Age: 33

You'll know her from: The Thirteenth Tale, The Village, and Into the Ballands

First Job: "I played a ghost in Afterlife; Harry Treadaway and I were a couple who were killed in a car accident. We were at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art together, so it was nice to do my first job with a pal."

Inspired by: "Michael Winterbottom and the film Wonderland. I used to watch it all the time when I was a teenager. And Gina McKee is amazing."

Three words that best describe you: "Reflective, humorous, hardworking."

Favourite skill learned on set: "Horse riding. I'm learning at the moment on a Spanish horse called Mandito. He's very sparky and unpredictable, but gorgeous."

Next Starring in: Season 3 of Into the Badlands

Millie BRADY

Age: 23

You'll know her from: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Last Kingdom

Took up acting because: "I started out writing children's plays  with two school friends when I was 17. We took one up to the Edinburgh Festival fringe. I was acting in it and that was when I was signed."

First Job: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It was great because everyone was so lovely."

Inspired by: "My older sister. She works ridiculously long hours in the city and is such a powerhouse."

Three words that best describe you: "Loyal, scatty, tactile."

Next starring in: Intrigo: Samaria and Teen Spirit


Age: 23

You'll know him from: Dickensian, Game of Thrones and Instinct

Took up acting because: "My mother works in production and my dad was a director, so I grew up with it. Dad now directs all the films at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and teaches screen acting. When I went there, I was taught by him, which was strange."

First job: "Dickensian with Pauline Collins and Caroline Quentin. I felt very lucky to have that as my first gig."

Inspired by: "Anyone who as a go and tries to make a career out of acting."

Three words that best describe you: "Pensive, curious, silly."

Favourite skill learned on set: !I've yet to do a job where they teach you a specific skill, but I have learned to turn up on time."

Next starring in: Timewasters and Kin


Age: 28

You'll know him from: The Quiet Ones, Vampire Academy and Harlots

First Job: "Playing a couple pf roles in a production of Antony & Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall in Liverpool. She is so sophisticated. She's also very generous. She bought a table-tennis table and a bat for everyone to play with backstage."

Inspired by: "Micharl Fassbender. he's someone who doesn't choose easy roles and in interested in the dark side of humanity. He's an actor's actor."

Three words that best describe you: "Earthy, playful, optimistic."

Favourite skill learned on set: "Working with Jackie Chan's team to learn martial arts for a film called The Foreigner. I've carried on training. I really enjoy it."

Next starring in: Night of the Lotus and The Foreigner


Age: 29

You'll know her from: Midsomer Murder, Apple Tree and The Woman in White

Took up acting because: "Iwas a shy child and it was a relief to be able to be someone other than myself. I still can't believe I get to do something so amazing for a job."

First job: "I was at drama school and I was allowed to leave early to do a production of Romeo & Juliet at the Leicester Square Theatre. From there I got signed."

Inspired by: "My mum. She believes that stories are very important and people need to be amused."

Three words that best describe you: "Caring, sensitive, bonkers."

Favourite skill learned on set: "I've just finished filming The Woman in White and my character plays the piano. So the producer installed a piano in my flat and a teacher taught me some Mozart."

Next starring in: Where Hands Touch


Age: 21

You'll know him from: Guerrilla

Took up acting because: "It's in the blood. My grandfather and both my parents are actors but they really didn't want me to go into it because they know how brutal it can be."

First job: "Acting in a play I wrote with my dad called A Level Playing Field about the pressure kids are put under to achieve good A-level results. That led to me being cast in How to Talk to Girls at Parties with Nicole Kidman. Working with her was like walking into a dream."

Inspired by: "I love art, so David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Turner and Van Gogh."

Three words that best describe you: "Headstrong, loud, upbeat."

Favourite skill learned on set: "How to ride a bike with three people on it, which I did for How to Talk to Girls at Parties. It doesn't sound difficult, but it took us two weeks.

Next starring in: How to Talk to Girls at Parties and Pond Life.

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