Whose In It Duck?

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James' first professional role was on stage in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning back in 1987 at the Nottingham Playhouse, in which he played Jack. That same year he joined the Central Junior Television workshop, which was linked to Central TV studios in Nottingham and landed his first TV role in the children's program Your Mother Wouldn't Like It.

In 1992, aged 18, he featured in the the first of his two appearances at the Bush Theatre, playing Malcolm Panks in Pond Life by Richard Cameron, directed by Simon Usher; returning two years later to work with the same author and director on The Mortal Ash.

Then in January 1995 James joined the cast of Emmerdale for an original contract of eight episodes, playing the character he has made famous, Sam Dingle. He ended up doing an eighteen month stint on the show before leaving in the August of 1996. He then went straight on to work once again at the Nottingham Playhouse, playing the lead role in an adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, where he had the great honour of meeting Mr Sillitoe in person.

This was followed by working on Shane Meadow's debut feature film Twenty Four Seven,  before returning to Emmerdale for six months and leaving once again to work on a number of other British films and a couple of mandatory small time crook roles on The Bill. After credits on ITV's Touching Evil with Robson Green and feature film Five Seconds to Spare with Ray Winston in 1999, he decided to knock on the Emmerdale door once again and pleaded with them to let him back in, which they did and he has been working on the show ever since. In fact, Sam Dingle and his family are so loved by Emmerdale fans, they filmed their own movie The Dingles For Richer For Poorer which was released at the end of 2010.

James' has very kindly been afforded time off from Emmerdale to work on Our Style Is Legendary, which he is very excited to be part of as it reunites him with the the author Daniel Hoffmann-Gill. They last worked together as performers at Frank Wheldon Comprehensive School's version of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole in 1989.

MICHAEL Andre Squire

Born and raised in Nottingham and another alumni of Central Junior Television Workshop, Andre’s first television role was in 1999 starring alongside Ken Stott in ITV hit drama The Vice. Other TV credits include West 10 LDN written by Noel Clarke, Doctors, Off The Hook and A Thing Called Love. Film includes One For The Road and Freefall. In 2009 Andre broadened his horizons and moved into stand-up comedy, putting on shows with director Richard Nyeila, the script editor of BBC2 hit comedy The Real McCoy and stand up comedian John Simmit. This led to Pieces which toured nationally and earnt the Nottingham Playhouse the 2009 Eclipse award.

DANNY Jarrod Cooke

Jarrod is a Nottingham born actor, originally from Mansfield, who has spent the last 10 years based in Manchester, where among other projects, he co-produces/co-writes and performs for comedy sketch troupe Bojazz. He has worked extensively in new writing with Baby Cow, Channel K and BBC Three. His television credits include Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The Royal, Heartbeat, Holby City and Lunch Monkeys. He has also worked at numerous theatres across the UK including: Nottingham Playhouse, Derby Playhouse, Lakeside Arts Centre, Oldham Coliseum, Bolton Octagon and Contact Theatre. He has recently finished a tour of a new play Burnt by Connor Mckee and will be starring in British feature film The Holding by James Dormer.

SHELLEY Annishia Lunnette

Annishia is originally from Derbyshire and recently gained a diploma in Contemporary Drama at RADA. Her iconic gap tooth smile saw her in a Colgate Maxfresh commercial this year, along with also becoming the commercial face for XBOX Live. She will soon be seen in the role of Rebecca in a new British independent feature film entitled Strength, made at Ealing Studios, which is currently in post-production.

Annishia is a trained dancer and has worked all over Europe, she is also an accomplished, exciting new song writing talent and her unique, mixed-race heritage and looks have seen her become a Latin beauty queen, Miss La Bomba, representing Cuba.

Annishia is thrilled to be reprising the role of Shelley in Our Style Is Legendary.

STONE Kent Riley

Kent Riley is an English actor, born in Fazakerley near Liverpool and brought up in Lydiate Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

He began his acting career in a number of musical theatre productions. At 12 he performed at the Edinburgh Festival starring in the title role of Bugsy Malone, for the world famous National Youth Music Theatre. At 13, Kent won a prestigious audition, for the part of the Artful Dodger in a 3 month stint at the London Palladium, starring alonside Barry Humphries (as Fagan), where he won rave reviews.

Following on from this, Kent was spotted by a Hollywood agent and he landed a role in a film re-make of the Patty Duke Show. Kent went to Montreal in Canada to star alongside Patty Duke (Oscar Winner- Miracle Worker) where he starred as her son, Liam McAllister.

Other screen work includes Doctors, SavageWeirdsister CollegeFootballers Wives and Family Affairs.

Kent famously played Zak Ramsey, a sports science student, in the British soap-opera Hollyoaks for over 6 years.