James Cosmo is one of Scotland's most distinguished actors. He has been in the TV and film industry for over five decades and his credits span over a hundred movies and TV shows.
He is renowned for starring roles in Braveheart, Highlander, and HBO’s Game Of Thrones as Jeor Mormont, as well as films such as The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Troy, Wonder Woman and Paramount Picture's production of Ben-Hur.
James recently won the Edinburgh Film Festival 'Best Actor' award for The Pyramid Texts, directed by the Shammasian brothers. He won the Scottish BAFTA 'Best Actor' award for Alfred in Donkeys, directed by Morag McKinnon, which also won the Scottish BAFTA for 'Best Film'. He recently starred in Netflix’s 'Outlaw King' and in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting 2.
Since filming Forget Me Not, James Cosmo has been awarded an MBE for his services to acting and drama.
QUOTE: During filming, James talked about his decision to come on board, saying, “I just thought it was a nice piece to do… so I decided to come along. Now that I’m freezing my arse off, I’ve maybe made the wrong decision!”
Nominated for an Evening Standard Award in 2013 for 'Best Actor’, John’s career has led him to the title roles at the National Theatre (Edward II), R.S.C. (Oppenheimer) and the Young Vic (Macbeth) and he has become a familiar face on screen in lead roles in both hit series Luther, Ripper Street, and playing Lord Altrincham in The Crown.
He has also starred in films such as the upcoming Official Secrets and Eye In The Sky alongside Helen Mirren.
John is also to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in Channel 4’s upcoming drama about Brexit which is due to air in 2019.
QUOTE: On coming on board Forget Me Not, John said, “I was really moved by the story… The message… about acts of kindness coming back to you. I love the message of the film for those bonds between people.”
Forget Me Not is Ruby Royle's screen debut. She was born on December 21, 2007 in York. The youngest of 3 children, she attends the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in York and has appeared twice at York’s Grand Opera House in a production of Cory Clagett and 25 Years of Musicals.
Ruby has also appeared at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, in the production of The Lazy Ace 2017. She will also be performing again at Her Majesty’s in July 2019, in a production entitled Trouble’s A Brewin.
QUOTE: Speaking of Forget Me Not, Ruby's parents described how working on the film "has really touched her, on the plight of homelessness and the homeless and how we should all do that little bit more to make a difference for those less fortunate than ourselves.”
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