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ALEX KING (Michael) studied at the London Studio Centre and SMALL TIME OBSESSION is his feature debut in a lead role. Previous film credits include appearances in THE DOUGHNUT THEORY, FIRST LIPSTICK and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, directed by Terry Jones.

JULIETTE CATON (Ali) made her acting debut at the age of eleven as Young Eponine in Cameron Mackintosh's musical "Les Miserables". Ten years later, she returned to star in another Cameron Mackintosh musical, "Martin Guerre", but this time as the female lead opposite Iain Glen.
In the time between, she starred in numerous television dramas, including "Shine on Harvey Moon" and "Murder In Mind", and her film roles include playing guardian angel to Wilem Dafoe's Jesus in Martin Scorsese's THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST and Heidi in COURAGE MOUNTAIN with Charlie Sheen.
In March of this year, Juliette will be seen playing lead roles in two major new ITV drama productions; "Monsignor Renard", starring John Thaw, and "Lady Audeley's Secret", starring Steven MacKintosh.

JASON MERRELLS (Chris) has worked extensively in the theatre as both actor and director and is best known for his role as Matt in the BBC's "Casualty". Last year, he completed work on his first Hollywood production, DO NOT DISTURB, alongside William Hurt, and was last seen in Channel 4's successful drama series "Queer as Folk" and the BBC drama series "Clocking Off".

OLIVER YOUNG (Steve) studied at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has since appeared in numerous theatre and television productions, including "Bodyguards" for ITV. He has also appeared in a number of short films and made his feature debut in THE KILLING ZONE in 1998.

RICHARD BANKS (John) is known for his work as a presenter on Virgin Radio and his television work has included appearances on "Game On" and "ThiefTakers". He has written as well as starred in a number of short films and made his feature debut in THE KILLING ZONE in 1998.

KIRSTEN PARKER (Jackie) trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and has spent most of her early career in the theatre. She made her first television appearance in "In Suspicious Circumstances" for ITV and is now best known for her role as cult leader Ruth in "Coronation Street".

GEOFF LAWSON (Geordie) was born in Newcastle and is an accomplished television and theatre actor with many years experience. His theatre work includes two West End appearances in "Up On The Roof" and "The Fifteen Streets" and a sell-out tour of the UK and Europe with "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Television appearances include roles in "Spender", "Harry", "The Detectives", "Grange Hill" and "The Machine Gunners" for the BBC and "Peak Practice" for ITV. Geoff also appeared in Piotr Szkopiak's short film LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE in 1994. SMALL TIME OBSESSION is his feature debut.

GILES WARD (Pope) is an experienced theatre and television actor and has appeared in a number of feature films including FACE, starring Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle, and ID, directed by Philip Davis. He played his first leading role in THE KILLING ZONE in 1998.

JUREK JAROSZ (Mr Korczynski) was born in Poland and studied in Warsaw. His work has included theatre, cabaret, light entertainment and appearances in numerous Polish films. He arrived in England in 1970 and worked in Polish theatre in London. Film appearances since include the role of a Polish officer in COLDITZ.

TERESA NOWAKOWSKA (Mrs Korczynski) began her career with Radio Free Europe and Voice of America before working with the BBC World Service for over twenty years. In that time, she played leading roles in over a hundred radio plays and became a well-known disc jockey in a weekly programme broadcast to then communist Poland.
In her work for Polish theatre in London, she is best known for her cabaret role as Auntie Albina, a stereotypical Polish housewife now exiled in England. The scripts were mainly written by her brother, Richard Kiersnowski, one of Poland's leading erstwhile poets.

ANDREW TIERNAN (Mr Page) has appeared in a number of feature films, including FACE, in which he starred opposite Ray Winstone and Robert Carlyle, and has worked with some of the UK's most respected directors, including Derek Jarman, Nic Roeg and Bill Forsyth.
He has also appeared in many of television's most acclaimed dramas such as "Prime Suspect", "Cracker", "ThiefTakers" and "Hornblower".


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