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.
JULIAN DUTTON IS SILENT STAR
JULIAN DUTTON is celebrating a double success. He not only co-created, with MATT LUCAS, the upcoming BBC1 silent comedy series POMPIDOU, but he also plays a guest role. The series is going to be huge.
JULIAN DUTTON AT ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
The multi-talented JULIAN DUTTON is currently appearing in an acting role in the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE production of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS by Richard Strauss. The opera is directed by CHRISTOF LOY.
JEMMA CHURCHILL HAS APPOINTMENT WITH DOCTORS
JEMMA CHURCHILL will be playing the guest lead in an episode of DOCTORS for the BBC, shooting later this month.
RBM WELCOMES JOE EYRE
We're delighted to announce the arrival at RBM of final year Guildhall student JOE EYRE. Joe has been a consistently outstanding performer and, along with fellow graduate Simon Haines (see below), has already been spotted by THE ENGLISH THEATRE OF THE HAGUE. Joe will be joining Simon in performing his own solo play in Holland this Autumn. We're predicting great things for both of them.
RICHARD HUW LANDS A TV DOUBLE TOP
Good news for RICHARD HUW, who has just been cast in JED MECURIO'S CRITICAL and in SILENT WITNESS.
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.
ANOTHER DOUBLE HIT FOR RBM
ASHRAF EJJBAIR and EMILY STEEL will both feature in a high-profile campaign for the British Heart Association.
ASHRAF AND SHAZIA IN RADIO PLAY
ASHRAF EJJBAIR and SHAZIA NICHOLLS have both been cast in a new BBC Radio 4 play, THE BOY FROM ALEPPO WHO PAINTED A WAR.
TAYO ELESIN JOINS RBM
We're delighted to reveal that TAYO ELESIN has joined the agency. A multi-talented actress, Tayo is also a qualified barrister, whose drama training includes Rose Bruford, London Actors Workshop and the Greenwich Musical Theatre Academy. Tayo has already featured in HOLBY CITY, DOCTORS, CASUALTY and LAW & ORDER UK. We're looking forward to adding to her already impressive CV.
RBM WELCOMES CARLETON HOBBS WINNER HANNAH GENENSIUS
We're thrilled to announce that HANNAH GENENIUS, who graduates from The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School this year, has joined RBM. Hannah is one of the 2014 winners of the BBC's Carleton Hobbs bursaries and she joins the BBC Radio Drama Company next month until the end of the year.
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!
SHAZIA NICHOLLS HEADS FOR SOHO THEATRE
SHAZIA NICHOLLS has signed with the SOHO THEATRE as a cast member in 11 short plays by participants in the SOHO YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT 2014, running until 8th July.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES OPENS IN MAMETZ
RHYS ISAAC-JONES opens this week in the NATIONAL THEATRE OF WALES production of MAMETZ by Owen Sheers, an epic, site-specific production commemorating the Battle of Mametz Wood in the First World War. RHYS plays the leading role of DAVID JONES. The play runs from 24th June to 5th July and is directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER.
KATE DYSON STARRING IN COLCHESTER
KATE DYSON has opened in the lead role of KATH in YOU CAN ALWAYS HAND THEM BACK, a charming and funny musical with songs by PETER SKELLERN and book by ROGER HALL. The show is directed by ANDREW BREAKWELL and runs until 28 June.
ELINOR LAWLESS PLAYS THE LEAD IN UK STAGE PREMIERE
ELINOR LAWLESS is currently playing the part of OLIVIA, the lead in STONE COLD MURDER, directed by SUE WILSON, in its UK premiere at THE MILL AT SONNING.
ELIZABETH MORTON'S HOT MOVIE
ELIZABETH MORTON has just finished shooting THE BURNING, a film directed by DOMINIC LEES.
JOSEPH PITCHER JOINS RBM
We're delighted to announce the arrival of Bristol Old Vic graduate JOSEPH PITCHER. Previously trained and experienced in musical theatre, with national tours in SUNSET BOULEVARD and ME AND MY GIRL, JOSEPH is now concentrating on his acting career, which has already seen him perform with the RSC and RNT.
SIMON HAINES JOINS THE AGENCY
We welcome SIMON HAINES, Cambridge and Guildhall graduate, to RBM. Simon caught our eye at the beginning of the year with his performance as SHAMRAYEV in THE SEAGULL, directed by CHRISTIAN BURGESS.
CHARLOTTE KING IN SUZUKI IDENT
SUZUKI have chosen the wonderful CHARLOTTE KING for their new ident, to be produced by PARTIZAN.
RBM WELCOMES FLORENCE ROBERTS
We're delighted to announce the arrival of the lovely FLORENCE ROBERTS, newly-graduated from Guildhall. Her performances of OLGA in THE THREE SISTERS and THE CHORUS in HENRY V totally blew us away and we're sure she'll be a huge hit in the business.
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.
OLIVER KENNEDY LANDS FILM ROLE
OLIVER KENNEDY has been cast as the lead in the film MASHED, directed for OUTSIDER PRODUCTIONS by PEDRO ROMHANYHI.
SHEYI AKINDELE STARS FOR STAR ALLIANCE
Star Alliance have chosen the lovely SHEYI AKINDELE to star in their new commercial, to be directed by MATTHIAS LEBEER.
ROBERT MACPHERSON JOINS RSC
We're thrilled to announce that ROBERT MACPHERSON has joined the RSC in London on an extended contract for the company's presentation of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES at the Aldwych. It's a wonderful opportunity and we wish him all the best.
CHRIS LEVENS OPENS IN GHOST STORIES
CHRIS LEVENS has opened to great acclaim in the role of SIMON RIFKIND in the Arts Theatre production of GHOST STORIES, from producers FIERY ANGEL, responsible for such long-running hits as THE 39 STEPS, THE LADYKILLERS and ME AND MY GIRL.
TEN TEN THEATRE GOES FOR RHYS
RHYS ISAAC-JONES has become a member of TEN TEN THEATRE COMPANY, enabling him to work for them if and when he is available.
CHRIS CURRIE GOES WRONG IN A BIG WAY
After his success in The Nativity Play Goes Wrong, CHRIS CURRIE has opened in a Number 1 tour of the production that started the franchise, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, from the MISCHIEF THEATRE CO, produced by KENNY WAX.
ELLIE JACOB - WONDERFUL IN THE MOUSETRAP
ELLIE JACOB is still on the road, playing the part of Miss Casewell in the 60th Anniversary Tour of THE MOUSETRAP, which is travelling hundreds of miles up and down the UK. We caught the show in Guildford and she was fabulous!