Guests

2018 GUEST APPEARANCES

All guests listed are confirmed as attending the Birmingham Comic Con - however this is subject to deadlines and work commitments.

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TV & FILM GUESTS

CRAIG FAIRBRASS

Craig Fairbrass was born in Mile End Hospital in London's East End and made his feature film debut as an Actor opposite Denzel Washington as Challoner in Working title's powerful British thriller "For Queen and Country" Craig has since gone onto star in over forty feature films, including the lead role in fifteen independent films in the U.K and U.S as well as Award winning British TV along with lead guest star roles in several major U.S. TV series. Craig also became one of the most iconic voices within the most successful video game franchise of all time, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare by lending his voice to Gaz, Ghost and Walcroft in Call of Duty MW: 1, 2 and 3 and Infinite Warfare.

Craig's father Jack was one of nine kids and was a Stevedore the best you could be as a London docker, his mother Maureen was a machinist dressmaker in Petticoat Lane, she was one of ten kids. Along with his younger sister Lindsey they lived in Stepney where Craig grew up. It was at Eaglesfield boys secondary comprehensive in Woolwich where Craig became fascinated with films and acting, although struggling from one year to the next and not top of the class academically he found drama an outlet, winning a place with the National Theatre youth company, it was here that he really got the acting bug. After being expelled at 15, he worked as an asphalt roofer's labourer, a job he would return to time and time again in the coming years for support while securing acting roles.

Craig soon realised that to survive he needed a second string to his bow if he was to pursue his dream as an actor, so he returned to roofing in the day and working on the doors of some of S.E. London's less desirable nightspots for the next five years until securing enough money to buy his own business, a sandwich bar in Woolwich market.

After his breakout role in For Queen And Country, television soon followed, with the BBC drama Big Deal a regular role in LWT'S award winning London's Burning and the highly acclaimed BAFTA /EMMY award-winning TV series Prime Suspect 1 and 2 in which Craig played hard-bitten detective Frank Burkin opposite Helen Mirren.

Craig used this as a calling card in Los Angeles, securing a starring a role in one of the biggest action movies of the 90s, Cliffhanger with Sylvester Stallone, which opened doors in the U.S independent film arena, starring in the action films, Nightscare, Terminal Force and Proteus before returning to the UK to star in the British thriller Killing Time and the award-winning horror Darklands, plus a regular role in the ITV comedy series Duck Patrol opposite Richard Wilson, David Tennant and Jason Watkins.

In 1999 Craig joined the cast of the BBC's flagship show EastEnders where his recurring character of Dan Sullivan over three years won record viewing figures and a four-hander Sunday evening special Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) won a TV BAFTA for best drama. Other strong roles followed, lead villain Ray Betson in the TV movie - The Great Dome Robbery, then to Rome to complete his role on Moro, for controversial award-winning Italian art-house director Aurellio Grimaldi - next to Vancouver for the Chris Klein comedy The Long Weekend and the guest lead in BBC Radio 4's afternoon play Fair Maids Are Shining.

Craig's role of the killer Henry Caine opposite Nathan Fillion in White Noise 2, the sequel to the No. 1 box office hit White Noise reaches no. 5 in the top ten cinema films in London. But it was in 2008 that saw Craig in his most powerful performance to date, that of true life gangster Pat Tate in Rise Of The Footsoldier the gangster epic based on true life events directed by BAFTA nominee Julian Gilbey, followed by a strong supporting role in The Bank Job, opposite Jason Statham.

Craig returned to L.A to guest-star in U.S TV series Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles. David Mamet's top rated action drama series The Unit, Stargate SG1 and the action film Far Cry.

Craig continues to forge a strong position in the independent film arena with lead roles in Freight, Dead Cert and Devils Playground - comedy cameos in The Shouting Men and Just For The Record. 2011 saw Craig in U.S action thriller House Of The Rising Sun opposite Dave Bautista, co-lead in British thriller St Georges Day, U.S actioner Hijacked and Universal's multi-million dollar Vikingdom 3D. Universal's Get Lucky and Bula Quo the Status Quo action comedy and the male lead in Let Me Survive a drama based on the best selling book.

Oct 2012 Craig played the lead role of British mercenary Lex Walker opposite Jason Patric and James Caan in the L.A based U.S action thriller The Outsider, followed by Universal's gangster spoof The Hooligan Factory.

In recent years, Craig has taken the lead role of Alfie Jennings in Jonnie Malachi's violent, stylized contract killer movie Breakdown and Mark McQueens slick revenge thriller London Heist set in Spain's glamorous Marbella and London's underworld which was also written by Craig, voice work also continues with Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Craig has just completed filming on Rise of the Footsoldier 3 - The Pat Tate years. 2018 sees Craig in lead roles in two of the most eagerly anticipated Performance capture, computer games in the WORLD, together with a lead role for award winning Director Gerard Johnson in the dark thriller Muscle.

JERY HEWITT (The Warriors/Good Will Hunting/Fargo/No Country for Old Men)

Jery Hewitt has been the stunt co-ordinator for countless films including Fargo, No Country for Old Men and Good Will Hunting.  But he’s most famous for his role in the 1970’s cult classic – The Warriors.  Jery played Thurman the leader of the iconic Baseball Furies.   The gang wears baseball uniforms and carries baseball bats. When wearing their 'warpaint', they are never heard to speak; which adds to their frightening presence and mysterious intentions.  The Furies chased The Warriors across a park until Ajax (James Remar) and Cowboy (Tom McKitterick) could run no further and so ensued one of the most legendary fight scenes of the whole movie.

Jery Hewitt went on to roles in The Wanderers (Another 70’s cult film), Miller’s Crossing,  Malcolm X ad the Young Indiana Jones TV series.  Jery is still very active in film today as the stunt co-ordinator for many of the big movies we all love to watch.

Join the Meet & Greet for Jery Hewitt with Joel Weiss (Cropsey – The Warriors) by going to the store.


TERRY STONE (Rise of the Foot Soldier/Rollin With the Nines)

Terry Stone began his Acting & Producing career in May 2003 at the ripe old age of 32 and over the past 14 years has carved an impressive career on both sides of the camera.

Terry's naturalistic style of acting has seen him play some memorable leading roles such as a corrupt cop Detective Sargent Andy White in the Bafta Nominated and Raindance Film Festival Award winning "Rollin' With The Nines"; Tony Tucker in Rise of The Footsoldier and as Jack Spot in the up and coming 1930's - 1950's period crime film "Once Upon a Time in London".

JOEL WEISS (THE WARRIORS/DEXTER)

Joel Weiss has been an actor for more than 40 years and has appeared in more than 75 films, 60 plays and 40 television shows, and dozens of commercials, including multiple requests by acclaimed film directors Walter Hill, and Robert Townsend. Joel kicked off his career as one of the stars of the classic cult film “The Warriors” as Cropsey, the Rogue gang member (Luther's right hand man) who has the unforgettable part of driving the Hearse .

Other cult appearances are in the sci-fi/horror film “Congo” and as Cal Rooney, the carnival barker serial killer killed by fellow serial killer Dexter in the hit TV series “Dexter” http://dexter.wikia.com/wiki/Cal_Rooney.

One of Joel’s most recent appearances is in the sequel to another cult film, in The Bronx Bull/Raging Bull 2. In addition, he has appeared in some of television’s most-loved iconic shows, like multiple episodes in both “Fresh of Bel-Air,” and “Mike Hammer, PI” with Stacy Keach as his loveable but unlucky jailed bookie Morrey. MTV featured Joel as one of four actors, including Blair Underwood, in “True Life: I’m an Actor.” Joel has had starring roles in productions of beloved plays like “The Front Page” (Earl Williams), “Career” (Pinkie Bonaparte) and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (Billy Bibbit). He recently finished “Dirty,” “Spaceman,” “Lost Angela,” “Killer Therapy” and “9/11,” his second of three requested films by director Martin Guigui.  Joel is currently set to star in the film “86” from director David Diaz. Joel is a graduate of both Bronx Community College, where he teaches annually and is a spokesman recently honored at New York City Hall, and Lehman College in the Bronx, from which he has a Bachelor of Arts in theatre and speech.

COMIC GUESTS - ARTISTS & WRITERS

EMILY McGORMAN-BRUCE (DC Thompson)

Emily McGorman-Bruce is an illustrator based in rural Shropshire.

Emily began working for Beano Studios/DC Thompson (Achieving her childhood dream!) in June 2017 where she illustrates three strips on a weekly basis; Rubi's Screwtop Science, Pie Face and Paul the Potato.

Emily has always been a huge fan of story telling so when she's not drawing for the Beano, she works on a number of comics and illustrations of her own that she self publishes under the web name of CowgirlEm.

NICK BROKENSHIRE (Dark Horse/IDW/2000AD)

Nick Brokenshire is a comic book artist from Aberdeen, Scotland who lives in the North of England.

He was the artist for IDW’s all ages ‘Amelia Cole’ series and has just completed art duties on Dark Horse Comic’s ‘THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN’ to be released in November. Nick has also worked for 2000AD and supplied covers for IDW’s Judge Dredd line.

In his spare time Nick plays guitar and sings in the increasingly popular nerd-rock band BLUES HARVEST, who are famous for their movie and generally geek-centric party tunes.

IAN RICHARDSON (MARVEL UK)

Ian Richardson is comic book artist & illustrator with a work history that has included working for publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Zenescope, 2000AD, Marvel UK, Image Comics, G.I. Joe Collectors Magazine & many others!

Currently working on cover art for many different series at Zenescope Entertainment every month, plus all art for the soon to be released series The Unthinkables from Guardian Knight/Antarctic Press. You can find Ian's art from many series such as Red Agent, Death Force, Grimm's Fairy Tales & Evil Heroes from Zenescope Entertainment, Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter & Future Shocks from 2000ad & The Megazine, Halo from Dark Horse Comics, Noble Causes from Image Comics & a variety of stories & characters at Marvel UK.

For more information

http://pencilsandstrings.deviantart.com
http://facebook.com/RicoIllustration

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