DREW BARRYMORE (Danielle) has been a successful actress for almost two decades. At age six, she landed a role in what would become one of the most popular films in cinematic history, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial." Barrymore recently starred opposite Adam Sandler in the comedy hit "The Wedding Singer." This fall, she will star in the dark comedy "Home Fries," directed by Dean Parisot, and also starring Luke Wilson and Jake Busey. Expanding her creative horizons, Barrymore established a production company, Flower Films, with partner Nancy Juvonen. The company has a two-year, first-look production deal with Fox 2000 Pictures. She recently started production on "Never Been Kissed," which Flower Films is producing. In the Fox 2000 Pictures comedy, Barrymore plays a reporter who must relive her worst nightmares when she enrolls in high school to research a story on today's teens. Raja Gosnell directs. Barrymore's other recent credits include the successful Woody Allen ensemble "Everyone Says I Love You." She also had a memorable cameo in the box-office hit "Scream." A dedicated philanthropist, Barrymore often donates her time and resources to a number of charities. She is serving as national spokesperson for the non-profit Female Health Foundation, helping to draw attention to the foundation's campaign to increase awareness of the growing need for safe-sex education and condom use. Barrymore is also actively involved in volunteering and raising funds for the Wildlife Waystation, which rescues and offers sanctuary to animals, big and small, from around the world. Barrymore made her feature film debut in the 1980 film "Altered States." Her next film was "E.T," in which her portrayal of 'Gertie' earned her a Youth in Film Award and a British Academy of Film and Television Artists (BAFTA) Award nomination for Most Outstanding Newcomer. She then went on to star in films such as " Firestarter," "Irreconcilable Differences" (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and "Cat's Eye," a role written especially for her. More recent films include "Gun Crazy" (earning another Golden Globe nomination), "Poison Ivy," "Bad Girls," "Boys on the Side," "Mad Love" and "Batman Forever." She has also appeared in several television films including "The Amy Fisher Story" (directed by Andy Tennant), "Suddenly Love," "15 and Getting Straight," "Bogie," "Babes in Toyland" and "A Conspiracy of Love." She also starred in the series "2000 Malibu Road."
ANJELICA HUSTON (Rodmilla) is an Academy Award®-winning actress and critically acclaimed director. Huston made her directorial debut in 1996 with her unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling memoir, Bastard Out of Carolina. Huston was nominated for a Directors Guild of America Award and an Emmy Award for Best Director for her work on the controversial drama about domestic abuse from a young girl's point of view. The film, which starred Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jena Malone, was also honored at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard. Huston will next star in and direct the comedy-drama "The Mammy." Set in Dublin in 1967, "The Mammy" is the story of a feisty widow who, together with her seven children, deals with life's adversities following the death of her husband. She most recently was seen in the independent film "Buffalo 66." She also recently starred in Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard," with Jack Nicholson. For her role as a grieving mother whose child was killed by a drunk driver, Huston received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Huston received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as 'Maerose Prizzi' in the black comedy "Prizzi's Honor." She also was honored with both the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards. "Prizzi's Honor" was her first adult collaboration with her father, John Huston, following her motion picture debut at age 15 in "A Walk with Love and Death." Huston was also honored with Academy Award nominations for her roles in Paul Mazursky's "Enemies: A Love Story" and Stephen Frears' "The Grifters." Other feature credits include "The Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," both directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors"; Nicholas Roeg's "The Witches"; Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone"; and her father's last film, "The Dead." Additional film credits include "Handful of Dust," "Mr. North," "The Perez Family," and featured roles in "The Last Tycoon," "The Postman Always Rings Twice," "Swashbuckler," "Ice Pirates" and "This Is Spinal Tap." On television, Huston received an Emmy nomination for her performance as 'Calamity Jane' in the mini-series "Buffalo Girls." She was also Emmy nominated for her performance opposite Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones in the mini-series "Lonesome Dove." Both projects were adapted from novels written by Larry McMurtry. Huston was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance opposite Sam Neill in the television film "Family Pictures," based on the best-selling novel by Sue Miller. Huston also appeared with Michael Jackson in George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola's 3-D spectacle "Captain Eo." Her theater work includes the Los Angeles production of "Tamara," for which she received the 1985 Distinguished Performance Award from Dramalogue magazine. Raised in Ireland, Huston is part of a third generation of a renowned cinema family, following her grandfather, actor Walter Huston, and her father. Huston currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, noted sculptor Robert Graham.
DOUGRAY SCOTT (Prince Henry) trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in the late '80s and won the most promising drama student award. He performed classical theaters as a student and a variety of off-West End productions and regional theater as well as becoming known in television, including a regular role in the successful "Soldier Soldier" series that attracted a considerable fan following. In films, Scott has appeared in a variety of roles including the recent "Deep Impact," directed by Mimi Leder; "Black Beauty," directed by Caroline Thompson; "Princess Caraboo," directed by Michael Austin; "Twin Towns," directed by Kevin Allen; and "Regeneration," based on Pat Barker's Booker Prize-winning book about World War I. Upcoming films include "This Year's Life," also starring Catherine McCormack and "Gregory's Two Girls," director Bill Forsyth's sequel to his acclaimed "Gregory's Girl."
JEANNE MOREAU (Grande Dame) is one of today's most distinguished motion picture actors. She made her stage and screen debut in 1948 in her native France. American audiences first saw her in two films directed by Louis Malle, "Elevator to the Gallows" (also known as "Frantic") and "The Lovers." Through the sixties she worked with such celebrated directors as Michaelangelo Antonioni ("La Notte"), Joseph Losey ("Eva,"), Orson Welles ("The Trial" and "Chimes at Midnight") and Louis Buñuel ("Diary of a Chambermaid").
Moreau's most memorable movies, however, were those she made with Francois Truffaut including "Jules et Jim" and "The Bride Wore Black." She starred with Brigitte Bardot in "Viva Maria!" and with Burt Lancaster in "The Train," directed by John Frankenheimer. In the '70s Moreau made a cluster of American movies including "Monte Walsh," and "The Last Tycoon" with Robert De Niro. She turned director with the well received feature films "Lumière" and "L'Adolescente," and in 1984 she directed a documentary about Lilian Gish. Moreau has also appeared in "The Summer House" and Luc Besson's "La Femme Nikita."
Born into a family of painters, JEROEN KRABBÉ (Auguste) studied at the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam, but changed course and went into Drama School, graduating in 1965. Krabbé attracted international attention in three films by Paul Verhoeven: "Soldier of Orange," "Spetters" and "The Fourth Man." His additional credits include "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "No Mercy," "The Living Daylights," "A World Apart," "Scandal," "Crossing Delancey," "The Prince of Tides," "King of the Hill," "The Fugitive" and "Immortal Beloved." Krabbé recently directed "Left Luggage," with Isabella Rossellini.
PATRICK GODFREY (Leonardo) is an accomplished actor on both the stage and screen. Godfrey has worked with many noted directors including Trevor Nunn, Terry Hands, Christopher Morahan, Adrian Noble, David Jones, Peter Gill, Lindsay Anderson and Jack Gold. He has worked in many major theaters including the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, Stratford and New York, the Royal National Theater and now the prestigious new Globe Theater in London. Godfrey has appeared in an array of television series and plays, including "The Six Wives of Henry VIII," "Noah," "Anthony and Cleaopatra," "The Three Sisters," "Auf Wiedersehn Pet," "Miss Marple," "Inspector Morse," "Bramwell" and the recent "A Dance to the Music of Time." His motion picture credits are "A Room With a View," "Heat and Dust," "Clockwise," "Maurice," "On the Black Hill," "Girl on a String," "The Trial" and "Remains of the Day."
MEGAN DODDS (Marguerite) graduated from the famous Juilliard School, where she tackled a wide range of classic plays including "The Seagull," "Misalliance," "Macbeth" and "All's Well That Ends Well." She made her Broadway debut in "School for Scandal" at the Lyceum Theater, directed by Gerald Freedman. A small role in the movie "So I Married An Axe Murderer" and a couple of television roles preceded her West End debut in Ben Elton's successful, outrageous show "Popcorn."
MELANIE LYNSKEY (Jacqueline) first garnered attention opposite Kate Winslet in Peter Jackson's controversial "Heavenly Creatures," the most successful film ever to emerge from her native New Zealand. She then made a cameo in Jackson's horror thriller, "The Frighteners." Lynskey recently made a low budget independent film, "Foreign Correspondents," with director Mark Tapio Kines, a close friend since childhood.
As one of Britain's leading theater actors, TIMOTHY WEST (King Francis) is frequently seen in both the classical theater (with the Royal National Theater as Falstaff in "Henry IV," as Gloucester in the acclaimed "King Lear" with Ian Holm) and in the West End of London (as Juror Four in "Twelve Angry Men"). West has been seen in the feature films "Nicholas and Alexandra," "The Day of the Jackal," "Oliver Twist," "Hedda," "Joseph Andrews," "The Devil's Advocate," "Agatha," "Masada," "The Thirty-Nine Steps," "Rough Cut" and Richard Attenborough's "Cry Freedom." On television he has appeared in varied roles, including a memorable Edward VII in the series "Edward the Seventh"; Winston Churchill in "Churchill and the Generals"; "The Monocled Mutineer," "The Good Doctor Bodkin Adams," "When We Are Married," "A Shadow on the Sun," "Beecham," "Why Lockerbie?," "Framed," "Hiroshima," "Eleven Men Against Eleven" and "Cuts."
JUDY PARFITT (Queen Marie) has worked in the classical theater ("Hamlet," "The Duchess of Malfi," "The Cherry Orchard," "Antony and Cleopatra"), the West End of London ("Vivat! Vivat Ragina!," "An Inspector Calls") and important regional theaters in Britain. Parfitt was featured in the motion pictures "Maurice," "Dolores Claiborne," "The Chain," "The Champions," "Galileo," and the recent "Wilde," based on the life of Oscar Wilde. Her television credits include "The Jewel in the Crown," "Shoulder to Shoulder," The Borrowers," "Alice Through the Looking Glass," "Yes Minister" and "The Charmer."
RICHARD O'BRIEN (Pierre Le Pieu) is best known for his role as 'Riff Raff' in the cult classic film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," in which he made his motion picture acting and writing debut. For the film, O'Brien recreated the role of the ghoulish hunchback, a part he wrote for himself to play in the original London and subsequent Broadway productions of "The Rocky Horror Show."
More recently, he co-starred in the science-fiction film "Dark City," and the comedy "Spice World," starring the Spice Girls. O'Brien appeared in the London productions of "Hair"(with Tim Curry) and "Jesus Christ Superstar," and played another strange creature from outer space in Sam Shepard's "The Unseen Hand" at the Royal Court's experimental Theater Upstairs, before turning to the Royal Court in his own creation, "The Rocky Horror Show."