Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American born Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the President of the European branch of the CSA, as well as a national board member. She has been retained as a casting director by dozens of major producers and directors, ranging from Michael Apted on his most recent film Unlocked and Peter Greenaway on Eisenstein in Guanajato, Brad Bird on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and on Roman Polanski’s Oliver. Her most recent film credit is the soon to be released Ophelia, starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Own and Naomi Watts.
Regarding TV, she has been contracted by many of the major US networks; current TV work includes The Romanoffs, the Amazon series, created by Mathew Wiener, and 12 Monkeys for Sci-Fy, Knightfall for A&E, and the UK casting for Blood Drive for Sci-fy. She was Emmy nominated for Anne Frank, The Whole Story. Beginning as a theatre director in Chicago, she moved to Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Appointed as artistic director of an English language theatre company, she began to help US and European producers and directors with location casting requests, which expanded into an international career as casting director. Expanding on this she started to give seminars on the process and demands of casting and auditioning for actors in the internet era. Now having taught classes from Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, she has written two books on auditioning, “Secrets from the Casting Coach,” and “Auditioning for Film and TV” (both published by Bloomsbury/UK). Although she retains a considerable familiarity with talent from Eastern Europe and Russia, on her latest projects in many cases she has been casting actors from all parts of the Globe, for example, from films shooting in the USA to South Africa, Serbia and Turkey she’s particularly active in the UK.
Memberships: Head of the CSA European Branch, CSA National Board of Directors, International Network of Casting Directors, BAFTA, EFA, Academy of Television Arts and Science.
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