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Casting for Screen: Casting Director, Rachel Sheridan


Casting for Screen: Casting Director, Rachel Sheridan

Casting Director Rachel Sheridan is currently working on a BBC3 drama with the team who produced “Killed By Debt”, “Murdered by my Father” & “Murdered for being Different” and is soon to start on a new comedy series for Netflix/E4. She most recently cast “In My Skin” for BBC3 and “Flack” staring Anna Paquin & Sophie Okonedo which will transmit on Channel W in 2019.

In this 3 hour practical workshop Rachel shares her wealth of experience and top tips. Rachel will begin with a brief chat covering her professional background before moving into the practical element.

Actors will have the chance to read specially selected scenes in a mock casting scenario. Prior to the workshop Rachel will email out a selection of scenes for you and ask you to prepare two as you would for a real casting. If there is time you will do both scenes but if there isn’t we will concentrate on just one scene. Rachel will provide feedback and during the Q&A section will be happy to answer questions relating to all aspects of casting.

Please bring 2 copies of your scene with you so that someone else can read in.

Previously Rachel worked as Rachel Freck’s Associate.

Other recent work includes: "Tin Star" (starring Tim Roth & Christina Hendricks) Season 2 will transmit in 2019 on Sky Atlantic, "Quacks” for BBC (starring Rory Kinnear, Matt Baynton, Tom Basden & Rupert Everett) & “Howards End” for BBC (staring Hayley Atwell & Matthew MacFadyen).

Other credits include: The Collection, Love Nina, Peter & Wendy (winner of international Emmy for best children's film 2017), The Go-Between (Nominated for Best Single Drama BAFTA 2016), Life in Squares, Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, Twenty Twelve (Winner of BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2011: Best New Comedy Programme & Best Sitcom Winner of BROADCAST PRESS GUILD AWARD 2013: Best Entertainment Comedy Winner of BAFTA AWARD 2013: Situation Comedy); Him & Her; Grandma's House; Hunderby (Winner of BRITISH COMEDY AWARDS 2012: Best New Comedy Programme & Best Sitcom); Holy Flying Circus; Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger; Public Enemies Room at the Top (Winner of BAFTA Award for Best Mini Series) and The Poison Tree.

***Please Note: Cameras are only used in our workshops when requested by the workshop leader and then if specified in the class description above***

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