Bill Houskeeper filmed a whopping total of 4 independent films in 2014, quite frankly, turning him into one of the busiest working actors, you’ve never heard of. Bill Housekeeper is slowly becoming a known acting force to be reckoned with in Hollywood with consistent work and a fierce dedication to his craft. Recently Bill was cast once again, to work with BAFTA nominated Director Rob Walker to work on his upcoming project “Judge Ice”. He has already filmed 8 films in the last two years. One of these films entitled “Let Me Out” which came out just a few weeks ago, and “The Magician” which will be out soon.
The darker aspect of film is something that Bill seems to be drawn to: he will be taking roles in two more horror films soon – in one, he is the killer, and in the other he will play a very unlucky scientist. Houskeeper has already seen one of his biggest inspirations at work: David Strathern. It is Bill Houskeeper’s wish in the future to be able to co-star with him, and he already feels that he has learned so much from David just because he has been able to see him work.
Bill says he’s always known that he wanted to act, and bring people to a closer understanding of what other people in the world experience. That is why, from a very young age, he took acting classes and joined different drama groups. He wanted to be prepared for the acting world that was out there, and through this time he gained a huge amount of experience – standing him in good stead when he started training as an adult at Playhouse West.
For future roles, Bill of course, is very open to portraying other characters, but for now Hollywood has embraced him as the dark, underground character that audiences continue to be drawn to. In real life however, this is just one of the many special characteristics Bill has, which will no doubt take him to great heights in the world of acting and we can’t wait to see what he does next!
With an early love of Shakespeare Blioux Kirkby easily dawned the role of co-directing as well as performing as a principal role in her production, Winter’s Rages, taking extracts from the great Shakespeare’s works of art and pretty much linking them through human aspects, such as emotions and songs. Winter’s Rages was so beautifully and flawlessly performed at the famous Rose Playhouse (next to Shakespeare’s Globe) it came as no surprise that audiences very well received it. Her production did exceptionally well, selling out several times during its run.
Arts Educational (ArtsEd) trained Blioux in every aspect of the performing arts, from stage combat, camera work, stand up comedy, Alexander Technique and, of course, singing and dancing. Blioux has always had a passion for Shakespeare and loves physical theatre. ArtsEd helped Blioux to identify her casting type in period dramas, comedies and romantic leads.
In addition to landing the lead role in her school adaptation of “Pride And Prejudice” and “50 First Dates” She has also captivated audiences in at least 6 other theater productions, that include “Secret Cinemas: Casablanca” , “Shawshank Redemption” “Twelth Night”, “Brazil” “Time Emporium” and last but not least “Roger Rabbit”.
Kirkby not only graduated in 2012 from “Acting Arts Educational School in London, but also is a regular performer at the Glastonbury Festival; and has done some professional modeling.
She has basic burlesque training, sword fighting and combat skills, horse riding and accents that include America, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Russian, and London.
Blioux has always known from a young age that her vivid imagination and creativity would only be cultivated and enhanced through a career in acting.
Blioux also sings with the Ska band, The Trojans, and performs on stage at Glastonbury festival yearly. Glastonbury is the UK’s biggest festival and is world -renowned
Upon seeing her in a production, you would assume Hila Melamed was shaped by the acting God’s themselves. Sent to an arts camp as a young child by her mother with the hopes of creating a dancer, quite the opposite took place. After a conversation of her progress at the camp with Hila’s teachers, her mother soon learned that acting was Hila’s correct calling and from that day forward an actress was born.
Growing up and shaping her raw talent included many inspirations and impressions from household names such as Meryl Streep, and Jack Nicholson. But No one resonated with Hila more than Lucy Lawless as “Xena The Warrior Princess”. No stranger to adversity and hard times, since growing up in the Middle East, Hila looked to Xena as a guiding light not only in her real life but in her craft as well.
Hila has devoted her talents and abilities to numerous productions. She’s traveled around the globe as part of the Mehola Dance Group and frequently graces her home country with her presence as well as New York, and Los Angeles. Of course for a talent like Hila’s that merely an appetizer for her illustrious career. She speaks both Hebrew and Spanish, performs various types of dance, On-Stage Fisticuffs, sword fights, and numerous sports, both extreme and classical. Her on stage credits include the comedic show “Is Biz”, “A Taste of Theater” where she played The Author, “Picnic” where she played Madge, “North Shore Fish” where she played Arlyn, “Phaeton” where she played Gaya, and many more.
Currently Hila is starring in a new role in the upcoming play “Grace, sponsored by Monteverde”, and produced by JustA Theater & Production Company. With a strong female lead, it deals with the search for a new American identity, the place of women in society, and the effect social media has on news reports and the unveiling of truth. This production would be the world premiere of the play!
If you are burdened with the unfortunate pleasure of not knowing the acting ability of Hila Melemed consider this an introduction to her ever growing and strengthening career. Tickets run out fast when Hila takes part in a production, so you better be in the lookout for the release of tickets for her next production.