Sean Hughes (Madigan)
Sean Hughes was born in London but moved to Dublin when he
was five. In 1987 he started doing stand up comedy. In
1990 he won the prestigious Perrier Award for his one-man
show A ONE NIGHT STAND WITH SEAN HUGHES. The comedy show
played to capacity crowds in London and toured Australia
for the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 1991, Los Angeles,
Montreal, Toronto and throughout the UK.
In 1992 Sean wrote and starred in SEAN’S SHOW a 7 part
situation comedy series for Channel 4 – the show was
critically acclaimed and a second series was screened in 1993.
He also developed and starred in SEAN’S SHORTS on BBC
2, a six-part comic documentary that was transmitted in 1994.
He has most recently appeared in MURDER MOST HORRID on BBC
2 and GORMENGAST and THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD for the
BBC. He was until recently team captain of the comedy quiz
show NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS. He also hosts his own radio
show on Sunday mornings on LONDON LIVE.
His film credits include THE COMMITMENTS, THE BUTCHER BOY,
SNAKES AND LADDERS and FAST FOOD.
In 2000 Sean became the first stand up comedian to appear in
Yasima Reza’s theatrical blockbuster ART at Wyndham’s
Theatre in the West End.
Elliot Gould (Dr. Goldstein)
Leonard Maltin eloquently summed up Elliot Gould’s
place in the post-studio era when he said “ Few screen
actors during the 1960’s and 1970’s personified
the changes in the American zeitgeist as did this curly-haired
leading man whose engaging portrayals of wry, cynical, and
often confused characters made him the counterculture favourite” his
Oscar nominated performance in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
brought him his first big success which was capitalised upon
and amplified in Robert Altman’s anti-war landmark
MASH. Other works in the same vain followed – GETTING
STRAIGHT, MOVE and LITTLE MURDERS before working again with
Altman in THE LONG GOODBYE and NASHVILLE, CALIFORNIA SPLIT
and THE PLAYER ( as himself).
Other films include BUGSY, AMERICAN HISTORY X, OCEAN’S
ELEVEN, THE LADY VANISHES, THE LONG GOODBYE, A BRIDGE TOO
FAR, THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’S. He has recently
appeared Dr Jack Geller in the high successful NBC series
Richard Attenborough (The writer/director/creator)
Richard is one of Britain’s best known film personalities
with a professional career as an actor, writer, producer
and director spanning over sixty years.
Following his graduation from RADA (he is now Chairman) he
appeared in Noel Coward’s IN WHICH WE SERVE. Since
then he has appeared in over 70 feature films including LONDON
BELONGS TO ME, SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON, 10 RILLINGTON
PLACE, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, I AM ALRIGHT
JACK, THE GUINEA PIG, BRIGHTON ROCK, PRIVATES PROGRESS, LOOT
AND OF LATE, JURASSIC PARK and THE MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.
Following his directorial debut OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR he directed
YOUNG WINSTON, A BRIDGE TOO FAR, CRY FREEDOM, CHAPLIN, GREY
OWL, A CHORUS LINE. His most successful film as a director
GANDHI won many accolades including 8 Oscars, 5 BAFTA’s
and 5 Golden Globes.
Daragh O’Malley (Father Rudden)
Daragh is a native of Ireland but spends much of his time
in LA where he has persuded a successful film and television
career for many years. His film and TV credits include CAL,
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, WITHNAIL AND I, REBEL HEART, LONGITUDE,
SHARPE, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, CLEOPATRA etc.
The cast is brimming over with well known faces all who
were keen to be associated with Spike Milligan, many of whom
had grown up with the book as a favourite read. They include –
John Lynch ( CAL, SLIDING DOORS, BEST), Griff Rhys Jones
( UP “N” UNDER, STAGGERED, WILT, NOT THE NINE
O’CLOCK NEWS),Nickolas Grace ( BRIDESHEAD REVISITED,
HEAT & DUST, AN IDEAL HUSBAND), David Kelley ( WAKING
NED, GREENFINGERS), Milo O’Shea ( THE VERDICT, THE
BUTCHER BOY, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO), Freddie Jones ( THE
COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, COLD COMFORT FARM, THE ELEPHANT MAN),
Joe McGann ( THE UPPER HAND, NIGHT & DAY), John Michie
(TAGGART), Charles Lawson ( CORONATION STREET) Richard Riddings
( UP “N” UNDER, AUF WIEDERSHEN PET), Paul Loughran
(EMMERDALE) Frankie McCafferty (BALLYKISSANGEL)., John Kavanagh
(BRAVEHEART, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS).