Bob's Weekend starring Bruce Jones with Ricky Tomlinson and Brian Glover

Cast

 

BRUCE JONES - Bob

BRUCE JONES began his acting career as a nine-year-old in the local scout troop and later paid his own way through drama school. He is now most familiar to TV audiences around the world as CORONATION STREET'S loveable rogue LES BATTERSBY. He has appeared in a number of other series, including A TOUCH OF FROST, HEARTBEAT, BAND OF GOLD and BROOKSIDE. He was also a member of the regular ensemble cast of ROUGHNECKS. Director Ken Loach cast him as Bob (!) in RAINING STONES which won the Special Jury Award in Cannes. Subsequent movie roles have seen Bruce appear in THE FULL MONTY and Shane Meadows' TWENTY FOUR SEVEN.

CHARLOTTE JONES - Angela

After early training, CHARLOTTE JONES joined the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop, under the direction of David Johnson and played leads in several theatre productions in number one venues. At the same time she was gaining valuable television experience by way of corporate videos for leading names and minor television roles. BOB'S WEEKEND was Charlotte's
first professional film role, which she landed, in her final year at The North Cheshire Theatre College in Manchester. She has subsequently gone on to appear in HOLLYOAKS and BBC's hit show COPS in addition to touring the country with her own Theatre in Education projects.

BRIAN GLOVER - The Boss

BRIAN GLOVER was a teacher, then a professional wrestler before he made his acting debut in Ken Loach's KES. A season with the RSC followed as well television and films including BRITANNIA HOSPITAL, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, ALIEN 3 and UP N UNDER. His distinctive voice was synonymous with the long running Tetley Tea Folk television commercials.

Sadly Brian died before the film was released.

RICKY TOMLINSON - Jack

RICKY TOMLINSON played the part of Bobby Grant in
BROOKSIDE for four years and more recently D.C.I. Wise in the highly acclaimed CRACKER. He is now most recognisable as the slothful Jim Royle in the award winning BBC TV comedy THE ROYLE FAMILY but also appeared in the popular CLOCKING OFF, the harrowing HILLSBOROUGH and the controversial DOCKERS.

Ricky and Bruce Jones have worked together before BOB'S WEEKEND, including RAINING STONES and the television series ROUGHNECKS. Other film work includes RIFF RAFF, BUTTERFLY KISS, MIKE BASSETT - ENGLAND MANAGER. He will soon be seen in 51ST STATE starring opposite Samuel L Jackson and Robert Carlyle.

ANNA JASKOLKA - Bob's wife

Anna is a versatile actress who has worked with Ken Loach on a number of occasions, including the award winning RAINING STONES. Her extensive TV credits include HEARTBEAT, CORONATION STREET and Clare Curtis in PEAK PRACTICE.

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