Doomsday (2008)The film tells the story of an elite fighting unit who must battle to find a cure in a post-apocalyptic zone controlled by a society of murderous renegades as they try to prevent it from ushering in a new dark age.
Critic Reviews of "Doomsday (2008)"
Time OutNovember 24, 2011
Marshall's adrenalin-fuelled skill and enthusiasm propel the action forward with reckless abandon.
Entertainment WeeklyMarch 19, 2008
[Director] Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously.
Village VoiceMarch 18, 2008
I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 18, 2008
Most fantasy-action films blow their budgets in the first half-hour, and limp home with their makeup smeared. Doomsday is unusually patient, smartly saving most of its fireworks for the later innings.
Toronto StarMarch 17, 2008
If you can accept this farrago of nonsense, and enjoy simulated beheadings and lopped-off hands and massive spurts and splashes of blood, this may be the movie for you.
NewsdayMarch 17, 2008
Much as one might admire the British health care system as presented in the documentary Sicko, even Michael Moore would have to admit they have a hard time over there coping with apocalyptic viruses.
Cinemaphile.orgJuly 01, 2013
...a Whitman's sampler of bizarre story ideas and visual gimmicks, congealing around a premise that is so straightforward that it affords them no groundwork for stability or realization.
Lyles' Movie FilesAugust 29, 2012
I somehow ended up admiring "Doomsday" for being the most unapologetically ridiculously, preposterous action movie I've ever seen.
Movies.comApril 04, 2011
In terms of sheer excitement, it's the best movie of 2008.
Lessons of DarknessMarch 29, 2010
As it slogs through one hectic yet mundane set pieces after another, the film slowly drowns in its own pool of clichés.
Creative LoafingAugust 06, 2008
One's enjoyment of Doomsday might stem from how much one admires a blatant homage to the 1980s.
Washington TimesAugust 02, 2008
Doomsday might seem novel - if you've never seen "The Road Warrior," "Aliens," "Escape from New York" or any other post-apocalyptic flick before.
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Actors of "Doomsday (2008)"
Emma CleasbyDescription: Emma Cleasby was born in Cumbria, England. She is an actress, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), Doomsday (2008) and Soulmate (2013).
Vernon WillemseDescription: Vernon Willemse is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Lord of War (2005) and Dredd (2012).
Paul HyettDescription: Paul Hyett is known for his work on The Descent (2005), Doomsday (2008) and Unknown (2011).
Karl ThaningBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Karl Thaning is a South African-born actor. He started studying law at university in South Africa, but left to pursue acting, going on to study Theatre Arts through a scholarship at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Since graduating he returned home and acts in international and local productions in film and television.
Stephen HughesBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Stephen Hughes is an actor, known for Doomsday (2008), Actorholic (2013) and Lord of War (2005).
Jason CopeBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Jason Cope is known for his work on District 9 (2009), Dredd (2012) and Chappie (2015).
Ryan KrugerBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Born in Wallasey, England, Ryan Kruger started acting at a early age. Starting out in school plays and making home movies.He studied acting first at the Oldershaw School in the drama department acting in the odd theater shows in and out of school and then later on moved onto pursue his acting professionally at one of the worlds leading conservatoires and drama schools "The Guildhall School of Music and Drama" under David Ciano.While continuing his schooling, he took a keen interest in directing and started to make short films with family and friends. Then in 2004 he started making music videos for South African metal bands. During this time already Ryan acted and appeared in a number of UK TV series and soaps and featured in films such as "Millions" (directed by Danny Boyle) playing a thief, in "O Jerusalem" as an American-Jewish extremist during the war and in the hit TV series "Shameless" starring James McAvoy.One of Ryan's first major directing projects was a 3 year project called GTV! where he filmed with over 50 major US and UK bands back stage/hotels and tour buses. Bands such as Juliet Lewis and the licks, Black Flag, misfits, Bowling for Soup, slipknot and many more.Early in 2008 Ryan had his work looked at by Quentin Tarantino while he was on his "Death Proof" tour in Liverpool as he was meant to be showcasing his music videos at an event but decided to give them all to Mr. Tarantino.In 2008 Ryan decided to move to South Africa to pursue his acting and directing and got himself a part in the film "Doomsday" directed by Neil Marshall starring Bob Hoskins and Rhona Mitra. During his stay in Cape Town he studied at the AFDA film school for 2 years just to get a crew together to shoot music videos. Over the past seven years Ryan has become a respected director in South Africa for music videos and is one of the top music video directors in the country. By working with major artists in the country Ryan is known for his narrative based videos and his conceptual shooting style.During his time in South Africa he has acted in many international feature films and TV series mainly for the UK and American audiences and commercials for Europe. In 2010 he played a guard in "Death Race 2" (Universal) alongside Luke Goss and Danny Trejo. Then in 2011 in a British TV series "The Runaway" (starring Alan Cumming) as a cockney stage manager.In 2013 he landed a part in the BBC's comedy show "Bluestone 42" as Biffa, a Liverpool scouser chef in the army which was set in Afghanistan.In 2014 he played in Sacha Baron Cohens new film "Grimsby" as one of his English northerner football hooligan friends. Directed by Louis Leterrier also staring Mark Strong and Penélope Cruz. (Sony Pictures Entertainment).He has also picked up many awards for his film-making as a director in music videos/short films winning best international short film for "The Screen Behind The Mirror" at the Latina Documenta Film Festival in Italy. And in 2013 MTV ZA Best Music Video of the Year for the band GoodLuck, his two other music videos where runners up in 2nd and 3rd place.In 2015 Ryan has just picked up a SAMA (South African Music Award) for his Music video he did for "Prime Circle - Doors" for being the top director in the country for music videos.He has also just finished shooting "Last Broken Darkness". Supporting the leads with two completely different characters Ghost/Lone Man. One being a English cockney character and the other a southern hillbilly.
Nathan WheatleyBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Nathan Wheatley is known for his work on Dredd (2012), Safe House (2012) and 10,000 BC (2008).
Cecil CarterBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Cecil Carter is known for his work on Lord of War (2005), Doomsday (2008) and Ernest in the Army (1998).
Jeremy CrutchleyBirth date: 9 May 1977, Cape Town, South AfricaDescription: Jeremy Crutchley is an actor and producer, known for Salem (2014), Lord of War (2005) and Black Sails (2014).
Rhona MitraBirth date: 9 August 1976, Paddington, London, England, UKDescription: Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school. She spent several years at two different schools, including Roedean, but Mitra claims she was eventually expelled from both of them.Mitra's first main role came as Scott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five (1994). In 2000, Mitra had a small, key role in the film Hollow Man (2000), as the rape victim of Kevin Bacon, an incident that drives his character insane. She had a main role in the medical drama Gideon's Crossing (2000), as "Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein". Mitra then had roles in Ali G Indahouse (2002); Sweet Home Alabama (2002); Stuck on You (2003), and leading roles in Highwaymen (2004) and Spartacus (2004). Mitra appeared in the final season of The Practice (1997) as "Tara Wilson", and continued that role into its spin-off Boston Legal (2004), but left not long into the second season. In 2005, Mitra played the role of "Kit McGraw" during Season 3 of Nip/Tuck (2003). Mitra then went on to appear in Skinwalkers (2006), The Number 23 (2007) and Shooter (2007). In 2008, Mitra starred in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday (2008) as "Major Eden Sinclair", and, in 2009, went on to star in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) as "Sonja", the daughter of the powerful vampire elder, "Viktor" (played by Bill Nighy).Mitra appeared as the live action model for "Lara Croft", the lead character in Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider video game series. She was ranked #46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001.
Tom FairfootBirth date: 9 August 1976, Paddington, London, England, UKDescription: Tom was born in Sussex in England. He trained at London university, majoring in french and drama, spent a year at the Sorbonne University doing improvisation/acting class with Peter Brook's assistant Sylvain Corthay and finally at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.Best Known in the UK as Eddie in the award winning musical 'Blood Brothers' on Tour and in the West End London. Playing opposite David Cassidy and Helen Reddy, also Bernie Nolan, Clodagh Rodgers, and Stefan Dennis to name a few. He also played the title roles in the Shakespeare productions Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet, amongst numerous other theatre productions over a decade in repertory theatre and on tour throughout the UK. In South Africa he played Jake in Pieter Toriens's acclaimed two hander comedy production "Stones in his Pockets"Films he has acted in include Beat the Drum, Cape of Good Hope, Stander, Amelia, Doomsday, Mandela's Gun, Blood and Oil, Winnie Mandela, He also acted in "A Soldier's Story", which he wrote for BBC Wales. Most recently he played lieutenant Smalls in the feature film 'Revolt' alongside Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy, Twilight Saga) directed by Joe Miale. Also with Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft) in "The journey is the destination" directed by Bronwyn Hughes, and in NetFlix TV series "The Crown" and as Major Hare in the BBC army series 'Our Girl 2' directed by Jan Matthys, and will also appear in the forthcoming belgium TV series "Salamander 2" directed by Frank Van Mechelen. He has played in over a dozen International movies working alongside Hilary Swank, Naomie Harris, Rhona Mitra and various other international stars.He has appeared in numerous British productions including Casualty, Eastenders, Cave Girl, Zero Hour (drama documentary), The Devil's Whore, Rough and USA series Scout's Safari.Tom has acted in numerous South African television series, including Generations, Isidingo, Innocent Times, Snitch, Zero Tolerance, Backstage, 7de Laan, Binnelanders, Roer Jou Voete, Sober Companion and played the leading role of Detective Gavin Archer in ETV's "Golddiggers". He also starred as Crowbar, an uncompromising operator with a chip on his shoulder, in the TV movie, The Message. The movie revolves around an ultra-elite team of Special Forces Operators who return from a high risk mission in the Congo, only to find an even greater threat waiting for them back at home.Tom was a resident writer on the ETV youth soap Backstage and also wrote for the absurdist comedy series On the Couch, which aired on SABC3 from 2008-2012. He was also part of Joe Parker's comedy improvisation team and during that time did various corporates and comedy improvisation shows with some of South Africa's current leading Comedians. Fun fact. In the 1990s he worked on the original popular British TV comedy show, Noel Edmonds House Party, as part the comedy improv team and then years later briefly with South Africa's version called laugh Out Loud in 2011.He has done hundreds of major voice campaigns involving top commercial brands and international sports, including the World Cup (2010 and 2014), Olympics and Formula 1. In addition, Tom has narrated numerous documentaries and TV channels as the main announcer and was the voice of the National Geographic Channel for three years. He has also voiced two international comedy children's animations playing various characters. He has voiced several South African and International campaigns which have won various awards including two Golds and one Silver at Cannes, as well as local South African advertising awards. He has been consistently one of the most in demand voices in South Africa for over 15 years in the corporate and commercial world. .
Eloise CupidoBirth date: 9 August 1976, Paddington, London, England, UKDescription: Eloise Cupido is an actress, known for Doomsday (2008), König Otto (2006) and Shark Attack (1999).
Lily AndersonBirth date: 9 August 1976, Paddington, London, England, UKDescription: Lily Anderson is an actress, known for Doomsday (2008) and The Innocent Maleficent (2012).
Az AbrahamsBirth date: 9 August 1976, Paddington, London, England, UKDescription: Az Abrahams is an actor, known for Doomsday (2008), More Than Just a Game (2007) and The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior (2008).
Bob HoskinsBirth date: 26 October 1942, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UKDescription: Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper. Growing up, Hoskins received only limited education and he left school at 15, but with a passion for language and literature instilled by his former English teacher. A regular theatre-goer, Hoskins dreamed of starring on stage, but before he could do so he had to work odd jobs for a long time to make ends meet. His acting career started out more by accident than by design, when he accompanied a friend to watch some auditions, only to be confused for one of the people auditioning, getting a script pushed into his hands with the message "You're next". He got the part and acquired an agent. After some stage success, he expanded to television with roles in television series such as Villains (1972) and Thick as Thieves (1974). In the mid-'70s, he started his film career, standing out when he performed alongside Richard Dreyfuss in John Byrum's Inserts (1975) and in a smaller part in Richard Lester's Royal Flash (1975).Hoskins broke through in 1978 in Dennis Potter's mini TV series, Pennies from Heaven (1978), playing "Arthur Parker", the doomed salesman. After this, a string of high-profile and successful films followed, starting with his true major movie debut in 1980's The Long Good Friday (1980) as the ultimately doomed "Harold Shand". This was followed by such works as The Cotton Club (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), which won him an Oscar nomination as well as a BAFTA award, Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globe), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (Golden Globe nomination), Mermaids (1990), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), Felicia's Journey (1999) and Enemy at the Gates (2001).Hoskins always carefully balanced the riches of Hollywood with the labor of independent film, though leaned more towards the latter than the former. He worked at smaller projects such as Shane Meadows' debut 24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997), in which he starred as "Allen Darcy". Besides this, he found time to direct, write and star in The Raggedy Rawney (1988), as well as direct and star in Rainbow (1995), and contributing to HBO's Tales from the Crypt (1989) and Tube Tales (1999).Suffering from Parkinson's disease in later years, Hoskins died of pneumonia at age 71 in a London hospital.
Alexander SiddigBirth date: 21 November 1965, SudanDescription: Born in Sudan, Siddig was raised in Britain and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) where he studied acting and theater. Immediately after leaving LAMDA, Sid did a season of theater in Manchester, in addition to performing in various shows in pubs and small theaters. Later, Siddig worked as a director in a small theater in London."I was in a situation where I pretty much had a theater company at my disposal and a theater at my disposal and could do anything I liked...as long as I did it for nothing. Which is sort of a step before charging and not being able to do what you like. I was at a point where I could have just gone on and become a director in London, as a trainee at the Royal Shakespeare Company or something like that, and ended up being a bona fide director. It was quite a big struggle because for a year and a half, which is the time I spent directing immediately after I left acting school, you just have no money so you're just living on welfare and you're trying to make it. . ."During this time of financial struggle Sid was offered the part of Emir Feisal in Great Performances: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992), the sequel to Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Sid co-starred with Ralph Fiennes who played T. E. Lawrence.Siddig's performance in Great Performances: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992) brought him to the attention of Rick Berman who was creating the new series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). Originally brought in to audition for the role of Captain Benjamin Sisko, Berman decided Siddig was too young for the role and cast him as Dr. Julian Bashir instead. The part had to be slightly rewritten for Siddig as the original "bible" had called for an Hispanic male to play the part, named Julian Amoros, although Berman reports that no other actors were considered for the role.During his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Siddig and co-star Nana Visitor had a son (Django) and were married in 1997. They divorced in 2001, although they remain friends.After a successful seven-year run on television, Siddig began working in feature films, quickly accumulating roles in movies such as Vertical Limit (2000), Reign of Fire (2002), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and the critically acclaimed Syriana (2005). Early 2005 saw Siddig return to the stage opposite Kim Cattrall in the West End production of "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" Following a controversial guest turn on Spooks (2002), the title role in Hannibal (2006) in 2006 and a recurring role on 24 (2001) in 2007 brought Siddig back to the small screen.
David O'HaraBirth date: 9 July 1965, Glasgow, Scotland, UKDescription: David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, at a community theatre based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples.David moved to London at age 17 to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama but left after two terms because of a shortage of funds. He went back to Scotland and landed a role in Bill Forsyth's "Comfort and Joy," then returned to Central to finish his last term. He was understudy to Ralph Fiennes in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."He performed in "Romeo and Juliet" as Tybalt, directed by Declan Donnallan for the New Shakespeare Company, at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent Park, which was followed by a European tour. Other theatre credits include "The Comedy of Errors" at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, and "Aff the Other Man" at the Haymarket. He spent a year at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and the Barbican, in "Fashion," Jonathan Miller's production of "Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "Cymbeline," and "Bite of the Night" directed by Danny Boyle.His big break came as Stephen, the rampaging Irishman who joins forces with William Wallace (Mel Gibson), in "Braveheart" (1995). The following year saw him co-starring opposite Helen Mirren as a slightly independent policeman in Granada Television's "Prime Suspect V: Errors in Judgment," which aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1997. That same year, O'Hara also appeared in Alan J Pakula's "The Devil's Own," was the romantic foil to Janeane Garofalo in "The Matchmaker," portrayed a biker in the Scottish film "The Slab Boys," and portrayed Bill Sykes in "The Wonderful World of Disney" adaptation of "Oliver Twist" (ABC).
Cokey FalkowBirth date: 14 October 1974, Durban, South AfricaDescription: Cokey Falkow was born on October 14, 1974 in Durban, South Africa as Jonathan Falkow. He is an actor and writer, known for Doomsday (2008), Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016) and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (2008).
John CarsonBirth date: 28 February 1927, Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]Description: John Carson was a hugely prolific actor who appeared constantly on UK screens throughout the mid-50s until the mid-80s. He has appeared alongside many of the UK's stars and became hugely popular as a villain or hero. The secret of John's success was his versatility and his wonderful silky voice. He appeared in 3 Hammer films which led to an ever-increased popularity amongst film fans. John moved to South Africa from England in the 80s and, sadly, his appearances became far more sporadic although he always kept working, even producing and filming his own short documentary, "African Spirit". He the returned to England in 2007 and has been involved in a few films, such as The Deal (2008). He attended a John Carson Celebration Day in London (July 2009). This was the first time he had talked publicly about his long career in television, film and stage. The day was a huge success and, aside from a showing of two of his films, John gave an interview on stage and then signed autographs. The day was a huge success and this was proved so by a large attendance and the queues for his autograph and photos. John returned to South Africa in 2014 where he spent time with his family and got to relax a little. He sadly passed away on November 5th, 2016, he was a fine actor and leaves behind a legacy of his versatility on screen.
Nathalie BolttBirth date: 28 February 1927, Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]Description: Nathalie Boltt is an actress known for Golden Globe winner, District 9 and Greg Berlanti's hotly awaited series, Riverdale as well as award-winning BBC hit, Inspector George Gently and Doomsday, directed by Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall. She is bilingual (German- English), with a broad range of character and accent abilities. The Wotwots, in which she voices lead character, is adored by tens of millions of young viewers from the UK to China. Nathalie is also a writer, director and producer and co-founder of Rodrigo Films.
Susan DanfordBirth date: 28 February 1927, Colombo, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]Description: Susan Danford is an actress, known for Invictus (2009), Doomsday (2008) and The Salvation (2014).
Adrian LesterBirth date: 14 August 1968, Birmingham, England, UKDescription: Adrian Lester OBE was born on August 14, 1968 in Birmingham, England as Adrian Anthony Lester. He is a multi award winning actor and director, known for seven seasons of the hit TV show Hustle (2004), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Primary Colors (1998) and his extensive classical work in the theatre playing Othello, Henry V, Rosalind and Hamlet to name but a few. He is married to actress and writer Lolita Chakrabarti. They have two children.
Rick WardenBirth date: 29 September 1971, UKDescription: Rick Warden was born on September 29, 1971 in the UK as Richard George Warden. He is an actor and producer, known for Imagine Me & You (2005), Doomsday (2008) and Bride & Prejudice (2004). He has been married to Lucy Barker since May 1, 2004.
Nora-Jane NooneBirth date: 8 March 1984, Galway, IrelandDescription: Nora-Jane Noone was born on March 8, 1984 in Galway, Ireland. She is an actress, known for The Descent (2005), The Magdalene Sisters (2002) and Brooklyn (2015).
Leslie SimpsonBirth date: 8 March 1984, Galway, IrelandDescription: Born in Eston, North Yorkshire. Trained at Academy of Live & Recorded Arts in London. A seasoned stage and film actor. Known mainly for his work in genre films. Former director of threeovereden touring Theatre Company. Wrote and directed critically acclaimed short film, Grandpa. A lifelong Boro fan, he lives among the colonial commoners in Melbourne Australia, and is quite partial to Aussie Rules football.
Chris RobsonBirth date: 8 March 1984, Galway, IrelandDescription: Chris Robson is an actor, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and Doomsday (2008).
Sean PertweeBirth date: 4 June 1964, London, England, UKDescription: Sean Pertwee was born into a theatrical dynasty of actors. After training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Sean began his acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most notably starring in Titus Andronicus directed by Deborah Warner.After touring for three years, Sean continued his classical training by playing Julius Caesar for the BBC and Macbeth for Michael Bogdanov's production for C4 films. Since then, he has become instantly recognizable for both his film and television work.On film, Sean began on the Joe Orton's biopic Prick Up Your Ears (1987), then went on to appear in Paul W.S. Anderson's Shopping (1994), playing opposite Jude Law. Followed by performances in Event Horizon (1997), Soldier (1998), Doomsday (2008), Love, Honour and Obey (2000), and the lead role in Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers (2002). Other notable film credits include Screen Two: Deadly Voyage (1996); Wild Bill (2011); Blue Juice (1995), in which Sean played opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; and The 51st State (2001) with Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle. Most recently, Sean played opposite Steve Coogan in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013).Sean's extensive TV work saw him recently play the iconic role of Lestrade in the CBS show Elementary (2012) with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes. He has also starred in The Musketeers (2014), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), the award-winning Luther (2010), and had a recurring role in the hugely popular Cold Feet (1997) with 'James Nesbitt' (I)_. Sean's other TV credits include Skins (2007), Bodyguards (1996), Jo (2013) with 'Jean Reno', Chancer (1990), The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992), Clarissa (1991) with Sean Bean, and Camelot (2011) with Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green.Sean is set to appear as Alfred Pennyworth the unflappable butler, in the new Warner Bros. series Gotham (2014), which follows the story behind Commissioner James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival. Sean is a popular voiceover artist and can frequently be heard voicing documentaries, animated films, commercials, TV series, and video games, including Fable, Killzone, and Assassin's Creed.
Darren MorfittBirth date: 12 September 1973, Hartlepool, England, UKDescription: Darren Morfitt was born on September 12, 1973 in Hartlepool, England. He is an actor, known for Dog Soldiers (2002), Warriors (1999) and How I Live Now (2013). He has been married to Helen Latham since June 2004.
Alessia RamazzottiBirth date: 12 September 1973, Hartlepool, England, UKDescription: Alessia Ramazzotti is an actress, known for Doomsday (2008).
Shaamilla NoordienBirth date: 12 September 1973, Hartlepool, England, UKDescription: Shaamilla Noordien is known for her work on Dredd (2012), Safe House (2012) and Doomsday (2008).
Lee-Anne LiebenbergBirth date: 12 September 1973, Hartlepool, England, UKDescription: Lee-Anne Liebenberg is known for her work on District 9 (2009), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Chappie (2015).
Craig ConwayBirth date: 1975, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UKDescription: Craig Conway was born in 1975 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor and producer, known for Doomsday (2008), Estranged (2015) and The Descent (2005). He was previously married to Jill Halfpenny.
Nicholas PaulingBirth date: 1975, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UKDescription: Nicholas Pauling is an actor, known for Black Butterflies (2011), Doomsday (2008) and Friend Request (2016).
Riaz SolkerBirth date: 1975, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UKDescription: Riaz Solker is an actor and writer, known for Doomsday (2008), The Poseidon Adventure (2005) and Taxiing (2015).
MyAnna BuringBirth date: 22 September 1979, Sundsvall, Västernorrlands län, SwedenDescription: MyAnna Buring was born 22 September 1979, in Sundsvall, Sweden, as MyAnna Margaretha Buring Rantapää, but grew up in the Middle East. When she turned 16, she moved to Great Britain. She attended secondary school at the American British Academy in Muscat, Oman, with her childhood friend Stegath Dorr, who is a character actor and a prolific horror filmmaker. Buring graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2004. She is also the associate director of the MahWaff Theatre Company.
Porteus XandauBirth date: 22 September 1979, Sundsvall, Västernorrlands län, SwedenDescription: Porteus Xandau is an actor and producer, known for Dredd (2012), Doomsday (2008) and Endgame (2009).
Axelle CarolynBirth date: 3 April 1979, Brussels, BelgiumDescription: Axelle Carolyn was born on April 3, 1979 in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress and director, known for Centurion (2010), Tales of Halloween (2015) and Soulmate (2013). She was previously married to Neil Marshall.
Benedict CarverBirth date: 20 May 1969, Farnham, Surrey, England, UKDescription: Born in England, Benedict Carver graduated from Edinburgh University with an M.A. in Spanish and Politics. He started his career in entertainment as a film reporter for Variety.In 1999, Carver joined Sony Pictures' genre division, Screen Gems, rising to become its senior vice president of acquisitions and co-productions. He was involved in a string of successful releases for the studio including "Resident Evil," "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," "Underworld" and "Silent Hill", among others.Carver was also responsible for acquiring a slew of critically lauded specialized dramas, including "Girlfight," the Oscar-nominated "El Crimen del Padre" and Golden Globe-nominated "The Squid and The Whale".In 2005, Carver left Screen Gems to produce the post-apocalyptic thriller "Doomsday," directed by Neil Marshall. His other credits include "Tekken", based on the bestselling videogame. He also executive produced the forthcoming dance movie "Beat The World".In 2009 Carver formed Dark Hero Studios, together with writer/director David Hayter ("X-Men") to focus on the production of film and television properties. The partners signed an overall first-look television deal with Entertainment One. Dark Hero's debut feature production will be the action/thriller "Wolves," to be written and directed by Hayter.
Martin CompstonBirth date: 8 May 1984, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UKDescription: Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard Grade Exams and obtained three As and two Bs in his Higher results. He left school after his fifth year to pursue his dream as a footballer and was soon signed by Morton Football Team.In 2000, director Ken Loach discovered him at an audition at his old high school and gave him the lead role in Sweet Sixteen (2002). The movie was filmed in Martin's home area, including Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip, Kilmalcolm, and Wemyss Bay. The film was a huge success, which shot Martin into full view of the public and even gave some fame to Inverclyde. However, many counselors thought that this was bad publicity because the film has to do with drugs and underage drinking. However, Ken Loach then made a statement that the movie was not based on Greenock and Inverclyde - but was only filmed there, as that was where Martin was located.Compston reunited with Loach for the omnibus film Tickets (2005)
Hennie BosmanBirth date: 8 May 1984, Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UKDescription: Hennie Bosman is known for his work on Invictus (2009), Death Race 2 (2010) and Doomsday (2008).
Cal MacAninchBirth date: 1969, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland, UKDescription: Cal MacAninch was born in 1969 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. He is an actor and writer, known for The Awakening (2011), Warriors (1999) and Dear Frankie (2004). He is married to Shauna Macdonald. They have three children.
Malcolm McDowellBirth date: 13 June 1943, Horsforth, Yorkshire, England, UKDescription: Malcolm John Taylor was born on June 13, 1943 in Leeds, England, to working-class parents Edna (McDowell), a hotelier, and Charles Taylor, a publican. His father was an alcoholic. Malcolm hated his parents' ways. His father was keen to send his son to private school to give him a good start in life, so Malcolm was packed off to boarding school at age 11. He attended the Tunbridge Boarding School and the Cannock House School in Eltham, Kent. At school, he was beaten with the slipper or cane every Monday for his wayward behavior. Whilst at school, he decided that he wanted to become an actor; it was also around this time that his love for race cars began. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) to study acting. Meanwhile, he worked at his parents' pub but lost his job when the pub went bankrupt, his father drinking all the profits. He then had a variety of jobs, from coffee salesman to messenger.His first big-screen role was in Poor Cow (1967), although his two-minute scene was ultimately cut from the completed film. Soon after, he caught the attention of director Lindsay Anderson who cast him in the role of a rebellious student in his film If.... (1968). The film catapulted Malcolm to stardom in Britain but failed everywhere else. He was so enthusiastic about the film's success that he wanted to do another right away. He began writing what would become the semi-autobiographical O Lucky Man! (1973). Meanwhile, he starred as the infamous Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's controversial A Clockwork Orange (1971), a role that caused him to be typecast as a manic psychopathic villain. In early 1976, he spent nearly a year working on what would later be one of the most infamous films of all time, the semi-pornographic Caligola (1979), financed by Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione. Around that time, the British film industry collapsed, forcing him to flee to America to continue working. His first American film was Time After Time (1979). He then did Britannia Hospital (1982), the last part of Lindsay Anderson's working-class trilogy that started with If.... (1968).In the mid-1980s, the years of alcohol and drug abuse, including $1000 a week on cocaine, caught up with him. Years of abuse took its toll on him; his black hairs were now grey. Looking older than he really was, nobody wanted to cast him for playing younger roles. The big roles having dried up, he did many B-rated movies. The 1990s were kinder to him, though. In 1994, he was cast as Dr. Tolian Soran, the man who killed Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations (1994). He was back on the track, playing villains again. He played another in the classic BBC miniseries Our Friends in the North (1996). Today, with more than 100 films under his belt, he is one of the greatest actors in America. He still does not have American citizenship, but he likes the no-nonsense American ways. He resides in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, California.
Martin BallBirth date: 1965, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UKDescription: Martin Ball was born in 1965 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. He is an actor, known for Doomsday (2008), Ali G Indahouse (2002) and Keeping Mum (1997).
Tyrell KemloBirth date: 1965, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UKDescription: Tyrell Kemlo is known for his work on Blood Diamond (2006), Invictus (2009) and The Constant Gardener (2005).
Garry GeorgeBirth date: 1965, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UKDescription: Garry George is known for his work on Doomsday (2008) and Love, Death, & Cars (1999).
George BaileyBirth date: 1965, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UKDescription: George Bailey is known for his work on District 9 (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).
Directors of "Doomsday (2008)"
Neil MarshallBirth date: 25 May 1970, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UKDescription: Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for The Descent (2005), Dog Soldiers (...
Creators of "Doomsday (2008)"
Neil MarshallBirth date: 25 May 1970, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UKDescription: Neil Marshall was born on May 25, 1970 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is a director and producer, known for The Descent (2005), Dog Soldiers (...