Maxine Peake is one of the UK’s top stage and screen actors. She has been twice nominated for a BAFTA. Amongst her many credits is the Oscar winning ‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Silk’, ‘The Village’, ‘Red Riding’ and ‘Hamlet’ at The Royal Exchange. She has worked with writer, Tony Pitts, on the development of the script and character and plays the lead role of ‘Funny Cow’.
Paddy Considine is one of the UK’s most accomplished film and TV actors with leading roles in ‘Tyrannosaur’, ‘The Suspicions of Mr Whicher’, ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The World’s End’, ‘Pride’, Banquo to Michael Fassbender’s ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’ – a new film directed by Armando Iannucci.
Stephen Graham is one of Britain’s top character actors and his roles have included the menacing Al Capone in the hugely successful ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Taboo’, the lead in ‘This Is England’ and a major part in the ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’ franchise, as well as buffoon Tommy in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Snatch’.
Tony Pitts wrote the script for ‘Funny Cow’ and plays her soulmate Bob in the film. He is fast becoming a sought after actor with roles in Steven Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’, ‘Red Riding’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Line of Duty’, an acclaimed performance in ‘Hyena’ and the co-lead in Paddy Considine’s soon to be released ‘Journeyman’.
John Bishop is one of the UK’s top comedians and TV presenters selling out live shows and with a big online following. He plays an Elvis impersonator and MC of Crookes Club in the film.
Vic Reeves (Jim Moir) the well known comedian, actor and TV presenter of ‘Big Night Out’, ‘The Smell of Reeves & Mortimer’ and ‘Shooting Stars’ joined the cast in a hilarious and surreal cameo as a working mens’ club entertainer.