A Full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Martin Ware has extensive casting experience in both films and television drama.
His credits as Casting Assistant, Casting Associate and Casting Director include feature films Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and TV mini series Chernobyl (2019).
Rose Wicksteed, Casting Director
Rose Wicksteed is a London-based Casting Director and full Member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).
Rose Wicksteed attended a foundation course in Acting at the Oxford School of Drama, in 1999, before studying for a degree in Modern Drama Studies.
During the student summer holidays she took plays to the Edinburgh Festival, getting valuable experience as a young theatre producer and director.
After graduating, Rose worked as a runner and researcher for factual and reality TV productions. Working on an ITV show about regressing celebrities back to the past lives, she was auditioning actors to play the reconstructions and it sparked her interest in entering the casting profession.
So in the summer of 2006, Rose Wicksteed worked as a Casting Assistant for a new children’s drama series, helping to audition thousands of children at the London casting sessions.
Over the next three years, Rose worked as a Casting Assistant for Nina Gold, Lucinda Syson, Elaine Grainger & Jina Jay, some of the biggest Casting Director names in the UK.
Assisting casting for well-known feature films, including ‘Inception’, ‘Clash of the Titans’, ‘Chronicles of Narnia’, and ‘Bright Star’, meant she also worked for notable directors including Jane Campion, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Hooper, Robert Zemeckis, and Richard Eyre.
With this wealth of knowledge and experience behind her, Rose Wicksteed became a Casting Director in 2009.
In 2012 she was nominated for an Artios Award (USA) for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for BAFTA award-winning short film ‘Room 8’.
Then in 2014 she was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.
A number of other projects she has worked on have also won top industry awards and nominations.
BAFTA nominated and BIFA award winning The Survivalist
First two seasons of the Golden Globe nominated and Emmy award winning show Genius: Einstein and Picasso (Ron Howard / Brian Grazer / Imagine / Fox 21 / NatGeo)
Rose Wicksteed has also worked closely with Dixie Chassay. Together they cast ‘The Great’ for Hulu.
In June 2020, Dixie Chassay and Rose Wicksteed were interviewed by Rochelle Rose, National Director of Performers Programs, SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Catherine Willis, Casting Director
A full member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG), Catherine Willis started her casting career in theatre before spending six years in the BBC in-house drama series casting team. In 2006 she launched ‘CW Casting’.
Her IMDb credits are extensive, including more than a hundred TV series, feature films and documentaries as Casting Director.
Discover insights on the process of casting Aisling Bea’s This Way Up from Casting Director Catherine Willis (This Way Up, Alma’s not Normal) and Director Alex Winckler (This Way Up, My Mad Fat Diary).
Also hear what they have to say about auditioning in the age of COVID, and what they like to see from actors.
Sarah Wilson has years of experience in casting teams and is a probationary member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).
She worked with casting teams on a number of feature films including Judy (2019), My Cousin Rachel (2017), Suffragette (2015) and Pride (2014).
She has also spent time working alongside Fiona Weir on Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
After more than ten years of working as a Casting Assistant and Casting Associate, Laura has set up her own company and is a probationary member of The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).
She’s worked on feature films Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), Jupiter Ascending (2015), Beowulf (2007) and Stardust (2007) as well as a number of TV series. She also worked with Danny Boyle on London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder.
Rebecca Wright, Casting Director
London-based casting director Rebecca Wright is a full Member of, & the Vice-Chair of, The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG).
Casting credits accumulated over many years include Jez Butterworth’s Britannia, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness and Being Human.