Matthew Needham as Greenwood
Matthew Needham's early appearance in Casualty as Toby De Silva made him a familiar presence on British television. He left Casualty in 2009 but returned to television in 2010 to play Bezza in Sherlock and again in 2011 as David Foster in Monroe Matthew graduated from LAMDA in 2007. He has performed on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe. His performance in Brittanicus at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2011 earned him an Ian Charleson Nomination. Last year Matthew played Rafe in a very successful production at the Globe in The Knight of the Burning Pestle written by Francis Beaumont.
Calum Sivyer as Year Eleven Student
Calum Sivyer trained at Redroofs Theatre School for seven years before moving onto Tech Music School in Fulham Broadway London to study a three year Degree in music. Throughout school and university Calum has maintained a career in both TV and film. In 2012 he had a role in the award winning feature Unfinished Song. His television credits to date include Casualty and Doctors. He is currently composing his own music, working with several music publishers and signed artists as well as continuing his career in the performing arts.
Chloe Pirrie as Ellie
Edinburgh-born Chloe Pirrie’s stunning performance in the film Shell led to her being nominated for Best British Newcomer at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival. She went on to win Most Promising Newcomer from BIFA in 2013. Chloe was one of 17 actors to win a place on the BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2013 initiative for her performance in Shell. She was also selected as one of the 2013 Class of Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow. The Guild Hall graduate has continued to work non-stop. She has a major role in the BBC Drama The Game and took a starring role in the indie feature Burn Burn Burn. 2015 will be another pivotal year for Chloe after her performance in Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth which was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Eric Richard as Greenwood's Dad
ERIC RICHARD has been an actor for over forty years. His early stage credits include work for the Royal Court, The Sheffield Crucible, Stratford East, The Bush and he was a founder member of Paines Plough. More recent stage work includes The Weir (Basingstoke), Lark Rise To Candleford (UK Tour), Diary Of A Football Nobody (Nottingham Playhouse) and Loot (UK Tour) and Coolatully (Finborough). Eric’s film work includes appearances in Prick Up Your Ears (Stephen Frears), Home Sweet Home (Mike Leigh) and Made In Britain (Alan Clarke) and, on television, he
played Sergeant Bob Cryer in The Bill for twenty years.
Sophie Cotton as Charity Worker
Sophie grew up in London and studied at the Royal College of Music. Since graduating she has worked as both and actress and a composer / clarinettist. She has written / arranged music for: Don't Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong (dir. Guy Slater, St James Theatre), Little Black Book (dir. Kate Fahy, Park Theatre), short film Job’s Dinner (starring Maurren Lipman, dir. Giles Foreman), Farinelli and the King (Sam Wannermaker Playhouse; Dir. Claire Van Kampen). Most recently, she composed the score for the film Unlined, (dir. John Micahel Muskos) which was shortlisted for the National Independent Film Awards, 2015. She has been assistant to Jeremy Sams on the film Hyde Park on Hudson (dir. Roger Michelle), assistant to Olly Fox at Shakespeare’s Globe (Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida) and Music Associate at the National Theatre in productions of Antigone, Damed by Despair and Emil and the Detectives. Acting credits include Laura in A Glass Menagerie (Like Minds Theatre Company), Gerda in Strindberg’s The Pelican (Theatre Collective) and Karin in Through A Glass Darkly (Theatre Collective).