New British Independent Production Company Buffalo Dragon Launches with THE STRANGER IN OUR BED
Starring British legends Samantha Bond, Joseph Marcell along with Emily Berrington, Terri Dwyer, Ben Lloyd Hughes and Nina Wadia
LONDON DECEMBER 2020 British stars Emily Berrington, Samantha Bond and Ben Lloyd Hughes join new psychological feature thriller The Stranger In Our Bed. Production has recently started in London on the feature The Stranger In Our Bed based on the USA Today best-selling novel of the same name, by Samantha Lee Howe. British actors Emily Berrington (Humans, The Inbetweeners 2), Samantha Bond (James Bond, Downton Abbey) and Ben Lloyd Hughes (The Divergent series) have been unveiled as the leads, together with a first look image. The gripping British film produced by Terri Dwyer (Buffalo Dragon) and Dean Fisher (Scanner Rhodes Productions) also stars Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Nina Wadia (Aladdin), Andi Osho (I May Destroy You), Bart Edwards (The Witcher) and Paul Casar (The Detectorists). The film, directed by Giles Alderson (The Dare, Arthur & Merlin), with screenplay by Samantha Lee Howe, sees Charlotte Carlisle (played by Emily Berrington), a seemingly happily married woman, leave her husband for a lover who mysteriously disappears. Production of the film coincides with the launch of Buffalo Dragon, an independent TV & Film production company owned by Terri Dwyer and Greg Barrow. The Stranger in Our Bed is currently being filmed during the height of a pandemic and under strict Covid-19 rules. Terri Dwyer said: “The industry has already been crushed by the pandemic and we wanted to find a project we felt we could do whilst still adhering to all the government guidelines. It’s exciting to cast a real-life husband and wife for the lead roles, the chemistry is electric! We also cast Samantha Bond’s husband, Alexander Hanson, to play her lover Peter in the film. The casting was essential and we were determined to make this work.” Director Giles Alderson continued, “I’m delighted to be making this film and working with Sam, Ben and Emily and the rest of the cast, especially during such difficult times, and couldn’t be happier with the team we have.” “We commissioned The Stranger In Our Bed to be the first project out of Buffalo Dragon,” continued Terri Dwyer. The Stranger In Our Bed is due to be released in UK cinemas in early summer next year. For further information on the film and/or cast and crew interview requests, please contact JV Publicity: email@example.com / 07721015182. Notes To Editors: Production Company info: www.buffalodragon.co.uk Biographies: Terri Dwyer (Producer & Actress) has been on the big and small screen for over 20 years. Her vast contribution to the entertainment industry has meant her progression into producing is a natural one. One of her earlier projects saw her go on to be nominated for a prestigious Oliver Award. Break was the first feature film that Terri produced and it is currently enjoying a hugely successful U.K. release to rave reviews. The Stranger In Our Bed is the second film for producer Terri Dwyer. Greg Barrow (Executive Producer) is a U.K. based entrepreneur with extensive experience of setting up and growing companies within the entertainment Industry. Working with the largest studios and some the most exciting independent production companies around the world, Greg has been able to forge long standing relationships that will help Buffalo Dragon realise its potential. Dean Fisher (Producer) is a film producer and distributor with over 20 years’ experience. In his career he has produced ten feature films, commercials, short films and corporate videos. His biggest success was City Rats starring Danny Dyer which
reached number 3 in the charts and sold nearly 400,000 DVD’s. He also produced the global success Interview with a Hitman starring Luke Goss. The Bromley Boys was also distributed by him. The film premiered at Wembley Stadium and was released nationwide in the UK. It will be released in China by Red Apollo. Dean’s most recent film Break was shot in London and Beijing. The story follows an up-and-coming Snooker star who goes to Beijing to play a key snooker tournament. The film stars Rutger Hauer among many others. After seeing a change in the industry and limited opportunities for independent filmmakers he set up online distribution platform Film Ahoy. Giles Alderson (Director) has recently released his latest features; The Dare, which he directed and co-wrote for Millennium Media which starred Richard Brake (Mandy) and Bart Edwards (The Witcher) and Arthur & Merlin: Knights of Camelot staring Richard Short (Mary Kills People) and Stella Stocker (The Liar) for Signature Entertainment. He has also directed two feature documentaries, World of Darkness and Food For Thought and produced the features A Serial Killers Guide to Life, Cassette and Repeat. Samantha Lee Howe (Screenwriter) USA TODAY bestselling author Samantha Lee Howe began her professional writing career in 2007. Samantha’s breakaway debut psychological thriller, The Stranger In Our Bed, was released on 14th February 2020 (digital) and 16th April 2020 (Paperback) with Harper Collins imprint, One More Chapter. The book rapidly became a USA TODAY bestseller. A former high school English and Drama teacher, Samantha has a BA (Hons) in English and Writing for Performance, an MA in Creative Writing and a PGCE in English. Emily Berrington (Charlotte) is an English actress. In 2009 she won a place studying in acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2012. While studying there she had a part in the Almeida Theatre's production of Children's Children and Michael Winterbottom's The Look of Love. In 2013 she starred as Jane Shore in the period drama The White Queen and in 2014 she starred as Stacey in the BBC sitcom Outnumbered and as Simone Al-Harazi in the thriller series 24: Live Another Day. Her character on 24 had been planned to appear in two episodes, but that was expanded to seven. Her first major supporting film role came in the 2014 comedy film The Inbetweeners 2. In 2015 she began playing Niska in Channel 4 series Humans. Samantha Bond (Isadora). Samantha's early theatre work includes repertory seasons at Coventry, Edinburgh, Derby, and Bristol and Never in My Life at the Soho Poly in London. After appearing in Kenneth Branagh's production of Romeo and Juliet she went on to West End productions of Les Liasons Dangereuses, Man of the Moment, Three Tall Women and Much Ado About Nothing which was directed by Judi Dench. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, she acted in A Winter’s Tale and As You Like It. She made her film debut in Eric the Viking'. Television work includes Inspector Morse, Rumpole of the Bailey, Under the Moon, Tears Before Bedtime and The Ruby Ring. As a member of the Royal Joseph Marcell (Stefan) is an English actor and comedian who is best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler, the butler, on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel- Air from September 1990 until the show ended in May 1996.
Shakespeare Company, he appeared in productions of Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also appeared in feature films and on television in Britain. He serves on the board of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London where he featured in a nationwide production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear. Nina Wadia (Mrs Tanner) is a British actress, known for playing Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, Mrs Hussein in the Open All Hours spin-off Still Open All Hours, and for starring in the BBC Two sketch show Goodness Gracious Me. Additionally, Wadia appeared in the Hindi-language romantic comedy Namaste London (2007). She also appeared in TV series Origin (2018). Benedict Lloyd-Hughes (Tom) is a British actor. He is known for portraying Josh Stock in the British seriesSkins(2007) and for his role as Will in the film Divergent (2014). He plays Tsar Alexander in the 2016 BBC television series War & Peace, and Greg in the 2020 series Industry. Bart Edwards (Ewan) is a British actor. Edwards played the role of Jasper Hunt in Lifetime/Hulu drama series Unreal, and starred as Jonathan Kay in NRK drama Lykkeland. Edwards is set to star in Giles Alderson's thriller The Dare, to be released in 2019, and the ITV’s six-part drama The Singapore Grip, as Captain James Ehrendorf. Yewande "Andi" Osho (Paula) is a British stand-up comedian, actress and television presenter. Osho's television roles include Lin Colvin in Casualty, Adeola Brooker in Doctors, Dr Rogers in Footballers' Wives: Extra Time and Angela Parker in Sea of Souls. She has also appeared in Waking the Dead, EastEnders, Comedy Central's @midnight, Night and Day and Russell Brand and Friends for Channel 4. In 2020 she appeared in Death in Paradise. Osho co-hosted Tonightly on Channel 4 and appeared in an E4 pilot, The Andi O Show. She has also appeared on Mock the Week, Ask Rhod Gilbert, and is a regular performer on Stand Up for the Week. The book The Stranger In Our Bed was published by One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins. The rights were sold by Katie Langridge of Knight Hall Agency, on behalf of Camilla Shestopal of Shesto Literary.