CLAUDIA GRANT is in rehearsals for three plays at the Chester Storyhouse's open air season at Grosvenor Park. Much Ado About Nothing, opening 6th of July is directed by Bill Buckhurst. Swallows and Amazons is a new adaption by Bryony Lavery, directed by Katie Posner and opens 14th of July. The Tempest is directed by Alex Clifton and opens 27th of July.
CAOLAN BYRNE is joining the cast of the second series of Britannia, now being produced by Neal Street Pictures and Vertigo for Amazon. Caolan plays Arin, a Druid, in 3 episodes directed by Luke Watson.
Following DOUG RAO's Ransom part, he is also about to appear in 2 episodes of Dark Heart, playing the character Chris Dimitriou. The producer is Letitia Knight with Colin Teague in the director's chair.
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...
MARCUS GRIFFITHS is appearing in Holby City on the 20th February for the first time playing the new regular registrar Xavier Duval. The producer of Series 20 is Kate Hall.
Marcus has also just appeared in an episode of Endeavour directed by Robert Quinn, playing political activist Marcus X!
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.