Probationary Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Heidi Lawry joined the casting profession in 2014 and has worked closely with Belinda Norcliffe Casting and Jill Green Casting.
Her IMDb credits as Casting Assistant and Casting Associate include TV series The Salisbury Poisonings and Industry, TV mini-series Roadkill, and award winning thriller The Dark Mile (2017).
Rick Laxton is a writer and freelance Casting Director, with bases in Manchester and London. Head of Casting at Lime Pictures between 2010 and 2015, Rick then spent seven years in the casting department at ITV in Manchester.
Rick is a Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) and has cast over 800 hours of TV content for major broadcasters, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney and Nickelodeon.
His casting credits include numerous hit TV series including Peter Kay’s Car Share, The Evermoor Chronicles and Hollyoaks.
Rick Laxton also co-wrote BBC Two TV movie THE PACT, which stars Sarah Solemani and Brett Goldstein.
Sarah Leung, Casting Director
Sarah Leung CDG is a London based UK Casting Director.
Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Sarah Leung was born and raised in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Sarah started in the industry as an actress, appearing in hit TV shows Queer as Folk, My Wonderful Life, and One Foot in the Grave.
Then in 2005 she worked as an assistant to her brother-in-law, producer Larry Franco, on the feature film Batman Begins (2005), and asked to return to the film’s post-production as assistant to film producer Emma Thomas.
Sarah Leung began her casting career working on Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men (2006), and went on to work with British filmmakers, the BBC and ITV, and casting director Andy Morgan.
Sarah Leung’s extensive credits as Casting Assistant include TV Series Luther, Red Dwarf, Law & Order: UK, Waking the Dead, and Waterloo Road; TV Mini-series The Widower and What Remains; and TV movie Just Henry.
As Casting Director, her credits include Emily and the Magical Journey (2020), Strangeways Here We Come (2018), and Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016).
Karen Lindsay-Stewart is a leading film and television Casting Director, working closely with Emily Jacobs.
A Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) Karen’s extensive credits as Casting Director include
TV Series: The Singapore Grip, Carnival Row, Penny Dreadful
TV Mini-series: The Pale Horse, The War of the Worlds, The ABC Murders, Press, Ordeal by Innocence, The City and the City, Revolting Rhymes, The Witness for the Prosecution, And Then There Were None, Parade’s End
Feature films: The Secret Garden (2020), Eternal Beauty (2019), Marrowbone (2017), Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017), How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017), Capture the Flag (2015), The Harry Hill Movie (2013), The Double (2013), The Woman in Black (2012), Submarine (2010), The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Andreya Lynham is a Casting Associate in Priscilla John and Orla Maxwell’s team. She moved into casting from acting, and now runs workshops for actors in addition to her casting work.
As Casting Assistant and Casting Associate, her credits include: