Sergeant King - Kenneth Cranham
Veteran British character actor Kenneth Cranham's film credits include: Gangster No1 by Paul McGuigan, The Boxer by Jim Sheridan, Chocolate by Claire Denis and Prosperos Book by Peter Greenaway. Television credits include some of Britain's favourite drama series:- Inspector Morse, Bergerac, Lovejoy and Kavanagh QC. Theatre credits include such plays as The Novice by Richard Eyre; An Inspector Calls by Stephen Daldry and Geography of a Horse Dreamer by Sam Shepherd. TWO MEN WENT TO WAR is his first headlining starring role in a feature film.
Private Cuthbertson - Leo Bill
Rising star Leo Bill graduated from RADA in summer 2001. Since graduating He has worked with a number of high profile directors including Robert Altman, Mike Leigh and Danny Boyle. His feature film credits include Gosford Park and 28 Days Later. His theatre credits include Macbeth directed by Adrian Noble.
Emma Fraser - Rosanna Lavelle
A graduate of the National Student Theatre, Cambridge University, Rosanna Lavelle won the Sunday Times Outstanding Performance Award for her role as Beatrice in A View from the Bridge. Since then, she has worked at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Her theatre credits include Closer and Private Lives. Her television credits include the award winning drama Hillsborough and more recently she featured in the film Charlotte Gray.
Major Merton - Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi is an award-winning actor with an outstanding career in theatre, television and feature films. His feature film credits include: The Day of the Jackal, Henry V, Dead Again, Love is the Devil, Gladiator and Gosford Park.
Faith - Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law is a popular British actress with several awards for her performances in theatre, television and film. Her acting career spans thirty years and her West End theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest, La Cage Aux Folles and Jenkins Bar. Her television credits include: House of Eliot, Poirot and Hamish MacBeth. Her feature film credits include: The Winter Guest, in which she starred alongside her daughter Emma Thompson, the highly acclaimed Saving Grace, Jane Austen's Emma, Peter's Friends and most recently The Time Machine.
Major Bates - James Fleet
James Fleet's prolific career spans theatre, television and feature films. He Is probably most well known for his role in the hit television series The Vicar of Dibley. His other television credits include: A Year in Provence, Moll Flanders, Chambers and Fields of Gold. He has also starred in over 16 feature films including: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sense and Sensibility, and Charlotte Gray.
Colonel Hatchard - Julian Glover
Glover is an accomplished film actor; having worked with Steven Speilberg on Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Richard Attenborough on Cry Freedom and George Lucas on Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back, to name a few. Television credits include: Midsummer Murder, Taggart, Rumpole of The Bailey, Lovejoy and In Hitler's Shadow.
Sergeant Major Dudley - Anthony Valentine
Valentine's feature credits include Peoples Princess, American Cuisine, House of Angelo, The Damned and No Way Back. Television credits include Waking The Dead, The Bill, The Knock and The Detectives. Theatre credits include The White Devil at the Lyric, Hammersmith, ART at Wyndhams Theatre and Hans Anderson at the London Palladium.