Fact Not Fiction Films has confirmed that their short film ‘Missing a Note’ has cast the two remaining roles of John and Angie to Northern Irish actor Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Zoo) and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Elaine Paige OBE (Evita, Cats, Chess).
Ian McElhinney has appeared in many films and television series in a career spanning more than thirty years. In recent times, his best-known roles are as Barristan Selmy in Game of Thrones and as General Dodonna in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ian lives in Belfast and is married to playwright/actress Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets).
Elaine Paige OBE is an English singer, actress, and radio presenter, best known for her work in musical theatre. In addition to being nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards, Elaine has won many other awards for her theatre roles and has been called the First Lady of British Musical Theatre due to her skill and longevity.
‘Missing a Note’ follows striving opera extraordinaire, John O’Connell, who, after retiring from his successful singing career, takes up examining in order to continue his love of singing. As young Molly Groves embarks on her first singing exam before the retired opera legend, John’s now diminishing short-term memory means Molly is in for a few puzzling surprises in this charming short drama.
In April 2018, the role of Molly was cast to young actress/singer Darcy Jacobs (aged 11) who has appeared as young Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables and most recently played Mercy Carney in Sam Mendes’ West End Play The Ferryman.
Director, Beth Moran said: “We are very happy to welcome Ian McElhinney and Elaine Paige to the cast of Missing a Note. Both are remarkable talents in their own right and fit the roles of John and Angie superbly. Together with young Darcy in the role of Molly, Ian and Elaine form an incredibly strong cast and I am very much looking forward to working with them.”
The public can support the film in a number of ways by visiting the film website at: www.missinganote.com and the fundraising page at: gofundme.com/missinganote.
Profits made from the film will go towards Alzheimer’s and Dementia research.