Actors' Headshot Policy

We require actors to upload a recent professional headshot as their main default image profile picture. This is to ensure a high image quality, and consistency between actor profiles in our directory. 

We pride ourselves on being a service for professional actors and, having had many conversations with Casting Directors and Agents, know that a professional headshot is a non-negotiable part of an actor's industry toolkit. 

Whenever a new photo comes through to our site, we ask two questions:

1) Is this image professional? 

2) Is this image a headshot?

To be categorised as "professional", an image must: 

  • be taken by a photographer with adequate expertise and training 
  • be of high quality – with no pixilation 
  • be an original (not a photo of a photo!) 
  • not be a holiday snap or selfie 

To be categorised as "a headshot", an image must: 

  • be free from hats, sunglasses and props 
  • show minimum shadows 
  • depict the face, neck, hair and shoulders – and no more! 
  • have a neutral background that doesn't distract 
  • be in focus

Here are some examples: 

Your profile will not be visible within our directory without a professional headshot! 

Please Note: At the Premium Membership level you will be able to upload up to 20 photos which may show a bit more body, range and character.