Rare Birds : About The Cast

WILLIAM HURT (Dave Purcell)

William Hurt was trained at the Tufts University and New York's Juilliard School of Music and Drama. He spent the early years of his career on the stage and between schooling, summer stock, regional repertory and Off Broadway, appearing in more than fifty productions. In 1980, Hurt appeared in his first film, "Altered States" followed by critically acclaimed performances in "Broadcast News", "Children of a Lesser God" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" for which he won an Academy Award.

His most recent roles include "Michael" with John Travolta, "One True Thing" with Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg's "A. I. ". He will be in the upcoming film "Tuck Everlasting. "


Born and raised in Vancouver, Molly Parker began her professional acting career at the age of 16 after studying drama with Mel Tuck for four years. Parker made her film debut in 1997's critically acclaimed "Kissed". Since then she has been steadily busy starring alongside Ralph Fiennes in "Sunshine", Michael Winterbottom's "Wonderland" the provocative "Center of the World" directed by Wayne Wang. She will be in the soon to be released film "Men with Brooms. "

ANDY JONES (Phonse Murphy)

A native of Newfoundland, Andy Jones has been writing and acting in theatre for over 25 years. He has also written for television's "Kids in the Hall" (where he was part of the team nominated for an Emmy Award) and the upcoming "Nasty Habits". His film acting credits include "Life With Billy", "A Secret Nation" and "Brain Candy. "

Author : Lions Gate Films