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Fiona Bawn-Thompson

Fiona
Bawn-Thompson

Height: 174cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Hazel

Age: 40

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Credits

2019, Stage ‘Women,War & Peace’ role of Neus/Maria/Martha -Smashing Times Theatre Company, Dir: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, Mary Moynihan

 
2016, Short Film ‘The Women Is Present’ role of Mary Elmes, Dir: Mary Moynihan
 
2015, Voice Over Documentary ‘Stories from the Shadows’ Dir: Mark Quinn

2015, Stage ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’ role of Alice – 
Smashing Times Theatre Company, Dir: Bairbre Ni Chaoim

2020, Short Film ‘Artists Against Fascism’ Role of 
Margaret Kelly, Dir: Geraldine McAlinden 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: Irish-Northern*, American-Standard, Belfast, Cockney, Dublin, East European, English-Standard, French, German, Irish-Southern, Liverpool, London, Polish, RP

Music & Dance:
Choreography, Commercial Dance, Hip Hop Dance, Irish Step, Street Dance
Skilled: 6 Step (Breakdance move), Bollywood Dance, Cha Cha, Choral Singing, Contact Improvisation, Dance (general), Dancehall, Folk Dancing, Funk-Style Dance, Highland Dancing, Jazz Dancing, Jive, Krumping, Salsa Dancing, Waacking Dance
 
Other Skills:
Choreographer (professional), Dance Teacher, Devising, Drama Coach (professional), Drama Workshop Leader, Event Management (experienced), Face Painting, Holistic Therapist, Meditation Instructor (experienced), Movement Tutor, Photography, Project Manager (experienced), Reiki, Scriptwriter (professional), Workshop Leader (Acting), Writer
 
Performance:
Skilled: Dancer-Professional, Living History, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Theatre In Education, Voice Over
 
Sports:
Skilled: Badminton, Bowling, Cycling, Gaelic Football, Running, Tai Chi, Yoga
 
Vehicle Licences:
Car Driving Licence

Training

Queens University Belfast, BA (Hons) Drama, 1 year, 2004-2005

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Sheena Kelly

Sheena
Kelly

Height: 157cm

Hair Colour: Brown / Blonde

Eye Colour: Hazel

Age: 31

Playing Age: 25-35 years

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Experience

Sheena has been working in the film industry for 5 years as an assistant director before switching to the other side of the camera.

Working on and off set has given her a lot of experience and has helped me to understand the industry. This has fed Sheenas hunger and passion to become and actor. 

Credits

2018, ‘Manhunt’ – Feature Horror Film, Featured Role of Michelle

2019/20, ‘Money Doesn’t Grow On Tree, Featured Lead Role of Sandra – BBC Short Film

2019/20, ‘Femme Fatale – BBC 

2019/20, ‘Stranger With A Camera’ – Fizzblister Films Ltd 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) American, English, Scottish, Southern Irish, Liverpool, Australian

Other Skills: Trained Dancer – Contemporary, Commercial. Weights, Boxing, Martial Arts, Yoga, Pilates, Football. Music – Basic singing voice. 

Training

BA Hons – Urban Dance Practice 

Louise Kiely – Screen Acting Course 

Abbe Tatenum – Meisner Technique 

Tom Todoroff – Acting Workshop, New York

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Male

Ryan Hand

Ryan
Hand

Height: 176cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Blue

Age: 33

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Experience

A presenter, comedian, actor and DJ; Ryan is a born entertainer and a man of many talents.

Hand’s career started in 2008 as a runner for BBC Northern Ireland, and today he now enjoys a roving reporter role on BBC’s The One Show.

In 2017 Ryan got his big break on Saturday night TV as a presenter on ITV’s Cannonball, alongside Freddie Flintoff, Frankie Bridge, Maya Jama & Radzi.

The Irishman, known for his quick wit, charm and cheeky persona, had spent the 2 years beforehand warming up the audiences on ITV’s Loose Women.

Ryan has amassed bags experience from all corners of the industry, often popping up like a meerkat, you never know where you’ll see him next.

From hosting gameshow Generation Frustration, to reporting from the red carpet at BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year Awards and competing on ITV’s Ninja Warrior, he certainly is well travelled. 

In 2019 Ryan was named Media Eye’s Rising Star, after fronting food and football show FCK. Following on from there, the self confessed foodie launched his own podcast ‘Whatcha Cooking Good Looking?’

Hand’s acting credits include voice over and commercial work with Virgin Media, Kenwood, Kellogg’s, The National Lottery and TV appearances on E4’s Bodyfixers and BBC’s The Fall.

As a DJ, Ryan is a regular behind the decks at Topshop Oxford Street and plays for a variety of brands including Tommy Hilfiger and John Lewis.

Ryan is also a fitness fanatic, who runs marathons for Marie Curie and enjoys any sort of physical challenge. A keen writer, he has recently completed his first children’s book which is soon to be published.

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) American-California, American-New York, American-Standard, Belfast, Cockney, Cork, Donegal, English-Standard, Essex, Galway, Glasgow, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Kerry, Liverpool, Londonderry, Scottish-Standard

Music & Dance: Guitar, Guitar-Electric, Rap, Singer-Songwriter, Bass Guitar, Break Dancing, Dance (general), Freestyle Dance, Freestyle Disco, Keyboards, Pop Singing, Singing (general), Street Dance
 
Other Skills: Camera Operator, Comedy Songwriting, Disc Jockey (professional), Event Host (experienced), Event Management (experienced), Film/Video Editor (experienced), Journalist, Photographic Model, Photography, Radio Producer, Radio recording/editing
 
Performance
After Dinner Speaker, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Commentating, Compere, Disc Jockey (DJ), Green Screen, Musical Comedy, Presenting, Radio Presenting, Stand-up Comic, TV Presenting, Voice Over
 
Sports
Football, Gaelic Football, Running, Running-Marathon Distance, Weight Training
Skilled: Callisthenics, CrossFit, Golf, Skiing, Swimming
 
Vehicle Licences
Car Driving Licence
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Male

Gyasi Sheppy

Gyasi
Sheppy

Height: 182cm

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Age: 30

Playing Age: 25-35 years

Credits

TV & Screen

July 2021 – BBC – CBeebies Presenter

2020, ‘Black and Northern Irish’ Documentary 

Electoral Commission Advertisement

Featured Extra inCherrybomb   Greenlit & Generator Entertainment.

MuggerFeatured role in Keith Lemon: The Movie – NI Screen, Generator Entertainment.

Lisburn City Television Advertisement

Davinci Gourmet Television Advertisement

Experience

2016, Disneyland Paris – Character and Parade Performer

High School Musical Ireland Tour – Role of Chad Danforth

Dancer and Creative Director – BBC NI, Belfast – Children In Need Flashmob

Participated in many Theatre Productions with Millennium Forum Productions, The National Stage School and Replay Theatre Company. 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish*, Irish – Southern, RP, American – General 

Other Skills: Acting Technique, Improvisation, Devising Theatre, Scripted works, Theatre for Children, TV/FILM screenplay , Vocal Technique, Singing, Musical Theatre, Reading Music, Dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Modern, Partner, Ballroom.

Training

2007/2009 – SERC Bangor National Diploma Performing Arts

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Thomas Lappin

Thomas
Lappin

Height: 180cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Hazel

Playing Age: 40-55

Credits

TV & Film

‘Riverdance – The Animated Adventure’ – Dir: Dave Rosenbaum

‘Almost Never’ – BBC – Role of Delivery Guy. Dir: Akaash Meeda

‘Panorama’ – BBC – Role of Steve. Dir: Hannah O’ Grady

‘Elau 3’ – TG4/Magamedia – Role of McElvey. Dir: Paddy Hayes 

‘Coronation Street’ – ITV Productions – Role of Waiter, Dir: Terry Dyddgen-Jones and Charles Lauder

‘Crimewatch’ – BBC Role of Peter. Dir: Sarah Sarkhel

‘Mystery’ – CITV/Media Merchants – Role of Rory O’Shay. Dir: Simon Pierce

‘Eureka Street’ – BBC – Role of Brian. Dir, Adrian Shergold

‘Crossmaheart – Feature Film, Lexington Films – Role of John Miller. Dir: Henry Herbert

‘The Run of the County’ – Feature Film, Country Productions. Role of Rennicks, Dir: Peter Yates

‘Shergar’ Feature Film, Blue Rider Pictures LA – Role of PC O’Brien. Dir, Dennis C Lewiston

‘Face It Again’ – Short Film, Role of Stephen – Up on the Blue Bridge Productions, Dir: Liam Flynn 

‘Wee Bastards’ – Short Film, Notasuch Films, Dir: Vincent Kinnaird

‘Lladia’ – Short Film, Notasuch Film, Dir: Vincent Kinnaird 

‘The Pan Loaf’ Role of Paddy – Short Film, Chanel 4 / Imagine Films, Dir: Sean Hinds

Documentary:

‘Being Ballycastle’ Documentary – Hugh Boyd/Narrator – Notasuch Films, Dir: Vincent Kinnaird

Commercial

‘Smarter Living’ – Electric Ireland, Dir: Tom Merilion

‘Straight Sausages’ – Max Films, Dir: Ken Byrne

‘Ebay UK’ – Dir: Sam Cadman 

‘Castle Court Shopping Centre – Belfast 

Radio

‘To Encourage The Others’ – BBC Role of Sergeant Cooper/McCracken/Mr Clifford. Dir: Jim Poyser 

‘Radio Nations Comedy Cup’ – BBC. Dir: Charlie Warmington / Margaret-Anne Docherty

Samuel McLeish, Gentleman of Misfortune – BBC. Dir: Charlie Warmington

‘Heavies for Hire’- BBC. Dir: Charlie Warmington

‘Regenerations’ – BBC Role of Ciaran. Dir: Gemma McMullan

‘The Jangle of the Keys’ – BBC Role of O’Sullivan – Dir: Pam Brighton

Theatre

‘The Visteon/Ford Occupation – Role of Sean Mallon – London Irish Theatre Company, Dir: John Dunne – Emerald Roadhouse Theatre

‘Hamlet’ – Role of Rosencrantz /Bernardo/Priest/Osric – Demi-Paradise Productions, Dir: Sue McCormick/C.P Hallam – Lancaster Castle

‘Women on the Verge (of H.R.T) – Role of Fergal – Oldham Coliseum, Dir: Natalie Wilson

‘Stones in his Pockets’ – Role of Charlie Conlon – Paul Elliott Ltd, Dir: Ian McElhinney – Uk No.1 Tour 

‘Language Roulette’ – Role of Ollie – Tinderbox Theatre Company, Dir: Tim Loane – Ireland Tour/Bush London/Traverse, Edinburgh

‘Shalom Belfast’ – Role of Daniel Levii/Louis Stienberg – Replay Productions, Dir: Janice Jarvis – OMAC Belfast Tour 

‘The Merchant of Venice’ – Role of Solanio – Lyric Theatre Belfast, Dir: David Grant 

‘The Crucible’ – Role of Herrick – Lyric Theatre Belfast, Dir: David Grant 

‘The Waterbabies’ – Role of Mrs.Bedonebyasyoudid – Big Telly Company, Dir: Paula McFetridge – Riverside, Coleraine 

‘Cinderella’ – Role of Baroness Hardup – Class Acts Company, Dir: Rachel O’Riordan 

‘The Patriot Game’ – Multi-role Birmingham Rep, Dir: Tony Clark 

‘Jack and the Beanstalk – Role of King Edward – Bruce James Productions, `Dir: Bruce James – Thameside Theatre Essex 

 

 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish*, American Standard, Southern Irish, RP

 

Training

BA (Hons) Drama, University of Surrey

 
Dublin Central School of Acting – Advanced acting for camera. Stanislavski technique

Acting Showreel

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Chris Finlayson

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Chris
Finlayson

Height: 193cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Age: 38

Credits

TV & Film

The Northman. Directed by Robert Eggers. Role – Grani, Battle Screamer – Feature Film (In production)

Jurassic World, Battle at Big Rock. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Role- Greg, American biker. Feature Short (Post production)

Viking Destiny. Directed by David LG Hughes. Role – Geirstein. Feature Film (Post production)

Krypton, Season 2. Episodes 2,3,4. Featured role as Kryptonian Guard (Post production)

Game of Thrones. Season 4, 5 and 6. 11 Episodes. Featured role as Brother of the Nightswatch (Post production)

Online Advertisements

Galgorm Spa. Role – Narrator and voice of Santa and cameo featured scene.

Razorstorm. Role – Viking God.

Dee Graham Tailor made. Role – Biker/Gentleman.

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Scottish*, English, Irish, American – General 

Other Skills: Personal trainer, Singer, Voiceover, Accents, Bodybuilding, Archery, MMA training.

Full UK Motorcycle licence

Training

Combat/sword fighting training with Stunt coordinator C.C Smiff. Productions – The Northman and Game of Thrones.

Fitness Training and Nutrition with Magnus Lygdback. Production – The Northman.

Choreography, live art/dance performance training with Marie-Gabrielle Rotie. Production – The Northman.

Combat/sword fighting training with Stunt coordinator Robban Follin. Production – Viking Destiny.

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Griffin Madill

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Griffin
Madill

Height: 183cm

Hair Colour: Red/Blonde

Eye Colour: Grey

Age: 47

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Film & TV

2011, ‘The Enigma Of Frank Ryan’ Film. Role of Mourner – Glass Machine Productions, Dir. Desmond Bell

2011, ‘Game Of Thrones’ – HBO / Screen Ireland – Combat, Stand in for Alfie Allen 

2012, ‘The Fall’  Role of Joe Jarret – BBC / Artists’ Studio, Dir. Jakob Verbruggen

2012, ‘Dave’s One Night Stand – Glassing Victim. Phil McIntyre Productions, Dir: Martin Dance 

2012, The Life and Adventures of Nick Nickleby – Arresting Officer. Kindle Entertainment, Dir: David Innes Edwards

2012, 2011, ‘Game Of Thrones’ – HBO / Screen Ireland, Dir:  Michelle MacLaren

2012, ‘Panorama: Britains Secret Terror Force – BBC

2012, ‘Wodehouse in Exile’ – Great Meadow Productions. Dir: Tim Fywell 

2013, ‘Starred Up’ – Stigma Films. Dir: David Mackenzie 

2013, ‘Line of Duty’ – BBC Drama Productions 

2013, ‘Spotlight’ – BBC 

2013, ‘Dracula: Year Zero’ – Universal Pictures 

2014, ‘High Rise’ Feature Film – Dir: Ben Wheatley

2014, ‘The Blood Harvest’ – Feature Film, Dir: George Clarke 

2016, ‘Mindy has to Die’ – Yellow Fever Films, Feature Film. Dir: George Clarke

Experience

Participated in many Stage Theatre Productions across Northern Ireland 

Featured in Student Short Films, Commercials and Music Videos

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish*, English, Irish, Scottish, USA, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Australian. 

Other Skills: Firearms, Screen Combat, Horse-Riding, Martial Arts, Stunts, Circus Skills, Acrobatics. Background in clinical medicine conductive to medical acting, 

Training

Meisner Technique Training 

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Lesley Ann Craig

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Lesley Ann
Craig

Height: 165cm

Hair Colour: Blonde/Fair

Eye Colour: Grey

Age: 51

Playing Age: 45-55

Credits

Film & TV

2008 – Present: Supporting Artist in many professional Northern Irish productions including: Frank of Ireland, Stranger With A Camera, My Left Nut, Marcella, Come Home, The Secret, Line of Duty S3, The Truth Commissioner, Line of Duty S2. The Life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The Fall and Whole Lotta Sole.

Featured Extra Roles: Dublin Murders, The Sparticle Mystery S3, Game of Thrones S3, The Man who Crossed Hitler.

Speaking Roles : Dads Army, We’re Doomed – BBC Secretary, Keith Lemon, The Film – Swearing Woman on Bus

1991-2008: Supporting Artist roles, The Parole Officer, Hollyoaks, Brookside

2021, Pure Mental’ – Short Film, Role of Barbara – Super Lemon Productions, Dir: Rian Lennon

Theatre

2017 Blood Brothers, The Play – Mrs Johnson- Apollo Arts, Belfast

2008 -2015 Various Productions with Newcastle Glee Singers, Newcastle

2001-2004 Various Roles with Absolute Murder, Murder Mysteries, Manchester

1995 Twopence to Cross the Mersey- Minerva, Liverpool Empire

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Liverpool*, Northern England, Essex, London

Other Skills: Full Clean Drivers License, Qualified hairdresser, face painter and children’s entertainer.  Singing, Horse-Riding, 

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Tina Browne

Tina
Browne

Height: 157cm

Hair Colour: Red

Eye Colour: Green

Playing Age: 30-45 years

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Film

2021, Untitled Production – Leading role, Grogan Productions, Dir: Wesley Grogan 

Corporate

2020, Client – AB Aesthetics 

2021, Mother – The Invisible Job, Paula Fyans

Radio Documentaries

2010, Pub Theatre – Narrator, Edge 108FM

2011, Limerick Civic Trust –  Narrator, Live 95FM

Theatre

2018/19, Mr. Foot Nibs – Paul Keogh DPDS

2016, Aladdin Genie – Brian Keogh Rialto VG

2015, Cinderella Fairy Godmother – Brian Keogh Rialto VG

2014, Beauty & The Beast Lumiere – Brian Keogh Rialto VG

Skills

Accents & Dialects –Southern Irish(native)Regional Irish Accents Kerry/Cork/Limerick. Northern Irish, RP English, Liverpool. General and Southern American.

Other Skills – Swimming, Make-Up Artistry, Baker, Radio Production.

Training

David Scott

The Applied Art of Acting

– The Actor’s Friday Studio

Gaiety School of Acting

– Performance Year

Radio Kerry School of Broadcasting

– Radio Broadcasting and Voice

WORKSHOPS

Louise Kiely

– Screen Acting and Casting

Gaiety School of Acting

– Stage Combat

– Voice

Aisling Breen

– Improvisation

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Male

Barry O’Donnell

Barry
O'Donnell

Height: 183cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Playing Age: 30-40 years

Credits

Film & TV

2019 – Bobby’s Father ( Christmas Day episode), Fair City, RTE

2018- Injured Groundsman, Solas Safety Video, One Productions

2018 –Driver, Cars Ireland (advertisement), Millbrook Productions

2018 – Bitter Sweet, IADT Film, Independent Production

2017 – Accomplice Thief, Crimecall, RTE

2017 – Burgular, Crimecall, RTE

Experience

Regular Participant at the Lets Make a Scene live monthly Theatre programme in Dublin

Skills

Accents & Dialects: Neutral Dublin*, Northern Irish 

Skills: GAA, Football, Rugby, Qualified Hypnotherapist, Legal Background, Full Drivers License

Training

Momentum Acting Studios 2017 – Present – Completed Two Years Foundation Course in Meisner Technique and follow up year specialising in putting techniques into practice

Irish Film Academy 2016: Completed 1 year course with on screen training modules with David Scott (Actor/Director) and Graham Cantwell (Director)

Louise Kiely 10 week workshop

Lir Theatre 2015 – Character and Scene Study Course, Using Stanislavski’s System