ROBERT CAVANAH (WOODY)
Robert Cavanah graduated from Drama Centre London in 1994 and started working immediately in British television in shows such as The Governor, Cracker, Insiders, Cadfael, Kavanagh QC, Hamish MacBeth, Casualty, Eastenders, Doctors, Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Rose and Maloney, Highlander, Dr Finlay, Taggart and many more. He spent 3 years as Adam Carnegie in ITV's The Royal, and played Heathcliff in their single drama of Wuthering Heights.
His debut feature film BEING HUMAN (1993) began a list of film credits which include roles in THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY (1996), THE INFORMANT (1997), HANUMAN (1998), TOMB RAIDER 2 (2003), 8MM 2 and SAHARA (2005) and SOCCER MOM (2008).
In 1999 Robert wrote and directed his first short film SOLDIER’S LEAP (Best Film Finalist at New York Festival), and then wrote and directed FISH in 2002 and that same year directed TRUMPS with Robert Daws and Edward Jewesbury. Over the following 3 years Robert directed Brookside and Doctors for the BBC, whilst developing feature projects for his debut as writer / director.
That opportunity came along when he was asked to play the lead role of Woody the pimp, in a film by Jon Kirby called SCRATCHED INSIDE. Robert and Jon agreed that he would play the role, and direct the film, after he rewrote it extensively, eventually retitling it to PIMP.
DANNY DYER (STANLEY)
Danny Dyer is one of Britain’s most popular and well-loved young actors, known for his London cockney charm. Born and raised in London’s East End, Danny received his first big break at 16 when an agent spotted him at his local school and asked him to audition for the role of Martin Fletcher in Prime Suspect 3 (1993).
His first major film breakthrough came with his role as Moff in HUMAN TRAFFIC (1999). Since then he has starred in four other films by the critically acclaimed British director Nick Love; GOODBYE CHARLIE BRIGHT (2001), THE FOOTBALL FACTORY (2004), THE BUSINESS (2005) and OUTLAW (2007) alongside Sean Bean and Rupert Friend.
In 2006, Danny played Steve in Christopher Smith’s horror comedy SEVERANCE and then went on to star in STRAIGHTHEADS (2007) opposite Gillian Anderson. He appeared as Hayden in the Brit cult hit ADULTHOOD (2008) and worked with BAFTA winning Noel Clarke again in Jake West’s DOGHOUSE (2009). DEAD MAN RUNNING was also released in 2009 with Brenda Blethyn and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.
Other up and coming projects include THE RAPTURE, DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, JUST FOR THE RECORD, THE LAST SEVEN and BASEMENT, a horror with Jimi Mistry and Kierston Wareing and finally AGES OF HEROES, an Ian Fleming true story, which also stars Sean Bean.
BILLY BOYD (CHIEF)
Billy Boyd attained worldwide fame and acclaim with his portrayal of Peregrin “Pippin” Took in Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogy of THE LORD OF THE RINGS (which won 11 Academy Awards, including the Best Picture prize) and Peter Weir’s MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (which won 2 Academy Awards).
His other film credits include STONE OF DESTINY, ON A CLEAR DAY, FLYING SCOTSMAN, the voice of Glen / Glenda in SEED OF CHUCKY, AN URBAN GHOST STORY, THE SOLDIER’S LEAP, SAVE ANGEL HOPE. In post-production at the moment are GLENN, JUSQU’A TOI (Every Jack has a Jill), CARMEL and MOBY DICK.
He has toured the UK in stage productions of Trainspotting, Widows, Caledonia Dreaming and The Ballard of Crazy Paola. He starred in David Greigs San Diego, which opened the 2003 Edinburgh International Festival. In 2006 he performed in Home: Glasgow which was the first ever show for the National Theatre of Scotland and in 2007 he appeared at the Edinburgh Festival with Uncommitted Crimes.
Billy co-starred with Gregor Fisher in the BBC2 series Empty and recently appeared in Jack Osborne’s Adrenaline Junkie. Billy is also a skilled singer and musician who plays the bass, drums and guitar. He appears with his band BEECAKE and toured in the US last October.
MARTIN COMPSTON (ZEB)Martin Compston grew up in Greenock in Scotland and auditioned for a role in a feature film to be made locally - Ken Loach’s SWEET SIXTEEN (2002). He was cast in the lead role and his debut won him the Most Promising Newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards among many other awards and nominations.
Martin then played three seasons as Ewan in the BBC’s international hit TV series MONARCH OF THE GLEN, while also filming independent features including NICELAND (2004) and TICKETS (2005), his second collaboration with Ken Loach.
In 2006, Martin starred opposite Shia LaBeouf, Robert Downey Jr and Channing Tatum in the ensemble drama A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS. He followed this with TRUE NORTH (2007), and RED ROAD (Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2006) before making two horror-adventure movies, DOOMSDAY (2007) for Neil Marshall, and RED MIST (2008) for Paddy Breathnach.
Other recent releases include THE DAMNED UNITED (2009), THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED (2010) and upcoming releases include GHOST with John Lynch and Art Malik; FOUR with Kierston Wareing, Craig Conway and Sean Pertwee; ROUNDING UP DONKEYS and SOULBOY. Martin has recently established his own production company Kickabout Films Ltd to develop short and feature film projects fresh from Scotland.
SCARLETT ALICE JOHNSON (LIZZY)
Scarlett was born and raised in London and first came to prominence as Vicki in BBC’s Eastenders appearing in over 200 episodes from 2003 through to the end of 2004.
Her debut feature film came with the role of Lexi in Noel Clake’s sequel to KiDULTHOOD, ADULTHOOD (2008) and this was followed by a lead role in horror film THE REEDS (2009). PIMP is her third feature film role to date.
Alongside Eastenders, her television work includes Freaks and the forthcoming Channel 4 comedy, Pete Versus Life with Rafe Spall. She has just completed a pilot for the US, The Damn Thorpes and her theatre roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Little Mrs Ogmore Pritchard in Under Milk Wood for the National Theatre (directed by Roger Michell).
BARBARA NEDELJAKOVA (PETRA)
Although Barbara had small roles in Hollywood films SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (2003) and DOOM (2005), her career was launched with a starring role as Natalya in Eli Roth’s HOSTEL (2005). At that time, nobody imagined that HOSTEL would become a number one movie in the USA - opening on 19.5 million USD. HOSTEL was listed as the best American movie in 2006 by Jean-Francois Rauger, a film critic for Le Monde, and it also won the Empire Award for Best Horror Movie in 2006. She reprised her role in a flashback cameo in the sequel HOSTEL: PART II (2007).
Barbara is also a promotional face for several campaigns such as Woolite (USA) and Hasbro Games (UK). She has been photographed for Playboy editorial and Maxim Czech edition and she continues working with Czech fashion designer Helena Mertlova.
Upcoming feature film roles include UK thriller ISLE OF DOGS (2010) and UK horror film THE HIKE (2010) with Tamer Hassan.
SUSIE AMY (TAMMY)
Susie Amy was born in London in 1981, and was brought up in Surrey. An agent spotted her in 1999 when she was doing a play at the National Theatre in London - After Juliet by Sharman McDonald. Over the next two years she got parts in Sirens, the sitcom Sam's Game, The Swap and My Family.
In 2001, at the age of 20, she got her first big break when she was chosen to play Chardonnay Lane in ITV drama Footballers' Wives (2002), which became one of the most talked about shows on TV.
In 2002, after filming a second series of Footballers Wives, she was chosen for the lead role of Valentine D'Artagnan in the Hallmark Production - La Femme Musketeer (2004) starring alongside Michael York, Gérard Depardieu and Nastassja Kinski. For the role she had to train in martial arts, fencing and horse riding, which she is said to have loved. Subsequent TV work has included Doctors, Coronation Street and Echo Beach.Most recently Susie made an appearance in LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS (2009) and upcoming films include BONDED BY BLOOD (2010) with Tamer Hassan.
GEMMA CHAN (BO)
Gemma Chan graduated in Law from Oxford University before training at Drama Centre. Her debut was in the horror film WHEN EVIL CALLS (2006) directed by Johannes Roberts.She has appeared in the films EXAM (2009), SUBMARINE (2010) and SHANGHAI (2010). Her television work includes the IT Crowd, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who. She also appeared in Hampstead Theatre's Turandot and is a concert violinist with a quartet.
ROBERT FUCILLA (VINCENT)
Robert Fucilla was born the second of three boys in south London. After graduating from College he spent two years living, working and studying acting in Los Angeles. He then returned to London and in 2002 started his career working as a stockbroker in the City of London.He then moved into Finance, raising millions of US Dollars for Oil and Gas and mining projects around the world. In late 2006 he helped finance and starred in the film THE BIG I AM (2010) and also secured a role in SHANK. Upcoming films include BONDED BY BLOOD.
ROYD TOLKIEN (AS HIMSELF)
Born in London in 1969, Royd has a huge passion for his great-grandfather's works which led Royd to get to know Peter Jackson, and eventually land a part in the final instalment of Jackson's trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003).
Prior to moving into the world of filmmaking Royd had a printing and design company and was the Marketing & PR Director for a mixology bar and restaurant in Liverpool and a café bar in Bolton.
He still owns the Royd Tolkien Literary Agency, which is a vehicle for new and emerging writers and he has recently set up a production company with Robert Cavanah - R&R Films
- who have a slate of over six films at various stages of development.
Corey Johnson is an American actor largely active in the United Kingdom. Corey was born John Johnson in New Orleans, Louisiana.
His films include OUT FOR A KILL, THE CONTRACT, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of HELLBOY, the 2005 Ray Bradbury film, A SOUND OF THUNDER, and Harrison's FLOWERS. He also appeared in the award-winning mini series by HBO; BAND OF BROTHERS. Corey had a breakout year in 1999, first playing tomb-raider Daniels in THE MUMMY, then the bungling, dim-witted assassin Bruno Decker in DO NOT DISTURB opposite William Hurt and Michael Chiklis.
Corey appeared as smug business tycoon Henry van Statten in DALEK, an episode of the 2005 revival of DOCTOR WHO. Other TV guest spots include SPOOKS, FOYLE’S WAR, CELEB and NASH BRIDGES. He played the role of Louis Nacke II, a passenger, in UNITED 93. In April 2007 Corey made his Broadway debut as Nixon's Chief of Staff, Jack Brennan in FROST / NIXON.
While appearing on Broadway, Corey also filmed THE CALLER with Elliot Gould and Frank Langella.
In 2004, Corey was nominated for a Best Actor award at the British TMAs for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. He has also provided voice acting for several video games including the video game tie-in with the movie REIGN OF FIRE and CONSTANTINE.
Corey then played The Judge/Saint Peter in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at the Almeida Theatre in London.
Wil Johnson is an English actor, who has had notable television roles in WAKING THE DEAD and BABYFATHER, and on stage in OTHELLO.
Wil's first professional acting role came in the play FOUR SEASONS at the 1985 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For the rest of the 1980s he made minor appearances in television series such as CASUALTY and LONDON’S BURNING, before playing detective Stevie Johnson in the London Weekend Television series ANNE LEE. From 1994 to 1995 he played the supporting role of Detective Constable Skelton in CRACKER. Between roles, Wil worked for a local undertakers, driving the hearse and acting as a pallbearer. At one funeral, a mourner recognised him from CRACKER and asked for his autograph.
In 2000, he appeared in the BBC television pilot WAKING THE DEAD, as Detective Sergeant Spencer Jordan, a member of a specialised police unit tasked with investigating cold cases. WAKING THE DEAD returned for a complete series in 2001, and Wil has been a main cast member since. From 2000 to 2002, he appeared as Steve Robinson in Paul Abbott's popular drama series CLOCKING OFF. From 2001 to 2002, he appeared as a main cast member in two series of the BBC's BABYFATHER.
In 2004, Wil played the title character in the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company's OTHELLO.