Alicija Cast Bios

Scarlett Marshall

Scarlett is a young actress from London who has worked on more than 40 short films over the last five years including the Film 4 and Quark Films dramatic comedy ‘See Me’. She played the lead role, Maisy, in Hillary Shakespeare’s debut feature film ‘Soundtrack to Sixteen’ due for release later in 2015 and is currently filming the Indian-British Independent feature ‘Samuel Street’ with Arc Pictures premiering at Cannes 2016.  Alongside acting, Scarlett is very passionate about science having recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with first class honours in Biology, and about ballroom and latin dance, in which she competed with the university team.

Chris Kaye

Chris studied Film and Televison with Performing Arts at Sheffield Hallam and also trained at the Yorkshire Academy (YAFTA) in Leeds. Chris has worked on a range of projects across the country, from feature films to theatre, Crimewatch, numerous short films around the country, as well as featuring heavily in fantasy adventure feature film ‘Blessed’ currently shooting in Yorkshire with Pale Raven Pictures and appearing as the main antagonist (Kravice Dubrovnik) in spy thriller Evolution, being shot in West London by Royal Jelly, in which he was also fight choreographer.
Chris has been a kickboxer/instructor for 11 years, studying with the Professional Kickboxing Association, and uses these skills and techniques in his stage combat and fight choreography. He is a keen athlete, training in resistance and weights, as well as long distance running and triathlons.


Fred Denno

fred-denno-head-shotFred trained for the stage at Webber Douglas and has spent over thirty years working in the theatre. He has been in repertory at the Bolton Octagon and the Exeter Northcott and toured with Riding Lights, Footprints, Saltmine and the London Actors. He has performed in a wide range of plays from Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet to more modern plays such as Origins and Lemons and Salaam Bethlehem. He has appeared in the film Sisterhood and received a Best Actor nomination at the 168 Film Festival in Hollywood for the short film Unscripted. Fred devised a one-man show on The Story of Job, which he performed on tour, and was involved in setting up a theatre project in Singapore culminating in a play called The Second Coming, which he directed. He wrote a screenplay Rejoice We Conquer, which served as the basis of the theatre play Monsieur de Coubertin’s Magnificent Opymlic Feat, which Riding Lights toured in 2012. He has performed in Israel and Palestine on three occasions as part of the Living Stones tour and played the role of Samuel Martin in the forthcoming TV drama documentary , England and the Road to Modernity.

Steve O’Reilly – ‘Boss’

After a long and successful worldwide career in the field of Close Protection/Armed Escort and as a Tactical Trainer, Steve decided in 2012 to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and filmmaker.
In conjunction with acting and choreography work, Steve has been refining his directing and writing skills and will direct his own film next year. As a writer he has co-written a screenplay and has written a new film with pre-production due to commence early 2017. Having commenced his training in the Martial Arts at age five, Steve holds his CQB and Tactical Instructor qualifications, teaching credentials in a variety of systems including Haganah, Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Martial Arts and Judo. He is also currently a student of Muay Thai Chaiya. Amongst the professional qualifications Steve holds are certification in Tactical Offensive/ Defensive Driving, Firearms, NRA Pro-Marksman Certification, NRA Law Enforcement Marksman Certification and Paramedical Qualifications.

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