Human Traffic is a film, which was released in 1999, that came to define the true feeling of the rave culture in the 90s.
The rave years were not without their negatives, but Human Traffic leaves that for Panorama, and instead focuses on the “vibe, the venues and the mood” of the dance movement, according to the Channel 4 review. The film has achieved cult status and remains as one of the best films to watch while pre drinking at your university house.
Some familiar faces pop up in Human Traffic, many of whom getting their start in the 1999 cult classic. But I wonder where they all are now? Well let’s take a look!
John Simm – Jip
“The weekend has landed…” and for John Simm as the star Jip, Human Traffic was a part of the first step to becoming one of the most recognisable actors on British TV.
After gaining fans from the brooding drama, The Lakes, Simm is well known for his roles in Clocking Off, 24-Hour Party People, State of Play, Life on Mars and Mad Dogs.
In the past decade he was known perhaps most famously for his rose as The Master opposite David Tennant in Doctor Who, and as John Middleton in The Village.
More recently, he can be seen in Code of a Killer.
Shaun Parkes – Koop
After appearing as the jealous Koop in Human Traffic, Shaun Parkes went on to enjoy a success career in UK TV as well as on the big screen.
He’s recently been seen in Aliens, Line of Duty and The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies in which he played solicitor Paul Okebu (below) opposite Jason Watkins’ titular character.
The 43-year-old actor also had a great part on The Mummy Returns in 2001 and Notes on a Scandal opposite Dame Judi Dench.