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Danny Fox's Recent Headshot Session


This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Danny Fox's headshot photo shoot. Danny is currently in his final year at 'East 15' acting school and finishes later this year. He is using this as his main photograph on Spotlight and Casting Call Pro. Read More...

Louisa Claire's Recent Headshot Session


This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Louisa Claire's headshot photo shoot. Louisa is currently studying drama at Thames Valley University in Ealing, London. She is studying for a BA (Hons) Drama: Acting for Stage and Media. Louisa wanted the photograph taken so she could use it for an up coming showcase in February at the university and for castings and auditions in the future. Read More...

Photos Of Derek Jacobi Masterclass


This is just a small selection of some of the photographs taken at an actors masterclass that Derek Jacobi gave at "Masterclass" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in January.

To view more photos from the Masterclass press the 'Read More' link below.

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Chloe Giblin's Recent Headshot Session


This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Chloe Giblin's recent headshot photo shoot. Chloe was looking to update the studio shot headshots she was currently using with ones that were more natural looking and more like her. The conversion to black and white was done using software settings based on real black and white film to give a better tonal range than her old headshot. Read More...

Actress Spotlight Deadline For New Headshot Photographs


An early reminder that April 15 is the cut off date for submitting new headshot photographs into the next publication of Spotlight's Actresses book. For any actresses that are intending to change their photograph please get in contact so we can get you booked in for a photoshoot. General advice regarding headshots, samples of work and pricing information regarding the shoot and prints can be found in the main part of the website. Read More...

Kerry Howard In Remake Of 'Reggie Perrin'


Kerry Howard whose headshots I took last year has been cast as 'Vicky' in BBC One's 'Reggie Perrin' starring Martin Clunes. Kerry's character is Reggie Perrin's PA. The series is a remake of the 1970's series 'The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin' which starred Leonard Rossiter. 'Reggie Perrin' will be on later this month for a 6 episode run. Kerry is represented by Karushi Management.

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Elizabeth Day's Recent Headshot Session


This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Elizabeth Day's headshot photo shoot. Elizabeth was looking for a more natural photograph compared to her old headshot. Elizabeth is soon to be seen as Belinda Larkin in BBC One's "Doctors - I Kissed A Girl" which has been directed by Sean Gleeson. Elizabeth is represented by Curtis Brown Group Ltd.

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Adetomiwa Edun To Play Romeo In "Romeo And Juliet" At The Globe


Adetomiwa Edun whose current headshot I took will kick off the Globe's 2009 season playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Running from 30 April to 23 August, with previews from 23 April. Ellie Kendrick will play Juliet. She is best-known for playing the title role in the recent BBC dramatisation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The Globe's Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole will direct the production.

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Photos of Matthew MacFadyen Masterclass


This is a selection of some of the photographs taken at an actors masterclass that Matthew MacFadyen gave at "Masterclass" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in April. Matthew talking about his acting, which included a question and answer session.

Recent film appearances include Fitzwilliam Darcy in an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice directed by Joe Wright and co-starring Keira Knightley; and John Birt in the highly acclaimed Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard.

FILM

Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, Universal Pictures), Death at a funeral (Frank Oz, Death at a Funeral ltd), Middletown (Green Park Films), Pride and Prejudice (Joe Wright, Working Title), In my father's den (Little Bird Productions), The Reckoning (Renaissance/Morality Films), Enigma (Enigma Productions), Maybe Baby (Ben Elton, Inconceivable films)


TELEVISION

Little Dorrit (BBC TV), Miss Marple (Granada), Ashes to Ashes (Kudos Productions), Secret Life (Channel 4), MI5 (USA, BBC TV), The Project (BBC TV), Spooks: 2 series (BBC), The way we live now (Deep Indigo), Perfect Strangers (Stephen Poliakoff, Talkback TV), Bloodline (BBC TV), Warriors (BBC TV), Wuthering Heights (LWT Productions)


THEATRE

The Pain and the Itch (Dominic Cooke, Royal Court), Henry IV: Parts 1+2 (Nick Hytner, National Theatre), Battle Royal (National Theatre/ RSC/ Stratford), School for Scandal (Declan Donnellan, Barbican/Cheek by Jowl), Much ado about nothing (Touring/West End), Duchess of Malfi (West End/New York + Int Tour), Midsummer Nights Dream (Adrian Noble, RSC)

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Photos Of James McAvoy Masterclass


This is a selection of some of the photographs taken at an actors masterclass that James McAvoy gave at "Masterclass" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in February. James talked about his acting, which included a question and answer session. This masterclass was packed out with people as was one of the busiest so far this year. Not as many photographs as I normally take as I did not have as much time to take them within as I usually do. The Owen Teal actors Masterclass photographs I am currently editing and retouching will make up for this though.

James will soon appear in The Last Station co-starring Helen Mirren due for release in 2009. He is also working on a new film called Gnomeo and Juliet, a remake of Romeo and Juliet in animation form which is to be released in 2010.

He is currently starring in Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre, along side Nigel Harman and Lyndsey Marshall.

Further Credits Include:

Film
Becoming Jane (JA Films), Penelope (Penelope Productions Ltd.) Starter for Ten (HBO/Playtone), Inside I'm Dancing (Working Title), Wimbledon (Working Title)

Theatre
Lovers (Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Reel of the hanged man (Traverse), Westside Story (Courtyard Theatre), The Tempest (Brunton Theatre co.)

Television
Macbeth (BBC), Early Doors (Ovations Entertainments), Children of Dune (Milk and Honey), Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC), Foyle's War (Greenlit), Murder in Mind (BBC), The Bill (Thames) and Band of Brothers.

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Karen Ayre's Recent Headshot Session


This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Karen Ayre's headshot photo shoot. Karen was looking for a less intense and more natural looking headshot than her old one. Karen has performed in various stage productions in England and Germany.

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Photos Of David Morrissey Masterclass


This is a selection of some of the photographs taken at an actors masterclass that David Morrissey gave at "Masterclass" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in January. David talked about his acting, which included a question and answer session. David talked in great detail about his method for developing the characters he plays in theatre, film and TV productions. He explained and showed how he keeps all his research notes in books (which can be seen in some of the photos) for each character he plays. This includes a brief history of the person. This then allows to refer back to his notes any time he needs to during the rehearsal stage for a play of during the filming of scenes.

David Morrissey has recently appeared in Neil LaBute’s In A Dark Dark House, directed by Michael Attenborough at the Almeida Theatre. His previous theatre credits include Three Days of Rain for the Donmar Warehouse, Much Ado About Nothing at the Queen’s Theatre as well as King John, Richard III and Edward IV all for the RSC and El Cid and Twelfth Night for Cheek by Jowl.

His extensive television credits include Peter Morgan’s The Deal in which he played Gordon Brown. Sense and Sensibility, State of Play, Cape Wrath, Ripley’s Gold, Blackpool, Out of Control, Linda Green and Our Mutual Friend. He also appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor.

His film credits include The Waterhouse, The Other Boleyn Girl, Basic Instinct 2, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Hilary and Jackie, The One That Got Away and Being Human. With Mrs Mandela and Centurion in post production and Nowhere Boy in filming.

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Photos Of Michael Sheen Masterclass


This is a selection of some of the photographs taken at an actors masterclass that Michael Sheen gave at "Masterclass" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, towards the end of last year. This Masterclass session was a little different to usual as it was a double, with Michael Sheen in the morning and Joanna Lumley in the afternoon. Michael talked about his acting, which included a question and answer session. This also included how he researches characters based on real people and develops them.

Michael’s theatre work includes: The Un Inspector (The National Theatre); Caligula directed by Michael Grandage (Donmar Warehouse); Look Back In Anger (The National Theatre) Amadeus directed by Peter Hall; Henry V (RSC); The Homecoming (The National Theatre); Ends of the Earth (The National Theatre) Michael was also awarded the Best Actor Evening Standard Theatre Award in 2003 and was Winner of the Best Actor Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2003 for his performance in Caligula.

Television work includes: Fantabulosa (BBC 4); H.G Wells – A Life In Pictures; Nero (BBC 1); Dirty Filthy Love (Granada); The Deal playing Tony Blair (Channel 4); Maigret (Granada); Gallowglass (BBC); and In Suspicious Circumstances (Granada). Michael was also awarded the Best Actor award from The Royal Television Society in 2007 for his portrayal of Kenneth Williams in Fantabulosa.

Film works includes: The Damned United; Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans; Frost / Nixon; The Music Within; Blood Diamond; The Queen; Dead Long Enough; The Banker; Royston Vasey – The Motion Picture; and Kingdom Of Heaven.

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Actors Spotlight Deadline For New Headshot Photographs


Just a reminder that October 15 is the cut off date for submitting new headshot photographs into the next publication of Spotlight's Actors book. For any actors that are intending to change their photograph please get in contact so we can get you booked in for a photoshoot. If you think you will not be able to meet Spotlight's cut off date I can get this date extended to at least November 15. Read More...

Debbie O'Hare's Recent Headshot Session


These are a couple of the photographs that were recently taken on Debbie O'Hare's headshot photo shoot.

Debbie is currently in her final year at the East 15 Acting School and will graduate in 2010 after performing in her showcase. She was looking to get some headshots taken to go into the Spotlight's 'Graduate Book'.

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Official Deadline Date For Actors Spotlight Entry Now Extended


Spotlight have now extended the official cut off date for Actors renewals and entries into the next actors book to November 1st. This includes getting new photos into the book. If you can't make that date and wish to get some new headshots taken, don't worry. Just let me know as I will be able to get an extension to this date on your behalf and get a booking sorted out to take your new photographs. If you have still not had time to complete your renewal online here is the link: Read More...

Spotlight Deadline Date For Actors New Headshots


If any actors out there thought they had missed the October deadline to get new headshot photos taken and submitted into Spotlight then think again. Read More...

Robert Addie and Hamlet


A while ago Magdalena Sakowska from Addie's Faction (a Robert Addie website fan club) asked me to write something for the 5th anniversary of Robert addie's passing. At the time I could not think of what to write but then talked to Magdalena later and suggested writing something about the day before Rob's first play as a director opened which was Friday March 7th 2003. Yesterday I got a timely reminder from Magdalena that today was Rob's 50th Birthday.

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Robert Barfoot Headshots


Robert Barfoot is coming back into the industry after a 5 year break. I took his new headshots recently in Bath. Robert wanted to have two sets of headshots taken on the day, one with his beard and another with it shaven off. This was to maximise his range of playing roles. So half way through we took a break whilst Robert shaved it off. Later on I was told Roberts dog did a double take when he got home as he did not at first recognise him! Robert originally trained at the Academy Drama School in London.

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Adam Hardings Headshot Session


Adam has recently been studying acting for film and TV with an American teacher. Having already acted in a number of short films which some of have been screened at film festivals around the country and others that have been shot at the well respected Bournemouth film course, he was looking to renew his headshots which would help him secure more castings. Because of his work commitments we shot at a weekend and had met up on a previous weekend to discuss what he was looking for and answer any questions he might have including what clothes to bring along to the session and some general advice and tips to getting the most out of the shot.

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Senan Richmond Headshot Session


I recently took some headshots of someone who only took up acting as a hobby 9 months ago at Stagecoach but since then has already been in two professional productions. Senan's parents wanted to get his first headshots taken so he could start auditing for more work as he was enjoying acting so much and looking for his first agent. We decided to take the photos at their home so he would be more relaxed and be able to take plenty of breaks during the shoot if required.

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