CDA Awards: expert guidance from Hannah Birkett CDA

One of our favourites times of the year has recently passed: the annual Casting Directors Association (CDA) Awards! These are held to recognise the hard work of casting directors in our industry. From the worlds of TV, film and commercial, this ceremony is the perfect opportunity to celebrate them in all their glory.

We had the chance to catch up with some of the incredible winners at the 2021 CDA Awards, lifting the lid on what their go-to advice is for actors, as well as some of their most memorable casting moments. Check out our chat with Hannah Birkett CDA below!

Tell us, Hannah, what is your most memorable casting moment?

“Casting for genuine Anthropologists in the highlands of Scotland.”

And what is your best way to spend a Friday night?

“Going out for dinner with friends.”

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

“The Handmaid's Tale.”

‘When not working, you can find me…’

“Out and about with my family.”

Finally, what is your best piece of advice for actors?

“Keep your showreel and headshots up to date.”

Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us, Hannah! Our members are always grateful to receive career advice from industry experts. Fancy seeing more of Hannah’s top tips and guidance? Check out our previous conversation with her here.