Casting for Television

With Casting Director Finnian Tweed (Gary Davy Casting, BBC)
19 April 2018
The Umbrella Rooms, 239-241 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EH

£32 (+£1 card processing fee)

Casting Workshop with Finnian Tweed (Gary Davy Casting, BBC)

Being cast in a soap is an actors dream! Finally a steady job doing what you love that pays well!

But as we all know these auditions are like gold dust. So to help you get in the door,  we have brought you this new casting workshop with a fresh new face from the BBC’s Casting Department; Finnian Tweed.

Finnian likes to make his casting workshops as fun, friendly and productive as possible, getting to know each and every actors through their work. Finnian will asks participants to prepare a contemporary scene and will offer feedback and direction. 

Finnian Tweed has worked with some of the leading casting directors in the UK on a number of major film, theatre and television projects. Prior to working in casting he worked as an agent’s assistant for an emerging talent agency and then at Rossmore Management looking after an exciting roster of acting talent.

He is currently working with Gary Davy who casts TV series such as ‘Britannia’, ‘Marcella’ and ‘Liar’. Previously to this he worked in-house at the BBC on several award winning shows including: ‘Holby City’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’. Casting director credits for the BBC include ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and most recently the October ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom which discovers, develops and champions new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.

Further television projects as assistant include: ‘HIM’ for ITV ‘BORN TO KILL’ for Channel 4 ‘OUTLANDER’ SERIES 2 for Starz ‘HILDA’ (animated series) for Netflix ‘THE DUMPING GROUND’ Series 5 for CBBC ‘THE WORST WITCH’ for CBBC. Notable theatre projects as assistant include: ‘HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD’, Palace Theatre. (Director: John Tiffany). ‘ORESTEIA’ at Almeida & Trafalgar Studios. (Director: Robert Icke). ‘BLUE/ORANGE’ at Young Vic. (Director: Matthew Xia) ‘YERMA’ at Young Vic with Billie Piper. (Director: Simon Stone). ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican (Sonia Friedman Productions, (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Tipping the Velvet’ at Lyric Hammersmith. (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Martyr’, a Co-Production of Actors Touring Company and the Unicorn Theatre, (Director Ramin Gray). ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ at the Old Vic. (Director: Maria Friedman) ‘BATMAN LIVE THE WORLD ARENA TOUR’ (Director: Steven Paling) Notable film projects as assistant include: ‘THE EXCEPTION’ starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James, (Director: David Leveaux).