Aardman's Pirates Sets Sail with All-Star Cast
JEREMY PIVEN's upcoming film projects include the ensemble thriller I Melt With You, the indie drama Drift, and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Piven has received acting honors for his critically acclaimed portrayal of the slick, fast-talking super agent Ari Gold in the smash hit HBO original series "Entourage." For his work on the show, Piven won three consecutive Emmy Awards and garnered six consecutive Golden Globe nominations, taking home the award in 2008. In addition, Piven has been honored by his peers with six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, earning three for his individual performance on "Entourage" and three more as part of the series' ensemble cast. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut in a revival of David Mamet's play "Speed the Plow." His many other film credits include Rocknrolla, The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard Runaway Jury, Old School, Black Hawk Down, Serendipity, Rush Hour 2, The Family Man, Very Bad Things, The Kingdom, Singles, Smokin' Aces, and The Player. On television, Piven was a series regular on "Cupid" and "Ellen" and appeared numerous times on "The Larry Sanders Show." His credits also include the telefilm "Don King: Only in America."
SALMA HAYEK received an Academy Award® nomination, a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG nomination, and a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress for the title role in Julie Taymor's Frida. She is currently filming Here Comes the Boom with Kevin James. Upcoming projects include Puss in Boots, Americano, and La Chispa de la Vida. Her film credits include Grown Ups, Ask the Dust, Bandidas, After the Sunset, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hotel, Timecode, Dogma, Fools Rush In, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Desperado. Hayek won an Emmy for her directorial debut, "The Maldonado Miracle," which she also produced. She also served as the Executive Producer on ABC's award-winning program "Ugly Betty," starring America Ferrera, based on the enormously successful Colombian series "Yo Soy Betty, La Fea."
BRIAN BLESSED's many film credits include roles in Trojan Women, Flash Gordon, Man of La Mancha, Return to Treasure Island, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Tarzan, Alexander, The Conclave, Day of Wrath, As You Like It, and Back in Business. On stage, he created the role of Old Deuteronomy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's highly successful musical "Cats," for which he received a SWET nomination. He also starred in the West End musical "Metropolis." While a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company he played roles in "Hamlet," "Henry V," and "Richard III." At the Royal National Theatre he appeared in "State of Revolution" and "The Relapse." He also played Henry II in "The Lion in Winter" and created the role of Baron Bomburst in the original cast of the hugely successful musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." His countless television roles include such productions as "I Claudius," "Z Cars," "The Three Musketeers," "The Little World of Don Camillo," "My Family and Other Animals," "Blackadder," and "Tom Jones."
BRENDAN GLEESON's many credits include his starring role in The General, which gained him awards for Best Actor at the 1998 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Best Actor at the 1999 ALFS (London Film Critics' Circle Awards), and the Best Actor in a Male Role at the 1999 Irish Film and Television Awards. Gleeson also starred in Braveheart, Mission: Impossible II, AI: Artificial Intelligence, The Tailor of Panama, Country of My Skull, 28 Days Later…, Gangs of New York, The Village, Cold Mountain, Kingdom of Heaven, Breakfast on Pluto, Troy, Black Irish, Studs, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One, The Tiger's Tail, Beowulf, and In Bruges, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. His most recent work is The Raven with John Cusack and Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close. Gleeson also won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the HBO movie "Into the Storm." He most recently starred in Green Zone, The Guard, and Perrier's Bounty.