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Casting Directors UK: List, Socials and Contact Information

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Gary Davy, Casting Director

Gary Davy started his career at some of London’s top theatres, having trained in Stage Management at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

He then moved into TV production at the BBC before moving into casting. Since 2000 Gary has been a freelance Casting Director, and is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG). 

He has cast more than a hundred and thirty screen projects, including TV series Baptiste, Alex Rider and Liar, and feature films Woman in Gold (2015) and An American Haunting (2005).

Gary Davy was part of the team to win 2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, for Band of Brothers (2001).

Gabrielle Dawes

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Gabrielle Dawes was casting director for feature film The Suicide Club (2000) and TV Movies Elmina’s Kitchen and Celebration.

Stephanie Dawes

Stephanie Dawes is a London based UK Casting Director.

For two decades, Stephanie Dawes worked in casting for ITV programmes, across drama, arts, comedy and entertainment.

She is now a freelance Casting Director whose recent projects have included drama documentaries, computer games and children’s voices for animation.

She’s a member of the CDG (Casting Directors’ Guild).

Her extensive list of casting credits for TV projects include Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and several Pride of Britain Awards productions.

Contact Details for Stephanie Dawes


Address: 13 Nevern Square, London, SW5 9NW


Stephanie Dawes credits on IMDB

Stephanie Dawes TV & Film casting credits as Casting Director include:

Britannia High Cast – Start Of Something:

Britannia High Cast – Start Of Something

Stephanie Dawes TV & Film casting credits in the Casting Department include:

Anna Dawson, Casting Director

Anna Dawson is a UK Casting Director based in Edinburgh, working in Scotland and London.

Member of the CDG (Casting Directors’ Guild), Anna Dawson is based at SPH Casting in Edinburgh, Scotland, working alongside Casting Director Simone Pereira Hind.

She mainly works in Edinburgh and London.

In support of the Equity union’s Yes/No campaign, in 2021 Anna co-created and developed a tool with Tagmin to ensure all actors get an answer on auditions.

Anna studied Drama and Film at the University of Manchester. During this period she also gained experience working in the London casting offices of Julia Duff, Sacha Green and Marilyn Johnson.

Having graduated, Anna went on to work for numerous Casting Directors including Jina JayOlivia Scott Webb, and Suzanne Smith.

In 2015, she joined Simone Pereira Hind at SPH Casting in Edinburgh, working as an associate Casting Director and increasingly also as Casting Director.


Anna Dawson has worked on a number of TV series, including Last CommanderOutlander and Logan High, and assisted casting for popular TV mini-series The Replacement.

She has also worked on feature films including the thriller Marionette (2020).

Anna has worked alongside Casting Director Simone Pereira Hind casting a number of theatre projects.

These include

  • Life is a Dream (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh)
  • The White Card (Northern Stage/Soho Theatre)
  • Scent of Roses (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh)
  • Red Ellen (Northern Stage/Royal Lyceum Edinburgh)
  • Macbeth – An Undoing (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh)
  • Dracula (National Theatre of Scotland)
  • Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Anna has also acted as Casting Consultant on several shows for the Perth Theatre. These include The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Don Quixote, and Educating Rita.


Website: SPH Casting


Address: Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Phone: +44 (0) 131 290 2526

Casting offices are busy, so unsolicited phone calls or office visits from actors are not recommended.

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Casting Directors’ Guild

Anna Dawson: CDG profile


Anna Dawson Casting: Instagram page


Anna Dawson: IMDb profile

Anna Dawson’s screen credits as Casting Director include:

Trailer for Tollbooth (2021)

Anna Dawson’s film and TV credits as part of the Casting Department include:

Laura Dickens

Casting Director and Creative Producer Laura Dickens is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).

She was the Casting Director for 85 episodes of long running TV series Doctors, having previously worked as Casting Assistant on feature films Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and About a Boy (2002).

Catriona Dickie

Freelance Casting Director, Writer and Director Catriona Dickie is a probationary member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).

She’s worked as a Casting Associate with Nina Gold Casting and Lauren Evans Casting. 

Past experience as Casting Assistant and Casting Associate includes TV series TryingFour Weddings and a Funeral, and Berlin Station.

She’s also worked on feature films All the Money in the World (2017), Justice League (2017) and Papillon (2017).

Kate Dowd

London based Kate Dowd is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG). 

Her extensive casting work for feature films includes The Book Thief (2013), The Kite Runner (2007),  Finding Neverland (2004), and The Mummy Returns (2001). 

She’s also worked on a number of TV series, including Treadstone and Galavant, and TV Mini-series Empire.

Shakyra Dowling

BAFTA and Sundance nominated Casting Director Shakyra Dowling is a Member of the Casting Directors’ Association (CDA) who has worked on more than a hundred screen projects. 

Specialising in casting British independent feature films, Shakyra was the Casting Director for numerous feature films including Nocturnal (2019), White Lie (2019) and The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013). 

She has also cast for a number of TV series including Moscow Noir, Coconut, and White Wall.

Carol Dudley

Veteran Casting Director Carol Dudley began her career in casting in the early 1980s. 

Based in Los Angeles with Reuben Cannon & Associates, she worked on projects such as the iconic TV series Moonlighting and blockbuster feature film The Transformers: The Movie (1986).

In 1991 she made a permanent move to London. Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Carol has cast more than a hundred screen projects. 

Maureen Duff, Casting Director

Maureen Duff began her career in casting in 1992, following several years working in a theatrical agency.

She was Casting Assistant for the iconic feature film 28 Days Later… (2002) around the same time she was Casting Associate for the first series of Spooks

As Casting Director she’s worked on numerous projects, including  feature film The Habit of Beauty, TV Mini-series White Teeth, and several series of the popular detective show Vera.

Jenny Duffy

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Jenny Duffy casts for film, TV and theatre.

Several screen productions she was involved with went on to great acclaim and awards, including an Oscar, BAFTAs, a Palme d’Or, RTS Award and an Evening Standard Best Newcomer Award.

She’s cast everything from the family centred TV series Moominvalley, the gritty sci-fi action series Orphan Black, to the compelling portrayal of the late Sophie Lancaster in TV movie Murdered for Being Different.

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