Date 24th February 2024
Starts 2:30 pm
Finishes 3:15 pm
Room Broadgate
Hosted by Daniel Edwards, Casting Director & Ross Grant, Actor & Founder of Act On This

Casting Directors are on actor’s side – they are always wanting to find fresh faces and get them seen by directors to book work. Daniel will be discussing how this process works, what he’s looking for and how you can increase your visibility! From social media, to Spotlight profiles, first auditions, and meetings – Daniel will be shining a light on how to get yourself, or your child seen!

Daniel Edwards

Daniel moved into Casting in 2006 after leaving a 25 year acting career where he worked consistently in Theatre, Film and Television.

He began assisting casting directors such as Marilyn Johnson, Sue Jones and Suzanne Smith before becoming casting associate to Gary Davy and from 2012, Kate Rhodes James.

Daniel’s solo casting career to date has incorporated a broad spectrum of screen projects ranging from comedic and dark short films, low budget features to high end television – he also has a forte in youth-based drama.

Daniel won an Emmy, an RTS and a CDG award in 2022 for his casting on the Netflix global hit, ‘Heartstopper’.

Ross Grant

Ross is both a working TV actor and the founder of Act On This – The TV Actors’ Network – the largest online community of TV actors in the UK.

Inside the Act On This membership, Ross sits down EVERY week with the biggest casting directors, agents, actors, writers, directors and producers in TV, to discuss what it REALLY takes to succeed in the acting industry.

Act On This has launched the careers of THOUSANDS of actors since 2010 and continues to deliver the most up to date and relevant strategies to transform acting careers FAST!

You can see Ross in upcoming BBC Three comedy ‘Wreck’, upcoming Netflix drama ‘Fool Me Once’ and upcoming ITV drama ‘After The Flood’.