Having good representation is essential for all actors. Having a team who knows your strengths and weaknesses could be the difference between a long and healthy career, or a one film flop! But how do you know which agencies would suit you best? Are they currently taking clients? How do you get in touch? Well, have no fear. Here is our list of the best talent agencies in London who are currently accepting new clients!
Top Acting Agents in London
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – One of the best agencies in the world, CAA is always accepting new clients. That being said, they represent the best of the best so you better bring your A-game. If you are looking to change from a more obscure agency to a company that has the world at its finger tips; CAA could be perfect for you. To get in touch email [email protected]
Troika – If you want to land a role on Game of Thrones, sign with Troika. They represent the cream-de-la-creme of talent from the UK and Ireland. Troika has a relatively small roster of clients which means it might be tough to get a foot in the door. But, if you’re lucky enough to land a meeting – make it count. Their top clients include Michael Fassbender and Lena Headey To get in touch email [email protected]
William Morris Endeavour (WME) – WME much like CAA is a major international talent agency with offices in London. It’s hard to believe but they represent over 4500 clients around the world and employ over 300 talent agents. When people say “acting is a business” this is what they mean. If you’re on the books of an agency like WME you must have something special. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be in the company of talent such as Matthew McConaughey and Rachel McAdams send your showreel to 103 New Oxford St London WC1A 1DD UK or email [email protected]
Independent Talent Group – Sir. Ian, Sir. Ian, Sir. Ian. That’s right! They represent Gandalf. Along with about half the cast of both LOTR and Harry Potter. And just so you know, that doesn’t happen by accident. The best talent agencies in London, such as Independent Talent Group, will package actors together. With little side deals and financial compromises to squeeze developing clients into minor roles etc. Yes, the industry can be quiet ugly. But if you want to be on the good side of the wand, mail your stuff to Talent Department, Independent Talent Group Ltd. 40 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2RH
Curtis Brown Group – Oriana Elia ([email protected]) single-handedly represents some of the finest actors from the UK and Europe. She even looks after a couple of well known Aussies. Curtis Brown Group is one of the larger acting agencies in London. They also seem to have slightly more room on their books for developing clients. If you are looking for a solid agency option with the industry clout to take you to Hollywood and/or Bollywood check out www.curtisbrown.co.uk
Hamilton Hodell – Headed up by Lorraine Hamilton and Christian Hodell, Hamilton Hodell represent some very talented and hardworking actors in the UK including Olivia Wilde, Vanessa Kirby, Imogen Poots and Tom Hiddleston. Although their books seem quite large, with around 200 actors, they also have plenty to staff to share the workload.
United Agents – Are you British? Do you want to be in something classically British? Eg. Pride and Prejudice, Outlander, James Bond…! Whether or not you answered yes to any of those questions, you probably still want to sign with United. They are without a doubt, one of the best acting agencies in London, the UK, and the world. With heaps of established artists and even more up and comers they are perfectly positioned to give your career the boost you are looking for. Send your best work (and only your best work!) to [email protected]
Conway von Gelder Grant – Benedict Cumberbatch. Do I need to say more? Seriously… Alright fine! Conway have one of the best client to staff ratios of any acting agency in London. And they represent Benedict Cumberbatch. So if you want to be really well looked after, have a close working relationship with your agent, and have an amazing career, try and sign with these guys. They’re great, despite their super obscure name… [email protected]
Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) – APA has a large database of talent, with head offices in Atlanta, New York, Toronto, Nashville, Beverley Hills as well as London. They’ve been around since 1962, and represent the likes of Gary Oldman, Elizabeth Mitchell and even Lindsay Lohan. APA also represent writers, producers, directors, creators, comedians, musicians, authors, intellectual properties, production companies, artisans, social influencers, and lifestyle brands! They seem like a very savvy and busy bunch!
The Artists Partnership – On the books are Alexa Davalos, Emily Blunt and Idris Elba to name a few. The Artists Partnership also represent authors, playwrights, film and television writers and directors, theatre writers and directors, influencers and experts. The company is headed up by CEO, Roger Charteris. To be considered for representation, email the following address: [email protected]rtnership.co.uk – include a cover letter, a current headshot and CV, as well as any Spotlight Pin and online showreel if available.
Identity Agency Group – A slightly smaller agency, with 4 agents and around 150 actors, including the very talented Letitia Wright and Ella Balinska.
Artist Rights Group (ARG) – ARG provides management for an elite list of talent with a great reputation for building and sustaining successful acting careers. They look after Daniel Radcliffe, Freddie Highmore and Liam Neeson. The agents include Sue Latimer, Claire Comiskey, Sarah Spahovic and Katherine Darke. They also have offices in Beverly Hills and New York. ARG is apart of the Avalon Group, the UK’s largest independent creative company.