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RANJIT KRISHNAMMA (see actors) has been cast in Behind The Beautiful Forevers at the National Theatre. The play, adapted by David Hare from the book by Katherine Boo and set in the Mumbai slums, will be directed by Rufus Norris and runs from the 10th of November.
Congratulations to STEVE SINGLETON who has won a BAFTA for Editing for his work on The Fall, made by Artist Studio for the BBC with Jakob Verbruggen directing and Julian Stevens producing.
PHILIP KLOSS was also nominated for An Adventure In Space And Time for BBC 2, directed by Terry McDonough and produced by Matt Strevens.
IAN PIRIE (see actors) has just finished playing Chae Strachan, one of the leads in the feature film Sunset Song. The adaptation of the classic Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel shot in New Zealand, Luxembourg and Scotland and is directed by the revered Terence Davies.
Ian reprises his regular role, Captain Dragonetti in the second series of Da Vinci's Demons showing on Sky Atlantic. He has also just starting shooting the third series in Swansea.
KIRSTY OSWALD (see actresses) has been cast as Desdemona in Frantic Assembly's Othello. The contemporary production, which was first staged in 2008, is a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth where it opens before heading on tour. The show will also have a four week run at the Lyric Hammersmith from January.
Having worked on the second series of The Village for Company Pictures, Editor SIMON BRASSE has moved on to the fourth series of Call The Midwife. On both shows he has been working with director Dominic Leclerc.
DANNY HORN (see actors) is about to play the character Pete Marsh in an episode of the ever popular Newcastle based series Vera. The story is being directed by Stuart Svaasand with Margaret Mitchell producing.
Following the success of The Book Thief, JOHN WILSON has just finished editing the film adaptation of the musical London Road. The feature has been directed by Rufus Norris who was also in charge of the original stage version put on by the National Theatre three years ago.
HANNAH STEELE (see actresses) has just finished playing Mary Shelton on the eagerly anticipated BBC version of Wolf Hall. The Company Pictures produced adaptation of the Booker Prize winning novel from Hilary Mantel is a six parter that stars Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell.
Editor ELEN PIERCE LEWIS has been cutting Marvellous, a single 90 minuter from Tiger Aspect for BBC2. Based on a real character, Toby Jones plays Neil Baldwin, a man once labelled with 'learning difficulties' who became a kit man at Stoke City. Julian Farino is in the director's chair.
"...a peach of a comic performance from Colin Ryan as the young but already morbid John Webster."
The adaptation of the 1998 film, directed by Declan Donellan, is playing at the Noel Coward Theatre.
JOHN GOW is working on Outlander, a big budget co-production for the American cable channel Starz. The 16 parter is based on Diana Gabaldon's time travelling fantasy/romance books.
"Look out... for Nicholas Gerard-Martin, who gives a hilarious performance as the silly ass posh-boy Turio."
Directed by Greg Doran, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 run in Stratford-upon-Avon until the 6th of September before going on tour and then playing at the Barbican from the 29th of November to the 24th of January. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is directed by Simon Godwin and plays in Stratford until the 4th of September.
Top editor PHILIP KLOSS is now cutting the new fantasy project from Cuba Pictures, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. It's set in Napoleonic times when magic was in the air. The 7x60 minuter is directed by Toby Haynes and is based on the best selling novel by Susanna Clarke.
SEAN KEARNS (see actors) can be seen in The Commitments in the West End. He is playing Jimmy's Da in the adaptation of Roddy Doyle's novel about a soul band from Dublin, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
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