Out Of Joint Theatre 3 Thane Works
Casting For Television
Finnian likes to make his casting workshops as fun, friendly and productive as possible. He begins with a brief introduction about himself and his work after which he asks participants to say a little bit about their experience to date and what they would like to get out of the workshop.
There will then be an opportunity to get up on your feet and work practically in front of the camera. Finnian asks participants to prepare a contemporary scene where the focus is on your character. A screen script is preferable but if the piece is originally from a stage script then it should be tailored so that it can be presented ‘as if’ for camera. Finnian will offer feedback and direction. Please be familiar with your scene (ideally off book) and know the full script/plot that you have taken the scene from really well.
Please bring 2 copies of your chosen scene (preferably a duologue)
The workshop will finish with a general Q&A where you can ask questions about the television casting process or anything you’re unsure about.
Finnian Tweed has worked with some of the leading casting directors in the UK on a number of major film, theatre and television projects. Prior to working in casting he worked as an agent’s assistant for an emerging talent agency and then at Rossmore Management looking after an exciting roster of acting talent.
He is currently working with Gary Davy who casts TV series such as ‘Britannia’, ‘Marcella’ and ‘Liar’. Previously to this he worked in-house at the BBC on several award winning shows including: ‘Holby City’, ‘Father Brown’, and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’. Casting director credits for the BBC include ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and most recently the October ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom which discovers, develops and champions new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.
Further television projects as assistant include: ‘HIM’ for ITV ‘BORN TO KILL’ for Channel 4 ‘OUTLANDER’ SERIES 2 for Starz ‘HILDA’ (animated series) for Netflix ‘THE DUMPING GROUND’ Series 5 for CBBC ‘THE WORST WITCH’ for CBBC. Notable theatre projects as assistant include: ‘HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD’, Palace Theatre. (Director: John Tiffany). ‘ORESTEIA’ at Almeida & Trafalgar Studios. (Director: Robert Icke). ‘BLUE/ORANGE’ at Young Vic. (Director: Matthew Xia) ‘YERMA’ at Young Vic with Billie Piper. (Director: Simon Stone). ‘Hamlet’ at the Barbican (Sonia Friedman Productions, (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Tipping the Velvet’ at Lyric Hammersmith. (Director: Lyndsey Turner). ‘Martyr’, a Co-Production of Actors Touring Company and the Unicorn Theatre, (Director Ramin Gray). ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ at the Old Vic. (Director: Maria Friedman) ‘BATMAN LIVE THE WORLD ARENA TOUR’ (Director: Steven Paling) Notable film projects as assistant include: ‘THE EXCEPTION’ starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James, (Director: David Leveaux).
Finnian is a probationary member of the Casting Director’s Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.