Alexander Ludwig made his screen debut back in 2000 at only 8 years of age, and has proceeded on a star-making trajectory ever since. His major breakthrough as a young actor came when he starred in Race to Witch Mountain where he played the leading role of Seth alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. After this, he starred as the villainous antagonist Cato up against Jennifer Lawrence in the hugely successful worldwide blockbuster, The Hunger Games. Playing the villain in the year’s biggest movie was a hugely exciting opportunity for Ludwig and he more than delivered as he put on a captivating performance which won the “Best Villain” gong at the Teen Choice awards.
Ludwig then went on to star in films with some of the world’s most expert and prolific actors such as Anthony Hopkins in Enderby Entertainment’s Blackway and Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor. He has received critical acclaim for his performance as Bjorn in the global hit TV show, “Vikings”, in which he has taken over the mantle from Travis Fimmel as the leading actor in one of television’s biggest shows. A talented musician and recording artist in his own right.
Sam Keeley is an Irish actor who began his acting career in the Irish film The Other Side of Sleep directed by Rebecca Daly. He was chosen for this role after attending an open casting in his home town of Tullamore in County Offaly, Ireland. Shortly after this, Keeley was cast as Desmond in Paulo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. Both of these films opened to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Since then Keeley’s career has blossomed as he, in a hugely confident manner rare for young actors, carefully selected only the scripts which impressed and attracted him the most.
Keeley shone in the leading role of “Raw”, a hugely popular Irish original television series. He then played the part of Conor Harris in the feature film What Richard Did directed by Lenny Abrahamson which was released to great acclaim in 2012. Keeley was cast in his first feature lead role in the Sci-Fi sequel Monsters: Dark Continent. More big roles followed as Keeley was cast as Charles Ramsdell in Ron Howard’s epic In the Heart of the Sea alongside Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy and then played alongside Bradley Cooper in the intense drama Burnt. Keeley very much enjoyed his major role in the Netflix original film The Siege of Jadotville where he starred alongside Jamie Dorman. Most recently, Sam Keeley played the leading role opposite Ellen Page in the hyped thriller The Cured which is set to release in cinemas worldwide imminently.
‘Cinematic Icon’ is not too grand a title for the Italian acting legend, Franco Nero. Born into the family of a strict police sergeant in Parma, his inclination for acting had already become obvious in his teenage years when he began organizing and participating in student plays. After a short stint at a leading theatre school, he moved to Rome where he joined a small group of friends for the purpose of making documentaries. A year later, the handsome face and piercing blue eyes of Nero were noticed by John Huston, who chose him for the role of “Abel” in The Bible. But success came after he got the role of the lonely gun fighter, dragging a coffin, in one of the best spaghetti-westerns of all time; Sergio Corbucci’s Django.
In 1967, Joshua Logan cast him in the film version of the musical Camelot opposite his now wife, Vanessa Redgrave, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. In the early 80s, Nero was chosen for the role of the white ninja, Cole in ENTER THE NINJA (1981) and in 1990 as terrorist General Esperanza, opposite Bruce Willis in DIE HARD 2. He then went on to be part of successful television mini- series’, such as “The Pirate” (Warner Bros), “The Last Days of Pompeii” (CBS), “Young Catherine” (TNT) and “Bella Mafia” (CBS).
Recently, Nero famously made a cameo in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, where he reprised his role from the original Django. He has recently appeared in John Wick: Chapter 2, Lost City of Z and The Time of Their Lives. Nero’s career is truly remarkable, having appeared in over 200 movies worldwide and a career that has spanned five decades.
Chris Brochu is one of the most exciting and multi-talented young actors working today. Born into a talented family, he and his siblings were all successful child actors on the biggest networks, Nickelodeon and Disney. With his prodigious acting talent and musical acumen, Brochu was a working renaissance man from a very young age. His major television breakthrough came in the hugely popular “Vampire Diaries” where he played the major dramatic role of Luke Parker, his brooding performance delighting the international audience. His career continues to ascend and he has since had major roles in feature films such as Soul Surfer, Dawn Patrol and a leading role in the upcoming comedy Baja.
Chris Brochu is also a talented musician whose soulful voice and technical guitar playing has led to him releasing studio albums and EPs alongside his acting career.