Richard Armitage

We've cast thousands of actors including:Richard Armitage(Cold Feet, Moving On, Urban and the Shed Crew)

Joseph Gilgun

We've cast thousands of actors including:Joseph Gilgun(This Is England)

Ant and Dec

We've cast thousands of actors including:Ant & Dec(Morrisons "Christmas" with Ant & Dec)

Jenna Louise Coleman

We've cast thousands of actors including:Jenna Louise Coleman(Waterloo Road)

Harvey Keitel

We've cast thousands of actors including:Harvey Keitel(Lies We Tell)

Nico Mirallegro

We've cast thousands of actors including:Nico Mirallegro(Moving On, Common)

Holliday Grainger

We've cast thousands of actors including:Holliday Grainger(Awaydays, Johnny and the Bomb)

Christian Cooke

We've cast thousands of actors including:Christian Cooke(Unconditional, Electricity)

Paddy Considine

We've cast thousands of actors including:Paddy Considine(Funny Cow)

Sheila Hancock

We've cast thousands of actors including:Sheila Hancock(Moving On)

Neil Morrissey

We've cast thousands of actors including:Neil Morrissey(Inspector George Gently, Urban and the Shed Crew)

Mark Benton

We've cast thousands of actors including:Mark Benton(Waterloo Road, I'm With Stupid)

Stephen Graham

We've cast thousands of actors including:Stephen Graham(The Crew, Moving On, Lapland, Awaydays, Funny Cow)

Agyness Deyn

We've cast thousands of actors including:Agyness Deyn(Electricity)

Maxine Peake

We've cast thousands of actors including:Maxine Peake(The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Funny Cow)

John Simm

We've cast thousands of actors including:John Simm(Moving On)

Harish Patel

We've cast thousands of actors including:Harish Patel(Lies We Tell)

Tina O'Brien

We've cast thousands of actors including:Tina O'Brien(The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister)

Lesley Sharp

We've cast thousands of actors including:Lesley Sharp(Moving On)

Sacha Dhawan

We've cast thousands of actors including:Sacha Dhawan(Bradford Riots, Splintered)

Amanda Burton

We've cast thousands of actors including:Amanda Burton(Waterloo Road)

Andrew Ellis

We've cast thousands of actors including:Andrew Ellis(This is England, Common, Habit)

Michelle Smith Casting Ltd

Michelle Smith Casting Ltd is one of the most imaginative Casting houses in the UK
With over twenty years in the Casting profession we have a wealth of experience in
TV, Film and Commercial Casting

Based in Manchester, we cast productions all over the UK - this year alone our TV and Film projects have seen us casting in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and Belfast. As well as casting the best actors for the role we also specialise in sourcing raw new talent by holding workshops in schools and theatre groups. As you can see from our online CV we have had a successful year in our TV and Film department.

Our diverse casting skills are also apparent in our Commercials casting, from auditioning professional actors to play the role of a fisherman, to sourcing real fisherman from Plymouth to Whitby! It's not unusual to find our street casting team mooching around a busy market place looking for 'faces' or going into the clients workplaces and finding the star of the commercial in their own staffroom. Our casting philosophy is to leave 'no stone unturned' in our search.

For expert casting on your next production contact Michelle Smith Casting Ltd
E: michelle.smith18@btinternet.com    T: 0161 439 6825

Michelle, Andrea and Rachel photographed by John Nichols, visit www.johnnichols.co.uk

Open Television Credits

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 8

    Company: LA Productions
    Directors: Paul McGann, Noreen Kershaw, Julia Ford, David Whitney, Reece Dinsdale

  • REG

    Company: Written by Jimmy McGovern for BBC
    Producers: Colin McKeown, Donna Molloy
    Director: David Blair

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 7

    Company: LA Productions
    Producer: Donna Molloy
    Directors: Paul McGann, Noreen Kershaw, Julia Ford, David Whitney, Reece Dinsdale

  • PUPPY LOVE

    Executive Producers: Saurabh Kakkar, David Baddiel, Gareth Edwards
    Producer: Jo Willett
    Director: Susan Tully

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 6

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
    Producer: Donna Molloy
    Directors: Reece Dinsdale, Julia Ford, David Whitney, Gary Williams

  • WORLD'S END

    Executive Producer: Josephine Ward
    Producer: Kim Crowther
    Directors: Ian Bevitt, Tessa Hoffe, Duncan Foster

  • DANI'S CASTLE, SERIES 3

    Executive Producer: Elaine Sperber
    Producer: Raymond Lau
    Directors: Dez McArthy, Diarmuid Goggins

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 10

    Company: Headstrong Pictures
    Executive Producers: John Griffin, Johann Knobel
    Producers: Huw Kennair Jones, Kate Crowther

  • MILLIE INBETWEEN

    Company: Zodiak Films
    Executive Producer: Elaine Sperber
    Producer: Ali Carron
    Directors: Fraser McDonald, Angie de Chastelai Smith

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 5

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
    Producer: Donna Molloy
    Directors: Johnny Vegas, Robert Glenister, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 9

    Company: Shed Productions
    Executive Producer: Simon Meyers
    Producers: Fiona Black, Lizzie Gray
    Director: Various

  • DANI'S CASTLE, SERIES 2

    Company: CBBC
    Executive Producers: Elaine Sperber, Melissa Hardinge
    Producers: Raymond Lau, Elaine Sperber
    Directors: Dez McCarthy, Delyth Thomas, Rebecca Gatward

  • COMMON

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producers: Polly Hill, Jimmy McGovern, Colin McKeown
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Director: David Blair

  • LAPLAND

    Company: BBC
    Executive Producer: Anne Gilchrist
    Producer: Rosemary McGowan
    Director: Catherine Morshead

  • STEPPING UP

    Company: CBBC
    Executive Producer: Colin McKeown
    Producer: Donna Molloy
    Directors: Ian Barber, Julia Ford

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 8

    Company: Shed Productions
    Executive Producer: Cameron Roach
    Producers: Lizzie Gray, Nicola Larder
    Director: Various

  • SECRET STATE

    Company: Company Pictures
    Executive Producers: George Faber, Ed Fraiman, Jason Newmark, Charles Pattinson
    Producer: Johann Knobel
    Director: Ed Fraiman

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 4

    Company: LA Productions
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Noreen Kershaw, Pauline Harris, Robert Glenister, Johnny Vegas

  • OFF THEIR ROCKERS

    Company: Sky One
    Executive Producers: Murray Boland, Mobashir Dar, Danielle Lux
    Directors: Myles Jenkins, Andy Brown

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 3

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, Liam Keelan
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Gary Williams, Ian Barber, John Fay

  • SECRETS AND WORDS

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Abigail Appleton, Liam Keelan
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Ian Barber, Reece Dinsdale, Julia Ford, Pauline Harris, Gary Williams

  • INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY, SERIES 4

    Company: Company Pictures
    Executive Producers: Johann Knobel, Claire Ingham
    Producer: Caroline Levy
    Directors: Nick Renton, Gillies McKinnon

  • THAT HIDDEN CAMERA FAMILY SHOW

    Company: Gallowgate Productions
    Executive Producers: Duncan Gray, Tom Beck, Ed Forsdick
    Producer: Myles Jenkins
    Directors: Paul Giddings, Tom Cohen, Atul Malhotra, Mike Worsley

  • BEING EILEEN

    Executive Producer: Peter Thornton
    Producer: Rosemary McGowan
    Director: Susan Tully

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 6

    Company: Shed Productions
    Executive Producers: Sharon Hughff, Lis Steele
    Producers: Jane Hudson, Sharon Channer, Tom Mullens
    Director: Various

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 2

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Dominic West, Julia Ford, Noreen Kershaw, Gary Williams, Illy

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 7

    Company: Shed Productions
    Executive Producer: Sharon Hughff
    Producers: Tom Mullens, Lucy Allan
    Director: Various

  • JUSTICE

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Liam Keelan
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Ian Barber, Noreen Kershaw

  • PLANET OF THE APEMEN

    Company: BBC
    Executive Producers: Michael Mosley, Ailsa Orr
    Directors: Tony Mitchell, Dave Stewart

  • MOVING ON, SERIES 1

    Company: LA Productions
    Executive Producer: Jimmy McGovern
    Producer: Colin McKeown
    Directors: Richard Standeven, Gary Williams, Illy

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 5

    Company: Shed Productions
    Producers: Jane Hudson, Sharon Channer, Lizzie Gray, Simon Meyers
    Director: Various

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 4

    Company: Shed Productions
    Producer: Sharon Hughff
    Director: Minkie Spiro

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 3

    Company: Shed Productions
    Producer: Lis Steele
    Directors: Mark Jobst, Lawrence Moody, Dermot Boyd, Luke Watson, Martin Hutchings, Jenny Ash, Mike Adams, Julie Edwards, Richard Standeven

  • CLAY

    Company: Childsplay
    Executive Producer: Jon East
    Producer: Peter Tabern
    Director: Andrew Gunn

  • ADMIN (PILOT)

    Company: Channel K
    Executive Producers: Alan Marke, Jon Mountague
    Producer: Matt Tiller
    Director: Michael Buffong

  • JINX

    Company: Kindle Entertainments
    Executive Producers: Sue Nott, Connal Orton, Melanie Stokes
    Producer: Bernard Krichefski
    Directors: Angelo Abela, Matt Bloom

  • I'M WITH STUPID

    Company: BBC
    Executive Producer: Kenton Allen
    Producer: Jon Mountague
    Director: Dominic Brigstocke

  • PLANET SKETCH

    Company: Aardman Animations
    Executive Producer: Beth Stevenson
    Producer: Sarah Fell
    Director: Andy Wyatt

  • JOHNNY AND THE BOMB

    Company: BBC
    Executive Producer: Jon East
    Producer: Peter Tabern
    Director: Dermot Kelly

  • WATERLOO ROAD, SERIES 1

    Company: Shed Productions
    Producer: Claire Phillips
    Directors: Julie Edwards, Barnaby Southcombe

  • CHOP SOCKY CHOOKS

    Company: Aardman Animations
    Producer: Christine Ponzevera
    Director: Sergio Delfino

  • LIVING WITH TWO PEOPLE YOU LIKE INDIVIDUALLY, BUT NOT AS A COUPLE

    Company: Channel X
    Executive Producer: Matt Tiller
    Producer: Sally Martin
    Director: David Sant

  • STEEL RIVER BLUES

    Company: Yorkshire Television
    Executive Producer: Keith Richardson
    Producer: Ken Horn
    Directors: Tim Dowd, Graeme Harper

  • MAX AND PADDY'S ROAD TO NOWHERE

    Company: Channel 4 Television
    Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
    Producer: Lesley McNeil
    Director: Peter Kay

  • COLD FEET, SERIES 5

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
    Producer: Spencer Campbell
    Directors: Ciaran Donnelly, Simon Delaney, Tim Sullivan

  • COLD FEET, SERIES 4

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
    Producers: Christine Langan, Spencer Campbell, Emma Benson
    Directors: Tim Whitby, Paul Kousoulides, Ciaron Donnelly

  • MERSEY BEAT, SERIES 1

    Company: BBC
    Executive Producer: Mal Young
    Producers: Mal Young, Ken Horn
    Directors: Indra Bhose, Brian Kelly, Richard Signy, Robbie del Maestro, Tom Clegg, Paul Walker, Rob Evans

  • PHOENIX NIGHTS, SERIES 2

    Company: Channel 4 Television
    Executive Producer: Phil McIntyre
    Producer: Henry Klejdys
    Director: Peter Kay

  • STAN THE MAN

    Company: Granada Television
    Producers: Jeff Pope, Bob Mills, Saurabh Kakkar
    Director: Nigel Douglas

  • COLD FEET, SERIES 3

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
    Producers: Christine Langan, Spencer Campbell
    Directors: Simon Delaney, Jon Jones, Tim Whitby

  • CITY CENTRAL, SERIES 3

    Company: BBC Television
    Producer: Ken Horn
    Directors: Delyth Thomas, David Innes Edwards

  • CORONATION STREET

    Company: Granada Television
    Producer: Jane McNaught
    Directors: Ian Bevitt, Tony Prescott

  • MY BEAUTIFUL SON (STRANGE RELATIONS)

    Company: Granada Films
    Producer: Jeff Pope
    Director: Paul Seed

  • COLD FEET, SERIES 2

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
    Producer: Christine Langan
    Directors: Tom Hooper, Tom Vaughan, Pete Travis

  • COLD FEET, SERIES 1

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Mike Bullen
    Producer: Christine Langan
    Directors: Declan Lowney, Mark Mylod, Nigel Cole

  • THE GRAND

    Company: Granada Television
    Executive Producers: Antony Root, Craig McNeil, Gub Neal
    Producer: Tony Wood
    Directors: Indra Bhose, Sarah Harding, Ken Horn

  • BLOOD AND PEACHES

    Company: Waller Film Company for BBC2
    Producer: Peter Waller
    Director: Charles Beeson

  • HEARTS AND MINDS

    Company: Channel 4 Television
    Producer: Tara Prem
    Director: Stephen Whittaker

Close Film Credits

  • FUNNY COW

    Company: Gizmo Films
    Executive Producers: Peter Dunphy, Charlotte Arden
    Producers: Kevin Proctor, Mark Vennis
    Director: Adrian Shergold

  • APOSTASY

    Company: BFI, BBC Films
    Executive Producers: Christopher Granier-Deferre, Christopher Moll
    Producers: Marcie MacLellan, Andrea Cornwell
    Director: Dan Kokotajlo

  • HABIT

    Company: Not a Number Productions
    Director: Simeon Halligan

  • LIES WE TELL

    Producers: Andy McDermot, Jonathan Rae, Guy Walker, Marshal Leviten
    Directors: Santosh Sivan, Mitu Misra

  • GENESIS

    Executive Producers: Kirsty Bell, Martin Irusta, Ian Kirk
    Producers: Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli, Sheetal Vinod Talwar
    Directors: Freddie Hutton-Mills, Bart Ruspoli

  • URBAN AND THE SHED CREW

    Company: Blenheim Films
    Producer: Titus Ogilvy
    Director: Candida Brady

  • THE VIOLATORS

    Company: Red Union Films
    Producers: Dave Hughes, David Moores
    Director: Helen Walsh

  • THE MESSENGER

    Company: Flare Film Ltd
    Producer: Michael Knowles
    Director: David Blair

  • ELECTRICITY

    Company: Stone City Films
    Executive Producers: Rachel Hillman, Alison Morgan
    Producers: Clare Duggan, Bryn Higgins
    Director: Bryn Higgins

  • UNCONDITIONAL

    Company: Stone City Films
    Executive Producers: Clare Duggan, Tom Harvey, Sean Kelly
    Producer: Bryn Higgins
    Director: Bryn Higgins

  • THE DAMNED UNITED

    Company: Left Bank Pictures
    Executive Producers: Hugo Heppell, Christine Langan, Peter Morgan
    Producer: Andy Harries
    Director: Tom Hooper

  • POWDER

    Company: Red Union Films
    Executive Producer: Kevin Sampson
    Producer: Dave Hughes
    Director: Mark Elliott

  • THE SECRET DIARIES OF MISS ANNE LISTER

    Company: Oxford Films
    Executive Producers: Nicolas Kent, Simon Rockell
    Producer: Mark Bentley
    Director: James Kent

  • SPLINTERED

    Company: Splintered Films
    Executive Producer: Clive Parsons
    Producer: Rachel Richardson Jones
    Director: Simeon Halligan

  • THE CREW

    Company: Syndicate Films
    Executive Producer: Rafael Quintian
    Producer: Ian Brady
    Director: Adrian Vitoria

  • AWAYDAYS

    Company: Awaydays Films
    Executive Producers: Howard Klein, Kevin Sampson
    Producer: Dave Hughes
    Director: Pat Holden

  • LONGFORD

    Company: HBO, Granada Films
    Executive Producers: Andy Harries, Peter Morgan
    Producer: Helen Flint
    Director: Tom Hooper

  • BRADFORD RIOTS

    Company: Oxford Films
    Executive Producers: Mark Bentley, Nick Kent, Kate Triggs
    Producer: Nick Brown
    Director: Neil Biswas

  • THIS IS ENGLAND

    Company: Warp, Bulldog Films
    Executive Producers: Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Lizzie Francke, Hugo Heppell, Kate Ogborn, Tessa Ross, Paul Trijbits
    Producer: Mark Herbert
    Director: Shane Meadows

  • DOT KILL

    Company: Lucky 7
    Producer: Philippe Martinez
    Director: John Irvin

  • THIS LITTLE LIFE

    Company: Common Features, BBC Films
    Executive Producer: Jeremy Howe
    Producer: Stewart Mackinnon
    Director: Sarah Gavron

  • KISS IT

    Company: Hurricane Films

  • VIRGIN OF LIVERPOOL

    Company: Mob Films
    Producers: Andrew Boswell, Vadim Jean
    Director: Lee Donaldson

  • MY KINGDOM

    Company: Primary Pictures
    Executive Producers: Keith Evans, Nadine Mellor, William Turner
    Producers: Gabriela Bacher, Neil Weisman
    Director: Don Boyd

  • KISZCO:A LIFE FOR A LIFE

    Company: Film Europe
    Producer: Malcolm Craddock
    Director: Stephen Whittaker

  • BOB'S WEEKEND

    Company: Erin Film Ltd

Close Commercial Credits

  • HALIFAX "STAR SEARCH"

    Directors: Malcolm Green, Gary Betts

  • CALPOL "SHARK"

    Director: Jesper Hiro

  • CALPOL "TENT"

    Director: Jesper Hiro

  • ACTIMEL "JAKE"

    Director: John Birkin

  • HSBC "HORSE"

    Director: Mark Denton

  • MCDONALDS "FACE OFF"

  • KELLOGGS 'MUDDLES'

  • ADIDAS "KICKING IT"

    Director: Chris Palmer

  • ITV SPORTS "STREAKER"

    Director: Graham Linehan

  • SONY PLAYSTATION "ROBOT"

    Director: Gemma Woodiwiss

  • HOBBYCRAFT

    Directors: Mark Sheldon, Nick Hancock

  • RBS "ONE ACCOUNT"

    Director: Nick Jones

  • PERSIL "MESS"

  • JOHN SMITHS "MOTHER IN LAW"

    Director: Daniel Kleinman

  • JOHN SMITHS "MONSTERS"

    Director: Daniel Kleinman

  • MINI COOPER

    Director: Sam Cadman

  • STARBURST

    Director: David Skynner