The Cast

Gillian

JEMIMA KIRKE

British-born Jemima Kirke is an accomplished actresses and visual artist who has shown her artwork in Brooklyn, New York, San Francisco, London, and Miami. Her acting credits include “Jessa” in the HBO series Girls, “Charlotte” in Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, as well as Jeff Baena’s The Little Hours.

In September 2018, Jemima starred opposite Jonah Hill and Emma Stone in Cary Fukunaga’s Netflix television series, Maniac.

Richard Elis is a British actor who trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He works in both the English and Welsh language.

Richard started his on screen career with the hugely popular character Huw Edwards in Eastenders for the BBC. He portrayed the character for 3 years and was a main stay for the comedy of the series during this time. He has since gone on to play many other roles including in A Brief History of Tim (Gogglebox Entertainment), Ordinary Lies (Red Productions), Hinterland (Fiction Factory) and 3 series of the HTV Hit Nuts and Bolts.

His film work includes Black Mountain Poets, Songbird, Benny and Jolene, and Blue Monday. The former film screened at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in 2016.

He has also worked extensively in the Welsh film and TV industry with work that includes the Feature films Albi a Noa, Y Mapiwr, Cwcw and Y Weithred. His TV credits for S4C include Ysbyty Hospital, Gwaith/Cartref, 35 Diwrnod and many more.

His theatre work includes The Woman of the Sea (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru), Cynnau Tan (Sherman Theatre, Cardiff), Bedroom Farce (New Wolsey Theatre), Measure for Measure,Two Princes, Hobson’s Choice,Word For Word, Hard Times and Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Theatr Clwyd Cymru), Dumb Show (New Victoria Theatre)

Richard has had a varied and wide-ranging career and is a proud Welshman who is equally at home in his native Welsh Language as he is in English.

Pete

RICHARD ELIS

Rachel

SARAH SOLEMANI

Sarah Solemani is an award-winning actress and writer whose talents span across theatre, TV, film and radio. In recent years we’ve seen Sarah star in the BAFTA award-winning sitcom Him & Her, play the object of Jack Whitehall’s affection in BBC3 comedy Bad Education, along with the movie spin-off Bad Education: The Movie, and appear in the James Corden and Matthew Baynton award-winning comedy drama series The Wrong Mans. Sarah has also written for screen and stage, writing and starring in The Secrets, Aphrodite Fry and the National Theatre’s The Crazy Sexy Cool Girl’s Fan Club.

In September 2016, Sarah starred in the eagerly anticipated third film in the Bridget Jones franchise; Bridget Jones’s Baby. Sarah also starred in The Five, a ten part thriller series for Sky One. Crafted by Harlan Coben, in his first-ever original story for television, Sarah starred as ‘Pru Carew’, a doctor with a drug dependency and a fractured home life. Sarah stars with Tom Cullen, O-T Fagbenle and Lee Ingleby.

Sarah is possibly best known for her role as ‘Becky’ in the BAFTA-winning BBC Three sitcom Him and Her. Sarah received the Best Comedy Actress Award at The Royal Television Society for her role. Starring opposite Russell Tovey, they play a twenty-something couple in an intimate anti-romantic comedy about real-life love in its lazy, messy, everyday glory. Other recent television work includes BBC Three’s smash hit comedy Bad Education, a series about a teacher (played by Jack Whitehall) who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches. She reprised her role as ‘Miss Gulliver’ when the cast re-teamed for the big screen in Bad Education: The Movie. She appeared in several sketches in SKY’s ‘Psychobitches’ which one the Palm D’or for best comedy in 2015. Sarah played ‘Lizzie’ in series one and two of the critically acclaimed comedy thriller The Wrong Mans for BBC Two and Hulu in the US, co-written by James Cordon and Matthew Baynton.

In 2015, Sarah starred in the critically acclaimed British film Hector, opposite Peter Mullen, written and directed by Jake Gavin. Other film credits include the Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love, and the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated Mrs. Henderson Presents, directed by Stephen Frears.

Alice Lowe is an English actress, writer, and director. She began in comedy, in the cult smash, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, playing Madeleine Wool and Liz Asher. Her turn in the series led her to further television work, with regular parts in My Life In FilmHorrible Histories, and Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry And Paul.

Together with her prolific television career, Alice has appeared in some of the most successful British comedy films of the last century, appearing in The World’s EndHot Fuzz, and co-starring in Jamie Adams’ Black Mountain Poets, and Ben Wheatley’s blackly comic road movie, Sightseers, which she co-wrote with Steve Oram.

In 2016, Alice wrote, directed and starred in Prevenge, a subversive comedy about a pregnant woman who starts to become guided into a murderous rampage by her unborn baby. The film opened the year’s Venice Critic’s Week and went on to get rave reviews, securing Alice as one of the most interesting voices in modern British independent film.

Additional credits include worldwide hit, Paddington, BIFA-winner Adult Life Skills, and BAFTA-nominated The Ghoul. In the coming months, 2019 sees Alice appear in The Fight, with Jessica Hynes and Sometimes Always Never, alongside Bill Nighy and Sam Riley.

Gerry

ALICE LOWE

Matt

BRETT GOLDSTEIN

Brett is an actor and writer who won the 2016 BIFA for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Adult Life Skills. He co-wrote and stars in the critically acclaimed feature Superbob. His television credits include Hoof The Record, Derek and Uncle. Most recently he can be seen in BBC Two pilot The Pact opposite Sarah Solemani.

As a writer, Brett wrote the feature Superbob which was directed by Jon Drever, produced by Grain Media and premiered in 2015. He is currently adapting Superbob for TV (Grain Media), writing a pilot entitled The Year Off (BBC Studios) and is co-writing a pilot for AMC with Will Bridges called For Life (Fearless Minds). He has projects in development with Cave Bear and the BBC and he’s writing a feature called Strip Club, which is being produced by Camille Gatin.

BAFTA-nominated Joanna Scanlan is one of Britain’s most versatile actresses and writers. 

Joanna has a plethora of exciting projects recently aired including the gothic fairytale Pin Cushion where Joanna starred as ‘Lyn’ alongside Lily Newmark. Joanna will also join Dougray Scott, Jessie Buckley and Charles Dance in Carl Tibbetts new TV miniseries, The Woman in White – a bold new BBC1 adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ classic gothic novel. 

Winter 2016 saw Joanna return to series two of Paul Abbott’s BAFTA nominated and RTS award-winning primetime drama, No Offence, playing lead character DI inspector ‘Viv Deering’. Other film credits include Joanna’s hugely celebrated performance as Charles Dickens wife in Ralph Fiennes directed The Invisible Women, Bad Education The Movie, The Girl With A Pearl Earring and Kinky Boots

Joanna is known for appearing in some of the best television series of the past decade, including BBC’s award winning satirical comedy The Thick of It, Little Britain and Rev. Among her successes is Joanna’s critically acclaimed dark satirical NHS drama, Getting On, which she starred and co-wrote with Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine, earning her a BAFTA nomination for ‘Best Female Performance in a Comedy’ and a BAFTA Television Craft nomination for screenwriting in both 2011 and 2013. They also won for ‘Best Comedy Screenwriting’ at The Royal Television Society Awards in 2011 and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards in both 2010 and 2013. The comedy series was adapted for an American audience with HBO, with Joanna onboard as an executive producer to closely work on the script development. Joanna was a guest star in the American version reprising her role as ‘Denise Flixter’. The Emmy nominated show ran for three seasons between 2013-2015. 

Following on from this, Joanna and Vicki teamed up to write and star in their BBC Four comedy series Puppy Love. They adapted Puppy Love with HBO. Joanna co-starred in the highly-acclaimed 2018 independent feature, Pin Cushion, and recently starred in the BBC One and Netflix co-production Requiem and the third series of No Offence for Channel 4.

Janet

JOANNA SCANLAN

David

WILLIAM THOMAS

William Thomas has become a household name through his television and film career. His work spans four decades and he received a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTA Cymru Awards (2007) for his portrayal of Glyn in the award winning Con Passionate.

Other television credits include Doctor Who; Requiem; Midsomer Murders; Hinterland; Alys; Gavin & Stacey; Belonging (10 Series); Grass; Fun at the Funeral Parlour and We Are Seven

William played Geraint Cooper in the BBC & US Series hit series, Torchwood.

Film work includes Mr. Nice (Kodak Award Winner); Longitude (2001 BAFTA Winner for Best Drama Serial); Oscar nominated & BAFTA Award winning Solomon & Gaenor; and of course the iconic portrayal of Bryn Cartwright in the award winning Twin Town.

William also works extensively in Radio Drama, most recently Western Stars, Three Sisters, Steddfod NI and Encarceron all for BBC Radio 4.

Dan Clark is probably best known for playing lovable loser Don Danbury on BBC3’s cult hit comedy How Not to Live Your Life, which he also created and wrote. The show was a big success gathering over 1.3 million viewers by the third season. It came to end in 2011 with an hour-long Christmas Special.

Since then Dan has toured the UK with his critically acclaimed stand-up shows and played countries around the world. In 2012 and 2013 he released a stand-up album and comedy music album, respectively.

As an actor Dan has appeared in various TV
shows and films but in recent years has turned his attention to writing and directing. Having directed three pilots for television, which have all gone to series and two short films, he is now working on two feature film scripts which he is planning to direct by the end of the year.

Dan’s passion for film and television has manifested itself into a popular podcast Screen Talk with Dan Clark: a show where he interviews people from all walks of the industry. It’s regularly in the iTunes Top 5 ‘Film & TV’ podcast charts.

Jeffrey

DAN CLARK