Special guests

Clive Mantle

Clive Mantle is a much-loved British actor, a star of both stage & screen for over 40 years. He is best known for playing Mike Barratt in Casualty & Holby City, Little John in Robin of Sherwood, Great Jon Umber in Game of Thrones & Simon Horton in The Vicar of Dibley. You may also recognise him from the Sci-Fi classic Alien 3, where he starred alongside Sigourney Weaver. 

His voice is also well known from his work on over 180 audio books, and voicing animated characters, including Gator in Thomas the Tank Engine.

Clive is now a published Author, 'The Treasure at the Top of the World' was released on 24th May 2018. His first book has reached the final of the Peoples Book Prize 2019.   If you want to show your support, you can vote until the 30th April at peoplesbookprize.com.

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00

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Ross Mullan

Ross Mullan is a Canadian born British actor living in London. He has worked extensively in Film, Television and Theatre. He is most famous for playing:

The White Walker on Game of Thrones and The Silence on Dr. Who. Puppeteering and voicing Nev the Bear on CBBC'S Bear Behaving Badly. He also played the creepy Numbertaker on CBeebies Numberjack. www.rossmullan.com/

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00

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Sarah Louise Madison

Sarah is best known for playing the Weeping Angel on Dr Who between 2010-2013. And if you’re a Horror flick fan, you will also recognise Sarah from The Amityville Asylum, Night of the living dead: Resurrection and Panic. 

Sarah can't wait to meet everyone...and don't worry, she is a lot less scary is real life!

Autograph Price: £10.00

Selfie Price:£5.00

Combo:£N/A

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Jerome St John Blake

After 20 years as a musician, Jerome made the transition to acting via modelling, TV commercials and the Actor’s Institute. 


A speculative audition for Kennedy’s Children brought him to the attention of Emmy award winner, Charles Serio. After several years and numerous productions with The Serio Ensemble, he met and formed a continuing working relationship with director Craig McCall including award-winning projects for EMI Records and General Motors. 

He broke into feature films with First Knight, appearing as a member of the royal guard to Sean Connery’s King Arthur. Next came The Fifth Element which heralded the start of a long involvement with creature-effects work which would later include all three of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack Of the Clones and Revenge Of The Sith) and the feature film version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. 

His most recent theatre work was appearing as Chief Bromden opposite Christian Slater’s R.P. McMurphy. 


His latest project is the interactive movie console game The Bunker.

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00

   

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Dangerous BoB

Dangerous BoB is a prop master with a phenomenal portfolio, proving himself in the studios, first in television, and then into major films. He has worked with some of the top names in the business and on some of the most popular films ever made, including the Back To The Future trilogy - including conceiving and creating iconic 'OUTATIME' number plate - Scarface, Harry and the Hendersons, Psycho II and III, working with Anthony Perkins, Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Redford, Al Pacino, John Lithgow, Don Ameche and a multitude of others. 


Dangerous BoB will be signing autographs, taking part in an unmissable talk, and will have some iconic memorabilia with him. In addition to  this, he will be doing this entirely in aid of the Michael J Fox Foundation. dangerousbob.net

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00 - ALL proceeds go to the foundation.

Louise Gold

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Louise Gold to her FIRST ever convention appearance. 


Louise is a Puppeteer, actress, voice artist and singer. Louise has over 40 years experience working with the Muppets and the Jim Henson Company. She began working with the Muppets in 1977 as the only full time British performer and has worked on nearly all of the Henson projects including The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Tale of the Bunny Picnic, The Muppets Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, The Puppet Game Show and Muppets Most Wanted. So basically everything we all loved when we were growing up! 


Louise also worked as a Puppeteer and voice artist on Spitting Image. Away from Puppets Louise has had many TV acting roles including Black Adder, Allo-Allo and Holby City. 

Most recently, Louise has been working on the hugely anticipated Dark Crystal prequel series - The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. *Fingers crossed* this will be coming to Netflix at some point this year.


Louise & Hugh will be taking part in a very special Dark Crystal workshop, for more info click here

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00

Workshop: £10.00

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Robert Watts

Robert began working in the film industry in 1960. His first film work was as a runner on the Boulting brothers production A French Mistress. During the 1960s, Watts worked extensively as a production manager and location manager, including on the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice and Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). 

Robert was employed by producer Gary Kurtz as production supervisor on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, having met Kurtz several years earlier in Los Angeles. Watts then enjoyed a long collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm, working as associate producer on The Empire Strikes Back and co-producer on Return of the Jedi; and as associate producer on Raiders of the Lost Ark and producer on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He also worked on other Steven Spielberg-presented productions including as producer on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, and with Spielberg's long-term producer Frank Marshall on Marshall's second feature as director, Alive.

Autograph Price: £20.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£25.00

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Chris Bunn

Chris has been in the film business since 1974 and has worked in some of the most popular movies of all time. His first film was The Slipper and the Rose and then he went on to work in three James Bond films; The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker  and The Living Daylights. Chris also acted in two Superman movies; Superman I and II where Chris played a policeman in the first film. He has done numerous war films including Dirty Dozen Next Mission, Force 10 from Navarone, Ike The War Years, The Eagle Has Landed and Aces High. Plus many Carry On films too. Chris has also worked in classic TV shows over the years such as The Sweeney, Minder and The Avengers.

Chris is probably best known for his work in the original Star Wars original trilogy where Chris was the original Stormtrooper in Star Wars A New Hope and played an astronaut in the famous cantina scene in the same film. Chris went on to work in the sequels 'The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. 

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price: Free

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Hugh Spight

 As a full body puppeteer, performer, and movement coordinator, Hugh has worked for many years at the forefront of TV, film and stage. Best known for his work on classic films such as Star Wars : Return of the Jedi, The Dark Crystal and Elephant Man to name but a few. In addition to this, he has also worked on British TV classics including Doctor Who and the Sci Fi series Tripods

The right place at the right time... 

Hugh worked as Movement Coordinator for the film ’The Dark Crystal” to help create, develop and perform many of the original and unique characters and creatures that are seen in that ground-breaking production. It was whilst working on The Dark Crystal that he was approached about being in Star Wars..they were being filmed in the same studios! https://hughspight.weebly.com/

Autograph Price: £15.00

Selfie Price:£10.00

Combo:£20.00

Workshop: £10.00

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Bill Hargreaves

We are very pleased to have another wonderfully talented Prop Master joining us for Thames Con in April, please welcome Bill Hargreaves to the line up. 


Bill is best known for his contributions to the original Star Wars Franchise-creating Ig-88, Probe Droids, Mynock & Jabba's Gatekeeper.  Bill has also made props for Gladiator, The Golden Compass, About a Boy and many other great movies & TV shows. 


Bill will be joining Dangerous BoB for a VERY special 'Making Movies' talk & Q & A session as well as meet & greets. 

Autograph Price: £25.00

Selfie Price: n/a

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Kit Cox

Author and illustrator of the Union-verse books and other short stories, creator of  the Steve Jackson game "Evil Ted", host for Hendrick's Gin and actor. Originally an illustrator, Kit branched out to create the stories he knew his pictures needed to tell in greater detail.

Kit Cox writes under his own name and that of Major Jack Union - the title character of his sci-fi series. The Union-verse books are set in an alternate universe where history and literature exist alongside each other with the presence of monsters being kept secret by agents of the British Empire.

As well as the writing and artwork, Kit is an accomplished actor with film & tv roles to his name. He frequently appears as both panellist and guest host, drawing on his training in stand-up comedy and specialist subject of monsters in legend and literature.  http://www.kitcox.com/

Mark Billingham

Mark is multitalented and has worked as an actor, TV writer, stand-up comedian, musician (in his own words anything to ‘avoid a proper job’) and his first crime novel Sleepyhead was published in 2001.


Sleepyhead was an instant bestseller in the UK, It has been sold widely throughout the world. The series of crime novels featuring London-based detective Tom Thorne continued with Scaredy Cat and was followed by 14 further Novels. The next Tom Thorne thriller, Their Little Secret, will be published in March 2019. Mark is also the author of the standalone novels In The Dark, Rush Of Blood and Die Of Shame.


An acclaimed television series based on the Thorne novels was screened on Sky One in Autumn 2010, starring David Morrissey as Tom Thorne. A series based on the novels In The Dark and Time Of Death was screened on BBC1 in 2017.


Mark loves to perform, whether it be running around in silly costumes or jamming with the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers - ‘a twisted collective of musically-inclined crime writers who enjoy murdering songs for fun’. Mark had a lot of fun playing Gary in the cult kids’ TV show Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and describes this as the best job he ever had. Mark also co-wrote the infamous Crystal Maze episode. https://uk.markbillingham.com


Mark is looking forward to meeting everyone and will be doing a talk and Q & A session.

Autograph Price: £10.00

Selfie Price:£5.00

Combo: n/a

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Nathan M Hurst

  

Nathan is the author of Tusk and Clarion, the first two books in the Sol Protocol series. The latest book, Clarion, throws the crew of the UTS Endeavour into a messy ‘first contact’ with a hostile race. An encounter where engineer Lieutenant Luc Larsen finds he holds more than just the fate of a world and the fleet in his hands. 

Short stories include Geoshock and Infosapien from the Anomaly project, along with Killian’s Perception, AstrIID-06 and more.

You can discover more about Nathan’s work on his website: 

www.nathanmhurst.com 

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More guests to be announced soon!

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