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The Cast

Jos Lawton
as head chef and manager, John Miller
Jos trained at the Academy of Creative Training in Brighton, and made his theatre debut in 2006, playing Mick in Pinter’s The Caretaker. He most recently appeared in two London Film Academy short films Hysteria and Breaking, and a commercial for Kudos magazine. Jos will be appearing in the play Piano Man in the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2009.
Brian Capron
as Mayor Michael Keane
Popular actor and celebrity based in Brighton, Brian trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He is probably best known for his role as serial killer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street from 2001 to 2003. He also appeared as teacher Mr. Stuart Hopwood in Grange Hill in the early 1980s before appearing in EastEnders, Bergerac, Minder, Casualty, The Bill, Taggart, Peak Practice and Where the Heart Is. He was most recently seen in Strictly Come Dancing and Midsomer Murders.
Michael Dyllan
as restaurant pianist, Chris Philips

Seventeen year old Michael Dyllan is a 6' 1" tall actor based in West Sussex.  Having taken a two year acting course at Warden Park he has appeared in several theatre productions (Mad Forest, Picnic at Hanging Rock: The Musical and Private Peaceful) before embarking on a career in film starring as Mark in a student film entitled Remembering Arthur.  He is also writing and directing his own feature film, No Culture.

Kristina Anne Howell
as wife and manager, Kate Miller
Brighton based actress Kristina is an experienced actress, having studied for three years at the Academy of Creative Training. She most recently appeared in the threatre production Dawn: Morning After in London and the short film Back Home Again. She also works for InterAct (an actors' reading service for people who have suffered a stroke) and regularly teaches drama workshops for adults with learning disabilities.  
Samantha Bolter
as waitress, Claire
Samantha studied for three years at the Academy of Creative Training in Brighton and has since made appearances in several notable stage productions such as Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. She is presently appearing as Scrooge's Niece in A Christmas Carol, directed by Alan Perrin, showing at The Old Ship, Brighton, receiving particular praise for her performance.
John Hayden
as Captain Don Wilkinson

John is a widely experienced actor of stage, TV and film. He most recently appeared on the stage in the role of Dominic in the Encore Theatre's production of Bye George!. His career also includes working with Tom Cruise and Stanley Kubrick in the film Eyes Wide Shut
Andrew Elias
as town clerk, Colin Wilkinson
Andrew studied acting for two years at Goldsmiths in 2000 and has since appeared in a variety of stage and film productions.  He will shortly be seen in a feature film, Mesocafe, about an Iraqi living in London, due for release in 2009. Andrew also facilitates workshops for the Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester Festival Youth Theatre, West Sussex County Council and the Parkinsons-Disease Society.
James Charles
as village store owner, Henry Freeman

James trained at Rose Bruford College in the 1970s and embarked on a predominantly stage oriented career. More recently he has worked in compere and presentational roles in events such as BBC Good Homes, La Dolce Vita and the Outdoors Shows.  He also has hotel and management experience, being a qualified English Butler.
Judith Ellis-Jones
as village store owner, Mary Freeman
With a 1973 Post Graduate Acting qualification from the Drama Studio London, Judith has appeared as a stage actress for many years mainly in repertory theatre and in several musicals, including Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Dick Whittington, in addition to parts in The Bill and The Knock. Her role as Mary Freeman marks her welcome return to acting after a hiatus for several years. 
Duncan Armitage
as government official, Paul Fraser
Educated at The Actors Company in the London Centre for Theatre Studies, Duncan was most recently seen in the role of Julian in the touring theatre production of The Drowned World, and also as Colin Chapman in the Channel 5 Brits Who Made The Modern World. Duncan works professionally in both the United Kingdom and Australia, involved in production, touring and corporate work, in addition to film and role play.
Shirley Jaffe
as Chris' grandmother, Irene Phillips
Shirley trained in the Central School of Speech & Drama in 1954 and has since appeared in Kubrik’s The Clockwork Orange, Michael Jackson's Earth Song and as a Greek Nun in Little Britain Abroad.  She directs/ acts in "Bite-Size" plays in Edinburgh, West End and Helsinki festivals and was most recently seen in a commercial for Alzeimers drug Aricept (filmed in South Africa), "The Flophouse" on the web, and a short film by Simon Wilkinson at Blatchington Mill School. 

Sofia Sanchez

as Spanish tourist, Sofia Sanchez
Sofia is a driven and intuitive actress all the way from Mexico.
Sofia speaks English, Spanish and French fluently and has many years of singing and dance training. Credits include Antonia in Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, Irina in Three Sisters and Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra.

Dan Smith
as London gang leader, Wayne
Dan is a member of award winning Brighton comedy trio Ladma. Their first short film – Sebastien Foucault – won the Jury Prize (Brighton Film Festival), Best Comedy (Cotswold Film Festival) and was featured on Myspace. They have had films screened at a number of film festivals including The End of the Pier International Film Festival, Stamford Film Festival, The Phase4Fiction Festival and the Portobello Film Festival. 
Verity Marshall
as Chris' girlfriend, Jeanine
After various television appearances (Nickelodeon, Sky News) 1995 – 2000 and modeling work, Verity trained at the National Youth Theatre in 2002. She has experience in commercials, corporate, film and theatre. She was recently selected for a LAMDA short course on acting in Shakespeare 2008.

Henry Page

as John and Kate's son, Tommy
Henry is 4 years old and this is his first time to act in a film, although since his father is a photographer he became quickly comfortable in front of the camera.

Matt Heggie

as assistant chef, Olly
Matt Heggie is the assistant manager at the Master Mariner, which was a location used in the film.  He also acted as an advisor on the kitchen shoot.
Peter Allen
as Andy, London gang member
Pete is a member of award winning Brighton comedy trio Ladma. Their first short film – Sebastien Foucault – won the Jury Prize (Brighton Film Festival), Best Comedy (Cotswold Film Festival) and was featured on Myspace. They have had films screened at a number of film festivals including The End of the Pier International Film Festival, Stamford Film Festival, The Phase4Fiction Festival and the Portobello Film Festival. 
Sadao Ueda
as Chinese drug supplier, Terry
Sadao, a Japanese actor, transformed from a city council clerk and flew over to the UK seven years ago. He has completed acting training in the UK, and has been acting in various productions. Recent works include Speed Racer (Warner Bros, director Wachowski Brothers), and The Twin Stars (Unicorn Theatre for Children).
Joe Gooch
as London head chef
Joe Gooch began his acting career by appearing as 'Ben' in Harold Pinters 'The Dumb Waiter' at The Fox theatre in 1999. Since then he has played a variety of roles in film and theatre including two stints at the Edinburgh festival. He played a soldier battling the headless horseman in Tim Burtons' Sleepy Hollow and was also in the opening battle of Ridley Scotts' Gladiator. He is also the lead vocalist and co-songwriter with the band MellowSun.
Kieron James
as London businessman
With a two year diploma from the Academy of Creative Training, Kieron is a versatile actor who has performed on stage, film and TV as well as corporate work.  He most recently appeared on the stage in The Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz. He is also the assistant director of Ambleton Delight.
Paul Wilson
as orchard worker, Sam Fuller
imagePaul Wilson Trained at The National Youth Theatre and The Academy of Creative Training. He has enjoyed a busy career, spending six months touring three plays in Germany, being in the first production outside the West End of Carol Churchill's 'A Number', and nominated for best actor in the 2006 Brighton Fringe Festival. He is currently running a successful monthly comedy night in Brighton, writing a feature film script, whilst still performing in various film and stage roles.

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