The Actors is a 2003 film written and directed by Conor McPherson and starring Dylan Moran and Michael Caine. It follows the exploits of two mediocre stage actors as they devise a plan to con a retired gangster out of £50,000. The gangster owes the money to a third party, whom he has never met. The actors take advantage of this fact by impersonating this 'unidentified' third party, and claiming the debt as their own. To pull it off they enlist Moran's eerily intelligent nine-year old niece, who restructures the plan each time something goes wrong.