Emptage Hallett

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Emptage Hallett is a selective talent and literary agency based in London and Cardiff, representing actors, writers and casting directors working in film, television and theatre.

Emptage Hallett opened in London in 1996, with the Cardiff branch launched in 1999. 

The majority of clients on the Cardiff roster live in Wales, but work internationally.

Emptage Hallett is a member of the PMA (Personal Managers’ Association), a network of agents who represent actors, writers and directors working in film, television, theatre and radio aiming to promote quality standards in the profession.

Contact Details

Emptage Hallett London


Emptage Hallett, 34-35 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8DW


+44 (0)20 7436 0425



Emptage Hallett Cardiff


Emptage Hallett, 2nd Floor, 3-5 The Balcony ,Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BU


+44 (0)29 2034 4205




Seeking Representation?

Emptage Hallett is selective and represents actors with existing professional training and experience. You are expected to have an active Spotlight profile and showreel before applying.

If you are an actor applying to the London office for representation, send your covering email, Spotlight link and showreel link by email  to submissions@emptagehallett.co.uk

If you are an actor applying to the Cardiff office for representation, send your covering email, Spotlight link and showreel link by email  to cardiff@emptagehallett.co.uk

If you are a writer applying to the London office for representation, send your covering email, Spotlight link and showreel link by email to writers@emptagehallett.co.uk

The agents attend London shows, and often visit regional shows and workshops, to discover new talent. However, it’s not possible to see all applicants on stage so good, solid showreel is essential.

“When emailing I’d recommend keeping it brief and making sure a link to your Spotlight page and showreel are included. If you have any connection to me and the agency, that’s always good to mention but again, be brief.”

Hannah Wilkinson, speaking at a Spotlight Open House

Most applicants will get some sort of response, but not always. If you don’t hear, always  assume the agency does not want to pursue your submission further.

You should not make unsolicited phone calls or office visits requesting representation.

About Emptage Hallett

Directors Michael Emptage and Michael Hallett and Finance Director Sarah Highland are supported at Emptage Hallet by Agents Hannah Wilkinson and Laura Nassim. Eve Crawford and Jody Salt are the team’s Agents’ Assistants.

Emptage Hallett was launched in 1996 by  Michael Emptage and Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama graduate Michael Hallett.

Michael Hallett was a Speaker at the London Screenwriter’ Festival 2021.

Agent Hannah Wilkinson runs well-received workshops for actors, both new and experienced.

“I think actors should try and be creative as often as possible. Whether that’s by attending workshops and classes or writing and creating their own work during their down time. Things can move so quickly with auditions and self-tapes, that I think it’s imperative that actors have their accents perfected and self-tape technique on point, so they’re ready to go at the drop of a hat.”

Hannah Wilkinson, speaking at Spotlight Open House

Ocean Independent

The production company Ocean Independent was established by the Emptage Hallett directors to develop talent-led Television and Film projects. Ocean Independent is currently developing two films and a TV series based on an optioned series of novels.

Emptage Hallett Clients

Emptage Hallett client Emilia Clarke played the iconic role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, one of the biggest shows in TV history

Emptage Hallett clients on the actors roster include:

  • Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones / Last Christmas)
  • Caitriona Balfe (Outlander / Le Mans ’66)
  • Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl / White Gold)
  • Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad / The Pact)
  • Cary Elwes (Stranger Things / Five Eyes)
  • Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia / Adult Material)