Acting Agencies In North East England & Yorkshire

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Acting Agencies In North East England & Yorkshire

Acting agencies in North East England and Yorkshire help regional actors source paid work in TV, film and commercials. They also submit performers forward for acting work across the UK if they audition at their own expense in London and Manchester.

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Talent Agencies In Newcastle, Tyneside & Teesside

DJW Talent 

  • Based in Teesside (TS5 7DY)
  • Spotlight registered
  • Associated with the DJW School of Acting
  • Represents adults and children
  • Good relationships with local producers and directors
  • Workshops with TV actors, casting directors and associates

Janet Plater Management

  • Located in Newcastle (NE1 1LF)
  • Spotlight registered
  • Represents about 60 adult actors
  • Separate JMP Extras division for supporting artistes
  • Only adult actors and extras
  • A great FAQ page on the website
  • Applications taken year round
  • Include your link to Spotlight or CV

LCM Management

  • Based In Redcar, Cleveland (TS10 1JU)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established by performer Liam Mellor
  • Applications by email, attach a photo and CV


  • Set up as an extras agency, and included on our list of reputable extras agencies in the UK
  • Also offers North East auditions for commercials, films & TV

Talent Agencies In Leeds And Yorkshire

YAFTA Talent Agency

  • Located in Leeds (LS3 1JL)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established 2013
  • Associated with the Yorkshire Academy of Film & Television Acting 
  • Represent actors from around the UK, but children must be studying with YAFTA
  • feature films, short films, music videos, TV drama, soaps, commercials and corporate work
  • Three divisions – adult actors, actors with disability, and child actors

Charlotte Armitage – YAFTA: IM Journalist (YouTube)

Agency Oakroyd

  • Located in Skipton (BD23 1NF)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Present seven hundred actors, extras and supporting professions
  • Presenters, actors and actresses, artistes available for walk-on 2/3 roles, supporting artistes and registered chaperones

Arena Entertainment (UK) Ltd

  • Located in Leeds (LS7 4NY)
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Provide a wide range of presenters, singers, musicians and entertainers for live events

Carl Gresham Group

  • Located in Bradford (BD1 4QN)
  • Listed as an agency in Spotlight Contacts
  • But no agency website or social media presence in May 2019

Direct Personal Management

  • Located in Leeds (LS9 8AH)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established in 1985 as an actors’ co-operative
  • Represent actors from North of England, London and Wales
  • Everyone must help the co-operative run the Leeds office two days a month, without pay or travel expenses – bear this in mind if you live some distance away
  • Theatre, film, television,radio, puppetry, voice-over, video & corporate projects; no supporting artist work
  • The ‘How To Apply’ page states clearly which gaps in the roster they hope to fill – this increases your chances of being taken on
  • You must be already registered with Spotlight before applying
  • The ‘how to apply’ page has a comprehensive form you must complete – so don’t apply in any other way

D K Expresssions

  • Located in Sheffield (S7 2QN)
  • Listed in Spotlight Contacts
  • No website or social media presence May 2019

Ellite Management

  • Located in Wakefield (WF1 4EB)
  • Listed on Spotlight contacts – but no evidence of agency on website
  • ElliTe Studios is a dance and performing arts college

Face Model And Casting Management Agency

  • Located in Leeds (LS11 8BN)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established by  model Victoria Cockroft 
  • Models, actors, presenters, extras
  • Models must be 5’6” – 5’11” for women and 5’10” – 6’2” for men
  • Busy Twitter feed @FaceModelAgency
  • Apply by following the instructions on the ‘become a talent’ page

Grand Talent Agency

  • Located in Gainsborough (DN21 1DY)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established 2015 by Tracey
  • Twitter feed @grand_talent is kept private
  • To apply, use the contact form or email provided on the website

IPM: Imperial Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Leeds (LS3 1JA)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Company incorporated May 2007 by Katie and Stewart Ross
  • Represents adult and child actors for commercial, film and television productions
  • Also run Casting Suite Hire services and production company Rossi Pictures
  • Podcast ‘Inside the Industry’ available on iTunes and Google Play
  • Associated with IPM Acting Academy
  • To apply, click ‘Other’ in the menu, then ‘IPM Opportunities’ in the subheadings, and follow the ‘join IPM’ instructions

NFD Productions Ltd – Northern Film & Drama

  • Located in Leeds (LS25 5AR)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Company incorporated September 2003 by Connew family as video production company
  • Now running part time acting school Northern Film & Drama, with attached agency
  • The agency represents actors, children & young performers who have attended their classes
  • For speaking roles only, not an extras agency

Northern Lights Management Ltd

  • Located in Halifax (HX3 5AX)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Run by agents Maureen Magee and Angie Cowton 
  • Not many actors are taken on
  • Apply ONLY by post
  • Send a letter explaining your reason to apply and details of what you’re appearing in, your CV and photo, and a DVD of your screen work if you have one
  • For the return of items enclose an SAE of size and postage to allow this 
  • An SAE means you get a reply, otherwise not

Northern Talent Ltd

  • Located in Bingley, BD16 4ND
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Twitter feed @North_Talent
  • Established by experienced performer Rachael Delaney
  • Also runs weekly drama classes for children aged 7+ and adults 19+
  • Over nine hundred professional artistes on its books – supporting artistes, models, child actors, chaperones and a handful of actors and presenters

North of Watford

  • Located in Hebden Bridge (HX7 7BY)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Co-operative established more than 30 years ago
  • Only professionally trained or actors with credits accepted 
  • Check the Apply page – they list specific gaps in the roster they want to fill
  • Apply ONLY by post with 10″ x 8″ headshot, full CV and covering letter
  • At audition you will be asked to perform a short piece and an unaccompanied song or second contrasting piece, plus a sight read and informal chat.

Otto Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Sheffield (S2 4DU)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Actors co-operative established 1985, now run by John Langford Otto
  • No mention of applications on the website
  • Active Facebook page

Redwood Talent

  • Located in Leeds (LS2 8AJ0
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Very small roster of actors
  • Advice about applications on the Submissions and Contact us page conflicted

Regency Agency

  • Located in Pudsey, Leeds (LS28 5LE)
  • Spotlight registered agency 
  • A small modelling company in the 1960s was developed over 40 years by Beverly Coles into a successful extras agency; transferred to Janet Tiller in 2015
  • Actors (with profiles linked to Spotlight), walk ons and supporting artists
  • DBS certificate required
  • Active Twitter feed @regency_agency

Talent North

  • Was located in Garforth (LS25 1AG0
  • On Spotlight Contacts list
  • No website or social media presence found May 2019