Best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama “Once and Again”, Billy Campbell is a veteran actor whose most recent credits include the critically acclaimed AMC television series “The Killing,” and award-winning comedy feature Fat Kid Rules The World. Campbell will next be seen as Abraham Lincoln in the National Geographic Channel’s docudrama Killing Lincoln, based on Bill O’Reilly’s best-selling novel of the same title. Campbell’s other credits include Gettysburg, The Night We Never Met, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Rocketeer with Jennifer Connelly, and Enough, opposite Jennifer Lopez.
When Campbell is not working, he is following his other passion: sailing. Campbell recently built a schooner in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. From 2005 to June 2006, Campbell served as part of the crew on the 179-foot tall ship, the Picton Castle, to circumnavigate the globe.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Angus Macfadyen attended the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He easily found work on stage and screen, quickly gaining international acclaim for his tour-de-force performance as Robert the Bruce in the Oscar-winning film Braveheart.
Over the course of his twenty-year career, he has appeared in dozens of feature films and television shows. His extraordinary range as an actor has led to roles with some of the greatest talents in Hollywood, including starring roles in projects such as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood opposite Sandra Bullock, Equilibrium with Christian Bale, Julie Taymor’s Titus with Anthony Hopkins, and playing the role of Orson Welles in Tim Robbins’ Cradle Will Rock. He also continues to perform on stage, most recently starring in Medea opposite Annette Bening.
His most recent project was We Bought a Zoo, written and directed by Academy Award-Winner Cameron Crowe.
Two-time Academy Award nominated actor Peter Fonda is a cinematic and cultural icon. Since his seminal role as ‘Captain America’ in Easy Rider, Fonda has continually delivered impressive performances. Fonda made his professional stage debut on Broadway in 1961 in Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole, for which he received rave reviews from the New York Critics, and won the Daniel Blum Theater World Award and the New York Critics Circle Award for Best New Actor. He began his feature film career in 1963, playing the romantic lead in Tammy and the Doctor and joined the ensemble cast of the World War II saga The Victors. Shortly thereafter, Fonda began what would become a famous association with Roger Corman, starring in Wild Angels, as the ultra-cool, iron-fisted leader of a violent biker gang, opposite Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, and Diane Ladd. Fonda also starred in Corman’s 1967 psychedelic film The Trip, also starring Dern and Susan Strasberg.
Since 2001, when he began acting in his early teens, Augustus Prew has appeared in more than five films and eight television productions – most notably About a Boy (2002), directed by brothers Chris and Paul Weitz, and Charlie St. Cloud (2010), costarring Zac Ephron. His TV work includes Neil Jordan’s critically acclaimed Showtime series “The Borgias,” where he has appeared as Prince Alfonso II, ruling Naples for his senile father.
LUCY BOYNTON (Esther Hagadorn)
Lucy’s first professional role was the young Beatrix Potter in the 2006 movie Miss Potter, with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor. She then went on to play one of the three leads in the BBC Drama “Ballet Shoes,” with Emma Watson, Victoria Wood, and Emilia Fox. Other credits include Margaret Dashwood in the BBC serial “Sense and Sensibility,” Mo with Julie Walters, and a role in the 2011 BBC series “Borgia: Faith and Fear.”
CASEY BROWN (Jeff Beech)
Born and raised in Montana, Casey Brown was drawn to the theatre at an early age, playing roles in productions ranging from West Side Story and Annie Get Your Gun to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet. Casey currently resides in Los Angeles as both a professional actor, and as a USC student fulfilling his David Dukes Memorial Scholarship for acting.
FRANCOIS ARNAUD (Warner Pitts)
Francois was born in Montreal, Quebec and attended the prestigious Conservatoire National d’Art Dramatique de Montreal. He can currently be seen starring as Cesare Borgia (son of Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Irons) on Neil Jordan’s critically-acclaimed Showtime miniseries “The Borgias,” now in production on its third season. In 2009, he starred in the film Les Grandes Chaleurs (Heat Waves), an adaptation of a play by Michel Marc Bouchard. In 2010, he starred in I Killed My Mother, directed by Xavier Dolan and was awarded the Vancouver Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actor. That same year, he was nominated for a Gemini Award as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his role as ‘Theo’ in the drama “Yamaska,” a long-running, one-hour television series.
JOSH CRUDDAS (Jimmy)
Josh Cruddas is a young actor based in Canada. His previous credits include principal roles in HBO Canada’s “Call Me Fitz” with Jason Priestley and Discovery Channel’s “Titanic: The Aftermath.” In addition, he has performed for many years in professional theatre and has worked as a voice-over artist. Also a singer, Josh trained at Dalhousie University’s Acting Programme and writes music for film when he’s not onstage or onscreen.
Born in Montreal but raised on the east coast, Geneviève Steele is a Halifax-based actor whose work has taken her across Canada, the US, and even to Iran. She has worked primarily in theatre but recent film and television work includes Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones,” in which she appeared with Pierce Brosnan; All the Wrong Reasons; “Haven”; “G-Spot”; and Trudeau.
ANDREA LEE NORWOOD
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Andrea works both in front of the camera and on the stage. Her most recent theatre project was a production of Educating Rita, in which she starred as the Liverpudlian hairdresser Rita White. She has also recently been seen portraying the silent heroine of Game, a horror-comedy short film which is currently playing in film festivals across Canada and the US.
MARY FAY COADY
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mary Fay has worked as an actor for six years. She graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2010 and returned to Nova Scotia where she has worked with various companies throughout the Maritimes including Neptune Theatre, Shakespeare by the Sea, Eastern Front, Chester Playhouse, Forerunner Theatre Company, etc. Film/TV credits include All the Wrong Reasons, “Call Me Fitz,” Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day, and Sunfish.
A New York native, Hugh has been working in the theatre and on camera for over twenty five years, and is currently filming the new TV series “Forgive Me.” Among his many credits are The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Our Fathers, The Christmas Shoes, Flashpoint, and Blessed Stranger. He has been nominated for two Gemini Awards, winning in 2001 for Blessed Stranger.
Born on the magical Canadian island of Newfoundland, Brian grew up with storytelling and song. Since those early days he has acted in countless stage plays, television and radio shows, and films. He is best known for his lead roles in the sci-fi cult hit TV show “Lexx,” as well as the films Hobo With A Shotgun, and The Disappeared. Most recently Brian earned the best actor award from the Atlantic Film Festival for Whirligig.
(Ray Hare, singer)
Ciarán is a multifaceted actor and virtuoso musician/singer from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He got his start in acting when he was 7 when he appeared in the television series, “Pit Pony.” Since then he has performed on stage, in film, and on television as an actor and in concert halls, festivals and on many recordings as a musician and singer. He’s won 2 East Coast Music Awards, 2 MIANS Awards, The Tic Butler Memorial Award and has been nominated for a Gemini Award. He is currently a member of the 2012-2013 graduating class of the prestigious Neptune Theatre’s acting school.
Elizabeth Richardson is an accomplished Canadian actress with over 30 years’ experience. A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) she has performed in major theatre, film and television productions in England and Canada and has worked with acclaimed actors and directors including Peter O’Toole, Brian Cox, John Madden, Adrian Noble, and Roger Michel. She has played leading parts in London’s West End, the Bristol Old Vic, the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, the Shaw Festival in Ontario, and Canadian Stage in Toronto. She has recently been touring her successful new one woman show, Going On, which she wrote a year ago.
Wally MacKinnon is an award-winning actor with over 30 years experience acting and directing in film, television, and theatres across Canada. Wally makes his home in Fredericton where he teaches acting for film at the University of New Brunswick.
Daniel Lillford has worked as a character actor in film and theater for over thirty years. Although based in Canada now, Daniel was born on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, and he spent his formative years in Melbourne, Australia. Married with three young sons, living in a small country town, he continues to pursue his actor and playwright passions in Nova Scotia.
Charlie Rhindress is an actor, playwright, and director living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a cofounder of Live Bait Theatre and was Artistic Director of that company for close to twenty years. Rhindress has written ten full length plays, including The Maritime Way of Life, Flying On Her Own, and Boo. He has acted in a number of film and television productions including “Bag of Bones,” “Haven,” and Red Rover, and at theatres across Canada. He is the former Associate Artist for Neptune Theatre and the current Artistic Producer of Eastern Front Theatre.