CAST

stan rowe

STAN ROWE as Harold Gimble

Harold's Going Stiff is Stan's first lead role in a feature film. His experience ranges from theatre to film and TV including the long running and highly successful UK TV series Heartbeat.

Stan was also lucky enough to join Michael Jackson on stage at the 1995 Brit Awards performance of the Earth Song.

He considers his performance in Harold' Going Stiff as one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his career.

sarah spencer

SARAH SPENCER as Penny Rudge

Harold's Going Stiff is Sarah Spencer's first feature film as a lead actress. Sarah was an RAF child brought up in the Scottish Highlands, and it was here at a very young age, that Sarah began to realise that she could chase her dream of becoming an actress.

Sarah has played a variety of roles in theatre, commercials, television and film and has worked alongside some outstanding performers such as Bruce Jones (The Full Monty, Raining Stones)

andy pandini

ANDY PANDINI as Jon Grayson

Andy was a stand-up comedian for many years before turning professional as an actor in 2005. He has since appeared in numerous films, including Whatever Happened to Pete Blaggit? Simon and Emily and the multi-award winning short film Fish Can't Fly. His television appearances include the hit UK series Holby City (BBC) and Richard and Judy. His stage appearances include He Said, She Said (Landor), Dentity Crisis (King's Head), "Turn the Blue Light Down" (Edinburgh)

lee thompson

LEE THOMPSON as Mike Jacksmith

Lee 'Tommy Gun' Thompson, is a native of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. Though he was cast in school plays as a child, Lee had no interest in acting. He quickly discovered where his real talent lay and abandoned his studies completely and turned to the world of cage fighting. This is where he earned his nickname as he peppered opponents with body altering maneuvers. He became a successful cage fighter and holds a number of records.

This is Lee's first role in a feature film and he provides some of the most memorable improvised lines, including "Times up crusty cock".

richard harrison

RICHARD HARRISON as Colin

Richard was a Postman for many years before moving into office work. Harold's Going Stiff is Richard's first ever film appearance. He was chosen for the part of Colin when he came to an open casting session in his hometown of Penistone. During the shoot he was locked in the boot of a car for long periods in order to 'get into' character.

phil gascoyne

PHIL GASCOYNE as Dr. Norbert Shuttleworth

Phil got the theatre bug aged just 14, and since then has acted in or directed hundreds of theatre productions. Major roles include Mozart in Amadeus, McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and theatre directing credits include Brassed Off! and Dads Army.

Phil was brought onboard at the very last minute to play the sophisticated Dr. Shuttleworth. This is Phil's second film with director Keith Wright after he appeared in Take me to Your Leader.

MICHAELA ANNE ROWE as Grace Mathews

LIZ SIMMONS as June Peterson

JANE HARDCASTLE as Charity Shop Assistant

RICHARD ATKINSON as Zombie 7

ROGER BINGHAM as News Reporter

JANINE INGRID ULFANE as News Reporter 2

DANIEL GOSLING as Lab Assistant

MATTHEW ROBERTS as Meat-a-rino addict

MICHAEL ETHERIDGE as Security Guard

LAURA WELSH as Government Official

DAVID FENDICK as Internet Date 1

ANDREW BARNARD as Zombie 1

IAN FLANAGAN as Cave Zombie

PATRICK WILSON as Lab Zombie

PHIL McKENNA as Farmer Zombie

KEITH S WRIGHT as Stiff Man

ELEANOR JAMES as Meat-a-rino Girl

SAM JACOB as boy 1

JAMIE BOSHIER as boy 2

TREVOR SEYMOUR as Field Zombie

MOLLY HOWE as Suffering Daughter 1

LUCY WILKINS as Suffering Daughter 2

JULIE BEECH as June's Assistant

CONSTANCE BARNARD as Addicts Relative

W. R. SPENCER as Man with Limp

 

Community Centre Zombies

ELVIN ATHEY

JOHN SCHOLEY

SIMON PHILLIPS

CHRIS WALKER

CLIVE LEACOCK

CREW

keith wright

KEITH WRIGHT - Writer/Director

Born and raised in Sheffield, England, Keith Wright was inspired to make films after sneaking into late-night video screenings organised by his parents. After leaving school he worked part time in a local video rental shop and studied Photography at Sheffield University. During this time he also wrote and published a magazine devoted to low-budget filmmakers.

His particular interest in the editing process led to gaining a three-year placement at the National Film and Television School, England, where he graduated with a Diploma in Film Editing.

Keith returned to writing and directing with the multi-award winning short films Where's Bingo Betty? and Long in the Tooth, which supported Billy Elliot and Mars Attacks in cinemas. Harold's Going Stiff is his second feature, having completed the improvised comedy Take me to Your Leader in 2008.

richard guy

RICHARD GUY - Producer

As a young boy Richard's dad often took him to work at the television studios of LWT on the Southbank in London and over the years he gravitated towards film and television production. For the most part Richard has produced corporate films, with some 200 credits to his name, for big brands such as Rolls Royce, Microsoft, and Goodyear. He has an innate knack of being able to create small teams of people that work well together. Which was a real advantage on Harold's Going Stiff as everyone had to work and live together for the duration of the shoot.

Shot in only 7 days with just a matter of weeks for pre-production, Richard considers Harold's Going Stiff to be his biggest ever achievement to date. As such, he is incredibly proud to have Harold's Going Stiff as his first credit as producer on a feature film, and is passionate about its potential future commercial success.

grant bridgeman

GRANT BRIDGEMAN - Sound Recordist

Grant Bridgeman is a sound recordist and sound designer who has been recording sound for over 25 years, and turned professional in 2001. On set, he has worked on a wide range of projects, including Control, The Duchess, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll and on a number of commercials with Shane Meadows (including ASDA, DEFRA and Pizza Hut).

His location work covers a range of styles from the set piece complexities of a drama, to the run and gun style of documentaries. Which, considering the mockumentary style of Harold's Going Stiff, was a good thing really as the improvised nature of the script, combined with the speed and portability of Keith's 7D camera meant that the sound recording was something akin to capturing a freeform jazz odyssey.

He'd love to have some hobbies, but when he's not building his house or playing with his family and other animals, he tends to be doing sound stuff; as he does post production as well – even winning some awards – in his purpose build studio.

tom kane

TOM KANE - Music Composer

Tom's musical career has been long and wide-ranging - he has written serious music for the concert-hall, composed for the theatre, film and television (World in Action, Panorama), written musicals for children and spent time on the road playing keyboards with TV stars Ant & Dec. His most recent work was on the feature film Surviving Evil (Billy Zane, Titanic). Having loved Keith's previous film Take me to your Leader Tom jumped at the chance to work on Harold's Going Stiff.

jules bowden

JULES BOWDEN - Make-up Artist

Jules' professional make-up career took off after enrolling at Greasepaint, a world-renowned make-up school where her talents were honed for TV, Film, Prosthetics and Special FX as well as Fashion.

She has worked on music videos with the likes of Elbow, The Wombats and Lilly Allen amongst others, and on adverts for brands such as Visa, Sony Ericsson and Pizza Express. Jules also works regularly on editorial features shoots for Sugar Magazine and has also worked on TV dramas such as Primeval.

Harold's Going Stiff was an exhilarating experience and provided an excellent platform for Jules to explore the use of Silicone guns and airbrushing techniques when creating the Zombies. There was no room for errors, it had to work first time, and it was under this pressure that Jules produced some of her best work.

claire wills

CLAIRE WILLIAMS - Make-up Artist

After 'A' levels Claire studied at the City and Guilds of London Art School and worked as a signwriter and mural artist before training as a make up artist in 2004. She has worked on several short films, adverts and music videos', one of which won Best Budget Video award at the UK Music and Video Awards. Claire specialises in airbrush make up effects and body painting, she particularly enjoys using prosthetics and special effects make up.

Harold's Going Stiff is Claire's first feature film and she enjoyed working with director Keith Wright... except when he wanted to film a scene with the main characters, in her bedroom at 11pm.

sabrina robinson

SABRINA ROBINSON - Production Assistant

Sabrina graduated from Sunderland University in 2009 with a 2:1 in Media Production in which she took on roles such as producer, production manager and costume designer.

Soon after graduating, she got the opportunity to work on the short film Bait Room based in Newcastle, written by Arthur Mckenzie and produced/directed by Vince Woods. Her credited roles were costume designer and art director and she was responsible for researching and sourcing early 1970's police uniforms and creating a police staff room of the same era.

Harold's Going Stiff is Sabrina's first feature film credit and she is now looking forward to gaining further experience on other projects.

JANE HARDCASTLE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

ROB RICHARDSON Script Supervisor

ANNA PAMPLIN Design

SEB HALL Runner/Stills Photography

JO BUDDEN Additional Make-up

OLLY ASTLES-JONES Additional Sound

JEAN-PAUL DE CLAITE-ROSSE Stills Photography