KEYES REPRISES HIS REPRISE
DAVID KEYES has made such an impression on the writers, producers and directors at HOLBY CITY that his character, Pat McGinn, is being written in again - making this his third appearance. Any more and he'll be a regular!
HANNAH GENESIUS SINGS FOR LONDON ROAD
Multi-talented, Carleton Hobbs award-winner HANNAH GENESIUS, who was outstanding in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School's production of LONDON ROAD, has just featured on the soundtrack of the film of the play, directed by RUFUS NORRIS, Artistic Director of the National Theatre.
SHAZIA NICHOLLS TO TOUR IN NEW PLAY
SHAZIA NICHOLLS has been cast in GIRLS LIKE THAT, an exciting new play by Evan Placey, exploring bullying and gender politics. It will tour London schools before a 3-week run at the UNICORN THEATRE. The production is being directed by ESTHER BAKER, Artistic Director of Synergy Theatre.
ASHRAF EJJBAIR STARS IN CHALLENGING SHORT
ASHRAF EJJBAIR has played the lead in TALE OF TWO CITIES, a short film examining the dangers of extremism and radicalisation.
MARIE-HELENE LANDS SWISS ROLE
The gorgeous MARIE-HELENE hasn't just landed a role but the guest lead in TATORT, a long-running and highly-rated crime drama on Swiss TV. Marie-Helene plays a Nigerian teenager in search of her lost brother - and she'll do it brilliantly. She shoots for 15 days this month and we wish her well.
ROBERT MACPHERSON KEEPS THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR
ROBERT MACPHERSON is currently with the RSC in London on an extended contract for WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES at the Aldwych.
ELINOR LAWLESS AND JOE EYRE IN WEST END TRANSFER
Fabulous news that ELINOR LAWLESS and JOE EYRE will be joining the cast of KING CHARLES lll when it transfers from the THE ALMEIDA to WYNDHAMS THEATRE. Starring TIM PIGOTT-SMITH as Charles, and directed by RUPERT GOOLD, KING CHARLES lll is the Almeida's 4th West End transfer this year.
JOSEPH HARDY PICKED BY POSNER
Freshly-graduated from The Drama Studio, JOSEPH HARDY has just landed his first job - and what a cracker! He starts rehearsals next month for the LINDSAY POSNER's production of Moliere's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC, adapted by RICHARD BEAN (who was responsible for the huge hit, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS). This new production, starring TONY ROBINSON, opens at THE THEATRE ROYAL, BATH, before a 6-week Number 1 tour. That's not a bad start to your career!
10/10 FOR RHYS
RHYS ISAAC-JONES continues his long-term relationship with the 10/10 THEATRE COMPANY with a one-man show that is currently being written for him.
OLIVER KENNEDY IN EXPLOSIVE PLAY FOR TNT
TNT THEATRE and THE AMERICAN DRAMA GROUP EUROPE have chosen OLIVER KENNEDY for the revival of their hugely successful production of THE WAVE, a play examining the roots of racism. The production will tour Europe and Eastern Europe before a three-week tour of Israel.
JULIAN DUTTON IN DEMAND - AGAIN
Having already appeared at the Royal Opera House and both written and guested in POMPIDOU for BBC1, JULIAN DUTTON is now recording a BBC radio series LEWIS MACLEOD IS NOT HIMSELF. Is there no end to this man's talent?
CHRIS LEVENS EXTENDS GHOST STORIES
CHRIS LEVENS has signed to extend his successful run in the role of SIMON RIFKIND in the Arts Theatre production of GHOST STORIES
MORE SUCCESS FOR RBM'S YOUNG ACTORS
Following on from LOUIS DAVISON's continuing success in the West End producion of RICHARD lll, starring MARTIN FREEMAN, Louis' brother JOEL DAVISON has now been cast as JACK in the forthcoming Orange Tree production of THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD, directed by PAUL MILLER. The play opens 2nd September.
JOE PITCHER TO DIRECT MATILDA
Multi-talented JOE PITCHER is taking over the direction of the West End production of MATILDA. We wish him well.
PETRA MARKHAM BOOKS SEPARATE TABLES
The lovely PETRA MARKHAM has been cast as MISS MEACHAM in the upcoming SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE production of Terence Rattigan's classic double-bill, SEPARATE TABLES. Rehearsals start in September and the play opens the following month.
SIMON HAINES INVITED TO HOLLAND
Guildhall graduate SIMON HAINES has been invited to perform his own one man play ANIMALS AND CHILDREN at THE ENGLISH THEATRE OF THE HAGUE in Holland in October.
EMILIA WILLIAMS IN MOTHER GOOSE
The lovely EMILIA WILLIAMS has been cast as FREYA in MOTHER GOOSE at CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE, a wonderful venue that always attracts excellent casts. Emilia starts in November.
RICHARD MASON LANDS LEAD IN FEATURE FILM
The crazily-talented RICHARD MASON has landed the lead in DREAMCHASERS, a feature film to be shot in the UK and New York later this year. More news to follow.
SUCCESS AGAIN FOR RBM CLIENTS AT MICHAEL BRYANT AWARD
Following on from EVA FEILER'S success in last year's Guildhall MICHAEL BRYANT AWARD FOR VERSE SPEAKING at the National Theatre, this year's joint runners up (highly commended by the RNT's NICHOLAS HYTNER) were the wonderful SIMON HAINES and FLORENCE ROBERTS. Well done to both of them!
RBM LAUNCHES YOUNG ACTORS
The agency has signed a number of young actors, who now have their own page on the website. LOUIS DAVISON (14), has been cast as PRINCE EDWARD in the forthcoming production of RICHARD lll at the TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, starring MARTIN FREEMAN and directed by JAMIE LLOYD. Meanwhile, KITTY RICH (11) has just finished filming two episodes of LEWIS for ITV, directed by NICK LAUGHLAND.