Ren at MCM ComicCon London this weekend

Ren at MCM ComicCon London this weekend

This weekend is MCM ComicCon London and some of the Ren team will be in attendance as part of Vidfest. On Friday 27th Ren director Kate Madison will be on the CROWDFUNDING YOUR VIDEOS panel at 2pm and HOW TO DIRECT ONLINE VIDEO panel at 3pm. On Sunday we have a REN CAST AND CREW panel at 12 noon and joining Kate will be Christopher Dane, Duran Fulton Brown, Nick Cornwall, Alan Hay and Neil Oseman. We’d love to see you there and if you are please come and say...
It’s an actor’s life for me says ‘gruff’ Nick

It’s an actor’s life for me says ‘gruff’ Nick

Nick Cornwall (Dagron) has been interviewed for a local paper.  Here’s a snippet but follow the link for the full article. It’s the best job in the world says Nick who describes himself as a ‘modest actor’ born and bred in Blackpool. Tough guys, mercenaries, harsh but fair sergeants, heavies – you name it, Nick’s cornered the market. Right now he can be seen in cult web fantasy series Ren (Tuesdays 8pm) which has won a wide following since starting earlier this month. Read more:...
Ren’s leading lady Sophie Skelton joins the cast of Outlander

Ren’s leading lady Sophie Skelton joins the cast of Outlander

We are incredibly excited to pass on the news that our very own Ren, Sophie Skelton, has been cast in the major role of Brianna in the Starz time-travel drama Outlander. Starz made the announcement yesterday and Sophie’s casting ends months of heated speculation about who would play the pivotal role of Claire Randall’s daughter in season two, with big names like Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Amber Skye Noyes (Beauty and the Beast) and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) all floated. Sophie has already dyed her hair red to match that of her onscreen father, as you can see in the official Outlander publicity pic above. The character of Brianna, a.k.a. Bree, is described as “strong-minded and intelligent beyond her years (traits inherited from both her mother and father)”, not so different from Ren! We won’t give away any spoilers for those of you who haven’t read Diana Gabaldon’s books, but suffice to say that Bree is an integral part of the Outlander story. The Ren team is so proud of Sophie.  We’ve known for quite a while what a star she is and now many more people will become aware of the wonderful talent she is. You’ll be seeing Sophie very soon in Ren: The Girl with the Mark (pictured right in a publicity shot by Alex Beckett) – watch this space for a big announcement – but for season two of Outlander you’ll have to wait until the spring. In the meantime, here’s the teaser trailer…      ...
Free Spirit: Sophie Skelton on playing Ren

Free Spirit: Sophie Skelton on playing Ren

As the titular Ren, Sophie Skelton is the beating heart of the series. We asked her about the highlights and challenges of shooting season one. Firstly, how did you get into acting? Acting was always what I wanted to do and, when I was younger, I did a lot of stage work. I always loved the rush of being on stage in front of a live audience but it was the more natural approach of TV and film acting that made me want to concentrate on that side of it. Through my ballet school, I was contacted by my first agent. My first TV experience was actually dancing on the mystery guest section of Question of Sport with Ricky Hatton through the Palace Theatre in Manchester whilst in a production of Oliver. However my first official TV job was playing Snow White in Jamie Oliver’s final Sainsbury’s commercial. After that, I went on to do DCI Banks, Doctors, Foyle’s War and Waterloo Road. My first film role was in a WWII movie, where I played the lead female role of a French resistance fighter. (You can still catch a clip from Sophie’s episode of Doctors.) What attracted you to Ren? I actually saw the Ren breakdown on a site called Casting Call Pro and sent a self-tape through the day before the deadline. Apart from the obvious ones such as Lord of the Rings and now The Hobbit and Game of Thrones, there aren’t that many scripts that come through in the fantasy genre. That combined with the originality of the story of Ren and the quality of Kate’s...