THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - MOVIES IN THE PARK
NORMAN BOWMAN IS PT BARNUM
Training: The London Academy of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre.
Theatrical credits include: Marius in Les Miserables (West End & UK Tour), Frederick in Pirates of Penzance with Paul Nicholas (UK Tour), Tony Candelino in Masterclass (UK Tour), Angie the Ox in Guys & Dolls (Sheffield Crucuble), Tony in West Side Story (UK Tour), Artie in Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour), Munkustrap in CATS (UK Tour), Danny Zuko in Grease (UK Tour), Harry the Horse in Guys & Dolls (Donmar in the West End), Billy Bigelow in Carousel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls (Donmar in the West End), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream & Jack in Lady Be Good (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Tom Watson in Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Coach Bolton in High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo), Curio in Twelfth Night (The Wyndhams Theatre), Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia (The Prince of Wales Theatre), Micky Deans in End of The Rainbow (UK No 1 Tour), Mack Sennet in Mack & Mabel (Southwark Playhouse), PG Wodehouse in Finding Neverland (Leicester Curve), Ross in Macbeth (Manchester International Festival & New York Park Avenue Armoury), Nym/Williams in Henry V (Noel Coward Theatre), Slim in Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep), Duke of Cornwall in King Lear (Manchester Royal Exchange), Michael in Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre), Pat Denning in 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Recordings include: 42nd Street (Drury Lane) & Parade (Donmar),
Workshops include: Angela's Ashes, Miss Atomic Bomb, Eugenius, Catch Me If You Can & All About My Mother.
Film & TV credits include: Poldark V (Mammoth Screen), The Spanish Princess (Starz), 18% Grey (Chouchkov Bros), King Lear (BBC Films), Macbeth (NT Live), The Hessen Affair (Corsan Films), Mr. 11 (Tiger Aspect for ITV), Holby City (BBC), The Saint & Baar Baar Dekho.
DAISY STEERE IS CHARITY BARNUM
Training: Arts Educational Schools, London
Daisy recently played Mrs Mayor/Bird Girl in Seussical The Musical at Southwark Playhouse. Previously she appeared in the revival of the classic musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Other stage credits include: The title role of Young Jackie in the UK tour of Jackie The Musical, Margot/Cover Elle in Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s production of Legally Blonde and the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella in Cinderella at The White Rock Theatre and at the Beck Theatre.
TV Appearances include: Ballet Shoes (Granada TV) and recordings include The Snow Queen (Julian Gibbs). Commercials: Ford, Nando’s, Visa, Currys.
Other credits: Soloist in Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio), Vocalist for Kerry Ellis in Concert (London Palladium) and the Olivier Awards (BBC Radio 2 and ITV)
JUSTIN THOMAS VERWEIJ IS PHILIP CARLYLE
Training: D&B Academy of Performing Arts
Theatre includes: Justin has just finished performing in Disney’s Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s West End. Other credits include: Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House Theatre), Danny Zuko and Johnny Casino in Grease (World Trade Centre, Dubai & Curve, Leicester), Bernardo in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre), Sky in Mamma Mia! (International Tour), understudied and played Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), the title role in Aladdin (Shaw Theatre) and u/s Billy and Jordan in Dirty Dancing (National Tour).
Television and film includes: Villager/Ensemble in Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again (Littlestar/Universal Studios), and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (Warner Brothers Studios), Children in Need (BBC), Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), and Let's Dance for Comic Relief (BBC).
LORNA GORDON IS ANNE WHEELER
Training: Italia Conti.
Theatre credits include: 'Happy Ever Afterʼ UK Tour, ‘Jack & the Beanstalk' UK Tour (Talent Artistic Group), Lead Vocalist (P&O Australia/Grayboy Entertainment), Singer/ Dancer P&O Ventura and P&O Azura (Headliners Theatre Company)
TV and film credits;'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' (ITV), 'Sing If You Can' (ITV), PDC World Darts, Championships (Sky Sports), 'X-Men: First Class', 'Jab Tak Hai’, Jaan' (Bollywood), and ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixʼ.
Lorna has also performed special event shows in Germany and India for ‘The Vegas Showgirlsʼ and spent 4 years working around the world for ‘The Walt Disney Companyʼ.
HELEN POWER IS JENNY LIND
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: Christine in Phantom of the Opera (Ken Hill Edition) (Theatre Orb, Tokyo); Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (UK Tour); Joanna in Sunset Boulevard (West End); Roxie Hart in the award-winning Chicago (Oldham Coliseum); Lady Jaqueline in Me & My Girl (Frinton Summer Theatre); Of Thee I Sing (Royal Festival Hall); Dora Bailey in Singin’ in the Rain (Salisbury Playhouse, Bolton Octagon, New Vic Theatre); u/s and played Florence in Chess (UK tour and Princess of Wales, Toronto); Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Watermill Theatre); Mercy in Carmen (Stephen Joseph Theatre); soloist in Cole (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); soloist in The Sopranos Live (European and UK tours); Miranda in The Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (UK Tour); The Nurse in Oh! What A Lovely War (Bolton Octagon); Pitti-Sing in Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre); Gloria in Brassed Off (Oldham Coliseum); Jane in Salad Days (50th Anniversary Tour); Title role in Peter Pan (Billingham Forum); Title role in Cinderella (Georgian Theatre Royal); Miss Davis in American Patrol (Mayflower Theatre); Carmen in FAME (Gaiety Theatre). Helen also appeared as a débutante in the BBC Drama Capturing Mary.
Helen has performed all over the world as a soprano soloist with classical crossover group Bravo Amici and entertainment phenomenon, Incognito Artists and she has recently released her début solo album Enraptured, out now on iTunes.
KATE PLAYDON IS LETTIE LUTZ
Training: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Doreen Bird College.
Theatre includes: Blue Fairy and Dance Captain; Hertford Theatre, Diva in Drags and Divas; Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, Mitzi and Dance Captain in Rapunzel; Hertford Theatre, Soloist in The Only Way is Cabaret; Leicester Square Theatre, Sue in Fatbusters the Musical and Workshop; St Giles Church, Dancer in Pretty Woman the Musical at the London Workshop; Studio 68, Brie in Cinderella; Lichfield Garrick, Jog on the Musical; Tristen Bates Theatre.
TV, Film and Sound credits include: Liverpool Nativity (BBC3), Better Things (Film4) Jog on The Musical Cast recording and A Christmas Carol for Greatt Ormond St Hospital (London Contemporary Theatre). She recently took part in the new breast cancer campaign and commercial for The King Edward VII’s Hospital in London.
Kate was also part of the girl group The Honeybuns on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent reaching the semi-finals and performing all over the UK.
GREG DOHERTY IS CHARLES STRATTON
Greg began his career with his first pantomime 'Snow White' at the world famous Gaeity theatre in Dublin in 1998/1999.
He went on to perform in this pantomime at various venues all over the UK including the Assembly Halls in East Croydon, The Royal Tunbridge Wells, High Wycombe, Stevenage, Cardiff and Swansea where he played the role of head dwarf. After a few years out to become a father he went back to Dublin to be at the Gaeity version of Snow White again.
Television & Film credits include: Peter Kays Phoenix Nights; Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2; Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jnr. Greg has also performed on stage at the Royal Albert Hall with Bryan Adams during his Bare Bones tour.
ALEX CHRISTIAN IS MALE ENSEMBLE
Training: Arts Educational School
Credits: Theatre includes: Miss Saigon (UK/International tour), Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre), Dancer/Understudy Prince/Played Bad Fairy in Sleeping Beauty (Rhyl Pavilion, Rhyl, 2012) Ensemble in 'Rags the Musical - in Concert' (Lyric Theatre, 2014).
Recordings include: The Confession Room (Dan Looney).
Other credits include: The Barricade Boys, Ensemble in The Laurence Olivier Awards 2013 (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Ensemble in The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014 (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
KATIE BRADLEY IS FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Training: Laine Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: Ensemble/Cover Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (Mill at Sonning), Ensemble, Cover Pamela/Giovanna in The Christmasaurus Live (Hammersmith Apollo), Dance Captain/Cover ‘Joanne’ in RENT 20th Anniversary Tour (London and UK), ’Brooke Wyndham’ in Legally Blonde (Curve Productions), ‘Charlotte Dennon’ in Elf the Musical (West End and UK Tour), ‘Mrs.Thistletwat/Bad Idea Bears’ in Avenue Q (Ovation Productions), ‘Civil Servant/Dance Captain’ in Chess (Union Theatre), ‘Thriller LIVE’ (West End and UK/European Tour), ‘The Witch’ in Into The Woods (directed by Tudor Davies), Carnival and Celebrity Cruiselines, ‘Trish’ in Boogie Wonderland for Qdos Productions (directed by Jon Conway and Alan Harding).
TV, Film and Commercial credits include: The Huntsman (Universal Pictures), Alice Through The Looking Glass (Tim Burton Productions), Jekyll and Hyde (ITV), Kick Ass 2 (Universal Pictures), Strictly Come Dancing for Jessie J (BBC), Mr. Selfridge (ITV), Doctors (BBC), The Royals (E! Television), Baileys Cream with Spirit Commercial, Hannah Foster in ITV’s ‘Real Crime: Nowhere to Hide - The Story of Hannah Foster’. Choreography credits include: The Banquet of Anthony and Cleopatra (West End Worldwide) at The Louvre, Abu Dhabi, Assistant Choreographer for American Idiot, (Arts Theatre, London and UK Tour) & Forever Plaid, (St James Theatre, London)