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Cast

Annabelle Wallis

 

Annabelle Wallis
Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle plays Evan’s childhood friend Ruth.
Having grown up attending an international school in Europe, she auditioned with a convincing American accent and was originally considered for the part of the visiting American teenager. However, her fleeting Lady Di looks fitted her perfectly for the English rose role of Ruth. In 2013, she appeared as double-agent Grace Burgess in the BBC drama Peaky Blinders starring alongside Cillian Murphy and Sam Neil. In 2014, she starred in the horror film Annabelle, a spin-off of 2013’s The Conjuring. In previous years Annabelle took roles in X-Men: First Class (2011), Body of Lies (2008) and The Lost Future (2010). She co-starred with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in The Tudors (2007). She features in “Condemned” by luis Camara and in “Remain in Light”. She also played Paige in the 2006 Thriller “True True Lie” and in 2005 she went further East to play Sophie Besson in the Bollywood film “Dil Jo Bhi Kahey”. Prior to that she appeared in episodes of the TV series “Jericho” as Lizzie Way.

Edward Jaspers

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Edward Jaspers is an actor and musician who trained at Cambridge University and École Philippe Gaulier, Paris and is now based in Birmingham, UK. He is co-writer of Hamlet! The Musical (MTM/Whatsonstage Best Musical, Edinburgh). Theatre credits include: ‘GreenandPleasantLand’ (FanSHEN); ‘Grisly Tales from Tumblewater’ (Teasel); ‘Boy In A Dress’ (Independent Productions); ‘The Alchemist’ (Cornish Theatre Collective); ‘At the Hop’ (Forest Forge); ‘The Day the Earth Wobbled a Bit’ (Eastern Angles); ‘The Children of Hercules’, ‘Agamemnon’ (the Steam Industry at The Scoop); ‘Falkland Sound’ (Finborough); ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ (BAC); ‘The Bacchae’ (National Theatre); ‘Far Too Happy’ (Cambridge Footlights, Perrier Best Newcomer award nominated). Film and television includes: ‘Cassette Boy’ (Hat Trick); ‘Right Hand Drive’ (Pine Road Pictures); and ‘WMD’ (Patchwork Productions). Edward regularly leads devising workshops, was an associate theatre maker on the inaugural Foundry programme with Birmingham REP and is a Creative Projects Associate of Northampton Royal & Derngate Theatres.

Anniversary Weekend

This is an anniversary weekend. On this weekend a few years ago, Right Hand Drive production was supposed to wrap. Saturday was the last planned day of shooting but 2am was apon us and we found it impossible to complete all the shots. Sunday was a day off and Monday was a bank holiday. We had no choice but to send everyone home and reconvene on the following Tuesday for one last day.

Laura Donnelly

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

Laura grew up in Belfast, Ireland before moving to Glasgow to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Since graduating from Royal Scottish in 2004, she has worked extensively in film, television and theatre, including the reoccurring guest lead character Freya (The Lady of the Lake) in ‘Merlin’, Violet in the ABC TV Series ‘Missing’ and most recently was seen in the new BBC series ‘The Fall’. On stage Laura played Juliet at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and ‘Woman 2’ in Jez Butterworth’s hit new play ‘The River’ at the Royal Court. She recently starred in Best: His Mother’s Son, a BBC drama on the life of George Best, playing Best’s sister, Barbara. She currently stars in Jez Butterworth‘s new play, The River at the Royal Court Theatre, alongside Dominic West and Miranda Raison. Opening 15/10/14 in The River at Circle in the Square Theatre New York alongside Hugh Jackman and Cush Jumbo.

See more here: Complete profile

Valmike Rampersad

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Valmike graduated with distinction from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, England. He plays an assassin and son of BAFTA nominee, Art Malik, in ‘Hotel’ which was a semi-finalist at the Academy Awards and also won Best Drama at the L.A. International Festival. He played the lead, a manic depressive, opposite BAFTA nominee Saeed Jaffrey in ‘Open Secrets’ which won Best Film, Buffalo-San Film Festival. In ‘The Cost of Love’, Grand Prix winner at the End of the Pier International Festival, he plays a cardio thoracic surgeon. It is available on Amazon and Netflix. He has acted in several features in Hollywood including ‘The Exquisite Continent’ by Emmy Nominated Director, Stephen Gyllenhaal (‘Losing Isaiah’) and ‘Radio Mary’ by Sundance award winning director, Gary Walkow.

Valmike completed 125 Episodes as the lead in British TV drama series, ‘Cloud 9’, shown on Sky and Virgin TV.

Valmike played a British journalist in the lead role alongside Gerry Bednob (‘the 40 yr old Virgin’) in ‘The Rise and Fall of John Tesoro’, directed by HBO award-winning director, Angela Gibbs. He starred in Brit Indie feature ‘Meet Pursuit Delange’ which features Jason Flemyng, Colin Salmon and Peter Bowles. ‘Malachi’ was filmed in conjunction with the BBC and won the Skillset Millenium Award. He played the lead role in ‘Get to Know Me’, shot at Lars Von Trier’s Zentropa studios – official selection Regensburger Film Festival. Valmike’s first TV lead appearance, ‘Read My Lips’ for Channel 4, was selected by the Sunday Times UK as ‘Pick of the Week’.

Valmike divides his time between London and L.A.

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Valmike talks about his experience on Right Hand Drive.

“I thoroughly enjoyed working on Right Hand Drive.
Mark, the Director was great to work with – he came to
the set with a clear vision of what he wanted from his
actors, but was also willing to take on board and
listen to any suggestions we made regarding blocking
including minor changes to the script. We did a fair
amount of rehearsals and the open sharing of ideas was
most useful.

We spent a month in the lovely Wiltshire country side in some
very picturesque locations – exactly like they were
described in the script. I also learnt to ride a
rickshaw which wasn’t quite as easy as I thought it would
be, but good fun. Ken the 1st AD, Debbie, the Producer
and Nick, the DOP were also great to work with – what a
good mix of talent!”