About me

About Carl Proctor, one of London's leading casting directors and actor's headshot photographer

Carl Proctor actor’s headshot photography

As well as being a casting director for film and TV, for the last few years I have also been working as an actors headshot  photographer, taking mainly actors, but also dancers, directors, artists and writers and corporate clients.

I am recommended to clients by many of the top agencies.

Having trained as an actor at RADA, I worked successfully for a number of years. I have produced one feature film (MAD DOGS) and several short films. I have also produced a number of theatre productions, including the critically acclaimed GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY, which ran for six months at The Arts Theatre in London. I have directed several theatre and physical theatre productions. I run a production company with Imogen Stubbs and Serena Gordon. Little Fish Productions. Recent casting work includes THE BIBLE series which has become the most successful mini series of all time and the feature film – SON OF GOD. Agent: The Lisa Richards Agency.

Carl is one of the best at actors headshot photography, very keen to get the job right for you and one of the friendliest casting directors in the country. His pricing is very competitive and well worth the money. I couldn’t recommend him for actors headshots more highly.

Mike Roger

Actor

Television

THE BIBLE (5 part series/American History Channel), RAILWAY MURDERS (Chris Durlacher/BBC) THE IMPRESSIONISTS (dir: Tim Dunn & Mary Downes/3 part BBC Series), THE RISE AND FALL OF ROME (various directors/BBC TV series), GENIE IN THE HOUSE (2 series for Nikelodeon), RENFORD REJECTS (4 series for Nikelodeon), THE SECRETARY WHO STOLE 4 MILLION (dir: Colin Barr/BBC), CANOE MAN, BOLTON FORGER, THE THIEVING HEADMISTRESS (dir: Norman Hull. Dragonfly Production/BBC), BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (dir: Andrew William/BBC Series), NUCLEAR RACE (dir: Toby Sculthorp/BBC TV), SUPERVOLCANO (dir: Tony Mitchell/BBC TV), DESPERADOS (dir: David Jackson & Paul Wroblewski/BBC Series), THE SOMME (dir: Detlef Siebert/BBC TV), A SERPENT IN EDEN (dir: Matthew Wortman/Lion TV for Channel 4), GEORGE CARMEN (dir: Colin Barr/BBC)

Feature Films

34 to date including: SON OF GOD, BLOOD CREEK with Michael Fassbender, Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill (dir: Joel Schumacher), THE WEDDING DATE with Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and Amy Adams, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe, which received 2 Oscar nominations (dir: Elias Merhige) TWELFTH NIGHT with an all star cast including Nigel Hawthorn, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Richard E Grant, Imelda Staunton, Imogen Stubbs, Toby Stephens, Mel Smith. (dir: Trevor Nunn), ONE MORE KISS with Gerard Butler (dir: Vadim Jean), BIGGA THAN BEN with Ben Barnes (dir: Susie Halewood), CLOCKWORK MICE (dir: Vadim Jean) and MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT with Joan Plowright and Rupert Friend  (dir: Dan Ireland)

Theatre

BLITHE SPIRIT in Barbados (dir: Glen Walford), WE HAPPY FEW (dir: Stephen Rayne), WAY HOME (dir: Sue Dunderdale/Liverpool Everyman), LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (dir: Tim Luscombe)

Other

I have also cast over 250 commercials, as well as pop promos for household names including OASIS, RED SNAPPER, SUEDE, SPICE GIRLS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and NATALIE IMBRUGLIA.

Acting

Theatre

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (dir: Sam Mendes/Donmar Warehouse), TIMON OF ATHENS (dir: Trevor Nunn/Young Vic), Prince Hal in HENRY FOURTH PART I & II (dir: Richard Williams/Oxford Stage Company), PINTER EVENING (Holders Festival – Barbados), SANCTUARY (dir: Paulette Randall/Joint Stock), THE NORMAN CONQUESTS (dir: Ewan Smith/Watermill Theatre) and GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY (dir: Bob Eaton/Arts Theatre)

TV 

CANOE MAN (BBC), BOLTON FORGER (BBC), CORONATION STREET (Granada), HEARTBEAT (ITV), ANTIQUES ROGUE SHOW (BBC),  GENIE IN THE HOUSE (Nickelodeon), EMMERDALE (ITV), ACT OF WILL (mini series),  RENFORD REJECTS (Nickelodeon/C4), , LYTTON’S DIARY (ITV),  JULIET BRAVO (BBC), THE MAN WHO CRIED (mini serires), ELLINGTON (ITV) 

Film

DEAD COOL (David Cohen), MRS PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT (Dan Ireland), ONE MORE KISS (Vadim Jean), PHOENIX BLUE (Tony Maylam), UNDERSTANDING JANE (Caleb Lindsey)

Directing

LOW LEVEL PANIC (Tristan Bates Theatre), FREELANCERS (Man in The Moon),  EL PILON, WHAT WE WANT TO SAY TO JUAN JOSE (Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre) CAREG (short film)

Producing

I have produced a few short films, one feature (MAD DOGS) and the West End production of GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY