TOM CULLEN – ‘Nickie’
Tom won the British Independent Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in Weekend (2011), which had its World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival. He appeared in an episode of the critically acclaimed British TV miniseries, Black Mirror (2011), which won an international Emmy for Best Series.
An extremely versatile actor, Tom has appeared in several productions showing his range in films such as Desert Dancer (2014), and The Last Days on Mars (2013), on top of an impressive television slate including roles in The Five (2015), Ridley Scott-produced World Without End (2012), and most notably as ‘Lord Gillingham’ on Downton Abbey (2013-2014).
TATIANA MASLANY – ‘Emily’
From her 2010 Sundance Breakout Actress Award to her Golden Globe and Emmy award nominations for lead actress in a television drama, Tatiana Maslany has garnered numerous accolades for her film and television roles. 2016 will bring Maslany to large and small screens, with a starring role starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the film Stronger (2016), based on a memoir by a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, and the 4th season of BBC America’s Orphan Black. In Orphan Black, where she plays several women who are revealed to be clones, she has also earned a Golden Globe nomination, an Emmy Award nomination, two Critics Choice Awards, two Teen Choice Awards nominations and one win, a Young Hollywood Award, two Canadian Screen Awards and a SAG Award nomination.
Maslany recently wrapped production on Two Lovers and a Bear alongside Dane DeHaan, about two young adults fighting the elements and their inner-demons as they fall in love in a small North Pole town, directed by Oscar-nominated Kim Nguyen. Maslany was most recently seen in The Weinstein Company’s The Woman in Gold, starring alongside Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Simon Curtis directed the film, in which she plays the young Helen Mirren character.
SUZANNE CLÉMENT – ‘Marie’
Suzanne Clément garnered international attention in 2012 when she won the Un Certain Regard – Best Actress award at Cannes for her role as ‘Fred Belair’ in Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Always (2012). This same role led to another win (Best Actress River Run International Film Festival) and three additional nominations (Canadian Screen Awards, International Cinephile Society and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle). Clément has appeared in three other films by Dolan, including I Killed My Mother (2009) and Mommy (2014). The acclaimed Mommy won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2014, and has gone on to countless wins and nominations in film festivals around the world, and selected as Canada’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign-Language Film. For her rich portrayal of the mysterious ‘Kyla’ in Mommy, Clément has received numerous nominations and wins including her Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, the Best Actress Award at the Namur Film Festival, and being nominated by the Online Film Critics’ Society Awards for Best Supporting Actress opposite Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain, Agata Kulesza and Tilda Swinton.
Incredibly hardworking and always in-demand, Clément filmed her second film with director Philippe Falardeau, Guibord S’en Va-T-En Guerre (2015), winner of Best Canadian Feature at both TIFF and the Toronto International Critics Association, and nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Canadian Screen Awards, and Early Winter(2015) directed by fellow Cannes-winner Michael Rowe. She followed these projects with Taulardes (2015) from writer/director Audrey Estrougo.
Other credits include: Luc Picard’s L’Aidition (2005); Fernand Dansereau’s La Brunante(2007); Philippe Falardeau’s It’s Not Me, I Swear! (2008); Stefan Miljevic’s Amsterdam(2013); and Jean-Jacques Zilbermann’s A La Via (2014).
HENRY CZERNY – ‘Jacob’
Henry Czerny is a renowned actor, recognized for starring opposite Harrison Ford in Clear And Present Danger (1994), Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible (1996), and Bradley Cooper & Liam Neeson in The A-Team (2010). He has demonstrated his comedic abilities with his satirical portrayal of ‘Mr. Bottoms’ in the Zombie indie film Fido (2006), alongside Carrie-Anne Moss, as well as by playing ‘Yuri’, the Russian Trainer, opposite Steve Martin in The Pink Panther (2006).
A classically trained actor, Henry Czerny began his career on stage, starring in both plays and musicals – most notably in an acclaimed off-Broadway production of Shaw’s Arms and the Man and in a myriad of Shakespeare plays at Canadian Stage and Toronto Free Theatre. His breakout role was in the Canadian made-for television film The Boys of St. Vincent (1992), for which he won multiple awards, including his first of many Gemini awards, and the FIPA d’Or for Best Actor in Cannes. Henry followed this with many TV movies and guest-starring roles, culminating in an unforgettable performance of the colorful ‘Duke of Norfolk’ in Showtime’s multi-award-winning series The Tudors (2007).
With a versatility that delights his devoted fans, Henry Czerny moves from film to television with disarming ease, naturally creating a wide array of characters. He is equally believable as the 16th century nobleman as he is as ‘Neale Donald Walsch’ (and the voice of God) in the feature Conversations With God (2006). His four season run as ‘Conrad Grayson’, the magnetic and enigmatic patriarch in the ABC hit series Revenge (2011-2014), has garnered him further acclaim.
On the small screen, he was just seen as the highly-anticipated villain ‘The Toyman’ on CBS’s hit series Supergirl (2016), and up next, will guest star as TMI’s estranged father on Fox’s Rosewood (2016).
Henry can currently be seen in theatres in Atom Egoyan’s award-winning feature Remember (2015), taking on the role of ‘son’ to Oscar winner Christopher Plummer.
MARK RENDALL – ‘Sammy’
Mark Rendall was born in 1988 in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 10 he auditioned for Cameron Macintosh’s Touring Musical Production of Oliver, and landed the role of ‘Spider’, one of Fagin’s pickpockets, as well as understudy for the character ‘Oliver’ which he ended up playing a total of 26 times during its three month run.
Since his theatrical debut, he has gone on to perform in a long list of lead and supporting roles in both film and television. Titles include: 30 Days of Night (2007), My One and Only (2009), Charlie Bartlett (2009), The Exploding Girl (2009), Transporter: The Series (2014), Hannibal (2013), Year of the Carnivore (2009), Algonquin (2013), The Birder (2013), History of Love (2016), and many more. Mark is also known in the voiceover world for his performance as ‘Arthur the aardvark’ in the animated series of the same name.
DERAGH CAMPBELL – ‘Anna’
Deragh Campbell is a Toronto-based actor and writer. She got her start in the acclaimed feature by Matthew Porterfield, I Used to be Darker (2013), which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and made The New Yorker’s top 25 films of 2013 list. She went on to star in Dustin Guy Defa’s short film Person to Person (2014) that premiered at Sundance and won the DAAD short-film prize at the Berlinale in 2014. Deragh starred in Nathan Silver’s black comedy Stinking Heaven (2015) and Sofia Bohdanawicz’s Never Eat Alone (2016), receiving writing credits on both. Deragh has a degree in creative writing from Concordia University and has received a prestigious MacDowell Fellowship to create her first feature with co-writer Alexandra Napier. Most recently Deragh starred in the German director Julian Radlmaier’s feature, The Pursuit of Happiness, and she was featured as a Rising Star at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
NANCY PALK – ‘Katherine’
Nancy Palk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in London, Ontario. She is an accomplished theatre actor and director and a founding member and resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre Company. She has performed at theatres across the country, including Tarragon, Canadian Stage, Mirvish Productions, Shaw, Stratford, National Arts Centre, Theatre Calgary, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Citadel, and The Public, NYC.
Nancy was a recurring actor on the TV series Rogue and has appeared in Reign, The Lois Wilson Story, H2O, For Love of Olivia, A Women’s Place, The Loretta Claiborne Story and May Stilliman’s War.