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Faye studied at Goldsmiths University. She worked as an agent for three years before moving into casting and works as a freelance assistant.
Ben has been working as a Casting Associate to Sarah Crowe for the past 10 years. Recent projects include Sharon Horgan comedy Motherland, BAFTA nominated series Mum and both Armando Iannucci's upcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield and his HBO series Avenue 5, He has also recently been working on an adaptation of David Nichols novel Us (BBC).
After working at Lionsgate for 2 years, Max made the move into casting in late 2015, working with Amy Hubbard on Mortal Engines (Produced by Peter Jackson).
Laura Windows has over 10 years' experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia. She began casting commercials, working with Sasha Roberston and then moved into film and television casting, working with Lucinda Syson and Elaine Grainger on projects such as Stardust, Batman: The Dark Knight and Emmy winning House of Saddam. For television she has cast DCI Banks with Laura Scott for ITV.
Acting can be a lonely, isolating career and often it feels like there's no one to turn to for help and guidance.

Workshops with Casting Directors are educational and should not be considered a job interview or audition. Attending workshops is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. Contact with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.

 

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

We are happy to offer full refunds on all standard 3hr workshops, provided we are given a full working 72hrs notice.

If only 24-72 hours notice is supplied a credit note will be issued, valid for 6 months and redeemable once.

A credit note will not be issued for cancellations made inside 24hrs.

 

IMPROV COURSES (When Available)

You can book and pay in full immediately or alternatively secure your space by selecting the £50 deposit. (Non-refundable but deductable from total cost). Final payments to confirm attendance must be paid by (See course details). If full payment has not been made by this date we reserve the right to re-allocate your space.

 

IMPROV COURSE CANCELLATIONS

We will be able to offer a refund of the full fee (minus £50 deposit) on any cancellations made on or before (See course details).

We regret we cannot offer refunds after this date unless your space is filled.

 

For more details about the improv courses email: info(at)casting-workshops.co.uk

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Workshops, Courses + Events

 

Faye studied at Goldsmiths University. She worked as an agent for three years before moving into casting and works as a freelance assistant.

 

She started in casting working with Nadine Rennie, Laura Dickens and Annelie Powell. She then spent a year working with Sophie Holland on the Netflix TV series The Witcher starring Henry Cavill.

 

Faye is currently working with Rachel Freck on Series 3 of Sky Atlantic/Amazon series Tin Star. She is also the Casting Director for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum which is chaired and run by TV and Film Producer Farah Abushwesha (The ABC Murders, The Singapore Grip)

 

During this session Faye will use a selection of sides sent out a few days before, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting. Recording your scenes, she will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.  

 

Date: Thursday 17th October

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV Castings

Date: Tuesday 29th October

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

 

Free Events

Casting Workshops offer Actor Surgery Sessions with Old Diorama's Associate Performer Scheme

 

Acting can be a lonely, isolating career and often it feels like there's no one to turn to for help and guidance.

 

Our FREE monthly Actor's surgery, offers 7 actors the chance to seek 1-to-1 guidance and advice in a supportive and confidential setting. Whether you have a specific problem you need help with or you're looking for advice on agents and casting directors, more practical thoughts about your CV, Showreel and headshots or emotional support dealing with the highs and lows of the industry, you can come and spend time with us for an honest, open chat.

 

Book your 25minute slot for October's surgery now and remember there's only 7 spaces available!

 

The £1 booking fee, taken to secure your slot, will be refunded after your attendence.  

This is a 100% free service.

Date: Monday 14th October

Time: Various

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

TV & Film Castings

Ben has been working as a Casting Associate to Sarah Crowe for the past 10 years. Recent projects include Sharon Horgan comedy Motherland, BAFTA nominated series Mum and both Armando Iannucci's upcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield and his HBO series Avenue 5, He has also recently been working on an adaptation of David Nichols novel Us (BBC).

 

Other credits include: WIld Bill (ITV), No Offense (Channel 4), Traitors (Netflix), The Death of Stalin, Delicious (Sky), The Job Lot (ITV2) and The Thick of It (BBC)

 

During this session you will work with Ben on scripts given out on the day. The session will start with an intro chat and Q&A. You will then work with Ben one to one on your audition technique using the sides he provides.

Date: Sunday 20th October

Time: 10:30am - 13:30pm

 

Venue: Jerwood Space, London, SE1

Nearest Tube: Southwark

 

TV & Film Castings

Nicky is an experienced Casting Director both in TV and film, and has worked on many successful comedies and comedy dramas across channels including the BBC, SKY and Channel 4. She has worked with some of the UK’s best comedy talent including Jack Whitehall, Julia Davis, Rebecca Front, Jeremy Dyson, Meera Syal, Sharon Horgan and many more.

 

Credits include: Living The Dream (Sky/Big Talk), When Bowie Met Bowlan (Sky Arts/Lion Television), Ballot Monkeys (Channel 4) Drunk History (Comedy Central), Boomers (BBC1), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Bad Education (BBC), Mount Pleasant (Tiger Aspect/SKY), Bluestone 42 (BBC), Psychobitches (SKY Arts).

 

Recent credits include: Sandylands a new series for UKTV starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, Simon Bird, David Walliams and Sophie Thompson, After Ever After by David Walliams for Sky, starring Sir Tom Courtenay, Celia Imrie and Sian Gibson, Stath Lets Flats, series 2, the BAFTA nominated comedy for Channel 4 and a second series of Rufus Jones' critically acclaimed show, Home (Channel 4).

 

During this session Nicky will use a selection of sides given out on the night, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting, with a particular focus on comedy. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.

 

Date: Wednesday 30th October

Time: 18:30pm - 21:30pm

 

Venue: Old Diorama Arts Centre, London, NW1

Nearest Tube: Warren Street

 

TV & Film Castings

Laura Windows has over 10 years' experience casting film, television and commercials for the UK, America and Australia. She began casting commercials, working with Sasha Roberston and then moved into film and television casting, working with Lucinda Syson and Elaine Grainger on projects such as Stardust, Batman: The Dark Knight and Emmy winning House of Saddam. For television she has cast DCI Banks with Laura Scott for ITV.

 

Laura now works with Suzanne Smith. Recently they have cast Origin for Youtube Originals, Nighflyers for Netflix, Carnival Row for Amazon. They have also cast Lucky Man for Sky, Mars for National Geographic, Pennyworth for Warner Bros and films such as Resident Evil and 'Underworld. They are currently casting Shadow & Bone for Netflix.

 

During this session Laura will use a selection of sides sent out a few days before, to explore the choices you make when preparing for a TV or Film casting. She will offer feedback and advice to help you maximise your time in a casting before ending the session with an informal Q&A.