Date 11th February 2023
Starts 1:45 pm GMT
Finishes 2:30 pm GMT
Room Room: Broadgate 2 - Seminars
Hosted by Casting Director, Claire Bleasdale
Type In-person, Live Stream or Recorded Media

Claire is a champion for finding new raw talent, she works hard to bring in new regional talent into her casting to try and find the next gem.  She shares her own experiences and work she does to make this industry grow.

About Claire -

Claire has been part of and loved the creative world since joining Manchester’s Contact Youth Theatre in 1992 from here she trained as an actor at Manchester School of Theatre (1999 – 2002) and worked professionally in theatre, film, television and radio before moving into casting. As a casting assistant she worked on the teams for BBC drama The Village, the feature film X&Y and at Lime Pictures on various productions. Then going on to work with a number of casting directors and United Agents in London.  Claire has been working as a casting director in film, theatre and commercials for six years, with her first film credit being the short film ‘Break’ by Nick Moss (starring John Hurt) which won Best Short at Manchester Film Festival 2015. Other films include ‘Cowboy Dave’ which won Best Short film at BAFTAS 2018 and working on the established theatre director Matthew Dunster’s film directorial debut ‘Judy’. Recently casting two projects for 2020’s The Uncertain Kingdom.