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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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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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Lewis McAskie

Lewis McAskie

Lewis
McAskie

Height: 171.5cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Blue

Age: 15

Credits

TV & Film

2020, ‘Stranger With A Camera’ – Feature Film, Role of Mossy, Dir: Oorlagh George 

2021, ‘Here Before’ – Feature Film, Role of Tadhg, Dir: Stacey Gregg 

2021, ‘Belfast’ – Feature Film, Role of Will,  Dir: Kenneth Brannagh – Lizziepop Films

Experience

Professionally has worked with stunt performers, choreographers, singing and voice/accent coaches. 

Participated in many stage productions with Belvoir Players Theatre Academy.  

Recently attended drama classes with Youth Lyric.

Skills

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

Skills: Electric Guitar – Beginners Level, Competent Golfer, Intermediate Snow Skier and Swimmer. Plays Rugby, Football and Cricket. 

Other: Attainted Grade 7 Musical Theatre (Distinction)

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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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Conan Hamilton

Conan
Hamilton

Height: 175cm

Hair Colour: Sandy Blonde

Eye Colour: Blue

Playing Age: 16-25

Credits

Tv & Film

2019, Short Drama, ‘You Say Nothing’ – Role of Sean, Ridley Scott Production – Dir: Gray Hughes

Experience

2021, ‘Hope Explored’ Role of Andy, Dir: Sam Kwan & Ali Gledhill 

2020, ‘Anything Can Happen’ – Role of Shadows of the Past – The Derry Playhouse, Dir: Kieran Griffiths 

2020, ‘Beyond the Barricades’ – Role of Greek Solider – The Derry Playhouse, Dir: Anne Crilly 

2020, ‘Dodgeball – Live’ – Role of Justin – Five Dollar Shake Productions, Dir: Michael Poole 

2019, ‘A Christmas Panto- – Multi-role – Five Dollar Shake Productions, Dir: Conan Hamilton 

2019, ‘Chicago’ – Role of Fred Casley – The Derry Playhouse, Dir: Kieran Griffiths 

2019, ‘Grounded’ – Role of Alan – Islandhill Tv, Dir: Declan Keeny 

2019, ‘Albino Parts’ – Role of Terrorist – The Derry Playhouse, Dir: Kieran Griffiths

2019, ‘ Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels : Live’ – Role of Winston – Five Derry Playhouse, Dir: Kieran Griffiths 

2019, ‘Shenanigans’ – Multi-role – Fiver Dollar Productions, Dir: Colin Ash

2018, ‘The Bird, The Monk and The Priest’ – Role of Kerigan – The Derry Playhouse, Dir: Kieran Griffiths

2011, ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs – Role of Dopey – The Grand Opera House Belfast, Dir: Johnathan Kelly 

Skills

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

Other Skills: Dance – Jazz, Contemporary, Archery 

Training

HNC/D Performing Arts – North West Regional College

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Niall O’Reilly

Niall
O'Reilly

Height: 170cm

Hair Colour: Blonde

Eye Colour: Blue

Age: 22

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Experience

2019 Mashed “Stephen” Coláiste Dhúlaigh Film production (Shortfilm)

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Dublin*, General Irish, American (General, Southern States, New York), British (RP, Midlands), Australian

Other Skills: Skateboarding, Bartending, Waitering, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Surfing, Golf, Weightlifting

Training

2019 Visions Drama School

2020 The Applied Art of Acting

2021 David Scott Friday Studio Jan-Mar

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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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Michèal Magennis

Michèal Magennis

Michèal
Magennis

Height: 137cm

Hair Colour: Blonde

Eye Colour:Blue

Age: 7

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Experience

Attends Speech & Drama lessons. 

Participated in Theatre Productions 

Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish* Speaks and Understands Irish Language

Dancing – Hip Hop, Singing, Plays the keyboard, Pageants, Gaelic Football

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Lorenzo Lynch

Lorenzo
Lynch

Height: 146cm

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Age: 9

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Skills

Accents & Dialects: (* = native) Northern Irish*

Skills: Football*, Reading, Creativity