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Woody Harrelson

Woody is an American actor, activist and playwright and a two-time Academy Award nominee. His breakout role came in 1985, joining the television sitcom Cheers, for which he earned five Emmy Award nominations with one win. His films include White Men Can't Jump, Kingpin, The Hunger Games film series, The Cowboy Way, Zombieland, Natural Born Killers and Now You See Me. For The People vs. Larry Flynt and The Messenger, Harrelson earned Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. In 2014, he starred in the first season of the HBO crime drama True Detective which earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.


Emilia Clarke

Emilia is a British actor best known for her role in the HBO series Game of Thrones, a performance that has gained her both critical and popular acclaim. She has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards (2013, 2015-2016), four Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012, 2014-2016), and two Critics Choice Television Awards (2013, 2016). Clarke made her Broadway debut as Holly Golightly in a production of Breakfast at Tiffany's in 2013. She is also known for her starring roles as Sarah Connor in the science fiction film Terminator Genisys and as Louisa Clark in the romance film Me Before You (2016). In November 2016 she was cast as the female lead in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo anthology film. Emilia Trained at Drama Centre London.


Riz Ahmed

Riz is a British actor who first major role was in the Chris Morris satire, Four Lions. Since graduating from Oxford in 2004 he has worked consistently in theatre, film and television, starring in award-winning dramas The Road To Guantanamo and Shifty. He won the Berlin Film Festival’s Shooting Stars Award in 2012l; an award given to Europe's leading young stars. He was also named on Time Magazine's ‘100 most influential people’ list in 2017. In 2017 he has been nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his performance in The Night Of, and another Emmy for his role in the comedy series Girls.  His recent film credits include Jason Bourne and the Star Wars film, Rogue One. Riz trained at Central School of Speech & Drama.


David Morrissey

David is a British actor, director, producer and screenwriter. His acting credits include The Walking Dead, Our Mutual Friend, Hilary and Jackie, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Sense and Sensibility. His rolein State of Play earned him a Best Actor nomination at the BAFTA TV Awards and he won a Best Actor award from the Royal Television Society for his performance in The Deal. David has also directed short films and TV dramas and his feature debut, Don't Worry About Me, premiered at the 2009 London Film Festival. David trained at RADA.

Amanda Redman MBE

Amanda is a British actress, known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series New Tricks. She received BAFTA TV Award nominations for At Home with the Braithwaites and Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This. Her extensive film, TV and theatre roles include For Queen and Country, Sexy Beast, Mike Bassett: England Manager and BBC productions of Pericles, Prince of Tyre and The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. Redman is also the founder and principal of the Artists Theatre School in London. Amanda trained at Bristol Old Vic.


Nadira Seecoomar

Nadira is one of Britain’s leading casting directors. Her television work includes Chewing Gum (series 2), People Just Do Nothing, Toast of London, Fresh Meat, Peep Show, The Mimic, Pete Versus Life, The Inbetweeners, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and Highlander. Nadira has also cast a number of feature films including Madeline, Face, The Inbetweeners Movie 1 & 2. Recently, Nadira has cast the new BBC2 series White Gold for BBC iplayer and Channel 4's The Windsors.