SHAWN DOYLE (Ray/Producer) is a favourite and familiar face to audiences, turningout critically acclaimed performances on both the big and small screen. Doyle has appeared in several acclaimed network series, including “Desperate Housewives,” “24,” “C.S.I.” and the ABC hit “Lost.” He can currently be seen on HBO’s “Big Love.”
In Canada, Doyle starred in the critically acclaimed Canadian series “The Eleventh Hour,” for which he received the 2002 ACTRA Award for Outstanding Male Performance in a Series. Doyle has also received numerous Gemini nominations for his work on “The Eleventh Hour,” the gritty series “The City,” and the miniseries “Verdict In Blood.” In 2007 Shawn appeared in the acclaimed television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Robber Bride,” with Mary Louise Parker, a role for which he was awarded a Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role Gemini Award.
In addition to television, Doyle has amassed quite a pedigree in film starring in such feature films as “Sabah,” “The Majestic,” “Don’t Say A Word,” “Cletis Tout,” “Frequency,” “Knockaround Guys,” “Long Kiss Goodnight,” and “Papertrail.” This fall Doyle will be seen in the Warner Brothers release “Whiteout” with Kate Beckinsale.
TATIANA MASLANY (Ruby) is one of Canada’s confirmed rising stars. Recently seen on the breakaway hit “Flashpoint,” in a dramatic guest-starring role opposite Peter Stebbings, Tatiana can currently be seen as a series regular on CBC’s “Heartland.” Previous television roles include a series regular on “Instant Star,” and leading roles “Sabbatical” for CTV and “Incredible Story Studio” on YTV.
Maslany’s television film roles include “An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving,” which she is currently shooting for Hallmark, and a previous pairing with Shawn Doyle in the critically acclaimed adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Robber Bride.”
Feature film credits include supporting roles in the NFB’s “Late Fragments,” George Romero’s “Diary of the Dead,” and “Flash of Genius” opposite Greg Kinnear.
JULIA KENNEDY (Rose) is an emerging young actress from St John’s, Newfoundland who is quickly becoming known as a talent to be reckoned with. Films credits for Kennedy include “The Magnificent Molly McBride” in which she plays the lead of the title, “Ten Days,” “The One that Got Away,” “Behind the Wall” and “Here On In.” A triple-threat with skills in acting, singing, and dance, Kennedy recently won first place awards in three categories at the 2008 Kiwanis Music Festival; for Musical Theatre Duet, Musical Theatre Solo, and Traditional Folk Song Solo.
JONNY HARRIS (Stuart) is a graduate of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College’s School of Fine Arts. He has extensive experience in both classical and contemporary theatre; his select credits include Edmund in “King Lear” and Hal in “Proof.” His first one-man show, “Out Of The Bog,” directed by CODCO's Andy Jones, led to several solo comedic performances such as CBC Radio's “Madly Off In All Directions” and currently his comedic commentary can be heard on CBC Radio’s “Definitely Not the Opera.” Jonny has appeared several times on “The Halifax Comedy Festival,” in 2005 wrote for, and hosted, the 20th anniversary Newfoundland Arts Awards. Jonny was a founding member and continues to perform with the St. John’s sketch comedy troupe “The Dance Party of Newfoundland.”
On camera, Jonny has contributed as a staff writer on “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” and “Hatching, Matching and Dispatching” both on the CBC, the later in which he appeared as the series regular Troy Furey alongside Mary Walsh, Shaun Majumder and Mark McKinney. Thereafter he was cast as Billy Head in Mary Walsh’s feature directorial debut “Young Triffie.” In 2008 Jonny will return as the clumsy yet lovable Constable Crabtree in season 2 of the “Murdoch Mysteries,” which airs on City TV.
MARK O’BRIEN (Will) has built an impressive resume over the last few years and is proving himself daily as a talent to watch in this country. O’Brien began his career in film and television as a host of “Kids’ CBC.” Other television credits include “You’re It” for the CBC, “Above and Beyond” for the CBC and directed by Sturla Gunnarson, and the upcoming series for the CBC ‘”The Republic of Doyle.” Film credits include “Cut from the Same Cloth” directed by Roger Maunder and “Heartless Disappearance Into Labrador Seas” directed by Justin Simms.
STEVE COCHRANE (James) is another rising star in the Canadian acting landscape. Hailing from St John’s, Newfoundland, Cochrane’s credits include the feature film “If Wishes Were Horses,” the sketch comedy show “Sketch with Kevin McDonald” of Kids in the Hall fame, the series “Rabbittown,” “Above and Beyond” directed by Sturla Gunnarson, and he has also appeared in episodes of the beloved “Corner Gas” and CBC’s hit “The Border.”
SHERRY WHITE (Lillian) is both an iconic east coast performer as well as one of the country’s top television scribes. White both wrote and starred in the recent feature film “Down to the Dirt,” with Hugh Dillon and Robert Joy; she also wrote and starred in the 2003 feature “The Breadmaker” with Jonathan Torrens. White also starred in Mary Walsh’s “Young Triffie” with Grown Up Movie Star co-stars Andy Jones and Jonny Harris.
For television, White has written and starred in the CBC series “MVP” and “Hatching, Matching and Dispatching.” She also recently wrote one episode of the current CBC hit “Sophie.”
Also an accomplished stage actress, White’s theatre credits include leading roles in “Salvage,” “Top Girls,” “Rocky Horror,” “Chekov Variations,” and “Blue Blazes” directed by Andy Jones.
ANDY JONES (Bill) has been a professional writer and actor for over thirty years. He has written five critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows: “Out of the Bin,” “Still Alive,” “King O’ Fun,” “To The Wall,” and “An Evening with Uncle Val.” He has extensively toured, to critical acclaim, across Canada, the UK, and Ireland. This December, Andy launched his very successful CD “Letters From Uncle Val” with Rattling Books. Jones was recently nominated for a Gemini for his performance in “To The Wall” on CBC Television's Opening Night series, as well as winning ‘Best Performance’ at the Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax. In September 2006, a film version of his one-man show “King O’ Fun” premiered on BRAVO! and also played at The Atlantic Film Festival. He is well known in Canada as one of the groundbreaking Newfoundland comedy troupe CODCO, in both its theatrical and television incarnations. He has performed across Europe with The Madhouse Company of London, in England with The Ken Campbell Roadshow, and across Canada in theatre productions including “The Time and Place” (Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Toronto), “Pilk’s Madhouse” (Second Stage, Halifax), “Love and Anger” (Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary), “Pope Joan” (Nightwood Theatre, Toronto), “The Postal Show” (Theatre P.E.I., Charlottetown), and “Bloomsday” (Anna Livia Productions, Toronto). In television he has co-written and performed in “Kids in the Hall,” “Dooley Gardens,” “The Cathy Jones Special,” and “Nasty Habits.” In film he played principal roles in “Rare Birds,” “Brain Candy,” “Extraordinary Visitor,” “A Secret Nation,” “Paint Cans,” “Life With Billy,” “Coleslaw Warehouse,” and “The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood” (which he also co-wrote and directed). Andy’s numerous awards include two Gemini awards, five Gemini nominations, two Emmy nominations, two Genie nominations, election to the Newfoundland Arts Council Hall of Honour, The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Award of Excellence, and the ACTRA Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement. This winter watch for Andy as "Father Sand" in a new TV Pilot called “The Altar Boy Gang,” and as "Reverend Pottle" in the new feature film “Young Triffie.”