Simon Russell Beale is a young actor with a string of major RSC successes behind him. His performance of Ariel in The Tempest was nominated for an Olivier Award. Other credits include Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi and Mosca in Volpone at the Royal National Theatre.
Estelle Kohler is an Associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her long career as a Stratford leading lady began with Juliet to Ian Holm's Romeo, winning the London Critics' Award. She has won other awards and nominations for a great range of work on stage, film and television.
Clifford Rose has divided his time between the stage and TV during his long career. His theatre work has included many Shakespeare roles as well as Marat/Sade and The Thebans for the RSC. His TV work has encompassed The Roads to Freedom, Fortunes of War, Secret Army and Inspector Morse.
Sarah Woodward joined the RSC after leaving RADA and has since appeared in many Shakespearean roles including Juliet directed by Declan Donnelan. Other theatre credits include The Sea, and Kean, directed by Sam Mendes, as well as the Royal National Theatre production of Wild Oats.
Daniel Philpott trained at LAMDA and, after success in the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Award for Radio Drama, recorded for BBC Radio 4. His theatre work includes various productions on the London fringe.