Peter Dinklage (FINBAR MCBRIDE)

Peter Dinklage began his film career in 1994 with Tom DiCillo’s LIVING IN OBLIVION. Since then he has appeared in numerous films including Michel Gondry’s HUMAN NATURE (written by Charlie Kaufman) opposite Tim Robbins and Rosie Perez, John Hamburg’s SAFE MEN, Julien Temple’s BULLET, Eric Schaffer’s NEVER AGAIN, and Fisher Stevens’ JUST A KISS. 

This winter, Dinklage will appear opposite Will Ferrell in Jon Favreau’s ELF. Also upcoming are a reunion with LIVING IN OBLIVION co-star Steve Buscemi in Alexandre Rockwell’s 13 MOONS; Matthew Bright’s TIPTOES starring opposite Gary Oldman and Patricia Arquette; and the independent features FORTUNES and THE ESCAPE ARTIST.

Television credits include “Third Watch” and “Oz.”

Dinklage has also appeared in many New York theatrical productions including Patrick Breen’s “Marking,” Brandon Cole’s “Imperfect Love,” Jonathan Marc Sherman’s “Evolution,” Marc Spitz’s “I Wanna Be Adored,” as well as working with Mabou Mine’s Lee Breuer in a production of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” at New York Theater Workshop. Dinklage will soon be seen in the Lincoln Center production “Toulouse Lautrec”.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Peter attended Bennington College in Vermont where he received a BA degree in drama and the Libby Zion Award for Dramatic Excellence. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the Welsh School of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales.

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Patricia Clarkson (OLIVIA HARRIS)

Patricia Clarkson generated Oscar buzz last year for her supporting role as Eleanor Fine in Todd Haynes' FAR FROM HEAVEN. She had four films in and out of competition at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and will have a total of four films in theatres this year.

Clarkson won the New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics best supporting actress awards for FAR FROM HEAVEN. She was also nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Award.

At this year's Sundance Film Festival, Clarkson was honored with the Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance and THE STATION AGENT won the coveted Audience Award and Writing Award.

Clarkson was seen earlier this year in THE SAFETY OF OBJECTS. THE STATION AGENT (Miramax) will be released October 3.

Clarkson just finished production on MIRACLE opposite Kurt Russell for director Gavin O'Connor. The story focuses on the 1980 U.S. Olympic gold-medal winning hockey team and will be released early 2004. She will also been seen next year in Lars Von Trier's award-winning DOGVILLE and PIECES OF APRIL.

Last September, Clarkson won an Emmy for her guest-starring appearance as quirky Aunt Sarah on HBO's SIX FEET UNDER.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Clarkson began acting in school plays in her early teens. After studying speech at Louisiana State University for two years, she transferred to Fordham University in New York, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in theatre arts. She earned her MFA at the prestigious Yale School of Drama, where she appeared in "Electra," "Pacific Overtures," "Pericles," "La Ronde," "The Lower Depths" and "The Misanthrope.”

She made her professional acting debut on the New York stage. Her theatre credits include "Eastern Standard" (on and off-Broadway), "Maidens Prayer" (for which she received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award nominations), "Raised in Captivity," "Oliver Oliver," "The House of Blue Leaves" and "Three Days of Rain." Her regional credits include performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Repertory and Yale Repertory.

Clarkson made her film debut opposite Kevin Costner in Brian De Palma's THE UNTOUCHABLES. Her other film credits include WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD, THE PLEDGE, THE GREEN MILE, EVERYBODY’S ALL-AMERICAN, THE DEAD POOL, ROCKET GIBRALTAR, TUNE IN TOMORROW, JOE GOULD’S SECRET and WENDIGO. Her performance as Greta in Lisa Cholodenko's HIGH ART earned her a nomination for an IFP Independent Spirit Award.

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Bobby Cannavale (JOE ORAMAS)

Bobby Cannavale’s career began in the theatre and includes work with Lee Strasberg, Naked Angels, Circle Rep, The Public, Williamstown and the Roundabout. Bobby started working on television when he met John Wells and recurred on his NBC series TRINITY. After its cancellation, John Wells asked Bobby to star in THIRD WATCH. After two years on THIRD WATCH and playing an unforgettable role in HBO’s SEX IN THE CITY, he made a move and was added to the cast of A&E’s critically acclaimed series 100 CENTRE STREET with Alan Arkin. Bobby was added to the cast of ALLY MCBEAL in its final season, had a recurring part on HBO’s OZ, and was a series regular on NBC’s KINGPIN. 

In film, Bobby has appeared in Spike Lee’s 3AM, Kevin Costner’s THE POSTMAN, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN and GLORIA, both for Sidney Lumet, and alongside Angelina Jolie in Universal’s THE BONE COLLECTOR. He has also appeared in THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER for director Alec Baldwin, THE GURU starring Heather Graham and Marisa Tomei, and the critically-acclaimed WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.

In addition to starring in THE STATION AGENT and his recent role in The New York Public Theater’s FUCKING A, Bobby will next be seen in the upcoming SHALL WE DANCE remake, also a Miramax release.

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Paul Benjamin (HENRY STYLES)

Paul Benjamin’s long film career includes John Schlesinger’s MIDNIGHT COWBOY, Don Seigal’s ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ, Sidney Lumet’s THE ANDERSON TAPE, Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING and John Singleton’s ROSEWOOD. Paul has also been seen in such telefilms as GIDEON'S TRUMPET with Henry Fonda, I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS with Esther Rolle and THE MAN WHO BROKE A THOUSAND CHAINS for HBO. Paul also had a memorable reoccurring role on NBC’s ER.

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Raven Goodwin (CLEO)

Raven Goodwin’s memorable debut was in Nicole Holofcener’s LOVELY AND AMAZING, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance.

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Michelle Williams (EMILY)

Michelle Williams starred on DAWSON’S CREEK since the pop culture television phenomenon’s debut. 2003 has shaped up to be a major year for Williams: in addition to THE STATION AGENT, her roles this year include THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND, co-starring Kevin Spacey and Don Cheadle and A HOLE IN ONE, starring opposite Meat Loaf. Williams also starred in the off-Broadway play "Smelling A Rat,” written by filmmaker Mike Leigh.

Williams’ other feature film credits include Sandra Goldbacher's ME WITHOUT YOU AND PERFUME, an improvisational digital film co-starring Omar Epps, Jeff Goldblum and Paul Sorvino.  Additionally, Williams starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the satirical comedy DICK about two 1970s teenagers who make a wrong turn on a White House tour and find themselves swept up in the political intrigue of Watergate. She also appeared opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in the sequel thriller HALLOWEEN: H20 and opposite Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Jason Leigh in A THOUSAND ACRES. On television, Williams received rave reviews for her performance in HBO's IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK II.

The proverbial small town girl, Williams was born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, before moving with her family to San Diego when she was 10 years old. She began commuting to Los Angeles for auditions and began her career at the age of 12 starring opposite James Earl Jones in the independent short film FRIENDS.

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