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We're thrilled to announce that AILISH SYMONS (see actresses) has been nominated for this year's Ian Charleson Awards for her performance as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. The award, presented by the Sunday Times and the National Theatre, rewards the best classical stage performances in Britain by actors under 30.
Top editor JOHN WILSON is now cutting the feature film The Book Thief which is currently shooting in Germany. Brian Percival is directing the adaptation of the bestseller set during WWII and written by Markus Zusak.
GARY LILBURN (see actors) is currently in rehearsals for The Cripple of Inishmaan, the third play in the Michael Grandage season at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, the play will run from the 8th of June until the 31st of August.
Be sure to catch the new BBC1 series Frankie which has been designed by IAN FISHER. The Bristol set 6 parter starts on Tuesday 14th May at 9pm and stars Eve Myles as the eponymous district nurse.
BRENDAN DEMPSEY (see actors) has just finished shooting the BBC comedy pilot In and Out of the Kitchen. In it he plays Mr Mullaney in what was originally a successful radio series. We now hope it becomes a long running TV series!
Having cut Youngers which is now showing on E4, JAMES HUGHES is editing The Whale, a 90 minuter for BBC 1. It tells the true story that Herman Melville used as the basis for his classic book Moby Dick. John Chapman is producing with Alrick Riley in the directing chair.
Make sure to catch Da Vinci’s Demons, the big new Starz/BBC Worldwide drama. IAN PIRIE (see actors) plays regular character Dragonetti in the 8 part historical fantasy series. In May Ian will start filming the second series which shoots in Swansea.
WILL HUGHES-JONES is currently very busy designing the huge BBC production shooting in Prague, The Musketeers. The 10 parter is a fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas. The lead director is Toby Haynes.
COLIN RYAN (see actors) is in rehearsals for Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe. The production directed by Eve Best runs from the 22nd of June until the 13th of October and its cast will also be performing in The Lightning Child, a new play by Che Walker, from the 14th of September.
MATTHEW TABERN, who is about to finish editing the second series of Top Boy, will be going on to work with director Tom Shankland again on the next series of Ripper Street. The 8 parter is set in Victorian London but shoots in Dublin.
Well done to recent graduate JOHN OMOLE (see actors), who has just started a 6 month contract on Hollyoaks. He plays Ugandan character Vincent in the Liverpool based soap.
PHILIP KLOSS will soon be cutting a documentary feature film about disgraced cyclist Lawrence Armstrong. The Passion Pictures production will be directed by Alex Holmes with whom Philip worked with on the Saddam Hussein TV movie Between Two Rivers.
GREGORY GUDGEON (see actors) can be seen in Travels With My Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Christopher Luscombe. The show runs until the 29th of June.
Our Men, a new comedy drama from Big Talk is being edited by CRISPIN GREEN. The two parter concerns the lives and loves of the British Embassy team in Tazbekistan and stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
STEVE NORTH (see actors) has joined the cast of War Horse as Sergeant Fine and Dr Schweyk. The National Theatre production continues to thrill audiences at the New London Theatre.
Designer TOM BROWN is now working on the second series of the very successful serial Line of Duty. This time World Production's six parter is shooting in Belfast with Peter Norris producing.
SEAN KEARNS (see actors) will be performing in Weddins, Weeins and Wakes at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast from the 13th of June until the 7th of July.
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