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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.
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).
The Italian comedian, who excelled as a romantic villain and then a taxi driver with a predilection for sheep in Jim Jarmusch's 'Down By Law' (1986) and 'Night on Earth' (1991), is now best known as the writer, director and star of the Holocaust drama 'Life is Beautiful' (1997).
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).
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.
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'.