Elle Fanning began her career at the age of two when she starred asÂ â€śYoung Lucyâ€ť in New Line Cinemaâ€™s I Am Sam. She has since gone on toÂ make a name for herself as a talented, sophisticated young actress,Â starring in numerous episodes of television (Criminal Minds, DirtyÂ Sexy Money and The Lost Room), and over ten feature films. Her creditsÂ include Alejandro GonzĂˇlez IĂ±Ăˇrrituâ€™s Babel, David Fincherâ€™s TheÂ Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sophia Coppolaâ€™s Somewhere, andÂ Cameron Croweâ€™s We Bought a Zoo. Fanning was named Female Actress ofÂ the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards, and has received nominationsÂ for a Young Artist Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award,Â a Teen Choice Award and an MTV Movie award.
Alessandro Nivola stared acting as an undergraduate studying EnglishÂ at Yale and began his career onstage opposite Helen Mirren in A MonthÂ in the Country. Since then, he has made over 20 films, includingÂ Mansfield Park, Jurassic Park III, Laurel Canyon, Junebug and theÂ first two movies of the GOAL! Trilogy. He recently starred in RobÂ Epsteinâ€™s Howl, opposite James Franco, John Hamm, Mary-Louise ParkerÂ and Jeff Daniels, in Coco Before Chanel opposite Audrey Tatou, and inÂ David Rosenthalâ€™s drama A Life of the Mind with Abigail Breslin.
Christina Hendricks began her career in theatre and television andÂ rose to international fame on AMCâ€™s award-winning series Mad Men. HerÂ portrayal of office manager Joan Harris earned her Emmy nominations inÂ 2010 and 2011 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,Â and the 2011 and 2012 Criticsâ€™ Choice Television Award for SupportingÂ Actress in a Drama Series. Hendricks has also stared in DriveÂ alongside Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, I Donâ€™t Know How She DoesÂ it opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, and in Greg Berlantiâ€™s Life as WeÂ Know It.
Timothy Spall has starred as Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter filmsÂ as well as in Tim Burtonâ€™s films Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber ofÂ Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland. His film credits include MikeÂ Leighâ€™s All or Nothing, Secrets and Lies, and Life is Sweet, GillianÂ Armstrongâ€™s Death Defying Acts, Cameron Croweâ€™s Vanilla Sky andÂ Kenneth Branaghâ€™s Loveâ€™s Labours Lost and Hamlet. For his role asÂ Winston Churchill in the academy award-winning film The Kings Speech,Â Spall accepted a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding PerformanceÂ by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Spall has also been nominated for fiveÂ BAFTAs, a British Independent Film Award and a London Film Criticâ€™sÂ Circle award.
Oliver Platt is has been not only been nominated for a Tony for hisÂ stage work, but has also received Golden Globe, Sag and EmmyÂ nominations for his roles on the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is BurningÂ and the critically acclaimed television programs Huff, The West WingÂ and Nip/Tuck. In film, Platt has stared in Matthew Vaughnâ€™s X-men:Â First Class, Nicole Holofcenerâ€™s Please Give, Roland Emmerichâ€™s 2012,Â Ron Howardâ€™s Frost/Nixon, and most recently Marc Turtletaubâ€™s GodsÂ Behaving Badly. Platt currently stars in the Showtime Original SeriesÂ The Big C.
Jodhi May was one of the youngest actors to receive a Cannes FilmÂ Festival Best Actress award for her role in A World Apart at ageÂ twelve. Since her debut, she has had many notable roles in BritishÂ theatre and television, including The Turn of the Screw, Tipping theÂ Velvet, Tom Hopperâ€™s Daniel Deronda and Steven Poliakoffâ€™s Friends andÂ Crocodiles. Her film credits include roles in Michael Mannâ€™s The LastÂ of the Mohicans alongside Daniel Day Lewis, Terrence Davies' The HouseÂ of Mirth with Gillian Anderson, and Edward Zwickâ€™s Defiance withÂ Daniel Craig. Recently, she appeared opposite Charlotte Rampling inÂ Barnaby Southcombeâ€™s I, Anna, which screened at the 2012 Berlin FilmÂ Festival.
Annette Bening has been nominated for four Oscars for her roles inÂ American Beauty, Being Julia, and The Kids Are Alright. She receivedÂ Golden Globes for her performances in the latter two films, and herÂ role as Nic in The Kids Are Alright also earned her a New York FilmÂ Critics Circle award, and Oscar, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice,Â and Independent Spirit nominations in the â€śBest Actressâ€ť category.Â Most recently, Annette was honored with the â€śActress of the Yearâ€ťÂ award at the Hollywood Film Festival and the American Riviera Award atÂ this yearâ€™s Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Alice Englert the daughter of Oscar-winning director Jane Campion,Â made her debut in Campionâ€™s 2006 film The Water Diary. She has playedÂ leading roles in the feature films Singularity opposite Josh HartnettÂ and Neve Campbell, and In Fear, both due for theatrical release inÂ 2012, and is set to star in the upcoming Warner Bros. film BeautifulÂ Creatures alongside Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons and ViolaÂ Davis.