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Actor

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(Some links repeated here)


Links (UK+)

Acting in London
https://actinginlondon.co.uk
Useful resources for actors in London

Actors’ Access
https://actorsaccess.com
Actor profiles

Backstage
https://www.backstage.com

Black Women Film Network
https://www.blackwomenfilm.org

Bodalgo – Voice-over work
https://www.bodalgo.com

The Casting Collective
https://www.castingcollective.co.uk
Have Urgent Casting Calls page for specific kinds of actor. – Worth checking.

Casting Director’s Advice on Self-Tapes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7htgIHQikMI

Casting Frontier
https://castingfrontier.com

Casting Networks
https://www.castingnetworks.com
Casting calls for actors

Casting Networks>London Casting Calls
https://www.castingnetworks.com/london-casting-calls
(See other pages at this website for casting calls elsewhere.)

CastWeb
https://www.castweb.net

Central Casting
https://www.centralcasting.com
(US)

Dramanic
https://www.dramanic.com/uk
Opportunities for actors

e-Talenta casting platform for Europe
https://www.e-talenta.eu

Explore Talent
https://www.exploretalent.com
Cast postings

Extra People
https://extra-people.com
(Extras)

Filmboards forum: Shop Talk for Actors
https://www.filmboards.com/board/48

Filmmakers Europe casting agency news
https://www.filmmakers.eu

Films on a Shoestring>Actors
https://filmsonashoestring.com/actors-extras

How to Make a Quality Self-Tape
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8frj5n49pao

Level Talent Group
https://www.leveltalentgroup.com
(US)

Mad Dog 2020 Casting
https://maddog2020casting.com/en

Mandy
https://www.mandy.com
Jobs for cast, crew & creative professionals. (Merging with Backstage q.v.)
Tips for self-taping auditions:
https://www.mandy.com/uk/guide/5-top-tips-for-self-taping-auditions

NY Castings
https://www.nycastings.com
(US)

Playbill
https://www.playbill.com/jobs
(theatre jobs)

Phoenix Casting
https://phoenixcasting.tv
(Wales)

Professional Development Workshops for Actors
https://www.meetup.com/professional-development-workshops-for-actors
Free workshops. Supportive environment for actors’ development.

Shooting People
https://shootingpeople.org
Useful crewing newsletter. Occasional social events.

The Stage
https://www.thestage.co.uk/jobs
Info. for theatre actors.

Stage Milk
https://www.stagemilk.com
Useful resources for actors

Star Now
https://www.starnow.com
Jobs for actors

Spotlight
https://www.spotlight.com
Auditions & casting calls for actors.
Spotlight Registration Link to access 3 months free.

Women in Film & Television
https://www.wifta.org

Work on Film
https://workonfilm.com
Reilly Featherstone’s site of tips for actors

Your Cinema Films
https://yourcinemafilms.com
Castings


London Casting Directors

Alex Johnson
https://www.alexjohnsoncasting.com

Beach
https://beach-casting.com

Candid
https://www.candidcasting.co.uk

Andrea Clark
https://www.aclarkcasting.com

Kathleen Crawford
https://kahleencrawford.com

Suzanne Crowley
https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/suzanne-crowley-gilly-poole

Gary Davy
https://www.garydavy.com

Nina Gold
https://www.thecdg.co.uk/members/nina

Des Hamilton
https://www.deshamilton.com

Julie Harkin
https://www.harkintoth.com

Victor Jenkins
https://www.victorjenkinscasting.com/index.html

Rob Kelly
https://www.robkellycasting.com

Kate & Lou
https://www.kateandloucasting.com

Carl Proctor
https://www.carlproctorcasting.com

Andy Pryor
http://www.andypryor.co.uk

Suzanne Smith
https://www.thecdg.co.uk/members/suzanne-2

Gail Stevens
http://gailstevenscasting.com


Actors’ Agencies

  1. 1984pm.com
  2. 1sttalent.co.uk
  3. 21stcenturyactors.co.uk
  4. 33ltd.com/about
  5. 34talentgroup.com
  6. aardvarkcasting.com
  7. acactors.net
  8. accessuk.agency
  9. actionartistsagency.com
  10. actonthis.tv
  11. advocate.agency
  12. ahatalent.co.uk
  13. aimagents.com
  14. ajartists.com
  15. ajkagency.com
  16. akmtalent.com
  17. allstarsactors.tv
  18. alphaactors.com
  19. ana-actors.co.uk
  20. antiagency.co.uk
  21. arcade-talent.com
  22. ardenttalent.co.uk
  23. argtalent.com
  24. ashrowtm.com
  25. astonmgt.com
  26. avenuemanagement.co.uk
  27. babblevoices.com
  28. bameagency.com
  29. bazantalentagency.com
  30. bbbtalentagency.com
  31. bcclondon.com
  32. bloomfieldswelch.com
  33. bmaartists.com
  34. brandedtalent.co.uk
  35. brennanactingagency.com/agency
  36. broadcastingagency.co.uk
  37. broodmanagement.com
  38. brownandmills.co.uk
  39. brownsimcocksandandrews.co.uk
  40. brynmoor.co.uk
  41. buzztalent.co.uk
  42. cam.co.uk
  43. careydoddassociates.com
  44. carinaskinnermanagement.co.uk
  45. carolhayesmanagement.co.uk
  46. castingnetworks.com
  47. ccmactors.com
  48. cdalondon.com
  49. cerecaptio.com
  50. cityactors.co.uk
  51. cmalondon.co.ukabout-us
  52. collectiveagents.co.uk
  53. colourpictures.co.uk
  54. cre8-talent.co.uk
  55. crescentmanagement.co.uk
  56. crisiscast.com
  57. curtisbrown.co.uk
  58. daisyanddukes.com
  59. daviddaly.co.uk/wp
  60. deebosstalent.com
  61. diamondmanagement.co.uk/contact
  62. divergenttalentgroup.co.uk
  63. duendemanagement.com
  64. eamonnbedford.com/about
  65. emgm.uk
  66. empowermanagement.co.uk
  67. engersportelli.com
  68. etcasting.com
  69. evotalentltd.com
  70. filmsonashoestring.com
  71. fiona-cross.com
  72. flairtalent.com
  73. fresh-partners.com
  74. fusiontalentagency.com
  75. gavinbarkerassociates.co.uk
  76. go-talent.co.uk
  77. goldingtalentagency.co.uk
  78. hatchtalent.co.uk
  79. hattonmcewanpenford.com
  80. herotalentgroup.com
  81. ialagency.com
  82. iamepic.co.uk
  83. idtalentuk.com
  84. ieatalent.com
  85. imaginetalent.co.uk
  86. inclusivetalent.co.uk/about
  87. independenttalent.com
  88. irvingstreet.co.uk
  89. jamesfosterltd.co.uk
  90. jameswilliamsassociates.co.uk
  91. janehollowood.co.uk
  92. jessicacarneyassociates.co.uk
  93. kitschagency.com
  94. kptalentmanagement.co.uk
  95. ktta.co.uk
  96. lhatalent.com
  97. lisarichards.ie
  98. llp-management.com
  99. londoncastinggroup.com
  100. lovettlogan.co.uk
  101. lucia-victoria.co.uk
  102. macfarlane-chard.co.uk
  103. maneandrose.com
  104. markjerminmanagement.co.uk
  105. mass-talent.com
  106. mclean-williams.com
  107. mntalent.co.uk
  108. models.com
  109. morwennapreston.com
  110. mostynandcross.co.uk
  111. northbanktalent.com
  112. paradigmartistmgnt.co.uk
  113. patrickmanagement.co.uk/contact
  114. pctm.co.uk
  115. pd-management.com
  116. pembertonassociates.com
  117. phoenixactors.co.uk
  118. platinumtalentagency.co.uk
  119. playactors.com
  120. principalartistes.com
  121. qtalent.co.uk
  122. rartalentagency.com
  123. rbmactors.com
  124. reddoorvision.co.uk
  125. redtalentmanagement.com
  126. reelscene.co.uk
  127. regantalentgroup.co.uk
  128. revolutiontalent.co.uk
  129. roseberymanagement.com
  130. sandrareynolds.co.uk
  131. savagespm.co.uk
  132. scottmarshall.co.uk
  133. sfmagency.com
  134. sharonhenry.co.uk
  135. shepherdmanagement.co.uk
  136. sixteenth.co
  137. sohofilms.co.uk
  138. stevenealonassociates.com
  139. talentartisticgroup.com/contact-us
  140. tavistockwood.com
  141. tcamanagement.co.uk
  142. the-reddoor.co.uk
  143. thebwhagency.co.uk
  144. thepma.com
  145. thesaffrongroup.co.uk
  146. thesohoagency.co.uk
  147. thrive-talent.co.uk
  148. tildsleyfrance.co.uk
  149. toptalentagency.co.uk
  150. twentyninefive.group
  151. unionmanagement.co.uk
  152. unitedagents.co.uk/actors
  153. vsaltd.com
  154. waringandmckenna.com
  155. westcentralmanagement.com
  156. withsomebody.co.uk
  157. wmodel.co.uk
  158. ymugroup.com
  159. you-management.com/about.html
  160. zebedeetalent.com/uk

Extras’ Agencies

  1. ascasting.co.uk
  2. bettysanddudes.co.uk
  3. britishtalent.net
  4. camillaarthurcasting.com
  5. castingcollective.co.uk
  6. castings.thestage.co.uk
  7. etcasting.com
  8. ex-isle.com
  9. extra-people.com
  10. fusionmng.com
  11. gbmcasting.co.uk
  12. global7casting.com
  13. guysanddollscasting.com
  14. hansencasting.com
  15. kahleencrawford.com
  16. kateandloucasting.com
  17. lane-casting.com
  18. maa.uk.com
  19. maddog2020casting.com/en
  20. mfscasting.co.uk
  21. michellesmithcasting.co.uk
  22. mimagency.co.uk/tv-film
  23. nailamughal.com
  24. nichecastings.com
  25. peterhuntcasting.co.uk
  26. rachelspeople.co.uk
  27. rayknight.co.uk
  28. regencyagency.uk
  29. rentacrowd.co.uk
  30. shakyradowlingcasting.com
  31. slickcasting.com
  32. smythcasting.com
  33. take3agency.com
  34. thecastingnetwork.co.uk
  35. thecdg.co.uk
  36. themagnetagency.com
  37. themarkhamagency.com
  38. tobeseen.co.uk
  39. two10casting.com
  40. universalextras.co.uk
  41. wegotpop.compages/uk
  42. wevegottalent.co.uk/london-casting-agency

Books

ALFREDS, Mike:
Different Every Night: Freeing the Actor
(Nick Hern Books, 2007)

CHURCHER, Mel:
Acting for Film
(Virgin Books, 2003)

CHURCHER, Mel:
A Screen Acting Workshop
(Nick Hern Books, 2011)

CAINE, Michael:
Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Movie Making
(Echo Point, 2022) (Cain’s two autobiographies are also interesting for actors to learn from.)

COMEY, Jeremiah:
The Art of Film Acting: A Guide for Actors & Directors
(Routledge, 2012)

DRESNER, Daniel:
A Life-coaching Approach to Screen Acting
(Methuen Drama, 2018)

ESPER, William:
The Actor’s Guide to Playing a Character: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
(Anchor Book, 2014)

GARRISON, Larry & WANG, Wallace:
Breaking into Acting for Dummies
(For Dummies, 2021)

HAASE, Cathy:
Acting for Film
(Allworth, 2018)

ISPAS, Alexa
Excellence for Actors
(Word Bothy, 2023)

ISPAS, Alexa
Memorization for Actors
(Word Bothy, 2021)

ISPAS, Alexa:
Resilience for Actors
(Word Bothy, 2023)

ISPAS, Alexa
Self-Confidence for Actors
(Word Bothy, 2023)

ISPAS, Alexa:
Success for Actors
(Word Bothy, 2023)

JOHNSON, Andy:
The Excellent Audition Guide
(Nick Hern Books, 2013)

KRUSE, Jeremy:
The Young Actor’s Handbook
(Applause Publications, 2017)

LONGWELL, Dennis:
Sanford Meisner on Acting
(Vintage Books, 1987)

MOSELEY, Nick
Meisner in Practice: A Guide for Actors, Directors & Teachers
(Nick Hern Books, 2012)

NYMAN, Andy:
The Golden Rules of Acting: That Nobody Ever Tells You
(Nick Hern Books, 2012)

NYMAN, Andy:
More Golden Rules of Acting: That Nobody Ever Tells You
(Nick Hern Books, 2019)

TUCKER, Patrick:
Secrets of Screen Acting
(Routledge, 2023)