Shirley Henderson - Lead Actress
Shirley made her name playing girlfriends, Hamish Macbeth's prim admirer Isobel and then Spud's girlfriend Gail in Trainspotting. Nevertheless Henderson was destined for bigger things.
1999 saw her play a leading role in Michael Winterbottoms's Wonderland. She appeared as Bridget's friend Jude in the British blockbuster Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001. She was recently on location playing one of the leads in Shane Meadows' new feature, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, is currently appearing in 24 Hour Party People, and will shortly be seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Dr Sleep, American Cousins and is currently filming Lone Scherfig's follow-up to Italian for Beginners called Vilbur Wants to Kill Himself.
Henderson's stage work reads like a roll call of leading ladies. Eurydice at The Chichester Festival Theatre, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre and, at the National Theatre, Perdita and Miranda in Peter Hall's The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.
In 2001 Shirley received a Film Critics Circle Nomination as Best Actress for her playing of Leonora in Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy, and recently received a Royal Television Society Nomination for Best Actress in The Way We Live Now which was produced by Blue Indigo for the BBC.
Roshan Seth - Lead Actor
Became internationally known for his Bafta nominated performance of Nehru in Sir Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, since when Roshan has a considerable number of film credits to his name and a host of awards. Films range from the Spielberg's Hollywood blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to Harish Saluja's The Journey.
His performances, for both stage and screen, invariably gain rave reviews and in 1998 he won a coveted Genie Award (the Canadian Oscar) as Best Actor in Such a Long Journey. Other notable movies include Mississippi Masala, My Beautiful Laundrette, A Passage to India and London Kills Me.
Juliet McKoen is Director and co-writer of Frozen. She has worked in the film and television industry since leaving York University. Trained firstly as a film editor, she went on to produce over 120 pieces of artist's film and video for C4, BBC2, and the Arts Council. Her own film work as a film artist has won awards at major international festivals and toured internationally with the ICA Biennale Arrows of Desire.
Recently Juliet shot Mavis and the Mermaid, a short film starring Eric Sykes and Sylvia Syms. It won the Kodak/Bafta Short Film Showcase Spring 2000 and was shown at Cannes in a Showcase of European New Talents and at the London, Edinburgh, Chicago and Uppsala International Film Festivals amongst many others. It recently won the Gold Special Jury Award at the Huston Worldfest.
Cast - Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth
D.o.P - Ryszard Lenczewski (Last Resort)
Director - Juliet McKoen
Producer - Mark Lavender
Writers - Juliet McKoen & Jayne Steel