With this year’s events still to come, we are already planning our 11th SFW Voyage at Chic Festivals, Area 51 and Telos Publishing.
Firstly, we are thrilled to confirm that the event will take place next year in Great Yarmouth 23-26 April 2020! Great Yarmouth has also been confirmed as our new home for the next four years and we’re looking forward to seeing you there for the first time in October 2019!
But looking ahead… to April 2020…
Already we have confirmed some fabulous guests! And so, without further ado we are delighted to announce three amazing ladies of SF and Horror.
First off, this amazingly talented lady is best known to SF fans for her role in Star Trek: The Next Generation (Tasha Yar). DENISE CROSBY will be joining us in Great Yarmouth! And we’re absolutely thrilled!
Denise Crosby created the role of Lt. Tasha Yar on one of the most popular TV series ever, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. She later returned to play Tasha’s daughter Sela, a role she helped create.
Denise co-starred alongside Fisher Stevens and Jennifer Tilly in the Fox series, KEY WEST, and has played recurring roles on the acclaimed series, NYPD BLUE, THE X-FILES, MAD MEN, and LOIS AND CLARK: THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN. She has guest starred in numerous TV series, most recently, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, DEXTER, SCANDAL, CASTLE and the recurring role of Mary in THE WALKING DEAD. Denise played Captain Susan Sallinger on the acclaimed series SOUTHLAND on TNT. She is currently recurring in the role of Deb on the series RAY DONOVAN for SHOWTIME starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, and THE MAGICIANS for SyFy.
She co-starred in Stephen King’s classic film, PET SEMATARY. Denise made her film debut in Walter Hills’ hit 48 HOURS and went on to work with Blake Edwards in THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMEN, and SKIN DEEP with the late John Ritter. She teamed up with Quentin Tarentino in JACKIE BROWN, and Mimi Leder in DEEP IMPACT. Denise has worked in Indies films such as the Sundance Film Festival Winner MIRACLE MILE directed by Steve De Jarnette and THE RED SHOE DIARIES directed by Zalman King.
Denise received an Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her performance in LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE directed by Dorothy Lyman. She has done numerous plays, most notably the role of Tamara de Lempicka in the acclaimed play TAMARA. Richard Dreyfuss made his theatrical directing debut with Denise in STOPS ALONG THE WAY. Her most recent stage work includes two critically acclaimed plays directed by legendary acting teacher, Larry Moss, EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON by John Osborne which opened in New York City and BEGGARS IN THE HOUSE OF PLENTY, by John Patrick Shanley at Theater/Theatre in L.A. Denise was recently seen in ORPHEUS DESCENDING by Tennessee Williams, directed by Lou Pepe at Theatre/Theater, alongside actor Gale Harrold. The production was critically acclaimed, nominated for the 2010 L.A. Drama Desk Award for Best Revival and has been singled out in many Best Of 2010 lists. She was last seen in the award-winning premiere of HOUSE OF GOLD directed by Gates McFadden at EST: LOS ANGELES, where she is a company member.
Denise has worn a different hat as Producer and Host of the feature documentary TREKKIES released by Paramount Pictures. The film reteams her with director Roger Nygard who directed her in the Indie comedy HIGH STRUNG, written by comedian Steve Oedekerk. They have also worked together on the sequel, TREKKIES 2 currently out on Paramount Home Video.
Denise currently resides in Pacific Palisades with her husband, writer Ken Sylk, and their son, Augie.
NEXT UP, also from Star Trek: The Next Generation: the fabulous MARINA SIRTIS (Deanna Troi).
Marina Sirtis was born in London, England, to Greek parents, Despina (Yianniri), a tailor’s assistant, and John Sirtis. Her parents did not want her to become an actress.
As soon as Marina completed high school, she secretly applied to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television.
In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California to boost her career. For six months, she auditioned for roles but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the role of Counsellor Deanna Troi on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987).
After the series ended, she reprised her role for a string of successful Star Trek films: STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (1994), STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (1996), STAR TREK: INSURRECTION (1998), and STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002). In 1992, Sirtis married rock guitarist Michael Lamper.
And finally, in this initial announcement of superb female acting talent a lady who is best known for her roles in UNDERWORLD, DOCTOR WHO and FROM HELL, as well as a long CV of TV and Film credits: the stunning SOPHIA MYLES!!
At 16, Sophia starred in a school production of “Teachers” written by Kevin Godber. Among those in attendance, Julian Fellowes, the Oscar winning writer of Gosford Park (2001). Sophia was subsequently cast in the BBC production of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (1996). Two years later, Sophia was cast as young “Saffron” in the TV mini-series BIG WOMEN (1998). In 1999, after recently enrolling in Cambridge University to study philosophy, she got a small part in MANSFIELD PARK (1999) playing “Susan Price”. Before heading to school, Sophia was cast as “Agnes Fleming” in the TV series, OLIVER TWIST (1999). After which, she dropped out of University pursue acting.
After that, Sophia got a number of small parts in movies and television shows. Most notably, she was cast as Johnny Depp’s wife in FROM HELL (2001). She also starred in THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (2001), THE ABDUCTION CLUB (2002), HEARTBEAT (1992) and FOYLE’S WAR (2002); the latter 2 of which are TV series.
In 2003, Sophia got a supporting role in Underworld (2003) opposite fellow British beauty, Kate Beckinsale (2001)). Sophia went on to be cast in the thriller OUT OF BOUNDS (2003)) as “Louise Thompson.
Later that same year, Sophia was cast in the big screen version of the English cult hit, THUNDERBIRDS (2004). Though the movie didn’t perform as expected, she earned praise for her role as the iconic “Lady Penelope”. Soon, Sophia began working on ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (2006), playing an American who is the muse of a student in art school. Afterwards, she returned to her television roots, starring in COLDITZ (2005) as “Lizzie Carter”, who is the object of affection and desire for 2 brothers. She then appeared in MARPLE: SLEEPING MURDER (2006).
Sophia was cast in TRISTAN + ISOLDE (2006). She played “Isolde”, the fiery young Irish princess who is promised to an evil man, that she does not love. In 2006, she returned to television starring “Madame de Pompadour” in Doctor Who (2005) as the Doctor’s love interest.
All three ladies will be with us for the whole weekend … BUT THAT’S NOT ALL …
We are so stoked to be able to share this next news with you … A favourite doctor will be joining us!
PAUL MCGANN will be with us for the weekend also!
Paul McGann is perhaps best known for playing the eponymous ‘I’ In the cult classic WITHNAIL AND I and the 8th Doctor in Universal film, DOCTOR WHO.
Film includes: EMPIRE OF THE SUN, ‘ALIEN 3’, ‘THE THREE MUSKATEERS, PAPER MASK, FAIRYTALE: A TRUE STORY, LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS and most recently B&B.
TV includes: Series 1 & 2 of the BBC drama LUTHER, HORNBLOWER Series 1-4, RIPPER STREET, THE HANGING GALE and OUR MUTUAL FRIEND, and HOLBY CITY.
Theatre credits include BUTLEY (Duchess Theatre), HELEN (Shakespeare’s Globe), MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA (National Theatre), A LIE IN MIND, THE GENIUS and OI FOR ENGLAND (Royal Court), SABINA (Bush Theatre), THE SEAGULL (Liverpool Playhouse), LOOT (Ambassadors) and most recently GABRIEL (Theatre 6).
This isn’t all! In true SFW style there is plenty yet to come… so watch this space.
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