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One of Hollywood's greatest stars, she is best known for the series of films she made opposite her husband Humphrey Bogart, including 'To Have and Have Not' (1944) and 'The Big Sleep' (1946). More recently, she starred in Lars von Trier's 'Manderlay' (2005).
The eldest of the clan of American actors, Baldwin began his career with smart cameos in 'Married to the Mo' and 'Working Girl' (both 1988) before becoming a star with 'The Hunt for Red October' (1990). His elevation to elder statesman has seen him become politically outspoken, display brilliant comic timing – particularly in '30 Rock' – and turn in fine performances for the likes of Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen.
A intense actor, a favourite of Christopher Nolan's, who began his career as the star of Steven Spielberg's 'Empire of the Sun' (1987) and is renowned for his physical and psychological immersion into characters. Critically acclaimed, he is also a bankable star.
Donatas Banionis was a popular Lithuanian actor known for his role in Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Solaris' (1972). He was born in 1924 in Kaunas, Lithuania.
British actor who excels at wordplay, she has appeared in British costume dramas and large-scale Hollywood blockbusters but her best work has been with American auteur Whit Stillman in 'The Last Days of Disco' (1998) and 'Love and Friendship' (2016).
Argentine actress Bérénice Bejo made her American film acting debut in ‘A Knights Tale’ (2001), however she has predominantly remained in foreign language roles for her career since. Bejo’s fame rose in 2011 when she starred in the Best Picture winning film ‘The Artist’ (2011), and her acting skills were rewarded at the 2013 Cannes film festival for her performance in ‘The Past’ (2013). She has most recently starred in ‘The Search’ (2014) and ‘The Last Diamond’ (2015).
Hailing from a family of dancers, Jamie Bell was born in Billingham, England in 1986. He won the BAFTA for Best Actor for his debut role in ‘Billy Elliot’ (2000), which mirrored his own life experiences. This paved the way for a successful acting career, with roles in ‘King Kong’ (2005), ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ (2011), and ‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II’ (2014).
Breaking into the big time with a stunning performance in 'The Grifters', Annette Benning excels at strong female roles - from Kevin Spacey's unfulfilled wife in 'American Beauty' (1999) to a homesteader in Kevin Costner's western 'Open Range' (2003).
Born in 1964 in Paris, Juliette Binoche was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with Philip Kaufman's 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' (1988). Her filmography ranges from independent hits to high-budget productions, including roles in Kieslowski's masterpiece 'Three Colours: Blue', and an Oscar winning performance in Anthony Minghella's 'The English Patient' (1996).
Dirk Bogarde, was born on March 28, 1921, in the London suburb of Hampstead. His role in 1954’s comedy ‘Doctor in the House’ won him acclaim, but Bogarde really came to public attention for his roles in 1971’s ‘Death in Venice’ and 1961’s ‘Melville Farr in Victim’. Winner of several awards, including the first BAFTA Tribute Award for an outstanding contribution to cinema in 1988, he also worked with a number of seminal filmmakers including Alain Resnais in ‘Providence’ and RW Fassbinder in ‘Despair’. He was knighted in 1992.
If she was originally labelled the queen of the British costume drama, the actor's versatility has shone through, whether its her roles in Tim Burton's films or her wonderfully cynical performance in David Fincher's 'Fight Club' (1999) or Bellatrix in the later Harry Potter films.
Born in Lincolnshire, UK in 1949, Jim Broadbent is increasingly renowned as the finest British character actor of his generation. His roots in experimental theatre contributed to his massive range, including a pitch-perfect reincarnation of real-life historical figures, a grotesque caricature for Terry Gilliam.
He started young, playing the brash older brother to one of the adventurous kids in 'The Goonies' (1985). The next two decades saw him take backseat roles and he built a successful career as a stock trader. Then three roles in 2007 changed his fortunes. He was a demented doctor in Robert Rodriguez’s segment of 'Grindhouse' ('Planet Terror'), a supporting character in Paul Haggis’ 'In the Valley of Elah' and superb in the Coen’s 'No Country for Old Men'. That latter role found him at ease with his age and physicality. He is an impressive President Bush in Oliver Stone’s 'W.' and a troubled Dan White in Gus Van Sant’s 'Milk' (both 2008), wasted in 'Jonah Hex' (2010), smartly cast by the Coens again in their version of 'True Grit' (2010) and a strong presence in the otherwise poor 'Labor Day' (2013). His imposing physicality is a major factor in convincing us of character Matt Graver in 'Sicario' and Beck Weathers in 'Everest' (both 2015), but it is also used to great comic effect in 'Inherent Vice' (2014) and another collaboration with the Coens' 'Hail Caesar!' (2016). And he is likely to be one of the more memorable villains in 'Marvel Lore', having already played Thanos in cameo roles in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014) and 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' (2015), and taking centre stage in 'Avengers: Infinity War' (2018).
A seasoned theatre performer, Tom Burke received the Ian Charleson Award in 2008 for his role of ‘Adolf’ in Creditors, directed by Alan Rickman at the Donmar Warehouse. Burke’s successful stage career has spanned well over a decade from his lead as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, in a revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos, to other notable performances in The Deep Blue Sea (2016) as ‘Freddie’, and The Doctor’s Dilemma (2012) at the National Theatre, and many more. Also known for television, Burke most recently starred as lead in the STRIKE series (2017-2019), a BBC TV series adaptation of the crime novel series written by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, and is perhaps best known for his highly-praised portrayal of Athos in the BBC Series The Musketeers, followed closely by his more recent role, Fredya Dolokhov, in the hugely popular BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s War & Peace, which was widely lauded as one of the standout series from 2016. Tom co-stars in the highly anticipated The Souvenir. The film centers around the relationship between Tom’s complex character ‘Anthony’ and co-star Honor Swinton Byrne as ‘Julie’, an ambitious film student experiencing her first love affair.
Born in 1957, Steve Buscemi worked as a New York firefighter before his breakout film role in Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs' (1992) as the criminal Mr. Pink. With his thin, weedy frame and bulging eyes, he often plays sleazy or mentally unstable characters, and thus became a favourite choice for many directors such as the Coen brothers and Jim Jarmusch. Buscemi's directorial debut was in 1996 with 'Trees Lounge'.
Handsome, with a deep, lugubrious voice, Gabriel Byrne first made an impression as Uther Pendragon in John Boorman’s mystical 'Excalibur' (1981). He impressed as a journalist caught up in a government espionage scandal in 'Defence of the Realm' (1986) before taking on a series of significant roles in 'Gothic' (1986), 'Julia and Julia' (1987), 'Siesta' (1987) and 'A Soldier’s Tale' (1989). His conniving go-between in the Coens' 'Miller’s Crossing' (1990) remains one of his finest performances. He may or may not be Keyser Söze in 'The Usual Suspects' (1995) and ended the 1990s dabbling in blockbusters like 'Enemy of the State' (1998) and 'End of Days' (1999). Another excellent performance in 'Jindabyne' (2006) showed that Byrne is at his best playing morally compromised characters, further evinced by his excellent turn as the therapist Dr. Paul Weston in the TV series 'In Treatment' (2008-10). More recently, he is moving as the bereaved father in Joachim Trier’s 'Louder Than Bombs'.