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The Top 25 Casting Directors In The UK

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Amy Hubbard

Amy Hubbard is an award-winning casting director with extensive experience on both blockbuster features and major television series. In 2012, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Casting. She was nominated for Best Casting by the Online Film & Television Association for each of three The Lord of the Rings features and won the award in 2002.

Notable Projects Include

Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Homeland, 24:Live Another Day.

Dan Hubbard

Brother to Amy, Dan is also a prolific film and television Casting Director responsible for such projects as Captain Philips, United 93, Bourne Series, King Kong, Tomb Raider, Downton Abbey,

Notable Projects Include

Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy,  Bourne Ultimatum, Bourne Legacy, Captain Philips, United 93, King Kong.

Debbie McWilliams

Debbie McWilliams

Debbie is a leading international casting director and has cast the last 13 James Bond films. She has worked with a diverse range of directors including Derek Jarman, Roman Polanski, Stephen Frears, Anthony Minghella, Sam Mendes, Martin Campbell, Marc Forster, Ron Howard.

Notable Projects Include

Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum Of Solace, Casino Royale, Angels & Demons, Borgia

Jina Jay

Jina Jay

Jina Jay trained with Patsy Pollock and started casting with the patronage of John Boorman, Mike Figgis and Tim Bevan. She has worked with Hossein Amini, Wes Anderson, Biyi Bandele, Susanne Bier, Anton Corbijn and Michael Winterbottom. Jina is a member of The American Academy, BAFTA, CDG and CSA.

Notable Projects Include

Assasssins Creed, Macbeth, Warhorse, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, In Bruges,

Nina Gold

Nina Gold

The illustrious Casting Director behind some of the most famous casting decisions in the last number of years including Star Wars, Game Of Thrones, The Theory Of Everything, The Imitation Game, Les Miserables

Notable Projects Include

Star Wars, Game Of Thrones, The Theory Of Everything, The Imitation Game, Les Miserables

David Grindrod

David Grindrod

Musical Theatre’s King (or Queen) of casting, David Grindrod Associates have been responsible for casting our West Ends classic musicals for decades.

Notable Projects Include

Mamma Mia, Matilda, The Commitments, Once

Jill Green

Jill Green

Jill green has cast some of the most exciting west end musicals and tours of the last decade. If it’s a new Broadway transfer it is a good guess that Jill is behind the casting.

Notable Projects Include

Jersey Boys, Kinky Books, Beautiful,

Pippa Ailion

Pippa Ailion

Mostly known for her Musical Theatre work, if it hasn’t been cast by DGA its probably Pippa Ailion Casting. Casting Director since 1987. Has cast over 150 projects globally. Worked with most leading directors in UK and US. Casting
includes musicals , drama , TV , commercials ,pop promos, corporates.

Notable Projects Include

Wicked, The Lion King, Book Of Mormon, Billy Elliot.

Stuart Burt

Stuart Burt

Now head of casting for ATG Stuart is responsible for casting all of ATG’s in house West End, Regional and Touring shows.

Notable Projects Include

Everything produced by ATG.

Alastair Coomer

Alastair is the Head Of Casting at the Donmar Warehouse, working on all productions there, as well as freelance theatre productions for the West End and Regional theatres.

Notable Projects Include

All productions at the Donmar Warehouse.

Charlotte Sutton

Charlotte is a freelance casting director on productions for theatres including Chichester Festival Theatre, the Bush Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, the Orange Tree Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse. Prior to this, she was Casting Assistant at the National Theatre from 2010-2015 before joining ATG as Casting Associate.

Notable Projects Include

Hannah Miller

Hannah Miller

Hannah has been the Head of Casting at the RSC since 2008. Previously Hannah was the Casting Assistant at the National Theatre, Deputy Casting Director at the RSC and Casting Director for the Birmingham Rep. She has also cast productions for Northampton Theatres, Hampstead Theatre, the Young Vic, Cardboard Citizens and Treatment Theatre.

Notable Projects Include

Amy Hubbard

Helena Palmer

Helena has worked in casting for nearly 20 years, starting out as an assistant at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She has been a Casting Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2008.

Notable Projects Include

The Merchant of Venice (Polly Findlay), Queen Anne (Natalie Abrahami)

Jerry Knight-Smith

Jerry has worked in theatre casting for the past eighteen years. He is Casting Director and an Associate Director at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. He is also a Creative Associate for English Touring Theatre in London.

Notable Projects Include

All productions at the Royal Exchange Manchester.

Matilda James

Matilda James

Matilda James has been the Casting Director at Shakespeare’s Globe since October 2012, prior to which she worked at the BBC for four years.

Notable Projects Include

All productions at the Globe Theatre

Nadine Rennie

Nadine is Casting Director at Soho Theatre. Over the last eight years in this post Nadine has worked with many writers including Dennis Kelly, Roy Williams, Philip Ridley, Shelagh Stevenson, Steve Thompson, Chloe Moss, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Arinze Kene and Oladipo Agboluaje. Directors have included Max Stafford Clark, Rufus Norris, Roxanna Silbert, Indu Rubasingham, Steven Atkinson and Michael Buffong.

Notable Projects Include

All productions at the Soho Theatre

Wendy Spon

Wendy Spon

Head of Casting at the National Theatre since May 2006. Her casting career spans twenty five years and includes periods at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Crucible Theatre and a variety of freelance theatre, TV & film work.

Notable Projects Include

Most productions at the National Theatre

Andy Brierley

Andy Brierly is an independent television casting director for many BBC, C4, Sky and other television productions. Prior to setting up his own company Andy worked as an associate to Andy Prior for 5 years, working on Doctor Who, Whitechapel and Torchwood and before that as associate to Kate Rhodes James on Sherlock, Line Of Duty.

Notable Projects Include

The Scandalous Lady W (BBC), Silent Witness, Remember Me, Stella, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Whitechapel

Andy Pryor

Andy has been Casting Director on Doctor Who since its hugely successful return in 2005. After becoming Assistant Director at the Bush, where he oversaw casting for a year, Andy worked with Gail Stevens CDG for 5 years on some of the most successful and critically acclaimed Film and TV Drama of the 1990s, including Trainspotting, Cracker and Our Friends in the North.

Notable Projects Include

Doctor Who, Banana, Call The Midwife

Julie Harkin

Julie Harkin

Julie has become renowned for the discovery and promotion of emerging acting talent, receiving critical acclaim for casting the BAFTA award winning dramas Misfits and The Fades in addition to numerous ground breaking series, Utopia, Fortitude and War and Peace.

Notable Projects Include

This Is England 90, Misfits, Utopia, War & Peace

Jill Trevellick

Jill Trevellick

Jill has been a Casting Director for twenty years. Before that her career was in theatre administration (Liverpool Everyman, National Theatre, Young Vic). Since becoming a Casting Director she has worked in TV and film – for all the major broadcasters and independent production companies and been Emmy nominated five times.

Notable Projects Include

Downton Abbey.

John Cannon

After leaving the NT he worked for The Almeida, The Bush, Chichester Festival, English Touring Theatre, The Gate, Oxford Stage Company, The Royal Court and The Young Vic amongst others. This was followed by ten years with The RSC both as Deputy Head and then Head of Casting. He is currently a member of the BBC’s in-house drama casting team working on productions such as Holby City, Father Brown and The Coroner

Notable Projects Include

Holby City, 32 Brinkburn Street, Dead Boss

Kate Rhodes James

Kate Rhodes James

Having trained as an actress and after 3 years decided it wasn’t for me I assisted Debbie McWilliams on 3 Bond Films. I then assisted Janey Fothergill on numerous projects. My first solo project was Cold Feet (TV series for ITV) and then The Lakes for the BBC.

Notable Projects Include

Sherlock, Ripper Street, Jekyl & Hyde

Robert Sterne

Robert Sterne

Robert is associate casting director at Nina Gold Casting.

Notable Projects Include

Game Of Thrones, Wolf Hall, That Day We Sang,

Toby Whale

Toby Whale

Casts extensively in television, film and theatre. Head of Casting at the National Theatre 2003-2006 for Nicholas Hytner. Also casts UK characters in french projects (Toby is bilingual).

Notable Projects Include

Dark Knight Rises, Gavin And Stacey, Silk, Vicious,

The Top 25 Agents In The UK

Curtis Brown

We represent actors. Brilliant ones. They do all sorts of things.

Notable Clients Include

Robert Pattinson, Kaya Scodelario, Douglas Booth, Matthew Lewis, Stanley Tucci

United Agents

London’s leading literary and talent agency.

Notable Clients Include

James McAvoy, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hardy, Keira Knightly, Kit Harrington, Andrew Scott, Ewan McGregor, Julianne
Moore, Ricky Gervais, Peter Capaldi, Laura Carmichael, Olivia Colman, James Corden, Cara Delavigne, Natalie Dormer.

Independent Talent

Independent Talent

Our client base encompasses actors, directors, writers, producers and their production companies, below-the-line talent, models, casting directors, presenters, comedians and voiceover artists.

Notable Clients Include

Patrick Stewart, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, Daniel Craig, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Weisz

Creative Artists Management (CAM)

CAM is a leading talent agency with a boutique feel. The industry know us as a proactive and energetic force for our clients. We are passionate about nurturing and developing new talent.

Notable Clients Include

Martin Freeman, Ray Winstone, Ben Hardy, Kerry Ellis, Lucie Jones, Carly Stenson, Hannah Waddingham,

The Artists Partnership

The Artists Partnership is a leading UK talent and literary agency representing the best of British and International actors, writers and directors across all areas of the industry.

Notable Clients Include

Harvey Keitel, Emily Blunt, Alfie Allen, Simon Baker, Nazanin Boniadi, Idris Elba, Joseph Fiennes, Joely Richardson, Marc
Warren, David Suchet, David Thewlis, Natascha McElhone,

Conway van Gelder Grant

Conway van Gelder Grant Ltd is a leading actors agency.

Notable Clients Include

Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Amanda Abbington, Ruthie Henshall, Tamzin
Outhwaite, David Harewood, Brian Cox.

Hamilton Hodell

Career management for extraordinary talent.

Notable Clients Include

Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Stephen Fry, Rupert Grint, Hugh Laurie, Rose Leslie, Will Poulter, Mark Rylance,
John C Reilly, Olivia Wilde, Emma Thomson, Amy Beth Hayes, Hayley Atwell, Robert Carlyle, Christian Camargo, Chris Colfer, Daniel Evans,

Troika

Ask our clients.

Notable Clients Include

Michael Fassbbender, Maxine Peake, Oona Chaplin, Matt Smith, Alan Cumming, Colm Meaney, Miranda Hart,
David Walliams, Graham Norton.

Shepherd Management

We aim to build interesting and meaningful careers for actors across film, TV and theatre, both here and abroad and provide a supportive framework for actors to move forward with confidence.

Notable Clients Include

Ian McElhinny, John Bradley, Sue Cleaver, Sophie Ward, John Noble, Suranne Jones, Tina O’Brien.

Markham Froggatt & Irwin

Markham, Froggatt and Irwin are a leading UK actors agency representing some of the best talent in the UK and abroad.

Notable Cients Include

Emma Watson, Dominic Cooper, Rory Kinnear, Mark Strong, Bill Nighy, Tim Roth, Naomi Watts,

Belfield and Ward

The intention has always been, and still is, to build a select client base of individual, talented and committed actors working across all areas of the industry, nationally and internationally.

Notable Clients Include

Tupele Dorgu, Mark Evans,

Cole Kitchenn

Cole Kitchenn Personal Management Ltd is one of the fastest growing Talent Agencies for Actors and Creatives in the UK, working across all genres including Television, Film, Theatre and Radio.

Notable Clients Include

Alfonso Ribeirio, Vinnie Jones, Emma Bunton, Cristopher Biggins, Wendy Peters, Vicky Binns, Denise Van Outen,
Joan Collins, David Badella, George Takei, Amelia Lilly, Julie Atherton, Katherine Jenkins,

Hatton McEwan Penford

What we offer at Hatton McEwan Penford is a team of committed experienced agents who guide and help clients through the process of career breaking, making and sustaining.

Notable Clients Include

Jeremy Irvine, Adeel Akhtar, Kathy Burke, Evelyn Hoskins.

Global Artists

Firmly established as one of London’s leading talent agencies, Global Artists represents performers and creatives both in the United Kingdom and worldwide in film, television and theatre.

Notable Clients Include

Louise Dearman, Nathan Amzi

Grantham-Hazeldine

Grantham-Hazeldine was established nearly 30 years ago and is recognized as one of the leading boutique agencies in London

Notable Clients Include

Alex Reid

Waring and McKenna

We are one of London’s leading Personal Management Agencies with actors working in all areas of the business. We have a well-established team able to offer a high level of management with a national and international perspective.

Notable Clients Include

David Costabile, Natalie Cassidy

BWH Agency

We represent a dynamic range of talent across all ages and in all areas of the industry. As well as some of the finest actors across the UK, we manage talent worldwide and have close relationships with several U.S.-based talent agencies.

Notable Clients Include

Tony Gardner, Alex Gaumond, Luke Pasqualino

Gordon And French

Gordon and French

Gordon and French represent some of the finest actors in the UK for stage, screen and voiceovers.

Notable Clients Include

Hugh Bonneville, Andrew Garfield, Anthony Head, Chris O’Dowd, Jessica Raine

Diamond Management

Jean Diamond and Lesley Duff founded Diamond Management in 2003. Building on the reputation they established whilst at London Management, which Jean had also founded, Diamond Management is now one of the foremost Theatrical Agencies in London.

Notable Clients Include

Roger Moore, Peter Polycarpou,

Scott Marshall Partners

We are a leading theatrical agency, primarily representing actors with a small number of television directors, theatre directors and theatre creatives.

Notable Clients Include

Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Goodman-Hill.

CDA Theatrical Agency

CDA Theatrical Agency

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Notable Clients Include

Jim Carter, Robbie Coltrane

Jorg Betts

Jorg Betts Associates

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Notable Clients Include

Killian Donnelly

Lou Coulson

Lou Coulson Associates

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Notable Clients Include

Hugh Jackman, Cillian Murphy, Andy Serkis,

Amanda Howard Associates

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Notable Clients Include

Gina Beck

Bloomfields Welch Mananagemt

We are a leading international actors’ management agency specialising in Film, Theatre, Television and Commercial work. We place our actors at the heart of everything we do.

Notable Clients Include

Hannah James, Alan Dale

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