SWEET NOVEMBER - MORE CAST BIOGRAPHIES
JASON ISAACS (Chaz) wowed critics and filmgoers alike when he starred as the villainous Colonel Tavington opposite Mel Gibson in Roland Emmerich's Revolutionary War drama THE PATRIOT. The performance garnered Isaacs a nomination for a London Film Critics' Circle Award.
Next up for Isaacs are roles in Stephen Norrington's (BLADE) latest film THE LAST MINUTE and a guest appearance in John Woo's WINDTALKERS opposite Nicolas Cage.
Prior to completing last year's run on the London stage in "Force of Change" at the Royal Court Theatre, Isaacs played a man of the cloth in Neil Jordan's acclaimed period drama THE END OF THE AFFAIR. He also played "the smartest man on the planet" in the blockbuster asteroid action film ARMAGEDDON.
After graduating from the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Isaacs starred for two seasons in CAPITOL CITY, a British television series based on the world of high finance. He then starred as identical twins - one good, one evil - in the miniseries TAGGERT, in the controversial BBC miniseries CIVVIES from PRIME SUSPECT producer Lynda LaPlante and in many successful British TV movies. He played his second priest - this time from Long Island - in the CBS miniseries THE LAT DON II."
Born in Liverpool, England, Isaacs attended Bristol University, where he studied law and directed and/or starred in over twenty theater productions. He created the role of Louis in the critically acclaimed Royal National Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angels in America - Parts 1 & 2."
Isaacs' additional credits include three films with director Paul Anderson: the sci-fi thriller EVENT HORIZON with Lawrence Fishburne, SOLDIER with Kurt Russell and the cult British film SHOPPING. He co-starred with Dennis Quaid and David Thewlis in DRAGONHEART and again with Thewlis in the Northern Irish black comedy DIVIRCING JACK. He made his feature film debut in THE TALL GUY, starring Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson.
GREG GERMANN (Vince) Not only has Greg Germann proven himself as a talented actor with great depth and range, he is also an accomplished writer and director.
On the big screen, Germann will star opposite Chris Rock in the Chris & Paul Weitz remake of HEAVEN CAN WAIT titled DOWN TO EARTH which is being released. Germann recently had a cameo in the independent film JESUS' SON starring Billy Crudup.
Germann has established his acting versatility in television as well. He has endeared viewers worldwide with his portrayal of the shark-like Richard Fish on the hit series ALLY McBEAL. He has appeared with Kevin Spacey in the American Playhouse presentation of "Darrow" and as a bigoted newspaper reporter opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Showtime's CONDUCT UNBECOMING.
A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children's playwright and theater professor. As a Theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a constant stream of plays led him to the gradual realization that acting would be his professional future. Buckling down at UNC, he graduated in two years and moved to New York.
Germann became a member of Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, accumulating credits in such off-Broadway and Broadway plays as Steven Sondheim's musical "Assassins," "The Person I Once Was" opposite Holly Hunter and David Mamet's "War Games," among others.
Germann has distinguished himself on the big screen portraying roles in various films. He has appeared in ONCE AROUND as Laura San Giacomo's lovesick neighbor, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER with Harrison Ford and he starred in the short film CULTURE, which won the Short Competition at the Chicago Film Festival and earned a 1999 Academy Award nomination, to name a few.
In addition to acting, Germann also devotes himself to writing. His short film, PETE'S GARDEN for which he also served as director and star, premiered in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and went on to air on The Sundance Channel in January 1999. Germann also recently penned "The Observatory," a play performed at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre, which The New York Times described as "full of fireworks."
Eleven-year-old LIAM AIKEN (Abner) recently appeared in his sixth film role, I DREAMED OF AFRICA, starring Kim Basinger.
Aiken co-starred in STEPMOM, as Julia Roberts' stepson. In 1998, he acted in THE OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, as the latter's pupil, and he played Parker Posey's son in "Henry Fool." He also appeared in two films unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival, I REMEMBER and MONTANA.
Born in New York City, the fifth grade student is a seasoned pro with a major Broadway credit: Aiken played Bobby Helmer in the multi-award-winning Broadway production of Ibsen's "A Doll's House." He made his television debut in an episode of LAW & ORDER.