JAMES PUREFOY (Solomon Kane) is now best known on both sides of the Atlantic for playing Mark Anthony in HBO’s award winning epic series Rome.
This year he was also among the stars in blockbuster action adventure movie John Carter and will be filmingThe Following for Fox, co-starring Kevin Bacon.
His most prominent film credits include Resident Evil (2002), Rawdon Crawley in Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair (2004) opposite Reese Witherspoon, and the Black Prince in A Knight’s Tale (2001) in which he starred alongside Heath Ledger.
Recent film work includes Ironclad (2011) and John Carter (2012). His US TV work includes NBC’s The Philanthropist (2009), Camelot for the Starz network, as well as Injustice for ITV1 and Richard II directed by Rupert Goold for BBC.
He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in his final year at the Central School of Speech and Drama and spent six years in lead roles in theatre. This year he also starred in Flare Path at the Haymarket theatre opposite Sienna Miller.
MAX VON SYDOW (Josiah Kane) met his mentor, Ingmar Bergman in 1955 and delivered unforgettable performances in such landmark films as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries and The Virgin Spring. Since his appearance in The Greatest Story Ever Told, the legendary Swedish-born actor has become a familiar face in American Films while maintaining a busy career in Europe. His deep voice and imposing appearance have landed him diverse roles in films including Rush Hour 3, Minority Report, Snow Falling on Cedars, Shutter Island, and Pelle the Conqueror, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and Hannah and Her Sisters. In 2005, he was awarded France’s highest honor by the Minister of Culture “Commandeur des Arts et Lettres.”
Von Sydow was most recently seen in Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
RACHEL HURD-WOOD (Meredith) was born in London in 1990 and was already on stage at her school theatre at the age of 7. She made her feature film debut as Wendy in P.J. Hogan’s film adaptation of Peter Pan for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award and the Young Artist Award for her performance. In 2004 she starred in the mystery thriller An American Haunting alongside Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland, and in the British TV production, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking. In 2006, Hurd-Wood portrayed Laura in the film adaptation of the worldwide best-seller Perfume, followed by a performance in 2009 as Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray in which she starred alongside Colin Firth.
Rachel was most recently seen in the action film Tomorrow, When the War Began and the drama Hideaways.
PATRICK HURD-WOOD (Samuel) has played three people simultaneously thanks to the wonders of CGI as triplets in P.J. Hogan’s Peter Pan. He also played Donald Sutherland’s young son in the gothic horror film An American Haunting though his performance can only be seen in the DVD’s deleted scenes.
Patrick can next be seen in the upcoming Blood which also stars Mark Strong and Paul Bettany.
PETE POSTLETHWAITE (William Crowthorn) earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance in Jim Sheridan’s In the Name of the Father. His other film credits include The Dualists, Distant Voices, Still Lives, The Last of the Mohicans, The Usual Suspects, Franco Zeffirelli’s Hamlet, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad, The Constant Gardner, Dark Water, Clash of the Titans, Inception, and The Town, for which he was posthumously nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Postlethwaite’s extensive film, television and stage work and his many roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company earned him an “Order of the British Empire” award in 2004.
Pete Postlethwaite passed away on January 2, 2011.
ALICE KRIGE (Katherine) was born in Upington, South Africa. Krige made her feature film debut in the Academy Award winning Best Picture, Chariots of Fire, which was followed by her memorable, dual role in Ghost Story. Krige’s work with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company includes roles in King Lear, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac among many others. She has appeared in a diverse range of films, such as King David, Barfly, Haunted Summer, Sleepwalkers, Institute Benjamenta, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Silent Hill, Lonely Hearts, the acclaimed HBO series Deadwood, and as the infamous Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact. Krige’s most recent projects include recurring roles in Waking the Dead, and MI-5, as well as Masterpiece Contemporary’s Page Eight and the blockbuster fantasy action film The Sorcercer’s Apprentice.
JASON FLEMYNG (Malachi) may best be known for starring in Matthew Vaughn films: Stardust, Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, and Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. He was most recently seen alongside James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in X-Men: First Class and alongside Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett in Hanna.
His numerous other credits include Clash of the Titans, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Rock Star, From Hell, Below, Stealing Beauty, The Red Violin and Deep Rising, among others.
His theater credits include several Royal Shakespeare Company (Barbican) performances, including Coriolanus, As You Like It, Moscow Gold, Barbarians and All’s Well That Ends Well. Flemyng will next been seen in Mike Newell’s adaptation of Great Expectations alongside Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.
MACKENZIE CROOK (Father Michael), one of British comedy’s best known faces, began his career as a stand-up comedian and TV guest actor specializing in grotesques and exaggerated characters. He shot to fame as Gareth Keenan in the TV hit comedy “The Office,” earning a British Comedy Award nomination. After that Crook shared the screen with Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice, Heath Ledger in The Brothers Grimm, and Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland. This role led to his best known role in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End as Pirate Ragetti.
Crook can next be seen in Therese Raquin with Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Felton.
PHILIP WINCHESTER’S (Telford) first entered the industry at age 14 when he was discovered in Montana during local casting sessions for The Patriot. Since then Winchester has appeared in the feature films In My Sleep, The Heart of the Earth, Shaking Dream Land, Flyboys, Thunderbirds, LD 50 Lethal Dose and the Hi-Line.
Winchester joined the Royal Shakespeare Company for the 2007 world tour of King Lear, playing Edmund opposite Ian McKellan, and the production has since been adapted into a TV movie directed by Trevor Nunn. He has also appeared in CSI: Miami, Commando Nanny, as the lead on the NBC series Crusoe in which he played Robinson Crusoe, Fringe, and Camelot. He is currently the star of the Cinemax original series Strike Back.
He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts for several years and now resides in Los Angeles.