Acting Agencies In The UK

Acting Agencies In North West England

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Acting Agencies In Manchester, Liverpool And The North West

Actors Direct Ltd

  • Located in Manchester (M9 5SH), also offices in London
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 1994
  • No supporting artiste (extras) work, only professional acting jobs
  • Applications only from professionally trained or experienced actors
  • Email or post CV, headshot and covering letter
  • If you have an upcoming show or showcase, give the agency a month’s notice

The Actors’ Group

  • Located in Manchester (M4 5JW)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Actors co-operative established in 1980
  • theatre, television, film, radio, commercials, corporate and role play work
  • Represented talent each work two or three days in the agency office every two months
  • Apply via email or post, with CV, headshot and covering letter
  • At least two members must see you perform via showreel or stage performance

Allstars Actors Management

  • Located in M28 1FG
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Michelle Hurne established Little Allstars for child actors and then expanded to create Allstars Actors Management for adult performers
  • Represents actors from all around the UK
  • Twitter feed @allstarsactors ended 2018 but busy Facebook page, Instagram 
  • The ‘About Us’ page gives clear instructions for applications
  • If you are Spotlight registered, your submission material is different to inexperienced actors
  • Everyone must apply ONLY via the email address given in the ‘About Us’ page and include all supporting material listed in the instructions

Allstars Casting

  • Located in Liverpool (L1 9BZ)
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established by experienced actor and director Sylvie Gatrill 
  • Actors, models, supporting artists (extras) and child actors
  • Not clear if you have to attend the workshops and classes in acting and modelling but looks like the two businesses are interlinked
  • Twitter feed @AllStarCasting ended 2014 but actor Spotlight profiles live and showing Allstars as their agent
  • Performers can be represented with or without Spotlight membership 

AL Management

  • Located in Salford (M50 2EQ)
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Established in 2017 by Adrian Lawler 
  • Represents musicians and bands for performance and production
  • Not an acting agency

Amber Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Manchester (M1 2EQ)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 1986
  • Film, television, theatre, radio and voiceover work
  • Represent about 90 adult and child actors
  • Busy Twitter feed @ambermgmt
  • Applicants should be professionally trained or extensive experience, and already be a Spotlight member
  • Apply via the dedicated email address on the website

Andrea Price Management

  • Located in Stockport (SK5 6QG)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Child actors in the APM Kids division
  • Busy Facebook Page

Artist Management UK Ltd

  • Located in Liverpool (L9 8AZ)
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Established 2005 and using original website
  • No actor credits found after 2011 and profiles didn’t link through to Spotlight
  • No social media presence 

Boss Casting

  • Located in Manchester (M4 1DW)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Extras agency for support artiste work
  • Children, teens and adults represented

Celebrity Booker

  • Located in M4 5JW
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • See our listing for Celebrity Booker in the London agents section (under C)

Chatfield Actor Management

  • Located in Manchester (M4 4TG)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Website clicks through to Greenroom
  • Greenroom management said applications require CV, headshot and showreel & give two weeks’ notice for live performances
  • Very small roster of actors and unclear why the change of agency name
  • We don’t think this is connected to Greenroom  (SE23 2ET) 
  • Twitter feed @cactormgmt

Circuit Personal Management Ltd

  • Located in Manchester (M12 6HS)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Actors’ co-operative established in 1998
  • Members work in the office for 3-5 days every 3 months
  • So prefer actors based in the North West
  • The ‘representation’ page has information about the actors they are currently looking to take on
  • Apply via the stated email address and attach all requested material
  • You should already possess a Spotlight page

Class – Carline Lundon Associates

  • Located in Liverpool (L8 7NZ)
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • No website or social media presence May 2019

Deus Management

  • Located in Worsley, M28 2JU
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Celebrity PR, events etc
  • Not an actors’ casting agency

Devine Artist Management

  • Located in Manchester, M3 1NP
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Fresh young faces to established professionals
  • Applications ONLY by the email address on the Contact page
  • Include a CV & Headshot, plus link to showreel if you have one
  • A meeting or opportunity to see you perform is essential
  • The Facebook and Twitter accounts have been closed
  • The website shows no news page or list of represented actors

EKA Model Management (and Eurokids)

  • Located in Warrington, WA3 4AQ
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts but no links on website to actor Spotlight profiles
  • Eurokids was created in 1996 by Debbie, followed by the adult division EKA in 1999
  • Featured, Main Roles, Commercials, Extra’s, Walk-Ons and Models
  • Twitter feed @EKAandEuroKids last updated April 2019 (as at May 2019) but the popular Facebook page is still going strong
  • Dedicated ‘join agency’ page

Elite Talent Actors Agency

  • Located in Manchester, M9 6TA
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Established 2007 but as at May 2019 no website found
  • Facebook page posts ended 2017 and Twitter feed @EliteActorsUK updates stopped 2018

EOC Management

  • Located in Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3WU
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Founded by experienced agent Una Evans-O’Connell
  • Actors and musical theatre performers
  • Represent new and fresh talent from all over the country
  • Active Facebook Page

Gadbury Personal Management

  • Located in Atherton, Manchester, M46 9JQ
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts but no evidence of Spotlight profiles or speaking roles
  • Actors, featured and support artists (extras)
  • £50 to join, taken from first paypacket
  • £25 annual representation fee
  • Latest news (as at June 2019) hasn’t been updated since 2013, while credits on the ‘about us’ page were last updated in 2016
  • No active social media presence or online company accounts found i June 2019
  • Books open to anyone living legally in the UK over the age of 16
  • Follow the instructions on the ‘Join Us’ page

Gag Reflex Ltd

  • Located in Manchester, M40 5BJ
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Company incorporated 2004; Lee Martin is the Director 
  • In June 2019 we couldn’t find agency social media accounts, but there is a news page on the website 
  • Focus on representing comedians – stand-up, musical/sketch/physical comedy, cabaret
  • Applications ONLY to the email specified in the Contact page
  • Include your latest biog, showreel and gig list

Icon Actors Management

  • Located in Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Founded in 1969
  • Part of the PHA group (PHA Agency, Icon and Rare Talent)
  • Busy Facebook Page and Twitter feed @IconActorsMGMT
  • ‘Work with us’ clicks through to the PHA application form

Jane Hollowood Associates Ltd

  • Located in Manchester, M1 1EH
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 1998
  • Active Twitter feed @JaneHollowood and news shown on website
  • Apply ONLY via the email address on the Contact page
  • Send Spotlight link or CV with recent jpg

JB Associates

  • Address in Manchester, M19 0AR
  • Was listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Associated with the Tongue and Groove voiceover agency
  • No website, online company accounts or social media presence found in 2019

JLA Talent Group

  • Located in Manchester, M40 5BJ, with a second office in London
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Founded 2016
  • Directors Jamie Lomas, Simone Clark and Archie Purnell have between them worked in acting, modelling, casting and production
  • Represents “a select list of actors & creative including household names and fresh new, emerging talent”
  • Busy Facebook page and Twitter feed @JLA_Talent
  • Applications ONLY via the email address specified on the website home page
  • CV, headshot and covering letter required

Kay Purcell Management

  • Located in Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LT
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Founded in 2009 by experienced performer Kay Purcell
  • Associated with the Purcell Drama Academy/ Aim2B
  • “Alongside the agency we run regular workshops in-house & have a professional (actor/singer/dancer/casting director) a few times a year who will run master class”
  • Applications ONLY via email
  • Attach CV and photograph

Laine Management Ltd

  • Located in Eccles, Manchester, M30 9LF
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Represents actors, commercial artistes and extras
  • Established more than 35 years ago
  • Associated with Laine Management Theatre Workshop, Child and Adult Drama classes for 4yrs and upwards
  • “Our drama workshops are invaluable to Laine Management, as this is where we find most of our new talent”
  • Busy Twitter feed @samlainemgt

LHK Management

  • Located in WA9 5GJ
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Theatre & pantomime production company founded by Lee Kelly in 2005
  • Represents pop acts and TV personalities, as well as local talent including a youth division
  • The ‘casting’ tab and Facebook page lists open audition dates for LHK Youth Theatre and agency representation

LimeLight Actors Agency

  • Located in Glossop, Greater Manchester, SK13 1NF
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Actors and background artists for film,tv,theatre,commercials, Roleplay and corporate castings throughout the UK
  • Couldn’t see social media activity or news page in June 2019
  • Applications ONLY via the email specified on the website
  • Include headshot. CV and showreel

Majestic International – Majestic Models & Casting

  • Located in Chester (CH3 5EB) and Covent Garden, London
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Modelling agency whose models also appear in Commercials
  • Busy Facebook page 
  • The ‘apply’ page gives clear and comprehensive instructions about the photo required 

Melanie McDonagh Management

  • Located in Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, BB5 0FB
  • Was listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Twitter feed ended 2009 @academycasting
  • In June 2019 no website, online company accounts or active social media presence was found

Melody Thresh Management Associates Ltd (MTM)

  • Located in Manchester, M5 3EB
  • Was listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Company accounts incorporated 1998 and dissolved in March 2019

Mint Casting Agency Ltd

  • Located in Manchester, M2 7EP with further contacts in Leeds and Liverpool
  • Listed on Spotlight Contacts
  • Extras, sports extras, commercials, chaperones and kids
  • Sole agent
  • Initial workshop allows extras to be listed for future commercial submissions
  • Initial charge to be added to the database of £35+vat; deducted from your first paypacket
  • No monthly or annual fees
  • Must use the agency photographer
  • Regular acting workshops which you can choose to attend
  • You can self-edit your agency profile
  • Must live within 50 miles of the extras job submitted for (not just have a base there)
  • To apply, follow the instructions on the ‘apply’ page
  • Active Facebook page and Twitter feed @mintcasting

Morello Cherry Actors Agency

  • Located in Manchester, M3 4EN
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established 2007 by Darren Gordon and Joe Moan
  • You can’t see the roster but the news page is busy 
  • Active Twitter feed @MorelloCherryAA
  • Applications ONLY by email
  • Include Spotlight link – so you must already be a member
  • Also add links to showreel and a covering letter

North West Actors 

  • Originally located in Bury, BL9 7EW – now moved to Burnley
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Established in 2007 by Nigel Adams, but as at June 2019 is run by Cate Northern
  • Represents actors based in North West England and London
  • Represents actors aged 16+ years
  •  No extras, models or walk-ons
  • Applications by email or post
  • Include Spotlight profile and headshot
  • Preferably add an online link to your showreel or details of any show you can be seen in

Ology Kids Casting

  • Based in Ormskirk
  • Represents children and young performers
  • On our list of 20 Reputable UK Agencies For Child Actors
  • See our separate article about Ology Kids Casting

Pan Artists Agency Ltd

  • According to Spotlight Contacts the agency is located in Sale (M33 4JX) but the agency website shows a Bolton address (BL1 4QR)
  • Actors and extras covering Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool , North Wales and Lancaster
  • Established 1973
  • To apply, complete the form on the ‘recruiting’ page – but in June 2019 it states ‘We are not recruiting until 2018’
  • Facebook page not updated since 2012, no Twitter feed
  • Company accounts show the business is still active

Piccadilly Management

  • Located in Manchester, M4 4DE
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Represents actors from around the UK
  • Active Facebook page 

Power Promotions

  • Address in Liverpool (L13 0EF)
  • Was listed on Spotlight Contacts 
  • As at June 2019, no website or social media presence

Purple Giraffe

  • Based in Congleton, Cheshire
  • On our list of 20 Reputable UK Agencies For Child Actors

Rare Talent Actors

  • Located in Manchester, M12 6FZ
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Actors’ division of the PHA Group
  • Active Twitter feed @_Rare_Talent
  • The applications page is on the PHA Group website, with clear instructions

Red Door Management

  • Located in London and Salford
  • Spotlight registered agency
  • Busy Facebook page and Twitter feed @reddoormgmt
  • Applications by post must be sent to Manchester office
  • Emailed applications are preferred, using the contact form on the ‘representation’ page
  • Follow the instructions for supporting material needed

RDDC Management Agency (Rossendale Dance And Drama Centre)

  • Located in Rossendale (BB4 9DS)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Represent children and young adults who are pupils of the Rossendale Dance and Drama Centre

Seven Agency Management

  • Located in central Manchester (M2 4WQ)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 1998
  • Represent actors, extras, models, presenters and child performers
  • Books always open to applicants
  • Apply via the online application form
  • Terms and conditions – including commission rates – clearly specified online
  • Good FAQ page
  • But all social media output appears to have stopped 2 years ago

Stark Talent

  • Located in Salford (M7 2FZ)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 2014 by two actors with wide industry experience
  • Mostly supporting artists (extras) represented but the do have a small roster of local professional actors
  • Commercials, TV productions, Films, Music Videos & Corporate Films throughout the North West 
  • Apply for representation via the JOIN STARK page of their website
  • All actors seen by audition or performance before acceptance

Stirling Management

  • Located in Bolton (BL1 8AN0
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established 2009 by Glen Mortimer
  • Represents actors for TV, film, commercials, theatre and corporate filming
  • Apply by email to the email address on the website
  • All young performers on the books attend the Stirling Young Talent drama classes at Stirling Academy
  • Adults can attend the Stirling Academy acting classes even if not represented by the agency

Take2 Management

  • Located in Manchester (M4 1FS) and Leeds
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Boutique agency established in 2013
  • Founder Martha Currie works with agents Lois McCrory and Christ Maloney (formerly of Beverley Keogh Casting Ltd)

Triple Threat Agency

  • Located in Sale (M33 7GA)
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Boutique theatrical agency
  • Established 2017 by Stalder Productions
  • Represents actors, dancers, singers, babies, children and young performers
  • For modelling, TV, dance and musical theatre work
  • CV, headshot and (if you have one, showreel) to specified email on website
  • If they are interested, you will be invited to audition

Urban Talent

  • Located in Manchester (MM2 3WQ)
  • Don’t muddle google results up with Urban Talent in Salt Lake City, USA
  • Spotlight registered agent
  • Established in 1996
  • Agents Julie Holt and Joi Rouncefield work for Director Nigel Martin Smith (the original manager of Take That)
  • Busy news page
  • Represent actors for television, film, theatre, radio and advertising work
  • All applications to be sent by email to the email address on the agency website
  • Include your recent headshot, CV and showreel
  • They’ll contact you if they want a meeting or to see you perform
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