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Casting Directors UK: List, Socials and Contact Information

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Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson started her casting career as full time assistant to Sasha Robertson and has gone on to assist and work alongside well-established esteemed Casting Directors including Kate Rhodes James, Julie Harkin, Jina Jay, Kate Dowd, Gemma Sykes, Rachel Freck and Rachel Sheridan.

She now works with Amy Hubbard and is a Probationary Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).

As Casting Assistant her credits include TV series Four Weddings and a FuneralDevs and The Other One, while in 2020 she worked as Casting Director for Suspicion, a TV series starring Uma Thurman.

Dan Jackson

Graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Dan Jackson (Danny Jackson) spent several years working as an actor in London before heading to Glasgow to work in casting with Kahleen Crawford.

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), his screen credits for casting include feature film Daphne (2017) and Filth (2013), TV mini series In Plain Sight, and TV series His Dark Materials and River City.

Emily Jacobs

Emily Jacobs works as a Casting Director with her business partner Karen Lindsay-Stewart.

A Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), her extensive experience as Casting Associate includes hit TV mini-series And Then There Were None, The Witness for the Prosecution and The ABC Murders, as well as feature film The Secret Garden (2020).

As Casting Director her projects include the feature films How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017) starring Elle Fanning, and Eternal Beauty (2020), starring David Thewlis, Sally Hawkins and Billie Piper.

Lucy Jenkins, Casting Director

Lucy Jenkins was an actress who moved into the world of casting. She worked as Deputy Head of Casting at the RSC before setting up Jenkins McShane Casting with friend and fellow casting director Sooki McShane more than a decade ago.

They are both members of the CDG (Casting Directors’ Guild) and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

Jenkins McShane Casting have cast numerous feature films, TV series and short films, including The Confession, directed by Tanel Toom and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2011. They have together cast more than a hundred plays, many of them playing in the West End.

Popular workshops and masterclasses run by Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane have been held at venues such as the Actors Guild, Mixing Networks, The Actors Company LA, and Larca.

Find out more about Lucy Jenkins’s work as a casting director in this hour long interview with Actors Anonymous UK.

Lucy Jenkins’s IMDb credits as casting director include:

  • Deus 
  •  Dragged Up (Short)
  •  Going Up (Short)
  •  2020 A wake (Short)
  •  2019Widow’s Walk
  •  2019/III Forgive Me (Short)
  •  2019 Dark Encounter
  •  2019 For Love or Money
  •  2018/IIT welfth Night
  •  2018 Pulsar (Short)
  •  2016 The Comedian’s Guide to Survival
  •  2016/II The Proposal (Short)
  •  2016 Bliss!
  •  2016 A Special Guest (Short)
  •  2015/I Containment
  •  2015 Arthur & Merlin
  •  2015 Awaiting
  •  2014 Hangar 10
  •  2013 Drone Strike (Short)
  • 2013 Earth to Sky (Short)
  •  2012 Entity
  •  2011 The Somnambulists
  •  2011/I Absence (Short)
  •  2009 The Death of Pentheus (Short)
  •  2005-2009 The Bill (TV Series) (16 episodes)
  •  2009 Mad Sad & Bad
  •  2008 One in Four (Short)
  •  2007 The Curry Club (Short)
  •  2007 Outlanders
  •  2007 Piccadilly Cowboy
  •  2006 Vampire Diary
  •  2006 Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man (TV Movie)
  •  2004 Fascination
  •  2003 Lloyd & Hill (TV Movie)
  •  2002 Top Dog (Short)
  •  2002 Alone
  •  2001 Babyfather (TV Series)
  •  2000 Threesome (Short)

Victor Jenkins, Casting Director

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Victor Jenkins worked as Casting Director on a number of hit TV shows including HumansBroadchurch and Fleabag, as well as a number of TV mini-series and feature films.

Priscilla John

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Priscilla John has worked with Orla Maxwell for more than 20 years. Together they run Casting Pictures Limited.

Casting Pictures

Priscilla John CDG and Orla Maxwell CDG launched Casting Pictures in October 2019.

They are supported by Francesca Bradley.

As Casting Director, Priscilla’s worked on box office favourites Logan (2017), The Maze Runner (2014), Mamma Mia! (2008), Johnny English (2003), About a Boy (2002), The Fifth Element (1997), Brassed Off (1996), A Fish Called Wanda (1988), and A Passage to India (1984).

She has over a hundred credits for feature films, TV movies, and TV series.

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Alex Johnson

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Alex Johnson started out as a producer for TV, Commercials and Music Videos before pursuing her interest in casting projects.

The London based Casting Director now casts for film, television and commercials.

Alex Johnson’s screen credits for casting include feature films Fisherman’s Friends (2019), Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) and Dad’s Army (2016), as well as TV series Beecham House, TV mini-series Fearless and TV Movie The Private Life of Samuel Pepys.

Emily Jones

Emily Jones is an experienced casting director for theatre, film and television, and a Probationary Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).

She was Casting Director for several episodes of BBC TV Series Doctors, and her credits as Casting Assistant include Casualty, Father Brown and Silent Witness.

Sam Jones

Sam Jones started out in the casting profession as a Casting Assistant for the Royal Shakespeare Company, more than 25 years ago.

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), she’s worked on a long list of TV and film projects including TV series Wanderlust, Black Earth Rising, The Hollow Crown, and Prisoners Wives, and TV mini-series Don’t Forget the Driver and Dark Angel.

Sue Jones, Casting Director

In common with many Casting Directors, Sue Jones entered the profession via a passion for acting.

Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Sue has cast for screen projects since the mid-90s.

Her recent credits include horror film Re-Kill (2015), family adventure Ruby Strangelove Young Witch (2015), documentary God The Father and TV Mini-series Air Force One Is Down.

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