Gemma Hancock, Casting Director at the BBC

DATE/TIME: Thursday, 9th January @6:30pm (approximately three hours)
VENUE: London, TBC
COST: £35.00





Gemma runs a practical TV audition workshop offering the opportunity to master the process from the moment you walk through the door as well as a Q & A about Spotlight CVs, showreels, and the process of breaking down scripts and auditioning for TV.

About Gemma

Gemma has been working in casting for over 20 years and is currently a casting director for the in-house casting department at the BBC. Gemma and her partner Sam Stevenson were nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for their work on the BBC adaptation of Emma.

As well as a casting career spanning television, film and theatre, Gemma has also worked at many leading drama schools and actors’ groups, running workshops and giving advice about auditioning, acting for camera, and how to self-tape.

TV casting work includes: Shakespeare and Hathaway, Don’t Take My Baby (2016 BAFTA winner), Casualty, Doctors, Father Brown (BBC1), Our World War (2015 BAFTA nominated), Glasgow Girls (BBC3), Nightshift, Care, The Snipist, The Minor Character and Nixon’s the One (‘Playhouse Presents’ for Sky Arts), The Selection (Warner Bros), four series of Silent Witness (BBC1), Martin Amis’ Money (BBC2), Consuming Passion, Mr Loveday’s Little Outing (BBC4), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC1), and many episodes of The Bill for ITV. In 2010 Gemma and her partner Sam received a Primetime Emmy nomination for their casting of Emma for BBC1.

Film work includes: Treasures, Leave to Remain, Private Peaceful, Babel, The New World.

Theatre work includes: Rules for Living, The Herbal Bed (Northampton/Rose/tour), The Haunting of Hill House (Liverpool Playhouse), For Services Rendered (Chichester), Accolade (St James theatre), The Vertical Hour (Park theatre), F*ck the Polar Bears, The Royale, Perseverance Drive, The Herd (Bush theatre), An Inspector Calls (national tour and west end), One Man, Two Guvnors (West End and national tour), 55 Days, In the Club, What the Butler Saw, Abigail’s Party (Hampstead theatre), The Humans (Rotterdam, New York, Avignon), Our Country’s Good (St James theatre and national tour), The Real Thing (tour), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ring Round the Moon, Waiting for Godot (West End), Canary (tour), Tejas Verdes, Emperor Jones, The Chairs (Gate theatre), King Lear (RSC), Blood and Gifts (NT). Sam and Gemma have also cast more than 20 productions for Peter Hall, including Henry IV, Pygmalion, Where There’s A Will, Waiting for Godot, Uncle Vanya, The Dresser, As You Like It, Habeas Corpus and Measure for Measure.

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