In cinemas September 30.
After eighteen months of delays, actor Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond in “No Time to Die” is coming to cinemas in Sep 30th.
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
ABOUT THE FILM MAKERS
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA
Cary Joji Fukunaga’s work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him from the Arctic Circle to Haiti and East Africa. His television work includes directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s mystery drama True Detective, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing. He recently premiered the highly acclaimed limited series Maniac for Netflix, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.
Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the critically acclaimed Sin Nombre followed by the film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, both released by Focus Features. His third film, Beasts of No Nation, released by Netflix, was an official selection at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals and earned Idris Elba Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
MICHAEL G. WILSON & BARBARA BROCCOLI
Michael G. Wilson and sister Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions are co-producers of the James Bond films. Wilson joined EON Productions in a legal-administrative capacity in 1972 and was later named assistant to the producer on The Spy Who Loved Me. He became executive producer on Moonraker and continued with that credit on the following two films. He co-wrote For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. He became producer with his step-father Albert R. Broccoli on A View To A Kill continuing with The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. Wilson is chairman of EON Productions.
Barbara Broccoli began working in the production and casting departments at EON Productions. She became executive assistant on Octopussy, assistant director for A View To A Kill and associate producer on The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill. Wilson and Broccoli produced the hugely successful GoldenEye together, followed by the next seven Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre. They are now producing the 25th film in the series.
Wilson and Broccoli have executive produced several independent film projects including: The Silent Storm, starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, directed by Corinna McFarlane, Radiator starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira, directed by Tom Browne and Nancy, starring Andrea Riseborough, J. Smith-Cameron, Ann Dowd, John Leguizamo, and Steve Buscemi, directed by Christina Choe. Broccoli produced the critically acclaimed Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool with Colin Vaines, starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Paul McGuigan with Wilson executive producing.
Wilson and Broccoli have co-produced a number of successful stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2009 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End), Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), Love Letters (2014 Broadway), Othello (New York Theatre Workshop December 2016 – January 2017), The Kid Stays In The Picture (2017 London) and The Country Girls (Chichester 2017). Most recently Broccoli produced The Band’s Visit (Broadway 2017-present), winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Fleabag (2019 Soho Playhouse NYC).
In 2013, Wilson and Broccoli were honoured by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. Wilson is also a leading expert on 19th century photography. He and his wife Jane Wilson founded The Wilson Centre for Photography – a facility for research on the history, aesthetics, and preservation of photographs. Wilson is a Fellow of the Science Museum London, a Trustee of the Art Fund and Trustee for the Carnegie Institution for Science.
Broccoli is Vice President of Film for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, President of the National Youth Theatre, a Trustee of Into Film, a film education charity working with young people aged 5-19, and a patron of the Film and Television Charity, Both Wilson and Broccoli are founders of the London Screen Academy, Islington.
ABOUT THE CAST
Daniel Craig is hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation on stage, screen and television.
November 2019 will see Craig in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. A whodunit contemporary murder mystery, Craig stars as ‘Benoit Blanc’ alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Toni Colette. The film will be distributed by Lionsgate.
Daniel was most recently seen as Obie Hardison in Kings with Halle Berry and Rick Ravanello. Set in the violent aftermath of Rodney King’s trial in 1992, the story follows a foster family in South Central and the implications the verdict has on their lives. Prior to this, Daniel was seen in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky as ‘Joe Bang’ alongside Adam Driver, Channing Tatum and Sebastian Stan. The story concerns two brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
2015 saw Daniel star in the eagerly anticipated Spectre. Craig was seen returning as James Bond for the fourth time, in the critically acclaimed box office smash Skyfall. He has also starred as Bond in Quantum Of Solace and Casino Royale. In 2011 Craig starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, he played the lead character Mikael Blomkvist opposite Rooney Mara.
Craig’s earlier film credits include Love and Rage, Obsession, The Power of One, Road to Perdition, Layer Cake, Infamous and Steven Spielberg’s Oscar®-nominated film Munich.
Craig is also an accomplished stage actor and in 2013 starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway show Betrayal in which he starred opposite Rafe Spall and Rachel Weisz. Directed by Mike Nichols, the play ran for 14 weeks but grossed $17.5million in that time. Daniel’s most recent theatre venture was the off-Broadway production of Othello alongside David Oyelowo and directed by Sam Gold, at the New York Theatre in Autumn 2016. In 2009 Daniel starred in a twelve-week Broadway run of A Steady Rain. Craig played opposite Hugh Jackman in this contemporary American play. Craig’s other theatre credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre and A Number at the Royal Court alongside Michael Gambon.
A BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated performer, Naomie Harris is one of the most sought-after actors of her generation with a chameleon-like ability to immerse herself in a variety of roles from the largest blockbusters to the most intimate independent films.
Harris recently wrapped production on the Sony/Screen Gems film, Exposure. The film centres on a rookie cop (Harris) who stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and unwittingly records the incident on her body cam. After a narrow escape, she quickly finds herself caught between the dirty cops who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage and the drug dealers who are out for revenge. The film will be released September 20th, 2019.
Harris was first seen in the James Bond franchise in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, which won the 2013 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film and went on to become Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film with a worldwide box office of over $918 million.
Harris’s tour de force performance as a crack-addicted mother in Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award winning film Moonlight earned her Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations as well as the Best Supporting Actress Award at the London Critics Circle Awards. Of her performance in the film, Variety said, “…Harris is both enraging and deeply sympathetic. Viewers may be shocked by how her descent into addiction causes her to ignore her son’s emotional issues, but the actress is too skilful to simply make her character a monster…Her final monologue is a master class of acting, overflowing with regret and pain. It’s heart-breaking work.”
In 2013 she appeared as Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom opposite Idris Elba. She was nominated for two London Critics Circle Awards and an NAACP Image Award for her powerful performance as the controversial leader.
Other recent on screen appearances include Andy Serkis’ Mowgli, Rampage opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Sam Mendes’ Spectre, Collateral Beauty opposite Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, Our Kind of Traitor, The First Grader, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Michael Mann’s Miami Vice, After The Sunset, and the highly acclaimed BBC mini-series White Teeth. The London-born actress’s breakthrough role was in Danny Boyle’s 2002 film 28 Days Later, and she later starred in Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, at London’s National Theatre.
Harris graduated with honours from Cambridge University with a degree in ‘Social and Political Science’ and trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Lashana Lynch is a vibrant and diversely talented actress, making her mark as a promising performer across film, television and stage.
She co-stars in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel alongside Brie Larson. She can be seen as Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers’ (Larson) best friend and fellow Air Force pilot using the call sign Photon. In addition to portraying a fighter pilot in the film, she also portrays a single mother to a young daughter who has some superhero aspirations of her own. Captain Marvel is the highest-ever grossing film with a female lead and the second-biggest debut for a Super Hero movie.
Lynch will soon begin lensing FX’s drama Y, where she stars opposite Diane Lane, Barry Keoghan, and Imogen Poots. The series is based on the award-winning graphic novel Y: The Last Man. The series traverses a post-apocalyptic world in which a cataclysmic event has decimated every male mammal save for one lone human. The new world order of women will explore gender, race, class and survival. Lynch plays Agent 355, a secret agent who we learn is part of the Culper Ring, a mysterious United States government agency dating back to the American Revolution. FX is slated to premiere the show in 2020.
Lynch made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls, co-starring Lily James and Lenora Crichlow. The film follows the story of two women as they become professional sprinters and join the British relay team for a World Championship event. She later starred in The 7.39, a British drama television film, written by David Nicholls, that aired in two parts on BBC One in 2014. In 2016, she was seen in Noel Clarke’s Brotherhood.
On television, Lynch was the breakout in Shonda Rhimes’ ABC period drama series, Still Star-Crossed, in the leading role of Rosaline Capulet. Based on Melinda Taub’s book of the same name, the series follows Rosaline, Juliet’s cousin in 16th century Verona, who is betrothed to Benvolio Montague against their will by Prince Escalus, in order to end the feud between the two families. Additional credits include Silent Witness, a crime drama series on BBC ONE, Death In Paradise, a crime comedy-drama series also airing on BBC ONE, Atlantis, a BBC fantasy-adventure TV series, and Crims, a comedy series on BBC Three in 2015.
On stage, Lynch most recently seen in her second collaboration with writer and director debbie tucker green as part of the ensemble of Ear For Eye for the Royal Court Theatre. Prior to that, Lynch was seen in a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun), written and directed by debbie tucker green, at the Royal Court in London. She also gained rave reviews for her performance in Educating Rita at the Chichester Festival Theatre, where she played the iconic title role opposite Sir Lenny Henry. She is also well-known for her role as Tybalt in Romeo And Juliet for the Royal National Theatre’s The Shed.
Lashana is a Laurence Olivier Bursary Award winner, an award given to outstanding students at the end of their second year of drama school. She is a graduate of Arts Educational School, London.
Léa can be seen in Drake Doremus’ Zoe opposite Ewan McGregor, and Thomas Vinterburg’s Kursk opposite Colin Firth and Matthias Schoenaerts. She can be seen alongside Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel and Gaspard Ulliel in Xavier Dolan’s film, It’s Only the End of the World – winner of the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at Cannes. Other credits include Sam Mendes’ Spectre, Benoît Jacquot’s Diary of a Chambermaid, and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, opposite Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell and John C. Reilly, which won the Jury Prize at Cannes.
In 2014, Léa starred in several films including Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, which was nominated for several awards at Cannes; Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel opposite Ed Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody and Billy Murray, which went on to win four Oscars; Christophe Gans’ Beauty and the Beast alongside Vincent Cassel, winning the César Award for “Best Production Design.”
In 2013, Léa starred opposite Adèle Exarchopoulos in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour. The French romantic coming-of-age drama was the first film to have the Palme d’Or awarded to both the director and the lead actresses, with Seydoux and Exarchopoulos becoming the only women (apart from director Jane Campion) to have ever won the award.
Léa’s other credits include Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol opposite Tom Cruise; Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds opposite Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender; Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood opposite Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.
ANA DE ARMAS
Cuban born actress, Ana de Armas, is a rising star.
In December, Ana completed a starring role in writer-director Rian Johnson’s modern-day murder mystery, Knives Out, starring apposite Daniel Craig and Chris Evans. The film will be released by Lionsgate in the US on November 27, 2019. Ana is currently in production on the spy drama, Wasp Network, directed by Olivier Assayas. She co-stars opposite Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz, and Wagner Moura.
Prior to that, Ana starred opposite Wagner Moura in the Netflix biopic feature, Sergio. The film focuses on the life and work of the Brazilian, United Nations diplomat, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Ana plays “Carolina,” a United Nations Officer, part of an elite international collection of the UN members. This film is set to be released Fall 2019.
Last spring, Ana completed Michael Cristofer’s, The Night Clerk, alongside Helen Hunt, Tye Sheridan, and John Leguizamo.
At the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Ana starred opposite Demian Bechir in the critically acclaimed dramatic short film, Corazon, based on a true patient story in association with New York’s Montefiore Hospital.
Currently, Ana can be seen in Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 alongside Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original which was set in 2019 in a dystopian Los Angeles. The Wrap said that as ‘Joi,’ de Armas “…exudes warmth and poignancy.” The film, executive-produced by Ridley Scott, was released by Warner Bros. on October 6, 2017. Also in 2017, de Armas appeared in the action movie Overdrive with Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp.
Additional film credits include The Informer, starring alongside Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen, and Rosamund Pike, Hands Of Stone opposite Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, War Dogs opposite Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, the mystery-thriller Exposed opposite Keanu Reeves, and Knock Knock opposite Keanu Reeves.
De Armas made her feature film debut in “Una Rosa De Francia” for the Cuban Institute of Cinematography and quickly transitioned into one of Spain’s rising film stars. Her previous credits include the Spanish films “Por Un Punado De Besos,” “Faraday,” “Blind Alley” and “Sex, Party & Lies.”
After his baccalaureate, Dali studied economics at the university of Rennes and, at the same, was training hard for Thai boxing competitions.
In 2012 he left college and moved to Paris with a real desire to work in cinema. He joined the cours Florent where he discovered the dramatic arts and decided to devote himself full time to it. He continued his training at the National Theatres of la Colline, then of Strasbourg with Stanislas Nordey and at the Fabrica d’Avignon with Olivier Py.
In 2017, he made his breakthrough to the public in the video clip for The Blaze – Territory, which went on to win multiple awards at festivals.
Several directors noticed him then and asked to meet him for television and cinema projects. He played in Nox by Mabrouk El Mechri (Canal+), in Louis Garrel’s A Faithful Man, Carmen Alessandrin’s Interrail, Kery James and Leïla Sy’s Banlieusards and most recently in Canal+ new original creation, Les Sauvages, series directed by Rebecca Zlotowski, with Roschdy Zem and Marina Foïs.
He also continues to work in the theatre and played in Olivier Py’s Pur Present at the Festival d’Avignon and regionally.
David Dencik is a Swedish-Danish actor. He graduated from Teaterhögskolan in Stockholm in 2003 and has since played major roles in both Scandinavian and English-language films, for which he has received several awards and accolades. He is best known for his roles in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Top of the Lake: China Girl.
David made his film debut in Christoffer Boe’s highly acclaimed Reconstruction (2003). He went on to star in the lead role in the TV series The Laser Man (2005) and in director Pernille Fisher Christensen’s feature film A Soap (2006) in the role of the transsexual Veronica. For this performance, he won the Danish Academy Award for Best Actor. The film also won the esteemed Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
David received international attention, especially in the year 2011, with his appearance in highly acclaimed Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011) by Thomas Alfredson, in which he stars in the role of Toby Esterhase. The film won over thirty awards and got three Academy Award nominations. David also appeared in War Horse (2011) by Steven Spielberg, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, and in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) by David Fincher, which won an Academy Award and got another 27 wins.
In 2012, David played the sly and scheming Guldberg in A Royal Affair directed by Nikolaj Arcel. The film competed at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.
David appeared in many notable films the following years, including All That Matters is Past (2012), Hotell (2014), The Absent One (2014), Serena (2014) Gentlemen (2015), Regression (2015), Men & Chicken (2015), Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015), Across the Waters (2016) and Satisfaction 1720 (2016), among others.
In 2017, Dencik portrayed the villain Puss, one of the main characters in Top of the Lake: China Girl, written and directed by Jane Campion. David played opposite Nicole Kidman, and he earned a nomination for an AACTA Award for Best Actor, and the series won for Best Television Drama Series and was nominated for a Golden Globe. He also appeared in Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman (2017) as the creepy doctor Idar Vetleson opposite Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, and in the TV series Genius: Einstein (2017) in the role of Danish physicist Nils Bohr.
In 2018, David played the loud and jovial Boris Godman in BBC’s TV Series McMafia which has gained critical acclaim and he also starred in ITV’s series Rig 45.
This year David appears in The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig which opened the Berlin Film Festival 2019 and plays defence lawyer Peder in the Netflix series Quicksand. He will also portray the alleged serial killer Thomas Quick in the film The Perfect Patient about one of the biggest legal scandals in Swedish history.
Later this year he is starring in Christoffer Boes TV series Face To Face and plays the role of Gorbachev former President of the Soviet Union in the HBO Mini-Series Chernobyl.
Ralph Fiennes made his feature film debut as Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights in 1992. His film credits include Schindler’s List, The English Patient, The Constant Gardener, The End of the Affair, The Reader, Quiz Show, Oscar and Lucinda, Onegin, Spider, Sunshine, Strange Days and The Hurt Locker. He played Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series and the role of ‘M’ in Skyfall and Spectre.
Fiennes most recent film credits include, Official Secrets, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Holmes and Watson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Bigger Splash, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hail Caesar! and The Lego Batman Movie. He is currently filming Kingsman: The Great Game.
Fiennes made his feature film directorial debut in 2011 with Coriolanus in which he also starred in the title role. In 2013 he directed and starred in The Invisible Woman. His film The White Crow about Rudolf Nureyev opened in March 2019.
His Television work includes David Hare’s trilogy Page Eight, Turks and Caicos and Salting The Battlefield. He played T.E Lawrence in A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia and also appeared in Prime Suspect and Rev.
Fiennes’ work at the National Theatre includes Antony And Cleopatra opposite Sophie Okonedo for which he received the Evening Standard Best Actor Award, Man & Superman, Oedipus, The Talking Cure, Six Characters In Search Of An Author, Fathers And Sons and Ting Tang Mine.
His extensive work at the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Troilus & Cressida, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry VI in The Plantagenets, Much Ado About Nothing, King John, The Man Who Came To Dinner and Ibsen’s Brand which later transferred to the Haymarket Theatre.
For the Almeida he has appeared as Richard III for which he received the Evening Standard Best Actor Award, Richard II, Coriolanus, Ivanov and Hamlet all directed by Jonathan Kent. Hamlet was presented at The Hackney Empire and then The Belasco Theater on Broadway where Fiennes received the Tony Award for Best Actor.
Fiennes returned to Broadway in 2006 and received a Tony Nomination for his role in Brian Friel’s The Faith Healer following a run at The Gate Theatre Dublin.
In 2016 Fiennes played Solness in The Master Builder directed by Matthew Warchus at the Old Vic theatre for which he received the Evening Standard Best Actor Award.
Fiennes has been the recipient of many significant awards and nominations for his work on film and in the theatre. He was nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs for his roles in both The English Patient and Schindler’s List, winning the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the latter. He was also nominated for BAFTAs for The End of an Affair and The Constant Gardener. He was nominated for the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Coriolanus. Most recently he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for his leading role in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Fiennes has also been honoured with the Variety Award for Film Achievement, The Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards and The Empire Film Legend Award.
Rory Kinnear is an award-winning British actor, perhaps best known for his role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Other film credits include Trespass Against Us, iBoy, Man Up, Cuban Fury, Broken (won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the BIFA’s), Wild Target and Academy Award and BAFTA nominated The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
Kinnear’s TV credits include Inside No. 9, Guerrilla, Quacks, The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, the sitcom Count Arthur Strong, the Tony Grisoni-written Southcliffe (for which he was nominated for a Bafta for Best Supporting Actor), Loving Miss Hatto, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, Rupert Goold’s Richard II as Bolingbroke and ITV drama Lucan in which he could be seen starring as the title role.
Kinnear is of course also hugely respected for his theatre work, winning the Evening Standard Award’s ‘Best Actor’ in 2010, for his performances in Measure For Measure (Almeida Theatre) and Hamlet (National Theatre), and again in 2013 for his performance as Iago in Othello (National Theatre). For the latter role he has also picked up an Olivier Award – an award he also won (‘Best Supporting Actor’) for his performance as Sir Fopling Flutter in The Man Of Mode in 2008. He has also been nominated twice before for his performances in both Hamlet and Burnt By The Sun. Rory’s recent stage credits include Rufus Norris’ The Threepenny Opera and Macbeth and the inaugural production at the new Bridge Theatre, Young Marx.
Recent releases include Mike Leigh’s latest epic Peterloo and BBC’s all-star cast Watership Down.
He has recently finished filming Russell T Davies’ Years and Years opposite Emma Thompson and Catherine The Great opposite Helen Mirren.
Kinnear is also an award-winning playwright for his debut play The Herd and made his directorial debut with the English National Opera’s production of A Winter’s Tale in 2017.
Billy Magnussen is establishing himself as one of the most promising and versatile rising actors, having worked with directors including Steven Spielberg, Dan Gilroy, Guy Ritchie, among others.
Upcoming, Magnussen is set to co-star in a Sharon Horgan comedy series on Amazon and in the live action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin as Prince Anders, directed by Guy Ritchie. He is currently in production of The Many Saints of Newark, “The Sopranos” movie prequel, as well as Harry Haft, post-World War II bio-pic.
Currently, he can be seen in Velvet Buzzsaw on Netflix, a horror thriller set in the art world written and directed by Dan Gilroy, which premiered at Sundance 2019; Cary Joji Fukunaga’s limited series Maniac on Netflix, opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill; and CBS’ All Access straight to series Tell Me a Story. Written by Kevin Williamson, Tell Me a Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.
Last year, Magnussen appeared in in Ike Barinholtz’s The Oath, opposite Tiffany Haddish; in Warner Bros. Game Night with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams; in Matt Spicer’s Ingrid Goes West which won the 2018 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature; as well as George Nolif’s martial arts drama, Birth of the Dragon.
On the small screen, Magnussen appeared in the Emmy-nominated “U.S.S. Callister” episode of Netflix’s acclaimed series Black Mirror and Davey Holmes’ EPIX series Get Shorty, opposite Chris O’Dowd and Ray Romano. In 2015, he played Kato Kaelin in Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed FX miniseries, America Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson as well as a role in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Aside from on-screen roles, Magnussen has starred in various Broadway performances. Most notably, he garnered a Tony Award nomination for his role as Sigourney Weaver’s love interest, Spike, in the Tony-winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike.
A graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts, Magnussen has been acting since 2007.
Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy winning actor Rami Malek has won audiences over worldwide with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Fox’s Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which earned over $900 million at the box office. For his starring role he received an Academy Award, SAG, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama. The film also won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama, in addition to receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Malek is the star of the critically acclaimed and award-winning psychological drama Mr. Robot. For his role as Elliot Alderson, Malek won an Emmy and Critics Choice Award, and is also a two-time Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee.
His film credits include Michael Noer’s Papillon, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Tom Hanks’ Larry Crown, Spike Lee’s Old Boy and Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12. He also notably appeared in the HBO miniseries The Pacific.
Malek will next lend his voice to the upcoming live action film The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, alongside Robert Downey Jr. and will produce and star in Universal’s film American Radical, which Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail will direct and produce.
Award-winning actor Ben Whishaw’s film credits include My Brother Tom (Most Promising Newcomer, British Independent Film Awards) and I’m Not There (The Independent Spirit Awards’s prestigious Robert Altman Award). He starred as Grenouille in the critically acclaimed Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Other film credits include Enduring Love, Layer Cake, Stoned, The Tempest, Brideshead Revisited, Bright Star, The International, Suffragette, The Lobster, The Zero Theorem, In the Heart of the Sea, Lilting, Cloud Atlas, The Danish Girl, and the role of Q in the latest James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. Ben also voiced the title role of Paddington Bear in Paddington and Paddington 2.
Whishaw’s television performances include A Very English Scandal (2019 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television as well as a Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series and a BAFTA TV nomination), Criminal Justice (2009 Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and the Royal Television Society, UK [RTS] Award for Best Male Actor), also in addition to a BAFTA TV Award nomination. Further credits include ITV’s The Booze Cruise, Nathan Barley, BBC’s The Hour, Richard II (BAFTA Winner for Best Leading Actor), London Spy, and A Very British Scandal.
For stage, Whishaw received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in His Dark Materials (Old Vic, following transfer from National Theatre). Other theatre credits include Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Peter and Alice (Noel Coward Theatre), The Pride (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Cock (Royal Court Theatre), Some Trace of Her and The Seagull (National Theatre), Leaves of Glass (Soho Theatre), Hamlet (Old Vic), Bakkhai and Against (Almeida Theatre), Julius Caesar (The Bridge Theatre), and The Crucible on Broadway.
Whishaw appears as Michael Banks opposite Emily Blunt and Emily Mortimer in the sequel to Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’, titled Mary Poppins Returns and has since completed filming Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield.