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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 playing the lovable pig farmer ‘Pig Finn’ in the film Waking Ned Devine.

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’ 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 television roles include 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 film 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. He also appears in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, in which he plays ‘Bofur.’ He 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.

Tchéky Karyo juggles parallel careers in theatre, film and music. Raised in France, Tchéky studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre before joining the Daniel Sorano Company and the National Theatre of Strasbourg. He has worked extensively in the French film industry and has worked with directors such as Walter Salles and legend of the nouvelle-vague, Eric Rohmer.

Tchéky continued to work in France, starring in cult favorite Dobermann (1997), Luc Besson’s Jeanne d’Arc (1999), Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement (2004) and Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita (1990).

His other film credits include roles in Emilio Estevez’s The Way (2010), Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot (2000), Neil Jordan’s The Good Thief (2002), GoldenEye (1995), Bad Boys (1995) and Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992).

In television, Tchéky can be seen in “D'Artagnan,” “L'Affaire Bruay-en-Artois,” “No Limit” for TF 1, “Les Rois Maudits” for France 2 and “Le SAC des Hommes de l'Ombre” for Canal Plus.

In theater he has played a wide range of both classical and contemporary roles and his second recording 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 devastated. 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.” Other film roles include Bedazzled (2000), Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) and an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (2002). While continuing her film career in Australia, she earned AACTA nominations for The Hunter (2011), Three Dollars (2005), and won the AACTA for her role in Blessed (2009).

Her theater credits include starring in the lead role of ‘Maggie’ in a stage version of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (2001) and portraying TS Elliot’s wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood, in the play “Tom and Viv” (2006), for which she received an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Actress.

Frances can most recently be seen in her lead role as ‘Rose Selfridge’ in the PBS period drama, “Mr. Selfridge.”

Mark Walsh

played by Jason Flemyng

Mark Walsh

played by Jason Flemyng
Character Bio Actor Bio

Mark Walsh is a British police officer who becomes involved in the case. He 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 extensive career on screen. His first major role was a guest appearance in the American television series, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.”

In television, Jason has also recently starred in the critically-acclaimed “Sunshine on Leith” (2013), the BBC drama “The Musketeers” (2013) and the ITV drama “Doctor Finlay.” His film credits include roles in X-Men: First Class (2011), Lost Christmas (2011), Clash of the Titans (2010), Kick-Ass (2010), Stardust (2007), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Hanna (directed by Joe Wright), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (directed by David Fincher), Guy Richie’s film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Great Expectations (directed by Mike Newall).

He can soon be seen in an adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ Gemma Bovary and film thriller Eliza Graves.

Ian Garrett

played by Ken Stott

Ian Garrett

played by Ken Stott
Character Bio Actor Bio

Ian Garrett is a warm Scotsman 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.

Ken Stott received four Olivier Best Actor award nominations for his work a the National Theatre and the West End in “The Recruiting Officer,” “The Princes Play,” “A View from the Bridge,” “God Of Carnage,” “Uncle Vanya” and “Broken Glass,” for which he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

His film career includes Peter Jackson’s hit trilogy The Hobbit (2012-2014), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), The Boxer (1997), plus earlier features Shallow Grave (1994) and For Queen & Country (1988).

He has twice been nominated for the Best Actor BAFTA Award for his portrayals in “Hancock & Joan” (2008) and “The Vice” (1999).

He can soon be seen in the upcoming British comedy Man Up alongside Simon Pegg. His television credits include ITV’s “Messiah” (2001) drama series and “The Singing Detective” (1986).

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.

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Laurence Relaud

played by Émilie Dequenne

Laurence Relaud

played by Émilie Dequenne
Character Bio Actor Bio

Laurence Relaud 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.

Émilie Dequenne is a Belgian actress and former member of the theatre workshop Théâtre La Releve de Ladeuze. She made her film debut in Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s Rosetta (1999), for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Since then, Émilie has received international recognition for her role in the historical horror film, Brotherhood of The Wolf (“Le Pacte des Loups”), directed by Christopher Gans. In 2009, she starred alongside Catherine Deneuve in André Techine’s La Fille du RER.

Émilie’s portrayal of Murielle in Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children (2012) won her the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Actress as well as a Magritte Award for Best Actress and a nomination for a Satellite Award in the same category.
Most recently, Émilie starred in Lucas Belvaux's Not My Type (“Pas Son Genre”).

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.

Titus De Voogdt is a Belgian actor who is known for his work on Steve+Sky (2004) which was written and directed by Felix Van Groeningen. It won the 2005 Joseph Plateau Award for Best Belgian Film where Titus was nominated for Best Belgian Actor.

Titus’ other film credits include Any Way the Wind Blows (2003), written and directed by Tom Barman; Small Gods (2006), written and directed by Dimitri Karakatsanis; 22nd of May (2010), which was written and directed by Koen Mortier and won the Golden Palm Award for best feature at the Mexico International Film Festival in 2011; and Welp (2013), written and directed by Jonas Govaerts.

Other film roles include Ben X (2007), which was directed by Nic Balthazar and won many awards at festivals including the Montréal World Film Festival in 2007, Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2008 and Sedona International Film Festival in the same year.

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, and is convinced Tony Hughes is hiding a secret.

Arsher Ali is a British actor and a regular performer in the Royal Shakespeare Company. Arsher rose to prominence in 2010 as Hassan Malik in the critically acclaimed comedy Four Lions, directed by Chris Morris. In 2012, Arsher starred as ‘Etash’ in the Nigel Cole-directed comedy All in Good Time. A year later he played Waleed Ahmel in the Channel 4 drama “Complicit” for which he received a Golden Nymph Award at the 2013 Monte Carlo TV Festival.

His latest project is Tigerlily Productions’ Remainder starring Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo and Ed Speeler. The film, directed by Omar Fest, is based on Tom McCarthy’s best-selling cult novel.

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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 nearly decade-long search for his whereabouts. “The Missing,” a STARZ Limited Series, is a 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 legendary detective (played by Tchéky 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 complex narrative, “The Missing” unfolds over two time frames simultaneously.



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