OLIVER KENNEDY WINS ALEC GUINNESS AWARD 2013
We're delighted to announce that new RBM Actors client OLIVER KENNEDY has won the ALEC GUINNESS AWARD for the outstanding drama school graduate of 2013. And who are we to disagree? Oliver has a very bright future ahead of him.
EVE WEBSTER REIGNS IN SPAIN
EVE WEBSTER is in Madrid this week shooting a high-profile commercial for MONEY.COM.
FRANCES HEALY IS BUSY
FRANCES HEALY is currently rehearsing for a tour of Alan Bennett's HER BIG CHANCE and is also directing Bennett's A CHIP IN THE SUGAR. Frances recently finished shooting US feature film EMOTIONAL RESCUE written and directed by BETH LAUREN.
RBM WELOMES FOUR NEW GRADUATES
RBM is truly delighted to welcome four wonderful new graduates to the agency's books. From ALRA, OLIVER KENNEDY and from Guildhall, RHYS ISAAC-JONES, CHRISTOPHER CURRIE and EVA FEILER. All four will be actors to watch in the coming year and beyond.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES JOINS RBM
This year's Guildhall graduates are a super-talented bunch and none more so than RHYS ISAAC-JONES. Playing roles as diverse as Orlando in As You Like It, Horner in The Country Wife and Astrov in Uncle Vanya, RHYS clearly isn't limited in his dramatic range. Add to this a strong tenor voice and you have an actor who will go far.
EVA FEILER JOINS FROM GUILDHALL
Another find is the totally wonderful EVA FEILER. Her fabulous performance as Peg Sliderskew in the Guildhall production of Nicholas Nickleby was the clincher. Eva has a lovely voice, both acting and singing (strong Mezzo). She is also a brilliant dancer, whether Contemporary, Latin or Period. Eva is an all-round superstar in the making and we're thrilled that she has joined RBM.
CHRISTOPHER CURRIE JOINS RBM
CHRISTOPHER CURRIE is another brilliant Guildhall graduate with a sparkling future. His good looks and commanding stage presence landed him the role of Elliot in Private Lives and the title role in King Oedipus while at Guildhall. Christopher also played Smike in Nicholas Nickleby, showing the breadth of his range. With a strong high baritone voice and excellent command of dance, we're predicting big things ahead.
OLIVER KENNEDY SIGNS FROM ALRA
We're delighted to welcome 2013 ALRA graduate OLIVER KENNEDY to RBM. A talented dancer as well as a great actor, Ollie has the kind of fresh, contemporary look that is going to get him lots of work.
MICHEÁL McDAID OVER THE WIRE
The mesmeric MICHEÁL McDAID opens this week in OVER THE WIRE at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, directed by BAFTA-winner, KENNY GLENAAN. The play, set around the Long Kesh prison riot in Belfast in 1974, follows five prisoners pitched into a world of violence, paranoia and hunger as they struggle against British soldiers, each other and their own personal demons. Unmissable.
KATE DYSON CRUISES THE BRIGHTON FRINGE
KATE DYSON shows off her fabulous singing voice this month in CRUISING, a hilarious and heartbreaking new musical. She plays the diva star of a cult sci-fi series, trapped on a cruise ship with her husband, 200 fans and her ex-girlfriend! Nigel Fairs, Adam Rood and the award-winning 368 Theatre Company present this sequel to ‘My Mother was an Alien - Is That Why I’m Gay?’, directed by Louise Jameson. See www.brightonfringe.org for details. Sounds like a fun night out!
HUW'S A CLEVER BOY!
RICHARD HUW's on a fabulous run of form at the moment. Alongside three eps of LINE OF DUTY, Richard has been cast in two eps of THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE. There's no stopping him!
ROBERT MACPHERSON OPENS IN NORWICH
Straight out of his hugely successful performance in Situation Room, ROBERT MACPHERSON opens this week in KINDNESS OF STRANGERS in Norwich.
RICHARD HADFIELD IS MISERABLE
You've seen the film, now feast your ears on the real thing. RICHARD HADFIELD, one of our young stars, has been cast as Jean Valjean in LES MIS, which opens at the Corn Exchange in Brighton later this year.
MARCUS HUTTON SUDDENLY NOT AT HOME
MARCUS HUTTON is currently rehearsing for a No.1 tour of SUDDENLY AT HOME and MURDER WEAPON directed by Patric Kearns.
DAVID KEYES IN HOLBY
Congratulations to DAVID KEYES who has landed a guest lead role in HOLBY.
RICHARD HUW DOES HIS DUTY - AND THEN SOME
RICHARD HUW is currently in Belfast, shooting LINE OF DUTY. Originally down for two episodes, Richard was such a hit with writer/producer JED MERCURIO, that he's been written into a third episode.
MELANIE McHUGH IN ULSTER CLASSIC
MELANIE McHUGH has opened in OVER THE BRIDGE at The Finborough. First performed in 1960 after being banned for years, this still-controversial play by ex-shipyard work Sam Thompson takes a tough look at the sectarian divide. It's playing to packed houses and is well worth a visit.
JIM FISH ON THE ROAD
JIM FISH has started a national tour of THE WAVING CAT OF JAPAN directed by Caroline Parker for Krazy Kat. He's on the road from 26th April to 14th June and we wish him well.
SOPHIE ELLERBY IN NYT REP
SOPHIE ELLERBY is currently performing with the NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE REPERTORY COMPANY at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. She's spending the next 7 months in rep, working with some of the top directors in the country, many of them resident at the NT.
SIMON O'BRIEN IS BOUNCING
SIMON O'BRIEN has been cast in BOUNCERS - THE REMIX, the updated John Godber classic, which will open at the St Helens Theatre Royal in June.