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“SULLIVAN STAPLETON (Themistokles) most recently starred in Ruben Fleischer’s 1940s-era crime drama “Gangster Squad,” alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. He currently stars on the SKY/Cinemax/HBO dramatic action series “Strike Back,” which is in its fourth season. Stapleton plays former United States Delta force operative Damian Scott, who partners up with a British military agent to operate high risk, priority missions throughout the globe.
A native of Australia, Stapleton first gained international attention with his supporting role in David Michod’s “Animal Kingdom,” which received the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema – Dramatic. The Australian Film Institute recognized his performance in the film with a Best Supporting Actor nomination.
Upcoming, Stapleton stars in the films “Kill Me Three Times” and “Cut Snake.” He was recently honored with the 2013 Australians in Film Breakthrough Actor Award.
His previous film credits include “The Hunter” and “December Boys.” He has also worked extensively on television, including “Satisfaction” and “The Secret Life of Us.”
EVA GREEN (Artemesia) has earned international praise for her work in both blockbuster releases and diverse independent films. She has several films slated to open later this year, including “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for writer/directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, and Kristian Levring’s Western drama “The Salvation.” She also stars in Gregg Araki’s drama “White Bird in a Blizzard,” which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Green made her film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 2003 drama “The Dreamers,” for which she earned a European Film Award nomination for Best Actress. She followed with a starring role in the French film “Arsène Lupin,” before Ridley Scott cast her in his epic “Kingdom of Heaven,” opposite Orlando Bloom.
In 2006, she starred in Martin Campbell’s James Bond blockbuster “Casino Royale,” introducing Daniel Craig as the new Agent 007. For her performance as the brilliant and beautiful Vesper Lynd, Green won a BAFTA Award and an Empire Award.
Green then starred as Serafina Pekkala, the queen of the witches, in Chris Weitz’s fantasy adventure “The Golden Compass.” She has since starred in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows,” opposite Johnny Depp, and the indie films “Franklyn,” “Cracks,” “Womb” and “Perfect Sense.”
On the small screen, Green stars as Morgan in the Starz series “Camelot,” a new adaptation of the classic Arthurian legend, also starring Joseph Fiennes as Merlin and Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur. In addition, she is starring in “Penny Dreadful,” a new Showtime series created by John Logan, which is currently in production.
Born in France, Green trained in Paris and London, and also studied at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Returning to Paris, she began her acting career on the stage, starring in “Turcaret,” directed by Gerard Deshartes, and “Jalousie en Trios Fax,” directed by Didier Long, for which she was nominated for a Molière Award.