Nicky Bligh, Casting Director

Before branching out as a freelance Casting Director, Nicky Bligh was part of the BBC in-house casting team for seven years. Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Nicky has built up a strong reputation spotting talent for comedy projects. Her credits as Casting Director include hit TV series Stath Lets Flats, Mrs. Brown’s…

Nancy Bishop, Casting Director

Emmy Award Nominated Casting Director Nancy Bishop is a North American who works internationally from offices in London and Prague.  Beginning her career as a theatre director, she was artistic director of the Black Box Theatre Company in Prague before moving into the casting profession. She’s a Full Member of CDG (The Casting Directors’ Guild)…

Sarah Bird, Casting Director

Veteran Casting Director Sarah Bird started her career in BBC Radio and Television Drama, and instigated the BBC’s first in-house casting department. A Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild, Sarah Bird CDG has been casting for TV and film projects since the 1980s. Her casting resume also includes an extensive list of national and…

Lizzie Bichard Casting

Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild , Lizzie Bichard CDG received a nomination for The Mandy Network’s 2019 UK Casting Director of the Year Award.  Her credits as Casting Assistant included hit TV series Outlander and feature films Cinderella (2015/16) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015). As Casting Director, Lizzie Bichard’s credits include the…

Lucy Bevan, Casting Director

Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan selects talent for British independent films, theatre, and television. She also works on major American studio films. Based in London, Lucy is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG). She’s credited with giving Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston their first big-screen breaks.Her notable credits as Casting Director include…

Leila Bertrand

A former actress and graduate of Weber Douglas, Leila Bertrand is a busy London-based Casting Director and Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG). In addition to casting work for film (ID2: Shadwell Army) and TV (Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery), Leila Bertrand also casts for theatre and commercial projects. She also runs…

Heather Basten

Starting in the industry at the BFI, London-based Heather Basten moved into the casting profession. Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), she’s part of the CDG’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee. As a casting associate, Heather worked with Kharmel Cochrane, and her projects included TV series The End of the F***ing World. Having been…

Carolyn Bartlett

Carolyn Bartlett CDG is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild, who worked extensively in television casting work in the 1980s and 1990s. Carolyn Bartlett’s screen credits as Casting Director include:  2005-2008 Distant Shores (TV Series) (12 episodes)  1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)  1998 The Cater Street Hangman (TV Movie)  1996 Silent…

Briony Barnett Casting

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Briony Barnett cast Olivier nominated play ‘The House That Will Not Stand’ amongst her notable theatre work. Casting work for screen includes feature film What We Did On Our Holiday (2014), TV series Outnumbered and children’s casting for TV series Dickensian, alongside her casting for theatre. Briony Barnett’s…

Shaheen Baig, Casting Director

Shaheen Baig is an experienced Casting Director based in London. She has a long history of casting notable projects, with numerous awards between them. Originally from Birmingham, Shaheen Baig moved to London and gained seven years of valuable casting experience working as an assistant and associate for notable casting directors Debbie McWilliams, Jina Jay, and Patsy…