Imelda Staunton | First Officer Simpkins
Imelda Staunton is an award winning actress of international renown. She is currently starring in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virigina Woolf on London’s West End which comes on the heels of her Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy. On film Staunton is perhaps best known for playing the title role in Vera Drake, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and for which she received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and for the role of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films. Amongst her many other theatre credits, notable performances include Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, for which she won an Olivier Award, Circle Mirror Transformation for the Royal Court and the role of Claire in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre.
Emily Taaffe | Prudence Willis
Emily is an Irish actress living and working in London for the past nine years. She graduated from LAMDA in 2007 and has had a variety of leading roles on stage and screen since. Highlights include Viola in Twelfth Night, Miranda in The Tempest & Luciana in Comedy of Errors for the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Veil, The Cherry Orchard & Nation for the National Theatre, The Crucible at Regents Park Open Air, The American Plan at the St James Theatre & Three Sisters at The Abbey Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. On screen she has appeared in various roles including War and Peace, Ripper Street, Call the Midwife (BBC), X Company (CBC), and Vera (ITV).
Bettrys Jones | Post Office Teller
Originally from South Wales, Bettrys graduated from the Poor School 12 years ago and has been living and working as an actress in London ever since. Highlights of her stage work include Mary Warren in The Crucible at Regents Park Open Air, Prince Edward in Edward II and Emilie in Warhorse for the National Theatre, The Mouse and his Child, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Comedy of Errors for the RSC, Praxis makes Perfect and The Dark Philosophers for National Theatre Wales, Wait until Dark at the Garrick. Her television and film credits include Skins (Channel 4) Doctors (BBC) and Private Peaceful. She has worked extensively on radio including roles in Pilgrim, The Corrections, The Big Broadcast and The Hot Kid (all radio 4).