AA News

Jonny Boutwood of Shaheen Baig CDG
July 2019 workshop

Love a good series?

Well, this summer we are bringing you a host who has worked with some of the biggest names in the casting industry… please welcome Jonny Boutwood!

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Sonia Allam CDG
May 2019 workshop

We are excited to announce an AA first.

This April, Sonia Allam will be treading the boards and hosting another addictive workshop crammed full of industry knowledge, inspiration and tips.

Allam is an AA first because she is our youngest ever host to have covered casting projects for all major channels.

Previously working alongside Catherine Willis and Gary Davy, Allam is now a CDG in her own right and assisted in casting the critically acclaimed heavy weight Baptiste on BBC1.

Our last workshop sold out and 100% of those attendees would recommend a friend, so get in on the action and book now.

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Rose Wicksteed CA, Sophie Kingston Smith
April 2019 Workshop

Your career won’t look after itself; you need to put yourself in the driver’s seat. Join us in April for a master class in TV & Film casting with Sophie Kingston-Smith. With a background as an agent and in production, Sophie has worked alongside some top industry names including Lucinda Syson, Kharmel Cochrane and currently Rose Wicksteed.

Highly experienced in all aspects of screen, whether it’s the art of self-taping for television or film, Sophie will be sharing her best insider tips to help you succeed ‘in and out’ of the casting room.

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January 2019

Trevor A Toussaint is currently playing Walter Deveraux in Hollyoaks. Catch him at 6:30pm on channel 4 with first look at 7pm on E4.

Chloe O'Gorman stars in a cancer charity advert, 'True Heroes Talk (Finding Words)'.

Hannah and Emily Almond are currently featuring in the new Macmillan commercial, spreading the message that with cancer, you are not alone.

Stephen Collins is currently starring in Sarah Kane's 'Blasted' with RADA and Graeae Theatre Company. All shows are sold out!

Blasted


Winter 2018 updates

Catch Hannah Almond in 'The Bisexual' airing now every Wednesday at 10pm on Channel 4.

Looking for some festive cheer? Make your way down to The Stag, Sevenoaks to see Jasette Amos and Danny Beard in 'Dick Whittington'. Don't miss out! Book here.

Maybe you're looking for something different this season? Park Theatre welcomes you to see Mary Nyambura and Robert Lightfoot star in 'Dialektikon'. Book here.

If it's a classic you're after, 'Beauty and the Beast' will be showing at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool where you will see Stephen Collins! BSL performances available. Book here.

Sometimes, we say we're fine when we're not. Catch Homer Todiwala in the new Time to Change commercial expressing the importance of speaking out about mental health. #AskTwice

Out now! Jasette Amos stars in Death Race: Beyond Anarchy as 'Matilda the Hun' which you can get on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital!

A break-up can be tough... see how client Matt Prendergast handles moving on in the new Sony Xperia commercial.


September Workshop 2018 - Kelly Valentine-Hendry

Ending the year on a high, our final masterclass host of the year will be one of the biggest names in the industry: Kelly Valentine-Hendry!

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Summer updates

Adding to his extensive list of theatre credits, Trevor A Toussaint is thrilled to be joining the cast of Death of a Salesman playing the role of 'Uncle Ben’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester which runs from 11 October this year. Book your tickets now !

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Yasmin Kadi is currently featuring in Compare The Market commercial, Meerkat Meals. Watch here

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Joshua Cameron is currently featured in the MARVEL commercials showing across television channels including Disney and CITV.

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Fresh from shooting in Budapest, Ulli Ackermann will star in new Amazon television series 'Hanna’ launching later this year.


  • July Workshop 2018 - Nina Gold Associate

    All that glitters IS gold! To meet your requests, we are thrilled to announce our next masterclass host is Casting Associate of Nina Gold, Kate Bone.

    With 10 years’ experience as a professional actress and having worked alongside Nina Gold, internationally renowned, multiple award-winning Casting Director, since 2013, Kate will be sharing valuable knowledge.

    Update: this workshop sold out within 24 hours! Guarantee your place at the front of the queue next time by buying an annual workshop pass .

    Book now


  • May Workshop 2018 - Priscilla John Associates

    Following the roaring success of our sold-out March workshop, this May we will be bring you an exclusive 2-for-1 TV and Film masterclass, hosted by the casting associates of primetime Emmy nominee, Priscilla John - Francesca Bradley and Andreya Lynham.

    With a combined 11 years working alongside Priscilla, Francesca and Andreya will be sharing their wealth of knowledge developed over the last decade.

    Find out more and secure your place .

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  • March Workshop 2018 - Gemma Hancock

    Update: sorry this workshop has now sold out!

    We hope you’ll agree AA has provided variety and insight through our workshops over the last 8 years, bringing the highest calibre of casting experts within your reach (in the room with you!).

    We are kicking off 2018 with a bang! With over 20 years of casting experience please welcome Gemma Hancock, host of our 1st Masterclass of 2018! Gemma is currently a casting director for the in-house casting department at the BBC. Her and her partner Sam Stevenson were nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for their work on the BBC adaptation of ‘Emma’.

    Find out more and secure your place .

    Secure your place


  • Advocate Agency September Update

    September 28rd 2017

    Rob Lightfoot recently completed his run of Alice underground this groundbreaking piece of immersive performance at the Vault Theatre, Waterloo. The show left audiences spellbound and enticed a whole host of casting directors and producers in to see it. Rob came to us relatively new to the business and got stuck into learning and developing the AA way, attended every workshop and honed his casting skills, landing his role in ‘Alice’.

    Congratulations to AA’s Matt Prendegast and cast for being awarded a Lustrum Award for Imitating the Dog. Catch Matt on his tour dates 18 September - 10th October on tour.

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    Mary Nyambura lands her first leading role in a feature film, playing Marcie in 'Nine Nights’, alongside Trevor A Toussaint and Elizabeth Brace. Stay tuned for Mary’s own video diary follow us on Twitter @AvocateAgency .

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    Trevor A Toussaint tops off a cracking 2017 by landing a role in Talawa’s 'Guys and Dolls’, which runs until January 2018.

    Guys & Dolls

  • Kazeem Amore in Running Wild

    March 23rd 2017

    AA client Kazeem Amore is appearing as Dad/Red Bandanna in the national tour of ‘Running Wild’, a vibrant production for the whole family based on a true story written by Michael Morpurgo.

    Find out more and book your tickets .


  • November workshop: James Simpson

    Oct 11th 2016

    November workshop

    The pinnacle of our 2016 workshop series here! November sees director and executive producer James Simpson talk ‘screen acting for film’ on November 9th. James has worked as director and executive producer for Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Penelope Cruz, to name but three.

    Find out more and secure your place now


  • Lupus Awareness Month

    Sept 28th 2016

    October is Lupus Awareness month and AA CEO Kelle Bryan is really proud to be appearing at St Thomas Lupus Trust’s Celebrity Lupus Awareness event on 6th October, alongside Ricky Norwood and Dr Sara Kayat.

    There’s loads happening all month, so visit lupus.org.uk to find out what’s happening and how you can get involved!


  • September Workshop: Agent in the Hotseat with Kelle Bryan

    Sept 4th 2016

    Kelle Bryan

    We are really excited to announce our September workshop host, CEO of Advocate Agency, Kelle Bryan, winner of the 2015 business leadership award. Kelle has devised this workshop to elevate actors’ careers and teach them exactly what to do to get results.

    Find out more and secure your place now


  • Ricky Norwood in Celebrity Big Brother

    Aug 24th 2016

    The Daily Mail ran an article on AA’s Ricky Norwood taking part in Celebrity Big Brother and the #IGavetoKelsCoz campaign.

    Read the full interview here .

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