COLIN RYAN is in rehearsal for Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange, Manchester - directed by Matthew Xia the show plays 9th March to 14th April and marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly's famous story...
Romanian actor ANDREEA PADURARU is appearing as Elena in Episode 1 of the new series of the comedy Damned. The director is Natalie Bailey and the series opens on Wedenesday 14th on Channel 4 at 10.00 pm.
JOHN OMOLE has joined the cast of Hamlet, directed for the RSC by Simon Godwin and starring Paapa Essiedu. The show opens at the Lowry in Salford on 30 January before touring the UK, doing a four week run at the Hackney Empire and a run at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
SIMON SHACKLETON will soon be on tour with the Original Theatre Company's production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The show opens at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at the end of January and tours until 5 May.
CAOLAN BYRNE will be appearing in both parts of The Miniaturist airing over Christmas on BBC One, playing the confectioner Arnoud Maakvrede. Based on the bestselling novel by Jessie Burton, episode one will air at 9pm on Tuesday 26 December with the second episode going out on the 27th.
SOLOMON ISRAEL is now in rehearsals for The Follies of Mrs Rich and The Duchess of Malfi which form part of the next season in the RSC's Swan Theatre. Directed by Jo Davies and Maria Aberg respectively, both shows open in March next year.
JESSICA BAGLOW has been cast in Jane Eyre and Hamlet at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. Jane Eyre, in which Jessica will play the titular role, will run from 18 January to 10 February and Hamlet, in which she will play Ophelia, will run from 15 February to 10 March.
NICHOLAS GERARD-MARTIN is returning to the cast of Amadeus which will run at the National Theatre from 11 January following a sell out run in 2016 and 2017. Michael Longhurst's acclaimed production will again star Lucian Msamati and Adam Gillen.
GREGORY GUDGEON is currently playing Coroner Morange in two episodes of Carnival Row. The show is a major new fantasy series from Amazon Studios filming in Prague, in which a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a dark futuristic city.
RANJIT KRISHNAMMA is now in rehearsals for Simple8's production of A Passage to India. The show opens at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 18 January and then tours before a run at London's Park Theatre from 20 February to 24 March.
LOIS MELERI-JONES is currently working on the dual language (Welsh/English) series Craith (or in English, Hidden). She will appear in six episodes of the series playing the role of Lowri. The thriller is being filmed in North Wales and Cardiff and is being directed by Gareth Bryn for Fiction Factory who produced the successful detective series Hinterland.
Actor WILLIAM OWEN has just filmed the part of a reporter in feature film Bohemian Rhapsody which tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the formation of Queen up to the band's performance at Live Aid in 1985. The movie is directed by Bryan Singer for GK Films and 20th Century Fox.
JOHN OMOLE is returning to the Arcola to reprise his role in #Hashtag Lightie between 14 November and 2 December following its sell out run earlier this year. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair and written by Lynette Linton, the play is a heartwarming and hilarious exploration of the conflicting ideas of what it means to be mixed race in Britain today.
SEAN KINGSLEY will soon reprise the role of Ursus in The Grinning Man following its run at Bristol Old Vic last year. The musical is based on The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo and can be seen at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December.
CAOLAN BYRNE plays Culhane in three episodes of the reboot of the comedy series Porridge, currently showing on BBC One on Friday evenings. Caolan's episodes air from Friday 27 October and all episodes are currently available on BBC iPlayer.
JASPER JACOB is shortly going to be playing the Worshipful Master of the Masons, Bruce, in two episodes of White Gold. The BBC Two comedy, which is also on Netflix, is produced by Phil Gilbert and directed by Damon Beesley.