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Wondering where to start? Here’s a list of our key articles about Actors, Child Actors, Supporting Artistes and Extras, and Filmmaking.


On this website, you can find advice about getting your acting career underway. In particular, you may be interested to read:

Facebook Groups UK: Filmmaking Near Me

Casting Websites For UK Actors

What Does A Casting Director Do?

How To Get An IMDb Credit

Getting Into Drama School In The UK

Finding Free Monologues For Your Audition

Fake Agencies: Spotting Them Isn’t Easy

Acting Agencies: Which One Is Right For You?

We’ve also compiled almost a thousand quick summaries about acting and talent agencies in the UK. There were so many, we needed to create dozens of pages!

So you will find our summaries of London agencies, including the UK’s top acting agencies, sorted alphabetically –

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If you live further afield and are looking for acting agencies nearby, please head to these listings –

Child Actors

Young performers rarely get an easy break into theatrical, TV or film productions. In addition, almost every performer needs a Child Performance Licence until the day they can legally leave school.

You can find out more about these issues by reading:

How To Become A Child Actor

Youth Theatre In The UK

National Youth Theatre Rejection? Try Again!

Child Performance Licence Regulation Issues

Become A Licensed Chaperone For Child Performers

20 Reputable UK Agencies for Child Actors

Supporting Artistes and Extras

If you are thinking of joining the underpaid and overlooked crowds whose absence would ruin most productions, the following guides may be of interest:

How To Become A Film And TV Extra in The UK

Extras Agencies In The UK

We also have articles about Child Extras For Film And TV Work In The UK and Child Extras: Reputable UK Agencies.


Whether you are considering filmmaking jobs or just hoping to enjoy a creative hobby, building a network and avoiding expensive pitfalls help enormously. You may be interested to read:

Facebook Groups UK: Filmmaking Near Me

Casting Websites For UK Actors

Cast Your Friend In Your Microbudget Film

Film Makeup Artists Are Vital – & Not Just For Horror!

Make A Short Film: 25 Essential Steps

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