Andy Serkis (Screwtape)
Andy is perhaps best known worldwide for portraying Gollum in The
Lord of the Rings film trilogy. His many other movies
include King Kong, Inkheart, The Prestige and Stormbreaker. Andy
is currently working with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg
on the Tintin feature film scheduled for release in
2011 and preparing for two upcoming movies based on The
Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bertie Carvel (Wormwood)
Bertie trained at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His
TV roles include George Ellis in Hawking (BBC) and Lord
Carmarthen in John Adams (HBO). His theatre credits
include Parade at the Donmar, for which he received
an Oliver Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical, and Coram
Boy at the Royal National Theatre.
Geoffrey Palmer (C.S. Lewis)
One of Britain's best-loved actors, Geoffrey has starred in
such classic British television comedy and drama series as Butterflies, with
Wendy Craig, and As Time Goes By, with Dame Judi Dench.
His films include The Madness of King George, Tomorrow Never
Dies, Anna and the King and Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown.
Philip Bird (John Hamilton)
Philip's extensive stage work includes appearances at the Royal
National Theatre and leading roles at Shakespeare's Globe in
London. He was nominated for an Oliver Award. His film and TY
credits include Northanger Abbey, Into the Void, Midsomer
Murders, Silent Witness, The Glass, A Bit of a Do and The
Phoenix and the Carpet.
Roger Hammond (Toadpipe)
Roger's films include Around the World in 80 Days, Madame
Sousatzka, Richard III, Possession, with Gwyneth Paltrow,
and Redemption Road. He has been featured in such
biblical TV movies as David, Solomon and Jesus, as
well as period dramas like Little Dorrit and The
Way We Live Now.
Laura Michelle Kelly (Dorothy)
Laura won the prized Oliver Award for her role as Mary Poppins
in the London premiere of the stage musical inspired by the classic
movie. She also appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof with
Alfred Molina. Her other leading roles range from Eliza Dolittle
in My Fair Lady to Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She
released her debut musical album, The Storm Inside, in
2006 and contributed to the songs included in this production
Douglas Gresham (Host)
Douglas is the son of novelists W.L. Gresham and Joy Davidman
and the stepson of C.S. Lewis. His career has ranged from farming
to radio and television presentation. He is now the artistic
advisor to the C.S. Lewis Estate and is also a speaker and broadcaster.
His autobiography, Lenten Lands, tells of his childhood
with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.