If you're an actor then you know that one of the most important thing to having a successful career is to have a good agent. There are way too many agents these days that fill up their databases, and bring on a huge amount of actors as clients and never get them any work. It's therefore very important to pick the right agent. You want to find someone that believes in your talent, has enough contacts to keep work coming in and will actually help grow your career. In this blog we have put together a list of 200+ London-based acting agencies so that you can look through them and contact the ones that you think might be a good fit.
First you need to decide what kind of agent you want as different agents have different specialities. For example some will specialise in commercial work, some in modelling, some in TV and some in film. You want to pick the agent that will have the most contacts and therefore available work for the kind of roles that you're interested in.
Next you want to look at the website, their history, what kind of productions they worked on and look at their reviews (both on their website and on independent websites). This will give you a pretty good idea if this agent is reliable and useful.
Nearly all agents (or at least the good ones) will require you to submit headshots and a showreel. If you are new to the industry you can use a showreel production company to create a showreel for you. If you would like to explore that option we have put together a list of 50+ London-showreel companies here.
If you are interested in all film related work and not just acting work you can also take a look at our list of film job sites here, London film recruitment companies here or a blog with a list of London film production companies here.
We hope you enjoyed this blog about finding a good casting agent and that you found the information useful.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions - we'd love to hear from you!
As we mentioned before you can take a look at some of our other resources for building a film career below:
If you are looking to find work as a freelancer in the film industry and would like some more guidance and help, then take a look at this Udemy course which goes through a detailed client acquisition strategy. The course outlines three separate strategies for finding steady work as a freelancer without using any paid advertising or social media promotion.
We also offer a series of courses on funding and distributing your film online which you can browse using the links below:
Feature Film Funding and Distribution Course - 14+ hours of video tutorials will guide you through the entire process of funding and distributing your film. It will go through a variety of methods and strategies including crowdfunding, private investors, product placement, online distribution, cinema releases and much, much more!
Feature Film Producing Course - 4+ hours of video tutorials teaching you how to fund and distribute a feature film with a budget between 50–500k.
Film Crowdfunding Course - 4+ hours of video tutorial teaching you how to prepare for, launch and market a film crowdfunding campaign.
Online Film Distribution Course - 4+ hours of video tutorials teaching you how to self-distribute a feature film online.
Finally, you can also take a look at our upcoming online and in-person London-based events here.