Guests

Over the coming months we'll be listing all of the show guests and appearances on this page so keep checking back regularly.

Please note all guests are subject to work and professional commitments.  In some cases guests may cancel with little warning.


FILM & TV

SANDEEP MOHAN - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Sandeep has appeared in a number of TV dramas and comedies including Eastenders, Silent Witness, Holby, Law and Order UK, Sherlock, Silk, Midsummer Murders, New Tricks, Luther I, Luther II, Luther III, Goodness Gracious Me, Keith Lemon sketch show and the Toast of London.

In addition, he has appeared in major films including Prince of Persia, Skyfall, Spectre, World War Z, Edge of Tomorrow, Burnt, The Program, Mission Impossible 5, Guardians of the Galaxy and more recently Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Sandeep can also be seen in the newly released ‘Behind the Scenes’ video of the current film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In fact it was his American cousin based in Portland, Oregon (a die-hard Star Wars fan) who made him aware of the online footage, as it was propelled at the Comic Con 2015 in San Diego, California by Disney and Lucasfilm Ltd.

MARK LESTER (Oliver Twist)

Mark attended stage school in London, England as a young child and made his film debut in The Counterfeit Constable (1964) at the age of six. He made countless TV appearances and became very well known in England.  Worldwide fame developed as a result of his portrayal of a stuttering child in Our Mother's House (1967).

The film that really sticks in our mind though is Oliver (1968). The producers auditioned 250 child actors for the title role and finally chose him. Many roles for TV, film and stage followed.

His last major film was Crossed Swords (1977).  Mark was coaxed back to acting, for the first time in over 30 years, in 2012 as King Harold in a historical drama, 1066, about the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. 

He now lives with his wife and two children in England

ROSS O'HENNESSY (Game of Thrones)

Ross is a well known active actor who is just about to film with Scott Adkins in the action comic ' The Accident Man', but we know him more for his epic role in Game of Thrones as ‘Lord of the Bones’.

Ross O'Hennessy is an actor who has appeared as ' Rattleshirt - The Lord of bones.' in Game of Thrones, Barbier in the BBC musketeers, Sir Locke in Kurt Sutter’s brutal TV series ' The Bastard Executioner, ' Commander Quattrone in David S Goyer's ' Da Vinci's

CLAIRE GUTTERIDGE (SHERLOCK/DR WHO)

Claire has been working from her base in Cardiff, UK for the last five years, working in both TV and Film. She started as an SA in background roles and has recently gained featured roles.

She has recently appeared, as Sherlock’s Holmes younger mother in the Series 4 finale – “The Final Problem”, adding a new character from Sherlock’s younger years to the Sherlock cast. This is proving a popular addition to Comic Cons for 2017.

Claire has worked on various productions, including 3 appearances on Doctor Who, one as a prosthetic alien, BBC Casualty, including an appearance as a full facial prosthetic character , Da Vinci’s Demons, BBC Thirteen, The Casual Vacancy (JK Rowling) and most recently a film set for distribution in 2017. She has also worked on TV commercial and corporate videos.

Claire has a special interest in female prosthetic alien/ monster / special effect make up roles, which she hopes to continue to develop in 2017.

Claire has also worked on crew, giving her invaluable insight into the TV and Film industry. She has worked alongside and under direction with Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston, Michael Gambon and of course Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Gatiss.

HUGH SPIGHT

STAR Wars made Harrison Ford one of Hollywood's most famous actors but it left one local puppeteer behind.

In 1982 Hugh Spight spent six weeks at Elstree Studios filming with the star in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But he believes his chance at fame was shot down when his name was misspelled during the credits, renaming him Hugh Spirit. He said: "I don't know how it happened, its a bit of a mystery. I was a bit gutted really. We were in the cinema with everybody that I knew, and I saw it come up and just thought 'Oh no!'."

Spight, 67, played several background roles in the film - a pig-like Gamorian guard, a Mon Calamari fish creature and an Elom monster. Originally trained in ballet dancing, Mr Spight made it on to the Star Wars set after he was spotted next door on the set of Muppet-creator Jim Henson's movie The Dark Crystal.

"At the end of Dark Crystal filming they asked a couple of us if we would look at coming on their set, so a few of us did. I was just in the right place at the right time and with the right skills." Mr Spight's biggest role is as the Gamorrian guard who escorts Mr Ford's character Han Solo into captivity.

He said: "We were on Jabba the Hutt's barge and in those scenes I was the one who had my hand on the shoulder of Harrison Ford.”We had to take him down to the dungeon.''

Now, more than 30 years after the film was released, Star Wars fans have finally tracked Mr Spight down. Mr Spight is in hot demand on the Comiccon circuit! Thousands of fans all over the world want to get Hugh's signature.
Left - As the Black Dalek in Dr Who.  Above - with Harrison Ford in Star Wars.  Right as a Gamorian Guard.

CHELSEA TALMADGE - STRANGER THINGS
(UK PREMIERE)

Chelsea Talmadge is an actress, known for Stranger Things (2016), Day One (2012), and Still the King (2016).

Stranger Things has become Netflix's latest smash hit. The first season of the series, set in the 1980s, from brothers Matt and Ross Duffer ("Wayward Pines") is set to return for a second season in 2017.

It follows the disappearance of a young boy and the monstrous chain of events it launches in a small town.

Chelsea plays Carol who stars in the first season a student at Hawkins High School and Tommy H’s girlfriend and Steve Harrington and Nancy Wheeler's former friend.

Catch Chelsea at Swansea Comic Con this summer – for her first UK appearance.

ARTISTS & WRITERS

IAN RICHARDSON

Ian Richardson is comic book artist & illustrator living in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

With a work history that has included Ian working for publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Zenescope, 2000AD, Marvel UK, Image Comics, G.I. Joe Collectors Magazine & many others!

Currently working on cover art for many different series at Zenescope Entertainment every month, plus all art for the soon to be released series The Unthinkables from Guardian Knight/Antarctic Press. You can find Ian's art from many series such as Red Agent, Death Force, Grimm's Fairy Tales & Evil Heroes from Zenescope Entertainment, Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter & Future Shocks from 2000ad & The Megazine, Halo from Dark Horse Comics, Noble Causes from Image Comics & a variety of stories & characters at Marvel UK.

For more information you can find Ian at: http://pencilsandstrings.deviantart.com/ & http://facebook.com/RicoIllustration

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