Nicholas Banks trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since leaving he has worked on stage in London, New York and around the UK. On television for the BBC and ITV for Pramface and Law and Order respectively and for radio; BBCs 6 part Radio 4 adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock. Seat 25 is Nicholas’ 3 feature film. He previously worked with 20th Century Fox on Worldwide Blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Service and in 2015 he filmed the lead in a SONY pictures production in Scotland and Japan.
Actor, director and tutor for 30 years. Recently: Looking For Vi (Newland Films); Blake’s Seven, Doctor Who (Big Finish); The Nature of Gravity (Soho Theatre); Pride and Prejudice (Rosemary Branch); She Stoops to Conquer, Great Expectations (Jack Theatre).
Madeleine Cooke trained as an actress at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. Since graduating she has worked in both television and theatre, appearing on the BBC and ITV and on stage in London and touring the UK.
After graduating from The Drama Studio London, Hannah Dickinson has worked extensively in theatre and voiceovers. Television work includes commercials and one off dramas. She also shares the skills and techniques of performing by running leadership and communication skills courses for the corporate world.
Since graduating from Guildford School of Acting, Stacey Evans has worked in theatre, film and television. Appearing in Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People for the BBC, Kids in Love for Ealing Studios, The Time is Now for the BFI and various stage productions for Forest Forge Theatre Company, The Nuffield Theatre Southampton and Burn Bright Theatre at The Space amongst others.
She is also a comedy writer and is producing her first series of sketches later this year.
Allie Kaufman has worked as an actress in theatre for four years since graduating from drama school. She recently set up a successful touring theatre company, writing, directing and starring in two-handed pantomimes across the south coast. Allie also co-founded Red Kite Films with her husband and has been enjoying being involved in front of and behind the camera.
Stephen Lloyd has worked for a number of television and theatre companies such as the BBC, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Hull Truck, HighTide, Sonia Friedman Productions, Graeae, Theatre 503, Rifco, Watford Palace, The Bush and the New Wolsey. He is a co-founder of Definitely Mate Productions, a new film company based in London.
Adnan Rashed is a London-based British actor. He is trilingual, working in English, Arabic and Hebrew-speaking productions. His roles encompass a wide range of characters such as ‘Samir Meshall’ in the BBC series The Honourable Woman, directed by the BAFTA award-winning Hugo Blick; Yakov Gluzman, a real-life Jewish Russian scientist murdered by his wife in 50 Ways to Kill Your Lover, and as the ‘Colonel Ramzy’ in the Egyptian feature film Letter to Obama.
Television: Frederick Forsyth Presents, Coronation Street, Medics, The Bill, Prime Suspect IV, Aquila, Inspector Morse, 99 to1, William and Mary, and Berkeley Square.
Theatre: Manchester Royal Exchange, Manchester Library, Coventry Belgrade, Nottingham Playhouse, Theatr Clwyd, Chester Gateway, Salisbury Playhouse, Unicorn Theatre, Croydon Warehouse, Torch Theatre Milford Haven, Old Red Lion, Finborough Theatre, plus several long defunct small-scale touring companies.
Steve lives in London with his wife Philippa. They have a 23 year old daughter, Eleanor.