SEYMOUR "Fanny Kemble" / Executive Producer
Jane Seymour recently completed a six-year starring run in "Dr. Quinn, Medicine
Woman," which attracted one of the most devoted followings in television history.
Seymour's other notable television work includes "East of Eden," which earned
her a Golden Globe™ Best Actress Award, "War and Remembrance," which garnered
her Emmy® and Golden Globe™ nominations, "The Richest Man Alive," for which
she won a Best Actress Emmy® for her portrayal of Maria Callas, "The Woman He
Loved," "Captains and Kings," and the BBC's "Our Mutual Friend" and "King David."
Her best-known film credits include "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve,
and the James Bond classic "Live and Let Die."
Seymour has starred in and produced several television movies directed by her
husband, James Keach, under the auspices of their production company, Catfish
Productions. Recent projects include "The Absolute Truth," "A Passion for Justice"
and "A Marriage of Convenience."
Since the couple had twins in late 1995, they have collaborated on a series of
popular children's books for Putnam entitled This One and That One, based on the
antics of twin kittens.
Seymour originated the role of Constanza Weber, the wife of Mozart, in the Broadway
hit "Amadeus" and has appeared on the London stage in such productions as "Ophelia"
and "A Doll's House."
Daughter of a British obstetrician and his Dutch wife, Jane was born in Wimbledon,
England. She began training in dance at an early age, and was just 13 when she
made her professional debut with the London Festival Ballet. That same year she
entered the Arts Educational Trust, and danced with the visiting Kirov Ballet.
She then turned to acting, making her film debut as a chorus girl in Richard Attenborough's
"Oh, What A Lovely War." She played roles in a range of classical plays and performed
in radio dramas, such as the BBC's six-hour "Far From the Madding Crowd." Her
breakthrough role was as Winston Churchill's first love, Pamela Powden, in Carl
Foreman's "Young Winston."
Her first, and only other, television series was the BBC's "The Onedin Line,"
which led to her casting as Solitaire in "Live and Let Die."
Actively involved in numerous social causes, Jane has lent her watercolor and
sketching talents to several artistic efforts for charity. She serves as International
Ambassador for Childhelp USA -- dedicated to the research, treatment and prevention
of child abuse --and is the Honorary Chairperson for City Hearts, which enriches
the lives of abused or neglected children through the arts.
KEITH CARRADINE "Pierce Butler"
Keith Carradine has starred in feature films and on Broadway, and is an Academy
Award® -winning singer/songwriter. His most noted films include "Andre,"
"The Duelists," "Pretty Baby," "The Longriders," "Southern Comfort," "Trouble
in Mind," "The Moderns" (for which he painted artwork for the films poster),
"Thieves Like Us," "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," "A Gunfight," and the Oscar-nominated
"Nashville," for which he wrote several songs on the soundtrack, including the
hit "Im Easy."
films include "A Thousand Acres," "Standoff," "2 Days in the Valley" and "The
Hunters Moon," co-starring Burt Reynolds. He also appeared with Tom Selleck
in "The Last Stand At Saber River," which earned him and Selleck honors from the
National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Carradine received a Tony
Award® nomination for creating the role of Will Rogers in "The Will Rogers
Follies," the Broadway hit that earned six Tony Awards® , including Best
Musical. After a year of performances he led the national touring company of the
show, playing 28 cities in 12 months. He previously had appeared on Broadway with
Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in "Foxfire," winning an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Born in San Mateo, California,
the son of the late John Carradine (veteran actor and father of acting brothers
David and Robert), Keith began playing guitar at age 14. He formed a bluegrass
band with classmates at Ojai Valley School, where he also began appearing in school
dramas. He went on to Colorado State University and appeared in one campus play
before dropping out of school. After a brief period in San Francisco. he went
to Los Angeles and moved in with his brother David. He got his break in 1969 when
he provided guitar accompaniment at Davids audition for the Broadway production
of "Hair" -- and was himself cast in the part. He played the part for nearly a
year on Broadway before returning to Los Angeles to begin a film-acting career.
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE "Joe"
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje can currently be seen in the acclaimed dramatic series
"OZ," created by Tom Fontana. His other television credits include "Cracker,"
the ABC miniseries "20,000 League Under the Sea" and the action series "Pensacola."
He has appeared in the feature films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls," "Congo"
and "Delta of Venus." Akinnuoye-Agbaje earned a masters degree in criminal
law from Kings College in London before relocating to Los Angeles to work
as a model and launch his acting career.
JANET-LAINE GREEN "Elizabeth Sedgwick"
Janet-Laine Green is a Toronto-based actress who has been seen in numerous film
and television projects. She is a multiple Genie and Gemini Best Actress nominee
for her performances in such projects as "Transit of Venus," "The Shower," "The
Beachcombers," "Seeing Things," "Michael & Kity" and "Cowboys Dont Cry."
She has starred in nearly two dozen Toronto stage productions, including "A Streetcar
Named Desire" and "Twelfth Night."
ARLENE DUNCAN "Harriet"
Arlene Duncan is a veteran actress who has appeared in more than three dozen film
and television projects. Duncan portrayed Harriet Tubman in CBS "Sing Out,
Freedom Train" and has played principal and lead roles in such shows as "Moonlight
Becomes You," "Ghostwriter," "Top Cops," "An American Christmas Tale" and "FX:
The Series." Her film credits include "Extreme Measures," "Body Parts" and "FX
II." An accomplished singer, Duncan has performed in numerous television musicals,
including a Johnny Cash special and Global TVs "Variety Tonight."
EUGENE BYRD "Jack"
Eugene Byrd recently completed a stint as a regular on the CBS series "Promised
Land" and stars in the Fox Searchlight feature "White Boys." Byrd has previously
been seen in such films as "Sleepers," "Dead Man," starring Johnny Depp and directed
by Jim Jarmusch, and SHOWTIMEs "Color of Justice" with F. Murray Abraham,
Bruce Davison, Gregory Hines and Judd Hirsch. His television credits also include
a recurring role on "Cosby," a series regular role on SHOWTIMEs "Chris Cross,"
and guest starring roles on "Beverly Hills 90210," "The Young Riders," "The Days
and Nights of Molly Dodd" and "H.E.L.P.," starring Wesley Snipes. In addition,
he appeared in the NBC telefilm "Murder in Mississippi," had a regular role on
"Sesame Street" and won a Youth in Film Best Actor Award for the Disney Channel
feature "Perfect Harmony."
SHARON WASHINGTON "Psyche"
Sharon Washington has appeared such high-profile films as "Malcolm X," "Die Hard
With A Vengeance" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight," as well as independent projects
such as "Waking the Dead," produced by Jodie Foster, and "The Confession" with
Ben Kingsley and Alec Baldwin. She has guest starred on many television productions,
including Hallmark Hall of Fames "Blind Spot" with Joanne Woodward, and
the miniseries "North and South III." Episodic appearances include "Trinity,"
"Law & Order," "Cosby" and "Here and Now." A graduate of the Yale School of Drama,
Washington has appeared in more than 20 theatrical productions, including co-starring
roles at the New York Shakespeare Festival with Denzel Washington and Christopher
JAMES KEACH Director / Executive Producer / "Dr. Huston"
James Keach has worked as an actor, writer, producer and director. He directed
the Warner Bros. feature "The Stars Fell on Henrietta," produced by Clint Eastwood
and starring Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn and Frances Fisher. Keach executive produced
and co-wrote the feature films "The Long Riders" (in which he also starred as
Jesse James) and "Armed and Dangerous." He also produced the feature "The Experts"
and co-wrote and directed the telefilm "The Forgotten," a CableACE Award winner.
Keach received two Western
Heritage Awards for Best Director for the series "The Young Riders," which he
also produced. "A Winner Never Quits," a telefilm he produced for ABC, won a Humanitas
Award. Keach produced and directed his wife Jane Seymour in the telefilms "A Passion
for Justice," "Sunstroke," "Praying Mantis" and "Absolute Truth" through their
production company, Catfish Productions.The
couples latest collaboration yielded "Marriage of Convenience," one of the
highest rated television movies of the season, and the "Dr. Quinn" movie for CBS.
Both were directed by Keach and starred Seymour.
A graduate of Northwestern
University and the Yale School of Drama, Keach received classical training as
an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival under Joseph Papp. He performed
on stage at the Body Politic Theater in Chicago, and directed theater in Chicago,
New York, and Los Angeles. He has starred in over 50 feature films, including
"Wildcats," "Love Letters," "Vacation," "The Experts," "Moving Violations," "Comes
A Horseman" and "The Razors Edge." He recently returned to acting in the
feature "Swiss Family Robinson," starring opposite his wife.
CHRISTOPHER LOFTON Writer
Christopher Lofton has written several high-profile projects for television, including
"Scarlett," the eight-hour miniseries for CBS. More recent credits include "The
Ballad of Lucy Whipple," "The Staircase," "True Women" and "The Judge," all for
CBS; Mary Higgins Clarks "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" for the Family Channel;
and the miniseries "Time and Again." In addition to more than a dozen other television
movies, Lofton wrote screenplays for the feature films "Robinson Crusoe," starring
Jane Seymour and James Keach, and Paramount Pictures "Kingdom Come."
SUSAN COOPER, PAUL TAUBLIEB and AUSTIN
HEARST Executive Producers
Susan Cooper, Paul Taublieb and Austin Hearst are principals of LXD, a diversified
entertainment company specializing in fact-based television movies and feature
films. Cooper ("Dead Silent"), Taublieb (executive producer of NBCs "Living
the Lie" and USA Networks "Our Mothers Murder") and Hearst ("Princess
Caribou") have several television projects in development with CBS, Hearst Entertainment,
and Spyglass Entertainment. LXD also produces extreme sports events and television
programming, including freestyle motorcross for ESPNs "X Games," the Vans
Triple Crown of Snowboarding, and the Planet Extreme Championships for Fox Sports