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Tony Hughes

played by James Nesbitt

Tony Hughes

played by James Nesbitt
Character Bio Actor Bio

A devoted family man, Tony Hughes is looking after his son, Oliver, when he suddenly goes missing while on holiday in France. Tony holds himself responsible for Oliver’s disappearance and finds it impossible to move on with his life as he becomes completely consumed with locating his son.

Born and raised in Northern Ireland, James studied at the Central School of Drama before starting his career on stage.

James’ first feature film was Hear My Song with Adrian Dunbar, before working extensively with director Michael Winterbottom on Go Now, Jude and Welcome To Sarajevo. He gained international recognition in the film Waking Ned Devine, playing lovable pig farmer, Pig Finn.

His first major British television roles included Ballykissangel and Playing The Field, but it was the BAFTA Award-winning Cold Feet that brought him to the attention of a wider audience. Based around the lives of three thirty-something couples, this critically-acclaimed drama won James both a British Comedy Award and a UK National Television Award.

In 2002, he took the lead role of activist Ivan Cooper in Paul Greengrass’ acclaimed film Bloody Sunday. It won a Golden Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. James’s standout performance also earned him a BAFTA nomination, in addition to the Best Actor award at the British Independent Film Awards and the Stockholm Film Festival.

His range of TV roles has included the title role of Tommy Murphy in Murphy’s Law, which was specially written for James by writer Colin Bateman. In 2003, BBC Drama produced a modern re-working of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with James playing the main lead Nick in The Miller’s Tale, broadcast on BBC America. In early 2004, he played the lead in two acclaimed television films - Passer By, directed by David Morrissey and written by Tony Marchant, and Wall of Silence based on the true story of the death of Jamie Robe.

That same year he starred in Danny Boyle’s movie Millions and appeared in Woody Allen’s Match Point in 2005. In 2007, James starred in the critically-acclaimed BBC series Jekyll which gained him a Golden Globe nomination and a Rose D’Or nomination for Best Actor.

In 2008, he played Pontius Pilate in Frank Deasey’s BBC mini-series The Passion and starred in Midnight Man for ITV1. In 2009, James starred with Liam Neeson in BBC Films’ Five Minutes of Heaven and the BAFTA Award-winning series Occupation for BBC1. He co-starred with Martin Sheen as an Irish writer who joins a bereaved father undertaking a pilgrimage in Emilio Estevez’s The Way. Other film credits include Matching Jack and Ralph Fiennes' Coriolanus, alongside Gerard Butler.

In 2011, James appeared in two seasons of Monroe for ITV and appears in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, in which he plays Bofur. His starred in Danny Boyle’s new television drama Babylon for Channel 4, which will return later this year as a six-part series.

James is currently the Chancellor of the University of Ulster.

Julien Baptiste

played by Tcheky Karyo

Julien Baptiste

played by Tcheky Karyo
Character Bio Actor Bio

Julien Baptiste is the lead French investigator in the case of Oliver Hughes’ unsolved disappearance. He is the sane, comfortable anchor for Tony and Emily Hughes in the midst of the confusion of a foreign environment. Julien is revealed to be as obsessive as Tony, haunted by a troubled relationship from his past and unable to settle into an easy retirement.

Tcheky Karyo juggles parallel careers in theatre, film and music. Raised in France, Tcheky studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre before joining the Daniel Sorano Company and, subsequently, the National Theatre of Strasbourg.

Finding success in the French film industry, Tcheky has worked with directors the likes of Walter Salles and legend of the nouvelle-vague, Eric Rohmer. He gained international recognition for his role in Luc Besson’s Nikita (1990) and the Hollywood parts that followed, such as Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and the blockbusters Bad Boys (1995) and Goldeneye (1995).

Tcheky continued to work in France, starring in cult favorite Dobermann (1997), Luc Besson’s Jeanne d’Arc (1999) and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement (2004), while in between taking parts in Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot (2000) and Neil Jordan’s The Good Thief (2002).

In theatre Tcheky has played a wide range of both classical and contemporary roles, while he has also worked on television productions such as D'Artagnan, L'Affaire Bruay en Artois, as well as No Limit for TF 1, Les Rois Maudits for France 2 and Le SAC des Hommes de l'Ombre for Canal Plus.

In recent years, Tcheky was seen in Emilio Estevez’s film, The Way (2010), while his second album ‘Credo’ is now available on Verycords.

Emily Hughes

played by Frances O'Connor

Emily Hughes

played by Frances O'Connor
Character Bio Actor Bio

Emily Hughes is Tony’s wife and a loving mother to their son, Oliver, whose disappearance leaves her on the verge of a mental breakdown. While she has attempted to move on with her life in the wake of the tragedy, the re-opening of the investigation into Oliver’s disappearance threatens to once again emotionally engulf her.

British-born Frances O’Connor spent her childhood from the age of two living in Australia where she attended the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. In 1996, Frances made her film debut in the romantic comedy, Love and Other Catastrophes, for which she earned her first AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) nomination. In 1999 she took the lead role in the Jane Austen adaptation, Mansfield Park, and in the following year earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the BBC’s Madame Bovary.

Frances went on to take roles in the films Bedazzled (2000), Steven Spielberg’s AI Artificial Intelligence (2001) and an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (2002). In 2001, Frances took the lead role of Maggie in a stage version of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and in 2006 received a nomination for Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) following her portrayal of TS Elliot’s wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood, in the play Tom and Viv. She continued to work in Australia, taking roles in the films Three Dollars (2005), Blessed (2009) and The Hunter (2011), receiving AACTA nominations for each of those films and winning for Blessed. In recent years, Frances has starred as Rose Selfridge in the British period drama, Mr. Selfridge.

Mark Walsh

played by Jason Flemyng

Mark Walsh

played by Jason Flemyng
Character Bio Actor Bio

Mark Walsh is the British liaison officer assigned to the Oliver Hughes case. Mark falls in love with Emily and provides constant support to her during the re-investigation into Oliver’s disappearance, even though it puts a strain on their impending marriage.

Jason Flemyng is a British actor who trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before joining The Royal Shakespeare Company and beginning an illustrious career on screen.

His first major role was a guest appearance in the American television series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles after which he took a regular role in the ITV drama, Doctor Finlay. Jason rose to prominence through his role in Guy Richie’s 1998 film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, going on to work with a high-caliber of renowned directors, with roles in Joe Wright’s Hanna, David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and in Great Expectations for Mike Newall. His screen credits include The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Stardust (2007), Kick-Ass (2010), Clash of the Titans (2010), Lost Christmas (2011) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

In recent years, Jason has starred in the critically acclaimed Sunshine on Leith (2013), the BBC’s primetime drama, The Musketeers (2013), and is soon to be seen in an adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ Gemma Bovary and film thriller Eliza Graves.

Ian Garret

played by Ken Stott

Ian Garret

played by Ken Stott
Character Bio Actor Bio

Ian Garrett is a warm Englishman who is a wealthy and influential property developer in France. After Oliver disappears, Ian provides support to Tony and Emily and sets up a charity fund to help find their son. On the surface it appears that Ian’s eagerness to help is motivated by the disappearance of his own daughter, Mollie, many years ago. But as Ian ingratiates himself more and more into Tony’s life, it becomes increasingly unclear what his true motives are.

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Khalid Ziane

played by Said Taghmaoui

Khalid Ziane

played by Said Taghmaoui
Character Bio Actor Bio

Khalid Ziane is a gendarme on the Oliver Hughes case. Ziane is taken aback when a junior gendarme, Laurence, is given seniority on the investigation. Ziane has a dark and secretive past, which is uncovered by a ruthless journalist and used to blackmail Ziane into giving inside information on the case. Ziane is desperate to make sure his past stays hidden, putting the investigation and those close to it in grave danger.

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Laurence

played by Emilie Dequenne

Laurence

played by Emilie Dequenne
Character Bio Actor Bio

Laurence is a local gendarme who is conscientious and ambitious. Julien Baptiste trusts her by giving her more responsibility on the investigation, and when Tony Hughes resurfaces in France, Laurence does all she can to help him find out what really happened to his son.

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Vincent Bourg

played by Titus de Voogdt

Vincent Bourg

played by Titus de Voogdt
Character Bio Actor Bio

Vincent Bourg is a young man and a loner who is desperate to put the past behind him and to define himself as something other than what he feels himself to be. When he comes under the influence of Ian Garrett, he finds himself inextricably bound up in the disappearance of Oliver Hughes.

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Malik Suri

played by Arsher Ali

Malik Suri

played by Arsher Ali
Character Bio Actor Bio

Malik Suri is an ambitious journalist who takes a keen interest in Oliver Hughes’ disappearance. Malik is ruthlessly driven in his mission to obtain information on the case, often resorting to blackmail. Throughout the years, Malik proves to be a constant thorn in Tony Hughes’ side and is convinced that he is hiding a secret.

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The Missing

A STARZ Limited Series Coming November 15 at 9pm ET/PT

When five year-old Oliver Hughes disappears while on holiday in France, it sets off a manhunt that will last for years to come. “The Missing,” a STARZ Limited Series, is a gripping dramatic thriller that takes you inside the mind of a father, Tony (played by James Nesbitt), desperate to locate his lost son. With help from a local police detective (played by Tcheky Karyo), Tony embarks on an obsessive quest to find his son and those responsible for his disappearance. A gripping puzzle with twists and turns at every stage, Tony’s exhaustive search fractures his relationship with his wife, Emily (played by Frances O’Connor), and threatens to destroy his life. Told through a delicate and complex narrative, “The Missing” unfolds over two time frames simultaneously.



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