Top tips from Casting Director, Lucy Jenkins

Casting Director Lucy Jenkins visited The Mandy Network to host our latest Mandy CV surgery, where she gave one-to-one career advice to a selection of actors who applied to attend the event. Lucy is a member of the CDG and BAFTA, is one half of Jenkins McShane Casting.

Top Tips from Lucy:

  • Keep doing what you’re doing!
  • Make sure your headshot/showreel represents you and your energy.
  • Go and see as much theatre as possible.
  • Remember casting directors are rooting for you!
  • Target your communications with casting directors.
  • Prepare thoroughly for auditions - know your stuff and be confident with it.
  • Trim down your older credits to make way for new ones.

Testimonials from the actors:

"It was really such a privilege and a pleasure - very informative and helpful. Found it such a boost and so reassuring." Laura Hyde

"Super informative session! Lots of useful advice that will make the casting process much less daunting." James Glynn

"Empowering and reassuring to hear some great advice. I was feeling a little lost and this came at a great time. Thank you so much!" Yana Penrose

"A great insight into the day to day working life of a casting director. Lucy was very informative and gave me lots of advice to take my career forward. These are a great resource for actors." Scott Westoby

"Very good. She was honest, straight talking and direct - but most of all friendly. I’m very grateful for the chance to sit down with a casting director and have a chat." David Lawrence

"Really useful and insightful, such a wonderful session - thank you!" Elloise Thomson

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