RBM CLIENT WINS CARLETON HOBBS - AGAIN
Following in the footsteps of our very own HANNAH GENESIUS, RBM client GEORGE WATKINS is a recipient of the BBC's CARLETON HOBBS AWARD. This means that GEORGE will go straight from his feature film debut in THE HUNTSMAN (see below) to a residency in the BBC's Radio Drama Rep Company, where he will gain valuable broadcasting experience in another medium. We wish him well.
RICHARD HUW PLANS SEX CHANGE
RICHARD HUW has been cast as guest lead in an episode of DOCTORS covering the sensitive subject of gender swapping. As Richard is very male (and a Crystal Palace fan), this will be a challenging demonstration of his acting skill and virtuosity. We have no doubt that he will be utterly fab!
DAVID CALVITTO BECOMES A CHRISTIAN
DAVID CALVITTO has been cast as THE ELDER in THE CHRISTIANS by LUCAS HNATH to be directed by CHRISTOPHER HAYDON. The play will open at TRAVERSE 1 on 9th August as part of the Edinburgh Festival and will come down to London for a run at THE GATE. More details later.
FLORENCE ROBERTS IN SITCOM PILOT
FLORENCE ROBERTS has been cast as MEGAN in STRADA, a sitcom pilot produced by JAMIE MACDONALD. It shoots at the end of June.
GEORGE WATKINS HUNTS DOWN MAJOR FILM ROLE
Straight out of The Royal Welsh College, our gentle giant GEORGE WATKINS has been cast as one of the four HUNTSMEN in THE HUNTSMAN, the sequel to SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Produced by JOE ROTH for UNIVERSAL, and directed by CEDRIC NICOLAS-TROYAN, this big budget feature, starring EMILY BLUNT and CHRIS HEMSWORTH, shoots from now until the end of July. Can't wait to see GEORGE strutting his hunky stuff!
RICHARD MASON PLAYS LEAD IN FEATURE FILM
RICHARD MASON is currently shooting his debut feature, DREAMCHASERS. The first of many, we're sure.
MELANIE MCHUGH HOSPITALISED IN HOLBY
MELANIE MCHUGH has been cast as ROXANNE MILLER, a guest lead in HOLBY to be directed by DAVID TUCKER.
JOE EYRE'S IN THE MANET
Fresh from his fabulous performance in THREE SHORT PLAYS by SAMUEL BECKETT at the OLD RED LION, JOE EYRE has been cast as Impressionist painter EDOUARD MANET, the male lead in MADAME MANET, a new play by GARETH CADWALLADER. The production, directed by MARY FRANKLIN, opens at the TABARD THEATRE 11th May and runs to 23rd May.
LOTTI MADDOX KEEPS ON WORKING
Lovely LOTTI can currently be seen in the Brighton Fringe production of EIGENGRAU, a new play by PENELOPE SKINNER, directed by HANNAH JOSS. We saw her last week and she's wonderful! As soon as the run ends, LOTTI is off on a tour of WHAT THE THUNDER SAID, directed by AMELIA SEARS.
PHILIP COX STARTS WITH A BANG
New client PHILIP COX has opened to great acclaim in the role of BALTHAZAR in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at THE GLOBE. Directed by JONATHAN MUMBY, the production runs until 7th June.
JOSEPH HARDY'S ULTRA BUSY
JOE HARDY is currently working for HUMAN ZOO on their production of MONOTONE MAN, which will play at several venues in London before heading up to the Edinburgh Festival. Alongside this, JOE is also heading to his home town, Liverpool, to perform at the MARITIME MUSEUM Learning Space and in SECRET CINEMA'S STAR WARS SHOW.
SIMON HAINES IN DEMAND
Days after finishing a brilliant run in POSH in Salisbury and Nottingham, SIMON HAINES is back in action with a multi-character role in TOLD LOOK YOUNGER, a new four-hander by STEPHEN WYATT. The play, to be directed by SUE DUNDERDALE, opens at the JERMYN STREET THEATRE and runs to 4th July.
EMILIA WILLIAMS HEADS TO SCARBOROUGH
Fresh from her wonderful performance as LIZZIE BENNET in PRIDE & PREJUDICE, EMILIA WILLIAMS is heading to the STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE in Scarborough to play the joint lead in a new version of COX & BOX by Sir Arthur Sullivan and F C Burnand. The show features a modern second act, BOKS & COCKS by Chris Monks and Richard Atkinson, adding to the original Victorian one-act comic opera. The double bill, directed by CHRIS MONKS, is at the Stephen Joseph from 21st - 30th May, then tours until 20th June. We're looking forward to seeing her.
TOM LINCOLN OFF TO A FLYING START
New client TOM LINCOLN is straight out of the blocks on a 6-month UK tour with all-male Shakespearian company THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN'S MEN.
SOPHIE ELLERBY GOES FERAL IN NORFOLK
SOPHIE ELLERBY has been cast as the NARRATOR in the WILDWORKS production of WOLF'S CHILD. The play, part of the NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL, will be performed as an outdoor promenade performance through the woods at Felbrigg Hall in North Norfolk for 6 weeks, until 23rd May. Sounds exciting.
IRENE KELLEHER IS FULLY BOOKED
The lovely IRENE KELLEHER is a very busy girl! Next month she stars in THE TURN OF THE SCREW at THE EVERYMAN PALACE THEATRE in Cork, followed almost immediately by a new tour for her fantastic one-woman show MRS SHAKESPEARE. Already a huge success in Stratford, the play will now be touring Ireland before the Brighton Festival in May, then Bristol in July and on to the Edinburgh Festival in August. More details to follow later. The STRATFORD HERALD said: "Irene is utterly mesmerising...It is simply one of the bravest stage performances I've ever witnessed...Mrs Shakespeare is demented, brilliant and totally necessary." Can't say better than that!
IT'S ALL GREEK TO ELINOR LAWLESS
ELINOR LAWLESS has been cast in BAKKHAI, a new version of Euripides' classic tragedy, by ANNE CARSON which will be a part of the forthcoming Greeks Season at THE ALMEIDA. The cast of four includes BEN WHISHAW and the play, to be directed by JAMES MACDONALD, runs from 23rd July to 19th Sept. It's a fantastic showcase for ELINOR and we can't wait to see it.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES STARTS ANTIGONE TOUR
GRADCO and WGYTC have cast RHYS ISAAC-JONES in their touring production of ANTIGONE, directed and adapted by VIV BUCKLEY. Five actors will play all the roles, with RHYS cast as the SENATOR.
JEMMA CHURCHILL TO STAR AT NEW VIC
JEMMA CHURCHILL has been cast in five plays as part of the HOARD Festival of shows at the NEW VIC THEATRE. Rehearsals begin this month and the plays run to 25th July. Further news to follow later.
ROBERT MACPHERSON OPENS ON BROADWAY
ROBERT MACPHERSON can currently be seen on Broadway with the RSC's productions of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. Both plays have already sold out to the end of their runs.
NICK RICKETTS MIXES IT WITH THE FOXES
NICK RICKETTS has been cast in the KENNY WAX production of DEAR LUPIN, a two-hander starring JAMES FOX and JACK FOX. The play, directed by PHILIP FRANKS, goes out on a 6-week No.1 UK tour, with rehearsals starting next week. KENNY WAX hopes to bring the show to the West End.
RSC PICK EVA FEILER FOR STRATFORD
EVA FEILER is currently rehearsing with the RSC in London before a move to Stratford in May, followed by a run to 2nd September. EVA will be in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by POLLY FINDLAY, and OTHELLO, directed by IQBAL KHAN. It's a wonderful opportunity for Eva and we wish her well.
CERI-LYN WOWS THE ROYAL COURT
We all knew she was a wonderful singer but now it's official! CERI-LYN CISSONE got a standing ovation from the great and good of the theatrical world at the recent Gala Night at the ROYAL COURT. Her performance of "Words, Words, Words" from THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK raised the roof!
JULIAN DUTTON IN POMPIDOU
The new MATT LUCAS comedy, POMPIDOU, has launched on BBC2. The series features both writing credits and an acting appearance by RBM's JULIAN DUTTON.
CERI-LYN OFF TO PITLOCHRY
We're delighted to announce that CERI-LYN CISSONE has been cast in the new PITLOCHRY season, playing the lead in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and CECILY in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, amongst others,
TANYA LATULL IN HENRY V
The lovely TANYA LATULL has been cast perfectly as the delightful KATHERINE in HENRY V. The production, to be directed by ELLEN MCDOUGALL will be playing at the TRAVERSE in Edinburgh, followed by a London run in the WESTON THEATRE at the UNICORN, ending 31st May.
LOUIS DAVISON'S GONE FOR A BURTON
One of our rising young actors, LOUIS DAVISON, is currently shooting the latest TIM BURTON movie, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. The film is due for release next year.
CAMILLA SIMSON has just shot a commercial for the OPEN UNIVERSITY; EMILY STEEL has done the new FURNITURE VILLAGE commercial; CLEO SYLVESTRE, an NS&I commercial; MELANIE MCHUGH, the new IRISH LOTTO commercial and BILLIE NORTH has shot the new LENDING STREAM commercial.
RHYS ISAAC-JONES TO MAKE TV DEBUT
Our lovely RHYS ISAAC-JONES is set to make his first television appearance in the much-anticipated JEKYLL & HYDE, to be produced by FOZ ALLAN for ITV1. Can't wait to see it.
CASSANDRA BOND JOINS RBM
We're delighted to welcome CASSANDRA BOND to the agency. Trained at the Oxford School of Drama, CASSANDRA already has an impressive CV and can currently be seen in THE PIER at OXFORD PLAYHOUSE.
DOUBLE SUCCESS FOR SOPHIE ELLERBY
SOPHIE ELLERBY has been cast in a guest lead role in DOCTORS (BBC) and in the last ever episode of THIS IS ENGLAND (C4).
VICTORY IS OURS
We're thrilled to welcome FIONA VICTORY to RBM. This wonderful actress's CV speaks for itself, with many film and TV roles, alongside wonderful theatrical performances. FIONA most recently played MAURYA in RIDERS TO THE SEA at the COG ARTS SPACE, MRS RAINEY in MIXED MARRIAGE at the FINBOROUGH, BERNADA in THE HOUSE OF BERNADA ALBA at the BELGRADE COVENTRY and WIDOW QUINN in PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at the LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE.
FLORENCE ROBERTS LANDS SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Fresh from her success in the NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE production of ARCADIA, we're thrilled to reveal that FLORENCE ROBERTS has landed the part of KATE in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE directed by DECLAN DONELAN. FLORENCE will also be understudying VIOLA.