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Tony Hughes

played by James Nesbitt

Tony Hughes

played by James Nesbitt
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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

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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
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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

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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.

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The Missing

A STARZ Limited Series Coming This Fall

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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