A little introduction to the stars of ‘I Have a Bad Feeling About This‘.
Alan studied at the Lamont School of acting for 7 years; there he gained a great deal of experience and top marks in his LAMDA examinations. At 14 he landed the roll of Ivan in the BBC drama series ‘In Deep’ along side Stephen Tompkinson and Nick Berry.
Alan also appeared in shows like ‘Grange Hill’ and ‘Brookside’ and short films like ‘Fear’ and ‘Dead End’. He continued to act and perform through his late teens but his focus moved to behind the scenes work, although acting remains a huge ambition of Alan’s. ‘I was thrilled to get the opportunity to combine my love of acting and directing on this movie, although it was sometimes challenging, the end result was always fulfilling’.
Joe Hughes – “Sam”
Joe recently appeared on the radio drama ‘Amazonia’ on BBC radio 3 with Rory Kinnear. After graduating from the Manchester metropolitan school of theatre in 2010 Joe was cast in a role in series 2 of Channel 4’s ‘Fresh Meat’ and then went on to play the role of Dandini in ‘Cinderella’ at the Grimsby auditorium alongside TV personality Kim Woodburn.
Joe is also a keen standup comedian on the North West comedy circuit and was the ‘Beat the Frog’ standup competition winner in both Preston and Manchester.
Isla Ure – “Melody”
Isla Ure graduated from drama school in 2010 and since has gone on to perform in the award-winning show ‘Territory’, recently adapted into a feature film. She played Lue in Time Out’s choice show ‘The Winterling’ and Issy in award-winning short film ‘The Soldier Inside’. Isla recently finished filming the British thriller ‘Candlestick’. She also played DM34 and DM23 in the new Red Dwarf X.
Isla wrote and directed her first short film ‘Passengers’ which has gone on to screen at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton as part of the Underwire Film Festival. Off the back of it she won Best Actor and The BFI Future Film Award (for outstanding work by a female practitioner aged 15-25.) She subsequently won Best Actor in December 2012 at Underwire Film Festival.
Tom Pooley has been acting from a young age and appeared in a number of things including ‘Brookside’ and the short film directed by Graham Matthias, ‘Esteban Sanchez’ which was also the first appearance of the character Tom plays in ‘I Have a Bad Feeling About This’ he also appeared in the sitcom pilot ‘Signed’
Tom’s first love is animation, for which he frequently lends his voice. Most notably as the character of Terry in ‘Bosside’.
Paul has been acting across the UK for twenty years. Some of his most notable TV and film work includes the role of Jack Michaelson the last ever villain to appear on the popular soap ‘Brookside’. Paul also played Ringo Star in the Beatles Biopic ‘Backbeat’.
Paul has an extensive theater background, he played the lead George Groves in celebrated Liverpool playwright Esther Wilson’s ‘The Quiet Little Englishman’ for Zho Visual Theatre – one of Liverpool Culture Company‘s commissions in 2008. During the last two years he has appeared at Liverpool’s Royal Court in shows like ‘Scouse Pacific’ and ‘Little Scouse On The Prairie’ and films like ‘Reds and Blues: The Ballad of Dixie and Kenny’, ’15 Minutes That Shook The World’ and the short trailer for ‘The Last Ferry’ along side Andrew Schofield and Stephen Graham. Paul’s cabaret stand-up character Rinty Boo is also a popular compere round the north-west.
Paul continues to perform across the Merseyside in the critically acclaimed one-man show ‘Beating Berlusconi’.
Neil Fitzmaurice – “Vincenza”
Neil Fitzmaurice’s acting and writing projects include ‘That Peter Kay Thing‘, for which he received a British Comedy Award, and the critically acclaimed ‘Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights‘, in which he also appeared as ‘Ray-Von’.
He has also written and stared in two feature films: ‘Going Off Big Time’, in 1999, which was nominated for four BIFA awards and is part of Film Four’s Best of British, and more recently ‘Charlie Noades R.I.P.’. Some of Neil’s other roles include ‘Jeff’ in C4’s ‘Peep Show’ and ‘Fergus’ in the popular Sky one series ‘Mount Pleasant’. Other credits include shows like ‘Moving on’, ‘Mobile’, ‘The Street’ and ‘The Office’.
John has appeared on numerous commercials, and in popular shows like ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Moving on’ and worked with the likes of Jason Manford, Johnny Vegas and Julie Walters.
John’s first big acting gig was playing Barney in ‘WILL’ along side Bob Hoskins and Damian Lewis; he later played ‘Jason Cox’ an American schoolteacher in the discovery series ‘I Shouldn’t Be Alive’. John has just landed another exciting role in a new ‘Hatrick productions’ comedy spin off the popular C4 series ‘Facejacker’ alongside Kayvan Novak, he also featured in BBC Three’s ‘Cuckoo’ along side Andy Sandberg and Greg Davies.
Ray Beard stays mainly behind the scenes as a writer and director, and has worked with the likes of John Thompson and Stephen Graham.
As an actor he has appeared in a number of films and shorts including ‘Perfect Parker’, ‘For One Night Only’ and ‘Poisson Grilles’ which he also wrote and directed. Ray also appeared in a short film about ‘Fredrich Nietzsche’ in which he played the title role.
Leo graduated from Oxford University with a Physics Masters, but always had a desire to make films. 2009 was when she dipped her toes into the world of acting; her first starring role was in ‘The Taiwan Oyster‘, an American feature-film, shot on location in Taiwan, in the autumn of 2010 and which had its world premiere at SXSW 2012.
She spent 2011 writing, directing and acting in her debut feature film ‘East‘, which was awarded ‘Best Feature Film’ at the UK Film Festival in December 2011. Leo is now in pre-production for a second feature film ‘Hear The Doors‘ which she will be co-directing with her brother, Jonathan Moore.
Adam is a writer and actor of various disciplines. He wrote, produced and starred in ‘The Isle Of Hidden Agendas‘ a comedy mystery play, which had a run at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre in 2011. His play ‘Melting Point’ was nominated for four awards including best writer, at the Leverhulme National One Act Play competition in 2009, and was published shortly after.
In-between acting in various plays Adam works on writing his first novel ‘The Devil Works For Heaven‘ which he hopes to have finished soon.
Luke Seddon first started acting in 2002 while still in school. Since then he has been involved in numerous productions both on stage and screen. Luke preformed in ‘Grease’ on the West End with the help of Sky 1 under the Title ‘Grease the School Musical’ in 2008-2009 where he worked with Duncan James and Arlene Philips.
The most recent production he has taken part in was ‘The Story of Dorian Grey’ where Luke landed the main character of Dorian himself. This was in ‘The Actors Studio’ in Liverpool during the summer of 2011.
Oliver trained in acting at the London Metropolitan University and over the years has built up many TV credits that include Fox/E4’s ‘The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret’ along side David Cross and Will Arnett and the popular Australian soap opera ‘Home & Away’.
As well as working on several short films and commercials, Oliver was recently back on the London stage in ‘My Life in Television’ at the Ecterera Theatre. He now runs his own production company ‘Bright Eyed Boy’.
Although originally from a journalism background, Sharon has worked as a supporting artist and voice over artist for several years. Sharon is probably best known as the co-host of ‘Horror talk TV’, the web series branch of one of the UK’s most popular horror/geek movie themed websites.
Over the years she has appeared in a number of short films, commercials and supporting rolls and will soon be appearing in the new horror movie ‘Haters’ later this year.
Lynn has been acting for over ten years now appearing in a number of plays including the hugely popular ‘Nightmare on Lime Street’, ‘Four Girls and a Caravan’ she also appeared in ‘Desperate Scousewives’ at the ‘St Helens theater royal.
Lynn has recently made her transition to movies too, she appeared in Neil Fitzmaurice’s ‘Charlie Noades R.I.P.’ and ‘Red’s and Blues: The ballad of Dixie and Kenny’ for which she later reprised her role at the Liverpool royal court, for the stage show version, which was also written by Dave Kirby.
Ian Graduated from St Helens college in 2006 after studying Audio engineering and has since worked as a sound recordist on numerous film and music productions. He has worked with likes of Katy Perry and the Liverpool band Space.
Ian’s acting experience mainly comes from working with friends on short films and Internet viral videos. Ian Appeared in ‘Fallout’ and the original short film version of ‘I Have a Bad Feeling About This’.