The trailer has finally arrived for the big screen adaptation of M.R. Carey’s bestselling novel The Girl With All The Gifts, one of the most fascinating sci-fi horror stories of recent years. The film stars our client – the wonderful SENNIA NANUA – in the lead role opposite Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

The Girl With All The Gifts is an original and compelling tale that gives a completely fresh take on the ‘zombie’ genre. It follows a contingent of soldiers and scientists researching a group of children who are infected with a zombie pathogen, but somehow still control their thoughts and emotions, despite having a desire to eat human flesh. Among the group, one girl named Melanie (played by SENNIA) seems to be the key to finding a cure.

The film opens in UK cinemas on September 23rd. Watch SENNIA in action in the fantastically creepy trailer below:

Hayley Voices Antigone


HH client HAYLEY ATWELL has lent her voice to a recent Audible production of The Oedpius Plays, in which she plays the timeless role of Antigone in two of Sophocles’ three Theban plays: Oedipus At Colonus and Antigone.

The plays were written around 450 BC and tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate – to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

HAYLEY says: “My background is in classical theatre…When you are part of an acting community as we have been [whilst] recording the Theban plays, you also realize you are part of a tradition that has been passed down — and hopefully we will continue to pass it down to the next generation. It is a way of keeping these texts alive.” In her opinion, Sophocles’ works translate especially well to the audiobook format. “These particular plays… were written to be heard, first and foremost,” she says. “Seeing them was kind of secondary. That’s why [they’re] so wordy — nothing very visual happens!”

Listen to HAYLEY‘s Antigone in the exclusive clip below. The audiobook is available now – order your copy at

New Trailers: Summer 2016


After a fantastic start to the year, 2016 just keeps getting better for HH and our clients. Check out the below selection of trailers to get a sneak peek at some of the year’s big upcoming cinema releases, each starring one or more of our clients. We’re sure you’ll agree, there’s a lot to get excited about. Enjoy!

The Infiltrator
Released in UK cinemas on 15th July 2016


Released in UK cinemas on 22nd July 2016


Released in UK cinemas in September 2016

Queen Of Katwe

Released in UK cinemas in September 2016

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Released in UK cinemas on 16th September 2016

Alone In Berlin

Released in UK cinemas on 29th September 2016

Doctor Strange

Released in UK cinemas on 28th October 2016

And here’s an early TEASER TRAILER for the eagerly-awaited remake of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, starring EMMA THOMPSON and due for release in March 2017:

Anthony Boyle is HARRY POTTER’s Scorpius Malfoy


After months of keeping schtum, we can finally reveal that HH client ANTHONY BOYLE will be starring as Scorpius Malfoy, son of the evil Draco Malfoy, in London’s most highly-anticipated new production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two.

For the latest instalment of the beloved Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has teamed up with writer Jack Thorne (Glue, This is England) and prolific director John Tiffany (Once) to present an entirely original story told over two instalments.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the sequel to the previous books and films, following Harry and his friends “19 years later” and focusing on the struggles of Harry’s second son, Albus Severus. Fearing being placed in Slytherin on his arrival to Hogwarts, Albus must also carry the legacy of the Potter family name. Meanwhile, Harry is a full-time employee at the Ministry of Magic, a husband and a father. The show will see Harry and his family grapple “with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs” and will include a plethora of well-known characters appearing throughout the play, with magnificent special effects guaranteed!

First previews are only days away and social media has been blowing up today as fans around the world were treated to their first look at what some of the new characters will look like in costume. Above is actor Alex Price as Harry’s former school nemesis Draco Malfoy, and our very own ANTHONY in the role of his son, Scorpius. Rowling has teased that Scorpius might be a hit with the ladies, stating: ‘I’ve got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men.’

We can’t wait to find out what Draco and Scorpius do next!

Previews commence next week on 7th June 2016 at London’s Palace Theatre and the show will take place across Parts One & Two, which will be performed at separate times. Tickets are now on sale – book yours and find out full information about the show and performances at the official Harry Potter play website. But you better be quick because, unsurprisingly, the show is almost completely sold out. GO!!

To whet your appetite, check out the character photoshoot video below to see ANTHONY and other big cast members in their official costumes:

Stephen Fry: Double Feature


Our wonderful STEPHEN FRY stars in two of this week’s new cinema releases, each released nationwide across the UK tomorrow.


The first is the big-budget fantasy feature Alice Through The Looking Glass, the James Bobin-directed sequel to Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed 2010 remake of Alice In Wonderland.

STEPHEN returns again to voice the delightful Cheshire Cat as ‘…Through The Looking Glass‘ takes us back to Lewis Carroll’s world of adventure, where Alice has been gone too long, things have gone wrong in her absence and the Mad Hatter is in danger. Reuniting with old friends Absolem, the White Rabbit and of course, STEPHEN‘s Cheshire Cat, she sets out on a race against Time to save the Hatter. But Time is a person, and he has dreadful designs on Wonderland…

HH client ISAAC ANDREWS appears in the film too, playing Second Mate Tom. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen also star, as well as the late Alan Rickman in his final performance. Go see the extravaganza on the big screen – here’s the trailer:



Also released this week in selected cinemas is Love And Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s unpublished early novella Lady Susan, directed by Whit Stillman and starring STEPHEN as Mr. Johnson.

This hilarious comedy of manners is set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society and focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally, enlisting the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny).

The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw has today named Love And Friendship his film of the week, calling it “a racy delight…a hilariously self-aware period comedy polished to a brilliant sheen…refreshing and invigorating”. Check out his glowing 5-star review here. And here’s the trailer:

Malevolent & Menacing: McNulty In The Musketeers


Hit UK action drama series The Musketeers returns to our television screens this weekend for its third and final series, starring MATTHEW McNULTY as new series villain Lucien Grimaud. Tune in for the series premiere at 9:30pm on Saturday 28th May on BBC One.

The drama picks up in a war torn Paris run by vicioius Governor Phillipe Feron (played by Rupert Everett). And with danger lurking around every corner, viewers can expect a change in pace this series as the writers have injected more brutality and jeopardy into the storylines, claiming “the final few episodes will be very dark indeed.”

New to the show this year is MATTHEW, playing a terrifying villain. He said of his character: “He’s dark and malevolent. He’s like a powerful storm, waiting to drop. He builds and builds and then he strikes. My character Grimaud is uncompromising and dark. You don’t know what makes him tick. Rupert brings some colour and fun to the villains, while I am deeper and darker. It’s more fun to play a baddie.”

Tune in this weekend and every Saturday for ten weeks to see MATTHEW enact his evil upon the series’ heroes. Here’s the trailer:

Raising Awareness: Williams Syndrome

Please watch this brilliant and hilarious sketch (above), written by and starring HH client MATHEW BAYNTON in order to raise awareness for Williams Syndrome.

The video also features clients SAMANTHA SPIRO and PATERSON JOSEPH.

Williams Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that occurs randomly, affecting around one in 18,000 people in the UK. Please do visit the Williams Syndrome Foundation website where you can get more information and discover what you can do to help raise awareness.

Big Cannes Wins for Kahleen and Lucy!


The closing ceremony of the 2016 Cannes film festival took place this weekend and huge congrats go to HH clients KAHLEEN CRAWFORD and LUCY RUSSELL, each associated with winning films.


First up is British director Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake, which won the coveted Palme d’Or award, voted for by the Cannes Jury. This festival-winning film was cast by long-time Loach collaborator, HH Casting Director client KAHLEEN CRAWFORD. It sets out to warn against the dangers of austerity, documenting what happens when an older man living in Newcastle has a heart attack and can no longer do his job; he is declared ‘fit for work’, his benefits are stopped and he begins to go hungry.

On winning the award, Loach said of his topical and important film: “We must give a message of hope, we must say another world is possible…We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neo-liberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe.” Check out the two teaser scenes below.

Congrats KAHLEEN, a well-deserved win!



In another awards category, Cannes sensation and critics’ favourite Toni Erdmann, which stars LUCY RUSSELL, won the International Critics’ Prize for Best Picture in Cannes Competition, a plaudit awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci).

Described by Variety magazine as “a humane, hilarious triumph”, the German film, directed by Maren Ade, received the highest ever critics rating for a film In Competition at Cannes.

A dark comedy that is making audiences squirm with nervous laughter, the insightful and hilarious film provides an episodic, slow-building study of reluctantly shared depression as it follows a prank-prone father trying to lighten up his serious businesswoman daughter Ines. LUCY stars as Steph, one of Ines’ insincere ex-pat friends; a relationship which the Hollywood Reporter describes as “one of the film’s greatest comic triumphs”.

Check out the trailer below. Congrats LUCY!

TVChoice Awards: 2016 Nominees


The first round of (longlist) nominations has been announced for the 2016 TVChoice Awards, which honour television’s most popular stars and shows. It’s been an incredible year for television and we’re thrilled to see so many nominations for our clients and the wealth of shows in which they starred. Check out the full list of our HH client nominees below.

These annual awards are voted for by the public and voting is now open. You have until 3rd June to cast your first round votes at, or by post (details of which can be found in TVChoice magazine). Shortlist nominations will then be announced in late June, when voting will re-open again to the public. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 5th September in the Ballroom of The Dorchester, Park Lane.

The huge list of nominated shows starring our clients is too long to write here, but head over to the TVChoice website to see the full set of nominations and to cast your votes. Huge congrats to our following clients:

Nominated for Best Actor:

BERTIE CARVEL for Doctor Foster

SHAUN EVANS for Endeavour

JOSEPH GILGUN for This Is England ’90

TOM HIDDLESTON for The Night Manager

HUGH LAURIE for The Night Manager

BEN WHISHAW for London Spy

Nominated for Best Actress:

SOPHIE OKONEDO for Undercover

Congrats everyone!



Check out the brilliant new trailer below for DAVID OYELOWO‘s latest film, Queen Of Katwe.

Directed by Mira Nair and produced by Disney, Queen Of Katwe is the colourful true story of a young girl Phiona (played by Madina Nalwanga) selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda. Her world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

DAVID stars as Robert Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who hopes to empower the local youth by teaching them chess. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for the game and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother (played by Lupita Nyong’o), Katende begins to mentor her.

Queen of Katwe will open in US cinemas on September 23, 2016. We’ll let you know the UK release date as soon as we have it.

Ben’s THE EXORCIST Ordered For Series


FOX has announced its latest series orders this week for the 2016-17 television season and big congratulations go to HH client BEN DANIELS, whose pilot The Exorcist is one of six new shows picked up by the network.

The Exorcist will offer a modern reinvention of the classic horror franchise inspired by William Blatty’s original 1971 book, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film solidified itself as the greatest horror movie ever made. Returning now in series format, the show is written by Jeremy Slater, directed by Rupert Wyatt and will be a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Alfonso Herrera stars as Father Tomas Ortega – the warm, selfless and compassionate leader of a small but hearty little church; BEN stars as Father Marcus Lang – an intense ‘holy warrior’ carrying out an occupation that the church no longer acknowledges in public.

Geena Davis, Kurt Egyiawan, Brianne Howey and Hannah Kasula will also star in the show. Congrats BEN!

PREACHER – Premieres May 22 On AMC


**UPDATE – as of MAY 22, 2016**
Preacher is now available to watch in the UK exclusively on Amazon Prime.
Episode 1: ‘Pilot’ is available now for viewing. The rest of the series will stream weekly, with new episodes being made available every Monday from June 6 onwards.

Watch it here.

AMC’s television adaptation of Preacher – one of 2016’s most anticipated and blogged-about new television series – will premiere on Sunday May 22, starring HH clients JOSEPH GILGUN and LUCY GRIFFITHS.

Based on the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint), and due to its mix of dark humour, profanity, blasphemy, gore and general weirdness, Preacher was long thought unadaptable to film, with industry folk struggling to make a movie version for many years. Now it’s finally been made for television, and international media and fan screenings have resulted in rave reviews across the board.

Developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin for AMC, Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a small town preacher (played by Dominic Cooper) who finds himself in possession of a very unusual power after he merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven. He sets out on a quest to literally find and confront God, and along the way joins up with a former flame, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire, Cassidy. Played by JOSEPH, Cassidy is Custer’s best friend, an Irish vagabond and a glutton for every possible vice. LUCY plays Emily Woodrow, a young widow and single mother of three, juggling several jobs and upholding her church duties for Preacher Jesse Custer, but simmering beneath the surface are a whole lot of dark and debased desires.

Preacher premieres in the US on SundayMay 22 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC, and then settles into its regular timeslot with its second episode on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s set to air in the UK. In the meantime, visit AMC’s official Preacher website for more videos and info, and you can check out the original trailer below:



Following an outstanding international critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBC Universal have shot the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare’s History plays for the screen in three further adaptations, premiering on the BBC in May.

Subtitled The Wars Of The Roses, the second series of The Hollow Crown includes the plays Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III and is somewhat of a Hamilton Hodell spectacular, starring no fewer than seven of our clients: SOPHIE OKONEDO (Queen Margaret), BEN DANIELS (Duke of Buckingham), ISAAC ANDREWS (Prince Richard), STUART McQUARRIE (Vernon), LAURA MORGAN (Joan of Arc), LUKE TREADAWAY (Richmond) and KYLE SOLLER (Clifford). The series was also cast by HH client SAM JONES.

The trilogy of films forms part of the BBC’s 2016 Shakespeare season, marking 400 years since the bard’s birth. Filmed in windswept castles and muddy open fields, these 15th-century struggles for England’s throne are full of blood, poison, crowns, cathedrals and cries for battle. The series also stars Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes, Andrew Scott, Sally Hawkins, Michael Gambon and Benedict Cumberbatch as one of literature’s greatest villains, Richard III.

The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses begins on Saturday 7th May on BBC Two. Make sure not to miss what is set to be one of 2016’s most captivating and talked about television shows. Here’s the trailer:

Puppies & Prisons: 2 Fab Documentaries


Tune in this week for two excellent documentaries voiced by Hamilton Hodell Voice clients.

The first is The Secret Life Of Puppies, which begins TONIGHT at 9pm on Channel 5 and is narrated by ASHLEY JENSEN.

This two-part documentary follows man’s best friends’ first year of life, witnessing the world through their eyes as they learn to understand everything around them. The first episode focuses on the first eight weeks – from birth to the moment they join their human families – witnessing the birth of a litter of English pointers and comparing the development of the firstborn and the runt. Meanwhile, bulldog baby Big Ron undergoes an incredible growth spurt, Basil the basset hound experiences sensory overload, and labradors Honey and Bronte discover the joys of play.

Tune in tonight for the cuteness!



The second documentary is the emotional and insightful Her Majesty’s Prison: Norwich, narrated by PAUL McGANN.

The doors to Her Majesty’s Prison Norwich in Norfolk are flung open in this revealing documentary that shines a light on the men behind bars and the families they leave behind on the outside (for a more detailed description, read the info in the image above). The show will air next week on Wednesday 4th May at 9pm on ITV1.



BBC comedy drama The Rack Pack, which went up as an online exclusive to BBC iPlayer back in January, will get its television premiere this weekend at 9:30pmSaturday 30th April on BBC Two.

The film stars LUKE TREADAWAY alongside Will Merrick, Kevin Bishop and Nichola Burleyand and is an affectionate look at a transformational period in the history of British snooker. Transporting us back to the sport’s glory days of the 1980s, The Rack Pack charts the rivalry of its two giants – Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins (LUKE) and Steve ‘The Nugget’ Davis – which divided the critics and delighted the fans.

In this television adaptation, Higgins, the bad boy of the sport, lives on the edge and plays to the crowd, desperate for approval and love. Davis has an aura of invincibility, methodically and clinically playing his way to the top, helped by legendary manager Barry Hearn. Higgins’ chaotic life away from the table sees him battling not just his sporting rivals, but his inner demons and loving wife.

Tune in on Saturday. Here’s the trailer:

Amazing Reviews for SHOW BOAT!


After a hugely successful run at the Sheffield Crucible theatre last December, classic musical revival Show Boat has now transferred to London’s West End, where it’s been receiving some fantastic and gushing reviews in the press this week, including 5 stars in The Times, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Stage.

Directed by HH client and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres DANIEL EVANS and starring HH clients LUCY BRIERS and EMMANUEL KOJO in leading roles, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s pioneering 1927 musical – which set the original template for the ‘musical’ as we know it today – tells the story of the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi Rivershow boat, over 40 years from 1887 to 1927. The show incorporates themes of racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love and contains classic songs such as Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

The spectacular production, slick direction and top-notch performances have all been receiving rave reviews:

The Telegraph’s 5-star review describes DANIEL‘s revival as “superb”, a “big ambitious treat…an evening that radiates not only immense talent across the board but also supreme confidence in its material” and calls EMMANUEL‘s performance of Ol’ Man River “exquisite”.

The Stage’s 5-star review calls the show “rapturous” with “magnificent staging [that] makes it feel both revolutionary and timeless”; “the joy and surprise of Daniel Evans’ mighty new production…maintains the epic sweep of the show, while also bringing its tender, poignant love stories into heartbreaking focus…with stunning vocal performances led by Emmanuel Kojo”.

The Evening Standard calls the show a “brilliant boat of musical delights” and “a knockout”, stating “Daniel Evans has constructed…a classy production…in [a] triumphant transfer…Every number is a delight and the spirited ensemble brings each one to rousing life.”

The review also gives Show Boat 5 stars, calling it “a miracle of a production…rendered with immense power and vocal heft by a cast that features such stunning singers”. And with regards to the direction, “it’s stunning to look at; and Evans’s production populates it with life and movement”.

As well as heaping praise on DANIEL‘s direction, the review for gives a shout out to LUCY and her portrayal of Parthy, “a steadfast sourpuss whom Lucy Briers invests with the necessarily dour devotion.”

Show Boat is playing now at the New London Theatre until January 7, 2017 – book your tickets here before it’s too late! And be sure to check out the videos below; exclusive rehearsal footage of EMMANUEL performing Ol’ Man River followed by a trailer for the show:

Mark Rylance Makes TIME’s ‘100’!


Thrillingly (and deservedly), our wonderful MARK RYLANCE has been included in TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, 2016!

His inclusion in this year’s list is accompanied by a fitting tribute by auteur Steven Spielberg, having directed MARK in his Oscar-winning role in 2015’s Bridge Of Spies and in the upcoming The BFG. Spielberg refers to MARK as “muse and inspiration [to] legions of young thespians”, claiming that “his soul is pure”. Such lovely accolades!

Read the full TIME article here.

Congrats MARK!

GAME OF THRONES 6: Tom Wlaschiha Returns!


**Warning: CONTAINS SPOILERS (from last year’s Series 5)**

Ever since the the fifth series’ typically brutal and shocking ending last year, the world has been waiting, poised in anticipation, for the return of Game Of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling series of books and arguably the most beloved and talked about television show on the planet right now, GOT finally returns this week on Sunday night for its hotly anticipated sixth series.

And returning again this year will be TOM WLASCHIHA as the mysterious, shapeshifting assassin Jaqen H’ghar, one of the Faceless Men of Braavos residing in the House of Black and White. Those of you who are fans of the show know that his storyline is intrinsically linked to that of young Arya Stark, who he has been carefully mentoring in the mysterious art of shapeshifting. Their storyline ended last year in a traditional Game Of Thrones shock twist as Jaqen punished Arya by taking her eyesight from her. But all is never what it seems with this show, and we can see from the trailer below that TOM/Jaqen will continue to train Arya and develop her skills as a (blind?) shapeshifter during the new series.

HH client SAMANTHA SPIRO will also make her first appearance in the show this year. We’re not going to tell you who she’s playing (it’ll be a fun surprise) but be sure to tune in to see her Game Of Thrones debut.

Series 6 begins in the US this Sunday 24th April, screening simultaneously in the UK at 2am on Monday 25th, on Sky Atlantic. The show will then air in the UK in its regular Monday slot at 9pm on Sky Atlantic, for ten weeks.

Check out the trailer below and tune in this week for the premiere. SO. EXCITING!

First DOCTOR STRANGE Trailer Unleashed


It’s here! The very first teaser trailer for Marvel’s eagerly awaited Doctor Strange has arrived and we get our first look at an awesomely cool, androgynous TILDA SWINTON as the iconic ‘The Ancient One’, complete with no hair!

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange will focus primarily on the titular character’s origin story. In 1963, after being crippled in an accident, talented neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange, the next Sorcerer Supreme – played by Benedict Cumberbatch – goes on a quest to find a way to repair his mangled hands, eventually meeting TILDA‘s The Ancient One and her student Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and soon goes on a journey to master the mystic arts.

With its focus on magic and extra-dimensional beings, the film is poised to set a new tone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange hits cinemas on October 28 (UK) and November 4 (US). Check out the trailer below. Time to get excited!

Lisa Shines On New York


LISA DWAN is to star opposite Matthew Broderick in the New York Irish Repertory Theatre’s new production of Shining City, which opens in previews in May.

The play, which was written by Conor McPherson and explores loneliness in a big city, ran on Broadway in 2006 to much critical acclaim and received two Tony nominations. LISA will play Neasa, Ciarán O’Reilly is on board to direct and Billy Carter and James Russell also star.

In his review for The New York Times in 2006, chief theatre critic Ben Brantley called Shining City a “quiet, haunting and absolutely glorious new play.” This new production of the play marks not only its first New York revival, but Irish Rep’s return to its newly renovated Chelsea theatre.

Previews open on May 17; the play opens on June 9 and runs through July 3. Tickets and more information can be found at