CURSE OF THE NINTH
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MICHAEL FALCONER (JAMES FLEET)
Charismatic "Maestro" of the Falconer Ensemble. Once brilliant enfant terrible whose genius is fading. And he knows it. But beneath his artfully bohemian good looks (think Bernstein, Von Karajan) and alluring charm, he's an autocrat who drives his orchestra with a rod of iron. He's had to fight to get where he is and he's not going to give it up easily. "Music is my reality. Nothing else matters".
FALCONER (JOSEPH PROWEN)
Michael's son and aspiring violinist. Desperate to earn his father's approval and respect as a musician in his own right.
RAFFERTY (ROBERT DAWS)
Michael's brother in law. A farmer turned craft spirit maker. Seemingly mild mannered. Dislikes confrontation. His confidence damaged by near bankruptcy, he'll never let that happen again. Whatever it takes.
RAFFERTY (CAROLINE LANGRISHE)
Peacemaker between her husband Hamish and brother Michael. She is determined to make the festival and her gin business a success.
RAFFERTY (ROSIE HOLDEN)
Talented violinist. Sweet natured, naive, easily led. In love with Jacob.
WHEELER (CALLUM BLAKE)
Prodigiously brilliant violinist and composer. Confident, ruthless manipulator with an eye on the main chance.
WHEELER (FLORA SPENCER-LONGHURST)
On the surface an attractive, confident violinist who people are drawn to. But her damaged past has left her vulnerable.
GLENHILL (MAGGIE O'NEILL)
Proprietor of the Thassingham Arms and passionate about the original ideals of the Festival. Self reliant, slow to trust, hardened by resentment towards the new regime.
BAXTER (COLIN MICHAEL CARMICHAEL)
Oddball, seemingly harmless, benign classical music nerd who runs the Thassingham Music Shop and repair workshop. A passionate Vlogger who hero worships Michael Falconer.
DE HARTHOG (SIMON CALLOW)
Veteran viola player and heavy drinker. Irreverent, louche, big personality who doesn't respond well to authority. Adores Audrey. His longtime lover during the Festival Season.
SOWANDE (CYRIL NRI)
Single parent. Father of Zak. Hard working, private man always chasing his tail to make ends meet. Determined to help his son Zak succeed and have a better life than his. Excited by his improved prospects working at the Distillery.
SOWANDE (MATTHEW JACOBS-MORGAN)
A talented pianist torn between loyalty to his Dad and finding his own way.
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