Valentine Pelka (John Lennon) received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the slain rock icon at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in Sydney, Australia. Recent credits include the new drama documentary Churchill’s Pow for Channel 4, Father Dimov in a new television movie, The Day of the Woman, directed by Steven Monroe for Cinetel Films, and the role of Charles Pearce in Epsom Downs for Salisbury Playhouse. Prior to And in the End, he starred as Sigmund in Arthur Miller’s The Archbishop’s Ceiling (Southwark Playhouse). Additional theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (RSC); the title role in Hamlet (Theatre Museum); Leontes in The Winter’s Tale (Library Theatre Manchester); Twelfth Night, Oedipus Trilogy (Oxford Playhouse); Antony and Cleopatra (Ludlow Festival); and as Percy Bysshe Shelley in Bloody Poetry (Leicester Haymarket/ Hampstead Theatre). For TV he is best known for the roles of Kronos in the Highlander series and Colonel Luis Montoya in the American series, The Queen of Swords. Other TV roles include Crossbow as Roland; Zorro (guest star); Family Affairs as Simon Thornton; and Life Force as Richard Webster. Film work includes Roman Polanski’s triple Oscar-winning The Pianist; Disney’s Under the Tuscan Sun; Sony Pictures Entertainment’s First Night and 8mm 2; Amaranth Film Partners The Power; and Millennium Films’ Double Identity.