Cast/Crew

Martin has been an actor for over 20 years and during his acting career he has played a wide variety of characters both on screen and in the theatre. He came to acting quite late in life actually going to drama school at the age of 29. Before his acting career took off Martin was an international sportsman in two different sports. He represented his country as an amateur super heavyweight boxer, and was the Heavyweight champion of London. He also played for Fulham RLFC for six years as a professional rugby League player, during this time he also played for Wales many times. However injury cut his rugby career short and then he turned his attentions towards his childhood dreams of acting, here are some of his credits.

THEATRE credits include Marcus Aemilius Lepidus in Anthony & Cleopatra (Chichester Festival Theatre), and (Liverpool Playhouse), Sing Song in Car Thieves (Birmingham Rep), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Matey Butler In Dear Brutus (Nottingham Playhouse), One Round in The Ladykillers (national Tour), Mr Constable in A mad World My Masters (Globe Theatre), Charles/William in As You Like It (Globe Theatre) also (Tokyo Globe Theatre), James Burbage Merry Christmas Mr Burbage (Curtain Theatre).

TELEVISION Appearances Include Holby City, Waking The Dead, Parents Of The Band, The Bill, My Family Christmas Special, The Catherine Tate Show, The Gill Mayo Murders, Holby City, Class Of 76, Big Dippers, Max & Paddy, Rose & Maloney, The Gridd, Grass, Midsomer Murders, Murder In Mind, High Hopes, Doctors, Big Cat, Family Affairs, Wycliffe, Berkley Square, Bramwell, Coronation Street, Have Your Cake, McLiable, Trial & Retribution, Drop The Dead Donkey, East Enders, Silent Witness, The Govenor, The Knock, Bodyguards, Open Fire, Demob, Soldier Soldier, London’s Burning, and Fools Gold.

FILMS Include Rite (BAFTA) nominated, Stormbreaker, Revolver, The Great Dome Robbery, Unconditional Love, First Knight, Savage Hearts, and The Tooting Lions.

IAN HOGG trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama and The Drama Centre, London. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company straight from drama school in 1964 to play in “The Jew of Malta” at The Aldwych Theatre. His first speaking part for the Company was Jack Rugby in “Merry Wives of Windsor” which was his next play. He then worked for eight years with the Company appearing in twenty of Shakespeare’s plays - getting increasingly responsible roles. He worked with Peter Brook in his acclaimed productions ‘ Marat/Sade’ and ‘US’ (a protest show about USA and Vietnam) finally playing Prospero in Brook’s version of “The Tempest” in Paris for The Festival of Nations - it got caught up in The Student Revolt of 1968 and was eventually presented at The Round House in London. In 1966 the Marat/Sade went to New York and played on Broadway at The Martin Beck Theatre where it won The Broadway Emmy for the best muscial of 1966, along with Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower. He finished that phase of his work at The RSC in 1972 by playing Coriolanus for Trevor Nunn on the “miracle” automated stage in The Roman Season.

He then freelanced and played leading roles in major regional theatre companies, London and The West End:-

John in Sons of Light. by David Rudkin (World premier) - Tyneside Theatre Company. Victor in The Price by Arthur Miller - Bristol Old Vic. Fainall in The Way of The World by Congreve - Chichester Trigorin in The Seagull by Chekov - Theatre Clwydd. Joe in Haunting Julia by Ayckbourn ( first perf.) - Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarboro’ Dunois in St Joan by Shaw - Cambridge Arts Company. Mortimer in Edward II by Brecht - Foco Novo. Perowne in AC/DC by Heathcote Williams - Royal Court. ‘LD’ in The Last Meeting of The Knights of The White Magnolia by Preston Jones - Hampstead Theatre. Snell in Donkey’s Years by Michael Frayne - The Globe (now The Gielguid), Shaftsbury Avenue. Kent in King Lear by Shakespeare - Old Vic. Belcredi in Henry IV by Pirandello - Wyndhams Theatre. The Senator in Insignificance by Terry Johnson - Donmar Theatre. Duke of Alba in Don Carlos by Schiller - Gielguid Theatre (2005) Agamemnon in Peter Stein’sTroilus and Cressida - Edinborough Festival & Stratford upon Avon (2006)

He was at The Royal National Theatre 1979-81 playing Howard in For Services Rendered by Somerset Maugham. Jeremiah Stiggins in Thee and Me by Philip Martin. The Man in The Interlude by Gabriel Josipovici. In 1996, he played Talbot in Mary Stuart by Schiller and in 2004 The French King in Henry V by Shakespeare

He has toured with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal National Theatre and Birmingham Rep. in Russia, Finland, USA (Washington, New York, San Fransico and Santa Fe), India and Hong Kong and played the title role in Macbeth in Stratford Ontario, Canada.

His extensive Television work includes: David Copperfield, Lorna Doone, Total Eclipse, Penda’s Fen, Last Night Another Dissident, Father and Son, Bleak House, December Rose, Northern Crescent, Fair and Easy Passage, Taggart - (Hit Man), and Death of a Salesman.

He created the part of Rockliffe in the popular BBC police series called Rockliffe’s Babies and Rockliffe’s Folly.

His most recent television includes the LWT trilogy ‘Forgotten’, ‘Wings of Angels’ and ‘Awake the Dead’ for BBC TV. ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Foyle’s War’ for ITV.

He has read several books for BBC Radio, including “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” , “Hawksmoor” and “The Book of Judges”. “The Piano”, “Macbeth”, and “Dombey and Son” are some of his most recent radio plays.

Films include King Lear - Peter Brook, Macbeth - Roman Polanski, A Last Valley - James Clavell, To Build a Fire - David Cobham, Henessy, Escape from the Dark, Lady Jane - Trevor Nunn, Very Like a Whale and The Hireling - Alan Bridges, Meetings with Remarkable Men - Peter Brook, Little Dorrit , Pin for a Butterfly - Hannah Kodicek and Rasputin - Uli Edel

His latest work for The Royal Shakespeare Company was from 1996 - 2002 when he played Cardinal Wolsey in ‘Henry VIII’ and Belarius, the banished Lord, in ‘Cymbeline.’ at Stratford as well at The Young Vic and The Barbican in London. Both these productions were played in New York and Washington. In 2000 he played The Dukes in ‘As You Like It’ and Capulet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and in 2002 he played the title role in ‘Julius Caesar’.

In 2007 he played Captain Shotover in ‘Heartbreak House’ at Watford Palace Theatre.and Ephraim Cabot in ‘Desire under the Elms’ for Glasgow Citizens Theatre.

In 2008 he again played Joe in ‘Haunting Julia’ in Alan Ayckbourn’s final season as Artistic Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

In 2010 he played Enobarbus in Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ at the Liverpool Playhouse and again in 2012 at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Joshua appeared as Gregory Goyle in all 8 Harry Potter films. He has also appeared in the films Thunderpants, Piggy, The Estate Film and Common People and on TV in UGetMe Wizards vs Aliens and Coming Up.

I Began my Career with Theatre Centre – over 50 years ago, before going to East 15 Acting School.

Training continued in Repertory Theatres all over the country.

Recent THEATRE Includes “Macbeth” and “The Daughter in Law” at Sheffield Crucible; Uncle Vanya” at The Print Room, London. “The Enchantment”, and “A Prayer for Owen Meany” National Theatre; “Lady in the Van” (Miss Shepherd) – at Salisbury; “We’ll Always Have Paris” Sonning;

Other THEATRE includes “A Lady of Letters” &”Just Between Ourselves” Scarborough & Northampton “A Cream Cracker Under the Settee” Harrogate; “Kiss Me Like You Mean It” Soho Theatre; “All My Sons” – Bristol Old Vic; “Hedda Gabler” Manchester Royal Exchange; “Noises Off” Liverpool; “The Madness of Esme & Shaz” Royal Court; “ Dearly Beloved” Hampstead theatre, Etc. Etc. I have also written and performed several one-woman plays.

Recent Film & T.V - Hustle; Me and Orson Welles; Sensitive Skin, Foyle’s War; Midsomer Murders; Doctors; etc

Earlier Television & Film includes: Kiss of Death (Mike Leigh); Quest of Eagles ,Andy Robson; The Secret and The Magic Toyshop, etc. for Tyne Tees Television. Pride & Prejudice (BBC) Coronation Street, Brother Cadfael, Peak Practice, Casualty, The Bill, Miss Marple, Shine on Harvey Moon, a Landing on the Sun, The Magic Toyshop, Inspector Lynley etc. etc.

For over 40 years I have worked in Radio – in Plays, Readings, Comedy Series (with Ken Dodd, Les Dawson and other Comedians), and played Miss Lewis in “King Street Junior” for 100 Episodes, I have also recorded over 50 Audio Books.

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Aicha Kossoko’s theatre work includes: Antony & Cleopatra at Chichester Festival Theatre and Liverpool Playhouse; The Taming of the Shrew at Stratford RSC; Welcome To Thebes and The Observer at the National Theatre; La Dispute at the Abbey Theatre Dublin; Yours Abundantly for Gillian Plowman Productions; Richard III for Southwark Playhouse; Blithe Spirit for Watford Palace; The Evocation of Papa Mas for Told By An Idiot; The Magic Carpet at the Lyric, Hammersmith; Celestina at Birmingham Rep/Edinburgh International Festival; Signes de vie with the Igi Theatre Company; The Vagina Monologues at the Arts Theatre; Monkey at the Young Vic; Wedding Story at the Soho Theatre; the title role in Andromache with Living Pictures; Macbeth and Yerma at BAC; The Old Curiosity Shop at the Southwark Playhouse; The Cherry Orchard, Demons and Dybbuks, The Black Dahlia and Buried Alive with Method and Madness; The Two Gentleman of Verona at the Globe; Antony and Cleopatra at the Riverside Studios; Julius Caesar at the Alley Theatre, Houston; and Inheritance with Eastern Angels. Recent films: The Fever and Claude Chabrol’s La comédie du pouvoir. Numerous television dramas and series, including: Skins, In Deep, Coronation Street, Casualty, Eastenders, Doctors and Kingmakers. Various productions for BBC Radio/World Service including; The Number One Ladies Detective Agency and Today.

RECENTLY : ROSIE - MAMMA MIA – Prince Of Wales Theatre London. RECENTLY: Member of BBC Radio Rep’ Joanna trained at The London Academy of Dramatic Art.

In July 2013 she recorded a Pilot for a new comedy series – 28 DATES LATER – written by and starring Miss London

Television Includes: Maggie in CHARITY BEGINS, Sky One Arts Theatre Live TV, Linda McGuire in DOCTORS BBC, Maggie Sheard CASUALTY,BBC, Mo Mowlam in CONFESSIONS OF A DIARY SECRETARY ITV, Sarah Siddens in THE ELGIN MARBLES,BBC, Trudy in CHAMBERS, BBC, Ros in PEOPLE LIKE US;BBC, Matron in THE CAZELET CHRONICLE;BBC, JACKANORY BBC. Janice in the TV movie THE LIFE & DEATH OF PHILIP KNIGHT. Directed by Peter Kosminsky. Maureen Blackstock in EMMERDALE Yorkshire; THE BILL Thames; Denise Wilkinson in the series DREAM TEAM , Sky One ; Guest appearances on : THE LATE SHOW, FAST FORWARD, UP OUR STREET, HALE & PACE, ALL STAR SECRETS, THE ADVENTURE GAME, SUNDAY SUNDAY, MONSTER CAFÉ, and JASPER CARROTT; Presented THE SIX O’CLOCK SHOW LWT , and THAT’S LIFE BBC, Rega in DR. WHO, Lead role of Anna Newcross for four years in the series ANGELS BBC. She has made numerous appearances as a presenter including That’s Life, The six O’Clock show, Fast Forward, Saturday Superstore, Good Food Live.

Joanna appeared in and won the West End Stars The Weakest Link BBC TV. She has made numerous television appearances as Rosie with the cast of Mamma Mia including a performance on The X Factor.

RADIO: Louise Patterson for seven years in the award winning series WESTWAY, BBC World Wide Service. Numerous Plays. Member of The BBC Radio Repertory Company.1996/2002/2010/11Joanna has continued to work for BBC Radio on a regular basis throughout 2012/13.

Joanna was a Guest Director at The Academy of Live And Recorded Arts (ALRA) and Directed and performed in numerous productions at La Bonne Crepe Café Theatre in London.

Theatre Includes: Rene in BREEZE BLOCK PARK, Liverpool Playhouse; Mrs Darling in PETER PAN Richmond Theatre; Lady Rumpers in HABAES CORPUS Northcott Theatre Exeter; Anna in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF HRT Belgrade Theatre Coventry; Mrs Lyons and Mrs Johnstone in numerous productions of BLOOD BROTHERS including the touring production at The Mayflower Theatre Southampton, The Albery Theatre London ,and The Pheonix Theatre London. A CHRISTMAS CAROL & TREASURE ISLAND at The Nuffield Theatre Southampton; CINDERELLA Theatre Royal Norwich; She in FLAPDOODLE Edinburgh Festival, and Canada; Frankie Doyle in the world premier of PRISONER CELL BLOCK H; BABYLOVE , ROUGH CROSSING , ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL; DEAD WHITE MALES, THE PRICE OF MEAT, and four pantomimes Nuffield Theatre Southampton, and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, which she also played at Des Deux Rives in Rouen, DREAMS OF SANFRANSISCO Bush Theatre London; WHEN I WAS A GIRL I USED TO SCREAM AND SHOUT Whitehall Theatre London, and UK Tour; THE MASTER BUILDER, GOLDEN LEAF STRUT, Belgrade Theatre Coventry; INSTANT ENLIGHTENMENT INCLUDING VAT, Half Moon Theatre London; MISALLIANCE, Theatre Royal Windsor; HAYFEVER Palace Theatre Watford. Prior to joining the London cast of MAMMA MIA Joanna played the part of Rosie in the International Touring Production. She will be playing the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at Hall For Cornwell in Truro 2013/14

Theatre includes: HERE’S LOOKING SIDEWAYS!, Landor Theatre & ALRA Theatre, London; OVER THE BRIDGE, Finborough Theatre, London; SABBAT, Lancaster Dukes Theatre & National Tour 2012; THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (2011-12), THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, HAMLET, THE WINTER'S TALE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WORKING, A MARGINAL AFFAIR, NOISES OFF! Manchester Library Theatre Company; COMUS, London International Handel Festival 2011; WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, SHINING CITY, BUS STOP, all Keswick Theatre by the Lake 2010; THE LADY IN THE VAN, Salisbury Playhouse; ANIMAL FARM, West Yorkshire Playhouse; LONDON ASSURANCE, Watermill Newbury & National Tour; THE CHERRY ORCHARD, AMADEUS, TEETH 'N' SMILES, all Sheffield Crucible; THE BAY AT NICE, OF MICE & MEN, FAMILY VOICES, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, all Colchester Mercury; BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS, Coventry Belgrade; DEALER'S CHOICE, New Victoria Stoke; WAITING FOR GODOT, Compass Theatre Company National Tour; TROILUS & CRESSIDA, RSC & International Tour; THE LODGER, Manchester Royal Exchange & Hampstead Theatre London; THE MEMORY OF WATER, Vienna's English Theatre; SINGLE SEX, Queen's Theatre Hornchurch; THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE, Royal National Theatre; TREASURE ISLAND, THE WOODLANDERS, Midsommer Actors Touring Company Manchester.

Television & Film includes: Eastenders; Casualty; The Harringham Harker; You, Me & Marley; (BBC) Titanic - Birth of A Legend; Coronation Street; The Bill; Brides In The Bath; Family; Emmerdale; A&E; Fighting For Gemma; (ITV) Brookside; Holyoaks; (C4) and Titanic Town (feature film directed by Roger Michell).

Radio includes: Islands; House Spirit; Good Man Yer Da! (BBC Radio 4).

Film appearances: Wimbledon, Ex, the award-winning Mr.Gibson and its forthcoming sequel, Vomica. TV includes: White Heat, Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Cathedral, Nuremberg, Bear Behaving Badly, My Dad's The Prime Minister, The Friday Night Project. In theatre he has appeared for the RSC and Chichester Festival, in the West End production of Mamma Mia!, and in London at the Arcola, Gate, Finborough, Southwark Playhouse and BAC among others.

Granville’s career was summed up by his three year old Grandson Boe when he saw his Grandfather play Captain Hook in Peter Pan. He said ‘ Papa’s just a VERY naughty man!!’ Granville has cornered the market playing every ‘naughty’ man in theatrical and filmic history. He has played King Rat in Dick Whittington, The evil Abanazar three times and Captain Hook in Peter Pan five times! He also played Voldermort’s right hand Deatheater in the final two Harry Potter films – Deathly Hallows. He has played Dracula in England, America, and in Polish and Scrooge twice in A Christmas Carol. He recorded a number 1 pop song based on a commercial he made in Holland and performed in front of 56000.00 heavy metal fans at the Lowlands Rock Festival just outside Amsterdam – scary but true!

Television work includes: Abraham Lincoln in Yae No Sakura for Japanese TV,Our Friends In The North, Rough Justice, The Old Curiosity Shop, Aliens In The Family, Charters Caldercott, Trainer, for BBC Television. Famous Five, Poirot, ITV. Shine On Harvey Moon, Hardwick House, Jimmy Cricket Show ,Murphy’s Mob.Central. Brookside – Channel 4, Feathered Serpent – Thames. Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door –Comic Strip Presents. Flickers , The Life Of Shakespeare – ATV. Partners in Crime- LWT Film Credits Include: Harem, If Tomorrow Comes, Yanks, Mr. Corbett’s Ghost, Monk Dawson, The Emissary, Lie Still, Eagle Of The Ninth, & The Deathly Hallows – Parts 1&2. The New Disney Film Maleficent Starring Angelina Jolie.

Other Theatre Includes: The Entertainer, Don Quixote, Taming Of The Shrew, Rough Crossing, All’s Well That Ends Well, Night Swimming- Nuffield Southampton. Ghosts, Relatively Speaking, Dracula, - Basingtonstoke. Travesties, Hound Of The Baskervilles, Feelgood, Travels With My Aunt – Nottingham Playhouse. Habeas Corpus – Northcott Exeter. Seasons at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, & The New Vic in the UK & USA. He has played Cyrano de Bergerac at the Redgrave Theatre, appeared at the Edinburgh & Vancouver Theatre Festivals & has donned a mini skirt with shaved legs as an ugly sister in Norwich! To be repeated in Hall For Cornwall in Truro 2013/14

Eliza Collings trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre credits since leaving include; Frosine in The Miser at The Watermill TheatreLady Agatha Carlisle in Lady Windermere’s Fan and Alithea in The Country Wife both at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Gladys Hungerton in The Lost World at The Bristol Old Vic. International tour of Taming of the Shrew and Hobsons Choice in the roles of Katherine and Ada Figgins, Constantia in The Chances for the Read not Dead season at Shakespeare's Globe, Madame in Edward Sharpe for Les Enfants Terrible at The Old Vic Tunnels, Performer in News Revue at the Canal Cafe Theatre, Various Roles for numerous Script in Hand performances at The Hampstead Theatre. Eliza has just been seen in an episode of Doc Martin playing the check-in assistant.and recently shot a short film, Lambeth playing the lead role of Nurse Caroline Wood, which was shown at Cannes

Anna trained at Drama Studio London. Theatre includes: Dora in Equus (London Classic Theatre tour), Paula in Bud Take the Wheel I Feel a Song Coming On (Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival), Susan in Abigail’s Party (London Classic Theatre tour), Muriel in Woman in Mind (Salisbury Theatre), Nurse in Romeo and Juliet (Minack Theatre), Eva in Paper Flowers (Greenwich Theatre), Rosie in Love Me Slender (Oldham Coliseum), Vivian Bearing in W;t (Pentameters), Paula in Still Time (Southwark Playhouse), Claire in Pat and Margaret (New Vic Theatre, Stoke), Guardian Angel in Theatre Dream (Dublin Festival), Aunt Jennings in Sense & Sensibility (UK tour), Duchess of York in Richard III (Union Chapel), Mrs Joe Gargery in Great Expectations (Minack Theatre), Kate Keller in All My Sons (Vienna’s English Theatre), Allie Mayo in The Outside (The Orange Tree, Richmond), Gratiana in The Revenger’s Tragedy (Hen & Chickens), Maela in Carthaginians (Greenwich Theatre), Patsy in Easy Laughter (Man in the Moon). BBC TV includes: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Scar Stories, My Father’s Expectations, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde; The Bill (Thames TV) Radio 4: Dennis Ockerby on Ice, My Family and Other Animals Voice over: Donkey Town, Emma 18

After leaving University with a degree in Biochemistry, Mark naturally enough joined a 3 man touring comedy act. He toured extensively as a writer and performer with 76A while writing for Radio 4s topical comedy show Week Ending. He has combined writing performing and directing ever since. As an actor he most recently played Agrippa in the Chichester production of Antony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall and Michael Pennington. Other theatre includes Antony & Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse) Mamma Mia! (West End) As You Like It, Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida (Royal Shakespeare Company), A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler (BAC), Shopping and F***ing (Belfast), Crystal Clear & Gatsby (Kings Head), The Dumb Waiter (Lee Strasberg Theatre, L.A.) Ivanov (Bridewell Theatre), The Memory of Water (Vienna), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Old Red Lion), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Finborough), The Caretaker (Milan), Waiting for Godot (Tour) and Whose Life is it Anyway (Tour)

He co-founded and was artistic director of the touring production company LPC, for whom he produced and directed several tours of plays such as Waiting for Godot, The Caretaker, The Importance of Being Ernest and GB Shaw’s The White Lady.

On television and film he has appeared in Silent Witness, Eastenders, Holby, The Bill, Emmerdale, Grange Hill, Absolute Hell, Either/Or and An Ideal Husband.

He produced the short film Either Or and has written and directed the short films Landing and A Quiet Drink which was funded and produced by UK Film Council.

He has two feature screenplays currently under option and is now developing his first play, Needs Must, following its rehearsed reading at the National Theatre Studio.

Simon attended the National Film and Television School where he trained with oscar winning cinematographers Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC , Billy Williams BSC and Oswald Morris BSC, amongst others.

His career has covered all areas of Film and Television production - music , commercials , documentary , television drama and feature films.

He has been DOP on the feature films Coming Home with Peter O’Toole, The Bachelor with Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellwegger, Another Life with Tom Wilkinson and Ioan Gruffudd and Stiff Upper Lips with Frank Finlay. His television work includes being DOP on Doctor Who, Ashes to Ashes, Hustle, Bedlam, Doc Martin and Call the Midwife.