in Exile," "Miranda," "Downton Abbey," "The Hour," "Foyle's War," "North and South," "The Vice," "The Innocents," "The Chief," and "Jewel in the Crown." (BAFTA, Press Guild and TV Times Best Actor Award) Film includes: Six Days, Whisky Galore, Alice in Wonderland, Quantum of Solace, V for Vendetta, Alexander, Johnny English, Gangs of New York, Bloody Sunday (Best Actor Oporto Film Festival), The Four Feathers, Remains of the Day, Clash of the Titans and Escape to Victory.

Kelly Reilly (Kate in OLD TIMES) Reilly's performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress of 2003. Reilly's performance in the British comedy film, Mrs. Henderson Presents, won her the Empire Award for Best Newcomer in 2006. Her first lead role came shortly after in the critically acclaimed British horror film, Eden Lake opposite Michael Fassbender, and following that, she had a high-profile role on ITV in the three-part police drama "Above Suspicion" opposite Helen Mirren. In the same year she also appeared in three major films, Sherlock Holmes opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, Triage opposite Colin Farrell, and Me & Orson Wells for director Richard Linklater. In 2011, she reprised her role as Mary Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows. She starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemeckis film Flight, and most recently in the John Michael McDonagh film Calvary opposite Brendan Gleeson. Kelly is currently filming the next season of "True Detective" alongside Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

Miles Richardson (James Reiss in KING CHARLES III) Theatre includes: Volpone (RSC), King Charles III (West End), Macbeth, Death of a Salesman, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Newcastle Rep), A Midsummer Nights Dream, An Inspector Calls, Private Lives (Theatre Royal York), Richard II & Richard III (Tour), Journeys' End (Kings Head), The Invisible Man (Stratford East / Vaudeville Theatre / Harold Pinter Theatre), Lulu (Almeida & Kennedy Centre),A Doll's House, The Rivals (Wimbledon), The Moment of Truth (Southwark Playhouse), and 12 Angry Men (Garrick Theatre). RSC includes: All's Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, as well as the multi award-winning Histories Ensemble. Film & TV includes: "Lucan," "Dancing On The Edge," "Doctor Who," Titanic, "Upstairs Downstairs," "Miss Marple," "Allo Allo," "The Return Of Sherlock Holmes," "Byron," Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone,"Highlander," and "Elizabeth." He has numerous audio and voice over credits include providing the voice of a young Peter O'Toole in Venus.

Tom Robertson (Coottsey/Speaker of the House of Commons/Sir Michael in KING CHARLES III) trained at LAMDA. Theatre credits include: Othello, Timon of Athens (both National Theatre), The Human Comedy (Young Vic), Town(Northampton), Hobsons Choice (Chichester), Quadrophenia (National Tour), and The Changing Room (Royal Court). TV and Film Credits include: "Mr Quin," "Switch," "The Need for Speed Dating," "Doctors," "Torchwood," and The Consultation Fee.

Matt Ryan (Laurent IN THÉRÈSE RAQUIN) Theatre work includes: Henry V with Jude Law, directed by Michael Grandage for MGC in the West End; Horatio opposite Jude Law in Hamlet, directed by Michael Grandage for the Donmar in the West End and on Broadway; the lead role of Gerard in Small Change, directed by Peter Gill for the Donmar Warehouse and two years of leading roles at the RSC for The Gunpowder Season (Speaking Like Magpies, Believe What You Will, A New Way To Please You and Sejanus) and The Spanish Golden Age (Dog In A Manger, Pedro The Great Pretender and Tamar's Revenge). Television credits include: the title role in "Constantine" for Warner Brothers TV for NBC; "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour" with Forest Whitaker for CBS Television; "Wild Decembers" directed by Anthony Byrne for Touchpaper Television for the BBC; "Collision," directed by Marc Evans and produced by Greenlit Productions for ITV; "Consenting Adults," directed by Richard Curson-Smith and produced by Lion TV for BBC4, and "The Tudors" for Showtime. Film credits include the forthcoming independent features Heart Of Lightness, directed by Jan Vardoen for Beacon Isle Productions, and 500 Miles North, directed by Luke Massey for Read Books Productions. Previous film credits include: Flypaper directed by Rob Minkoff for Foresight Unlimited; Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, directed by Bharat Nalluri for Fox Focus and Layer Cake, directed by Matthew Vaughan for SKA Films.

Sally Scott (Sarah/Ghost/TV Producer in KING CHARLES III) Theatre credits include: Harvey (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End), King Charles III (Wyndham's Theatre, West End), As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), Sense and Sensibility (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Othello (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), Joking Apart (Nottingham Playhouse & Salisbury Playhouse), Way Upstream (Salisbury Playhouse), What We're Up Against (Old Red Lion), The Importance of Being Earnest (Salisbury Playhouse), Love's Labours Lost (Peter Hall Company, Rose Theatre Kingston), Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre, West End), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Apollo Theatre, West End), Coward (Soho Theatre). Film and TV credits include: "Lewis," (regular role) Coalition, "Vera,"One Chance, Having You and Borges and I.

Tafline Steen (Jess in KING CHARLES III) Tafline graduated from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formally RSAMD) in 2013. She was a winner of The Lawrence Olivier Bursary and Mary Marquis Award before going on to make her professional stage debut in King Charles IIIat The Almeida Theatre and London's West End.

Russell Tovey (Rodolpho in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) last appeared on Broadway in the National Theatre production of The History Boys playing Rudge, the role he originated in London and subsequently performed around the world. He reprised the role in the film version of the play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Tovey's other theatre credits include Howard Katz, Henry V, His Girl Friday and His Dark Materials(National Theatre); Plasticine, A Miracle and The Pass (Royal Court Theatre); The Sea and Sex With A Stranger (London's West End). His film credits include Pride, Grabbers, The Pass, Mindhorn, and the upcoming The Lady in The Van. His television credits include the role of Kevin in HBO's "Looking," "The Night Manager," "Being Human," "Banished," "Sherlock," "Doctor Who," "Little Dorrit," "Him and Her," and "The Job Lot."

Mark Strong (Eddie Carbone in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) West End theatre credits include appearances at the National Theatre in Closer, Death of a Salesman, Murmuring Judges, Fuenteovejuna, Napoli Milionaria, King Lear, Richard III, and Johnny on a Spot; at the Royal Shakespeare Company in The Plantagenets, Hess Is Dead, andThe Man Who Came to Dinner; at the Royal Court Theatre in The Thickness of Skin and The Treatment; and at the Donmar Warehouse as Astov in Uncle Vanya (a role which he reprised in New York at BAM); as well as in The Iceman Cometh at the Almeida Theatre; Twelfth Night (Olivier Award nomination); andSpeed-the-Plow. His many film credits include performances in The Imitation Game, Before I Go to Sleep, Zero Dark Thirty, John Carter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Way Back, Mindscape, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Body of Lies (Film Critics' Circle nomination), The Young Victoria, RocknRolla, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Syriana, Oliver Twist, Tristan and Isolde, and Revolver. He has been seen on television in "Prime Suspect 3" and "Prime Suspect 6," "Nosferatu in Love," "The Long Firm" (BAFTA Award nomination), "Henry VIII," and "Anna Karenina."

Nicola Walker (Beatrice in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE) won a 2013 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre. Her other National Theatre credits include Season's Greetings, Gethsemane, Edmond, and Free. She has appeared at the Hampstead Theatre in Di and Viv and Rose and The Dead Eye Boy; at the Almeida Theatre in Mrs Klein and Cloud Nine; at the Royal Court Theatre in Relocated, Fresh Kills, Sweetheart, The Libertine/The Man of Mode, and Hated Nightfall; and at the Donmar Warehouse in A Lie of the Mind andPassion Play. She has been seen in the films Beyond the Gates, Shiner, and Four Weddings and a Funeral; and on television in "Babylon," "Last Tango in Halifax," "Scott & Bailey," "Prisoners' Wives," "Heading Out," "Inside Men," "Being Human," "Law & Order: UK," "Luther," "The Turn of the Screw," "Oliver Twist," "Torn," "Broken News," "People Like Us," "Touching Evil," "A Dance to the Music of Time," "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders," "The Last Train," and "Spooks."

Lydia Wilson (Kate in KING CHARLES III) Theatre includes: Hysteria (Hampstead), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (Cheek by Jowl/BAM/world tour), Acid Test and The Heretic (Royal Court), Blasted (Lyric, Hammersmith), Pains of Youth (NT) and The House of Special Purpose(Chichester Festival Theatre). Film includes: Star Trek Beyond, Love Is Thicker Than Water, About Time and Never Let Me Go. Television includes: "Ripper Street," "Misfits," "The Making of a Lady," "Black Mirror," "Hereafter," "Dirk Gently," "South Riding," "The Crimson Petal and the White," "Any Human Heart," "Pete Versus Life" and "Midsomer Murders."


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