How to find crew and acting jobs for the BBC

Many actors and crew dream about working on a BBC production. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was formed in 1922 and is the world’s largest and oldest national broadcaster. They are behind some of the most watchable programmes in TV history, and their teams produce these shows in their own studios in the USA, India and France, as well as right across the UK. Some of the biggest global television hits include Doctor Who, Top Gear, Sherlock, Line of Duty, Killing Eve and many more.

Even though the BBC is a British broadcast many of its shows get syndicated around the world, and many (like Bodyguard) migrate to Netflix in the US, while others (such as House of Cards) are remakes of BBC originals.

To find work as an actor or crew on a BBC show, you will first need to find out if the specific show is being made by the BBC itself or by an external production company. If a production is being made by the BBC, you can find information about casting and hiring on their website and on the BBC Casting Twitter account – which also includes call-outs for contestants and contributors for everything from game shows to reality shows. If the show is being made by a production company, you can find information about them on the Mandy employer’s directory.

It’s also essential to monitor the industry in order to find out which shows are going into production over the coming months. If you have an agent, they are a great source of information as they should have good industry contacts. Online research should also reveal who is casting and hiring crew for any existing show.

Another way to find jobs for the BBC is to browse our Jobs Board. The Mandy team works hard to bring our members the best job opportunities for actors and crew in the UK. You can create a FREE professional profile here and start applying for jobs today!