Veronica Osimani – Janine
Veronica Osimani – Italian/British actress born on August 20th 1992 in Rome, Italy. Raised both in Rome and London, she began her training in acting at Teatro della Dodicesima in Rome between 2009-2010. After completing her high school studies in Rome, she moved to London to pursue her BA degree in drama with English literature at Kingston University where she graduated in 2013; the following year, she graduated at The University of York with a master’s degree in drama and theatre: writing, directing and performance. In 2015, she completed her second master’s degree in physical actor training and performance at the University of Kent. Further training also includes an improv program at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. During her training, she has taken part in many theatre productions (in Rome, London, York and Canterbury) and has been involved and cast in many student film projects. Her filmography credits include Elisabeth in sci-fi horror Landing Lake (Filmablast Ltd., 2017) and upcoming feature New You (Pattern Maker Films Ltd., 2018) playing the role of Janine.
Lily Catalifo – Taylor
Born and raised in Paris by a French father and Orkadian mother, Lily Catalifo is fluent in both
French and English and currently living in London. Having graduated from the Fourth Monkey Two-Year Rep Actor Training Programme in the summer of 2017. Lily’s most recent TV appearances include the Sky Atlantic drama mini-series Guerrilla (2017) directed by Sam Miller and John Ridley, the role of Shannon in Capture (2016) selected to compete at the 2017 Cannes Festival and directed by Alex Igbanoi as well supporting lead role as Taylor in post-production feature film New You (2018) written and directed by Neilson Black. Lily is also Classically trained having worked with Commedia dell’arte Maestro Antonio Fava, Decroux practitioner Guillaume Pige, Sarah Case, Steven Sobel, Will Pinchin, Paul Harris and Angela Gasparetto and has portrayed the following on stage ; The Duke of Bracciano in The White Devil directed by Charleen Qwaye ; Portia in the Merchant of Venice directed by Karen Tomlin ; Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible directed by Simone Coxall ; Tamara Leopoldovna in The Mandate by Lewis Haart.
Danielle McDonald – Darcy
Dani McDonald is making her feature film debut as Darcy in New You, with her acting career beginning in London last year. She is an English-South African actor, raised in France, who was influenced by the French love of cinema and a family of cinephiles. Dani has ambitions to enter the world of comedy in tv series and film.
Benedict Holme – Greg
Benedict Holme has been acting professionally for 15 years, and the last four has seen him performing worldwide to 5-star reviews as Basil Fawlty in Interactive Theatre International’s critically acclaimed Faulty Towers the Dining Experience. Benedict has toured Europe, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, New York and Canada, as well as appearing at the West End and the Edinburgh Festival. His career has also seen him perform a UK theatre tour with Kenny Wax Ltd, a one-man show based on the life and works of composer Peter Warlock, several short films, commercials, and corporate work. Away from acting, Benedict is a passionate historian, having appeared as a consultant for History Channel’s “Titanic: Beyond the Curse”, narrated by Sir Roger Moore.
Maylee Fraser – Chances
Maylee Fraser has been performing since five years old when she created a storm as the Big Bad Wolf in a school production. Determined to become an actress, she studied at the Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing in Archway. Her most recent work has been voicing poems by Ranjit Bolt OBE for Theatre FullStop’s podcast. She played the role of Annie in Christmas Holiday as part of Festive Frolics at the Canal Cafe Theatre. Also apart of the award winning sci-fi short film Homes of Hope. Amongst her favourite roles are her professional stage debut as Madame Tourousina in Too Clever by Half, Mrs Muller in Doubt to a gypsy dancer in The Caucasian Chalk Circle performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Maylee also performed in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Jeanette Maskell – Cafe Manager
Jeanette came to England early 1969. She spent the first few years in the Bahamas where her parents were based for many years. Came to England in 1969. German and British nationality. Schooling/College in Surrey. Starting working life in the travel industry. Both travel agencies and airline work for 7 years. Started as a support artist in 2015. She has had varying work in all types of tv and film. Her earlier airline work has given her experience to communicate with all varieties of people.
Nina Ambasna-Jones – Sphinx
Starting from a young age, Nina has played a variety of roles both on stage and on screen. From extra work with the BBC at the age of 11, to starring and supporting in a range of stage plays in youth theatre school; being slightly typecast in the more abrasive rolls of Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’ and the Devil in ‘Dr Faustus’! Nina has gone on to star in student short films and physiological thrillers, portraying a range from comedic and overly dramatic characters, to more emotional and psychotic. Nina currently juggles acting work with her modelling: She is currently modelling for a variety of designers at London Fashion week, collaborating on look-books. In her spare time, you can find Nina drinking espresso martinis, practicing her yoga or shopping in Oxford Street with her friends.
Nick Hayles – Photographer
Nick recently appeared at the UK premier for an independent short comedy ‘Chihuahua Man’. Other national credits include both Mark & Tony in staged production ‘The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin’, and Everett in ‘A Throw of a Dice’.’, and Everett in ‘A Throw of a Dice’.
Wilson Benedito – The Fashion Designer
Wilson is an actor & writer. He is ambitious and a visionary but a very calm and funny character that loves to enjoy life and the art of Acting. Wilson starred in ’50 ways to Kill your Lover’ in 2016, ‘Another Day in Life’ in 2017 & ‘New You’ to be released in 2018. He presented for ‘Adidas Game Day Plus’ for one season, and has many commercial credits for huge companies such as Sony PlayStation, Betfair & Sky Cinemam.
Lampri Dimitriadou – Agency Receptionist
Lampri has had a variety of different roles from ancient Greek theatre to modern plays and film roles in comedy, Drama and sci-fi. Lampri has been trained at RADA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Identity School of Acting, and is continuously being trained in Method Acting. Her most recent work was for comedy film “Roberto”. Lampri is her spare time also trains in ballet.
Coco Lloyd – Raymond’s Receptionist
Coco Lloyd is a British – Australian Singer and Actress born and raised in London, UK. Coco’s training began young with school theatre groups and youth stagecoach on weekends. In her late teens she began her career with minor roles in What Would Happen if? Footballers Wives, and 2 Faced. She auditioned for films such as Hostel and Get Him to The Greek but never landed her break. Alongside her acting Coco had various music projects that became successful the most recent of which gained a track of the week playlist on BBC Radio 1. Wanting to concentrate and fully pursue a career in acting, Coco went back to Drama school in 2014 and recently graduated in 2017. Currently living in LA she cannot wait to begin her career in Film and TV.
Alister Albert – Business Man
Alister is a St. Lucian born actor who also completed an International Business Honours Degree at the University of Hull, where he graduated in 2009. One of 21 siblings originating from the Caribbean island, Alister’s introduction to acting came during his teens, performing at annual Calypso Monarch competitions, as a background actor for local singer, the “Mighty Pep.” At 27, he had his first internationally recognised performance as part of the cast for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics. He has also acted in movies such as James Bond’s Spectre, Steve Jobs and Marvel Comic’s Dr. Strange, as well as other Pattern Maker Film productions such as Set Point and Paradis. Alister’s ultimate goal is to become a successful and respected actor. Along the way, he hopes to help inspire children especially in his native St. Lucia, to not be afraid of dreaming big and pursuing their passions.
Chris Machari – Waiter
Chris trained at The Actor’s Temple in 2012. Since then he has worked on stage productions including Sankara (The Cockpit Theatre), Troilus and Cressida (Tristan Bates Theatre), Icarus in Love (The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter), Blood Wedding (Bread and Roses Theatre), and Beetles from the West (Hope Theatre). Film includes Misrule (Dir. Matthew Goddard) and Mona (Dir. Anthony Abuah). Chris speaks fluent Russian and Spanish, and he is represented both in the UK and in Russia.
Alex Donovan – Model Agent
Alex is an actor and writer, based in East London. He has worked on a variety of projects, including presenting the official welcome video at Up at the O2 – the climbing adventure over the roof of the O2 Arena. After appearing in a number of shorts and stage shows, New You is Alex’s feature film debut. Alex will be focusing his career on comedy and drama projects, both in acting and writing.