Actors biogs


Rachael Barrington
(Grace, Mental Patient)

Rachael graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2009. She most recently played the role of Sonia Walsk in a London production of the Marvin Hamlisch musical They’re Playing Our Song. Additional credits include: Wicked Queen in Snow White (Imagine Theatre); Gwendolen Fairfax/Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest (USA Tour); Lady Macduff/Rosse in Macbeth (USA Tour and Off-Broadway); Ellie-Jayne in Stand Up and Be Counted (UK Tour); Ensemble/Understudy Jackie Kennedy in Onassis (London West End). She will also be appearing in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty this Christmas.


Jeremy Gittins
(Sir Charles, Lord)

Jeremy Gittins trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has spent seasons with The Prospect Theatre Company at the Old Vic. In the West End, he appeared as Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (Comedy Theatre); Mata Hari and Soft Shoe Shuffle (Lyric Hammersmith); and Asterix (Arts Theatre). Other theatre: Not Later Than Six (Young Vic), How the Other Half loves (Bromley and Vienna’s English Theatre); Joking Apart (The Mill at Sonning); and Sondheim’s Company (Oldham’s Coliseum Theatre). Jeremy has toured the UK as Michael in A Slight Hangover; Frank n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show; Sir William Penn in The Secret Diaries of Samuel Pepys; Nick in Bedroom Farce for Derek Nimmo; Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I (London Palladium); Claude Philby in A Bed Full of Foreigners and Phillip in Relatively Speaking (British Playhouse Theatre). His film credits include: Blue Leader Missing, The Bitch, Anno Domini, Crush and As You Like It. His television work includes Doctor Who, Andy Capp, Tales of the Unexpected, Fresh Fields, Matlock, The Billionaire, Masters of the Game, Boon, Lazarus and Dingwall, The Upper Hand, Stuck on You, The Investigator, Casualty, The House that Jack Built, Footballer’s Wives, New Tricks, Eastenders, A Touch of Frost, Doctors and Midsomer Murders. Jeremy is perhaps best known as the long-suffering Vicar in six series of the popular comedy Keeping up Appearances.

David Bowen  (Bishop Lampton, Toast Master, Mrs. Treadwell, McKyle, Kelso Truscott)

David Bowen
(Bishop Lampton, Toast Master, Mrs. Treadwell, McKyle, Kelso Truscott)

Theatre work includes Train Driver/Wilfred Weasel in Wind in the Willows (Birmingham Rep Theatre); Arthur Baddeley in Lidice Shall Live (Dashyline Theatre); U Par Par Lay in The Burma Play (Northern International Theatre); Gonzalo and Stephano in The Tempest (Stageworks Theatre Co); Marcade in Love’s Labour’s Lost; Duke/Gratiano in Othello; Rowley in The School for Scandal; Charles IV in Henry V; Roder, A in Woman Killed With Kindness; Chorus in Antigone (Northern Broadsides); Dave in Happy Returns; David in Our Age Our Stage; Geoffrey in Alphabetical Order; Dr Spivey/Ruckley in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Becket/Wigmore/John in Four Nights in Knaresborough (New Vic Theatre Stoke); Mam’s Dr / Mr Fairchild in The Lady in the Van (West Yorks Playhouse); Tom in Skylight; Rev Gardner in Mrs Warren’s Profession and Shanks in Habeas Corpus (The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); Ratty in Wind in the Willows; Prospero in The Tempest; Shylock in Merchant of Venice and Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (Compass Theatre Co.); Angus in Neville’s Island; Duke Solinus in The Comedy of Errors; Akela/Bandar-Log in Jungle Book (Dukes, Lancaster); Fr John in Romeo and Juliet (Crucible, Sheffield); Vince in Hound (Graeae Theatre); Macduff in Macbeth (Theatr Clywd); Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Orchard Touring). For many years David was a resident company member of the Victoria Theatre in the Round & New Vic Theatre, Stoke with Peter Cheeseman, playing in over sixty productions, roles included Mozart in Amadeus; Kent in King Lear; Banquo in Macbeth; Cromwell in A Man For All Seasons; Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge; Roland in Taking Steps; Sandy Pinnington in Miner Dig the Coal (a documentary). TV credits include New Tricks, Emmerdale, Gabriel’s Truth, Doctors III, My Fragile Heart, Coronation Street, Mother’s Day, Boon. Film credits include Daniel Peter Martin in How Not to Work; Park Keeper in Pulp; Father of the Bride in Kill List; Fr Jacob in Splintered; Baz in Cold Fish. Short Films include End of Life Care, Solitary Trees, Sew Many Things, Good Grief, Sweet Dreams, Council Child. Radio includes Death of a Secret Wife, Daddy’s Girl, Top Story; Goldmoor, Distance Between the Stars, Bennett of the Five Towns, A Question of Courage, The Colcloughs.

Andrew Piper  (Dr. Herder, 13th Earl of Gurney, Matthew Peake, Mrs. Piggot-Jones, Detective Inspector Brockett, Third Lord)

Andrew Piper
(Dr. Herder, 13th Earl of Gurney, Matthew Peake, Mrs. Piggot-Jones, Detective Inspector Brockett, Third Lord)

Andrew was trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre work includes: Yes, Prime Minister (West End); John (‘Jack’) Profumo in Keeler (National Tour); Comedy of Errors and The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Lord of the Flies (Oxford Playhouse); Hamlet in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Jersey Opera House); Phileas Fogg in a musical version of Around the World in Eighty Days (Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong); George in Same Time, Next Year (Esk Valley); Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (NTC); Banquo in Macbeth (Bridge House Theatre, Warwick); Richard Burbage in Will (Tristan Bates); The Cardinal in The Duchess of Malfi (New Players Theatre); Bryan Snow in Star Quality and Bob Philips in How the Other Half Loves (Sheringham Little Theatre); John Terry in Who Killed ‘Agatha’ Christie? (Leeds Grand, Devonshire Park and Westcliff Palace Theatres). Voice work includes: narration for Titanic: 100 Years in 3D for History Channel/Sky, commercial voiceovers for Magnum ice-cream and Martini Rosato, and various corporate videos and audio-guides; his audio-book recordings of Star Attack and Cosmic Crash from L. A. Courtney’s Space Penguins series are published this autumn. Andrew also edited Actors’ Yearbook for Methuen Drama for two years.

Max Dowler  (Dinsdale, Lord)

Max Dowler
(Dinsdale, Lord)

Max trained at Webber Douglas. Theatre includes The Voysey Inheritance (National Theatre), People at Sea (Salisbury Playhouse) and A Mobile Thriller (Hush Productions). Television includes Ashes to Ashes, Joe’s Palace, Capturing Mary (all BBC), and Heartbeat (ITV). He has also been heard on BBC Radio in The Trenches Trip and The Mauritius Command.

Georgia Slowe  (Lady Claire, Second Lord)

Georgia Slowe
(Lady Claire, Second Lord)

Theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (RSC and Temba Theatre) and Five Finger Exercise (Cambridge Theatre). Television credits include: Emmerdale (ITV); Genie in the House (Nickelodeon); Brave New Hope (Carlton); Inspector Alleyn – The Nursing Home Murder, Witchcraft, Fraulein Else (all BBC); The Attic (CBS/Yorkshire Television); Boon (Central Television); I’ll Take Manhattan (CBS); Wallenberg – The Lost Hero (Paramount); A.D. (International Film Productions); The Confessions of Felix Krull (International TV); Marco Polo (NBC/RAI International TV Production). Film credits include: Lab Rats (Poisson Rouge Productions); The Inquiry (Clesi Productions/HBO); Black Arrow (Disney); Company of Wolved (ITC/Palace Pictures); Secret Places (Twentieth Century Fox).

Richard Ede  (Jack 'The 14th Earl of Gurney', Lord)

Richard Ede
(Jack ‘The 14th Earl of Gurney’, Lord)

Richard has just finished the national UK tour of The Thirty-Nine Steps in which he played the leading role of Richard Hannay. Other theatre credits include: Benedick in Much Ado; Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew; Cassio in Othello; Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet; Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream; Horatio in Hamlet, Fagin in Oliver Twist (all World Tours for TNT/ADG); Lovewell in Clandestine Marriage (Dr Johnson’s House); Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Colchester Mercury); Hook in Peter Pan (Dubai/Thailand); Bagheera in Jungle Book (Oman); Stanley/The Mask in The Mask (UK Tour) and Sandy in Gasping (Cragrats Theatre). Richard toured last year with the Horrible Histories “Olympic Flame” show for the BBC. TV work includes Modern Manners (BBC) and various voice-over work for Cartoon Network.

Moray Treadwell  (Tucker, First Lord)

Moray Treadwell
(Tucker, First Lord)

Internationally Moray has toured Italy twice playing Pozzo in Waiting for Godot, played Lane and Merryman in The Importance of Being Earnest (Vienna’s English Theatre); and performed at The National Theatre of Macedonia in Skopje with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – a joint production with Corin Redgrave’s Moving Theatre Company. Last year Moray returned after over a year of working with Cirque du Soleil in The Beatles Love Show at the MGM Mirage, Las Vegas. UK Theatre includes seasons of improvising and devising with the Wigan Pier Actors Company and fringe in Edinburgh and London. In more traditional ‘repertory’ theatres roles include: Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet; Hindley in Wuthering Heights; Brassett in Charley’s Aunt; Mark in Building Blocks; Casswell in Cause Celebre; Mick in The Caretaker; Sidney in Absurd Person Singular; Orsini-Rosenburg in Amadeus; Malone in Man and Superman and national tours of Arsenic and Old Lace and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Television includes: EastEnders, Beck; Murder Most Horrid, Ultraviolet, Wuthering Heights, 2.4 Children, My Family, Manchild, Whose Baby?, Planespotting and most recently Downton Abbey Series 4. Film: Pirates of the Caribbean II (Dead Man’s Chest), Round Ireland with a Fridge and Archie.