The news is out! The Little People has wrapped and the cast has been announced.
And what a cast: Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Stranger), Douglas Booth (The Limehouse Golem, Loving Vincent), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien!!!), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell (Derry Girls), Chris Walley (Young Offenders) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor!!) — The press release left off Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat), who is a bit of a legend in our house*.
And what a crew! The magnificent Jon Wright is directing (and we worked on the script together and it’s one of the happiest writing gigs of my life). Producer Piers Tempest optioned the script in March and suddenly we were shooting in September – just incredible.
I was only set for a few days, but I can tell you that cast and crew were working in the most extraordinary circumstances, under strict Covid guidelines, but they were tireless, always professional, courteous and good humoured. I’ve been able to watch the dailies and assemblies and they’ve knocked it out of the park. It looks incredible, the acting is sublime, and I can’t wait for you to see it.
IMDB has most of the cast and crew here… Have a look at some of their previous credits. Here be legends.
*When I was about 17 my aunt Marion wrote to Niamh asking for advice for a young actor (me!)… and Niamh replied with words of encouragement. It meant so much to me and I was delighted to be able to tell Niamh when we met on set.