One to One Career Advice in London and Dublin. With UK and Ireland Casting Director Carl Proctor CDG.   I have been doing monthly one to one career advice sessions for the UK Actors Guild for a few years and for the last year.


The Actors Guild.  Date:  December 9th.  Venue: The Soho Hotel. London.

To book a session in London, click on the following link to the Actors Guild website, go to RESOURCES / Workshops and events.  The Actors Guild UK.

These one to one sessions are also available on Skype, Facetime or phone, so if you are interested but in another town or country, please just email Carl to arrange a time and date.  


ABOUT THE SESSIONS.  These one to one career advice sessions offer a relaxed and supportive environment in which you get some honest feedback and practical advice. We can talk about  CVs, photos, agents, casting directors, self taping, show-reels,  voice-reels, letter writing, game plan / marketing strategy and getting work in the UK, US etc. I will view your CV, show reel, voice reel, photos in advance of the session and will have plenty to say. I will access Spotlight profiles, but if not a member, or if you have additional material or links that you want me to see, you will be able to email them to him in advance of the session. I hope that you will leave the session with a renewed determination, questions answered, with some misconceptions corrected and with a clear idea of what changes might make a difference and a plan of action to take you forward. Where appropriate I can advise on which agents might be good for you.

“Carl Proctor’s advice is sincere and measured. If anyone is considering doing 1-2-1 career advice with Carl, I cannot recommend it highly enough. When I left the session, I was beaming with motivation and optimism. His knowledge and professionalism are outstanding.”  

ABOUT CARL PROCTOR Carl Proctor is not only a busy Casting Director and a member of The Casting Directors Guild, but he is also one of London’s most in demand headshot photographers. He trained as an actor at RADA and worked successfully for many years. He has directed and produced theatre and produced a number of shorts and one feature film. All this combines to give Carl a unique slant on our industry and makes him well placed to share a wealth of experience and offer advice and guidance on a one-to-one level. Carl is currently casting three films and a pilot for a sit-com. Commercials and one-off TV projects are on-going. “My half an hour with Carl Proctor was the best 30 quid I’ve ever spent. What a lovely, insightful chap.”  

CASTING CREDITS. Carl cast 80 British actors in the five-part BIBLE SERIES which was a huge success. Initially on American TV and it has become the most successful mini series of all time. Other credits include… FEATURE FILMS – 24 to date including: LUCID (dir: Adam Morse) BLOOD CREEK with Michael Fassbender (dir: Joel Schumacher), THE WEDDING DATE with Deborah Messing, Amy Adams, Dermot Mulroney (dir: Clare Kilner), 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 Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Kingsley, Imelda Staunton, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard E Grant, Mel Smith (dir: Trevor Nunn), ONE MORE KISS with Gerrard 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) TELEVISION – over 70 individual programs plus several series to date including: THE IMPRESSIONISTS (BBC series), THE RISE AND FALL OF ROME (BBC series), GENIE IN THE HOUSE (2 series for Nikelodeon), RENFORD REJECTS (4 series for Nikelodeon / C4), THE SECRETARY WHO STOLE 4 MILLION (BBC), CANOE MAN (C4), ANTIQUES ROGUE SHOW (BBC), THE THIEVING HEADMISTRESS (BBC), BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (BBC Series), NUCLEAR RACE (BBC), SUPERVOLCANO (BBC), DESPERADOS (BBC Series), THE SOMME (BBC), A SERPENT IN EDEN (C4), GEORGE CARMEN (BBC) THEATRE includes: 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). Carl has also cast over 200 COMMERCIALS and numerous promos, idents and pop promos, etc, mostly for Sky, BBC and C4. “Carl put so much time and thought in to my individual career, giving me really insightful, honest advice and feedback. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”  

LINKS Casting web-site: Casting Director headshot advice: Photography web-site: Facebook: Twitter: UK Actors Guild: Spotlight:     The Lisa Richards Agency: