Amanda Tabak

casting directors

Amanda Tabak is a London based Casting Director, owner of Candid Casting, and full member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).

Award winning Casting Director Amanda Tabak launched Candid Casting in 1993, and she still heads the casting company today. It’s one of the UK’s leading full service casting companies, working internationally in film, television, commercials and music video.


A Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Amanada Tabak received awards for Best Casting from the inaugural CDA awards and British Craft Arrows. She’s also worked on projects which won Oscar, BAFTA, BIFA and Emmy awards.

Amanda Tabak has earned a reputation for seeking out diverse new talent and tricky casting.

In 2017 Amanda Tabak was interviewed for BBC news about casting appropriate actors for a role.

She supported Ed Skrien’s withdrawal from the Hellboy role, following allegations of whitewashing, and was pleased that this was an indication that the industry was changing.

YouTube: Amanda Tabak Casting Director BBC News

Amanda Tabak’s film & TV credits include:

  •  2019 Nuclear
  •  2018 Secret Child: The Bridge (Short)
  •  2018/II Isha (Short)
  •  2018 Find Me in Paris (TV Series) (26 episodes)
  •  2018 Between Walls (Short)
  •  2016 Candy Floss (Short)
  •  2016 Toni Erdmann (united kingdom casting)
  •  2016 Cleopatra: Mother, Mistress, Murderer, Queen (TV Movie)
  •  2015/I Dark Was the Night (Short)
  •  2015 We Are Happy (Short)
  •  2015/I Balcony (Short)
  •  2015 Group B (Short)
  •  2015 Identicals
  •  2015/I The Car Washer (Short)
  •  2015 The Next Step (TV Series) (15 episodes)
  •  2014 Honeytrap
  •  2014/II The Portrait (Short)
  •  2014 Slap (Short)
  •  2013 We Are the Freaks
  •  2013 Waxwing (Short)
  •  2012/II Graceland (Short)
  •  2011/I Stray (Short)
  •  2011/III Compulsion (Short)
  •  2007-2011 M.I.High (TV Series) (62 episodes)
  •  2011 The Flying Machine
  •  2010 Some Dogs Bite (TV Movie)
  •  2010 Mission London
  •  2010 Spirit Warriors (TV Series) (2009)
  •  2009 My Almost Famous Family (TV Series) (11 episodes)
  •  2009 She, a Chinese
  •  2009 Paradise Cafe (TV Series) (11 episodes)
  •  2009 No Signal (TV Series)
  •  2008 Captain Mack (TV Series) (12 episodes)
  •  2008 Dustbin Baby (TV Movie)
  •  2008 The Children
  •  2008 Britain’s Got the Pop Factor… and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice (TV Movie)
  •  2007 Special People
  •  2007 A Class Apart (TV Movie)
  •  2007 Mum’s Gone Gay (TV Movie)
  •  2007 Hotel Very Welcome
  •  2006 Old Dog (Short)
  •  2006 That Summer Day (TV Movie)
  •  2006 Kidulthood
  •  2005 The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (Video documentary) (segment “Karmacoma”)
  •  2005 Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle (TV Movie)
  •  2004 City Paradise (Short)
  •  2002-2004 The Basil Brush Show (TV Series) (15 episodes)
  •  2003 Goodbye, Cruel World (Short)
  •  2003 77 Beds (Short)
  •  2003 Wasp (Short)
  •  2003 And the Red Man Went Green (Short)
  •  2002 The Most Beautiful Man in the World (Short)
  •  2001 Is Harry on the Boat? (TV Movie)
  •  2001 Massive Attack: Eleven Promos (Video)
  •  2001 Large
  •  2000 Headless (TV Series)
  •  2000 The Low Down
  •  1999 Jump Boy (Short)
  •  1999 Black XXX-Mas (Short)
  •  1998 I Just Want to Kiss You (Short)
  •  1994 WSH: The Myth of the Urban Myth (TV Movie)