BOW STREET MEETS

Bow Street Meets is a web series about acting featuring interviews with leading Actors, Agents, Casting Directors and Filmmakers. Each guest gives candid and insightful tips for emerging and established actors about a variety of topics including auditions, self taping, showreels, headshots, nerves and many other aspects of acting, all based on their experiences working at the very top of the Film & TV industry.

AIDAN GILLEN

Aidan is best known for portraying Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire, and Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in Game of Thrones. He played Stuart Alan Jones in the groundbreaking Channel 4  series Queer as Folk for which he received a British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his Broadway role in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker and has also been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for his portrayal of Teach in the Gate Theatre’s production of Mamet’s American Buffalo.

RICHARD E. GRANT

Richard is an actor, writer and director. He was born in Swaziland and came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved international recognition as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He has published 3 books and recently launched his new unisex perfume, JACK. Other major film credits include Corpse Bride, Gosford Park, The Player, The Age of Innocence, Henry & June, and L.A. Story.

ROS HUBBARD

Ros  was born in Dublin and moved to London where she became ‘Queen of the Commercials, at which point her husband John joined her as a casting director. Together they established Hubbard Casting and have cast some of the biggest box office hits in recent years including The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Bourne Identity, King Kong, The Da Vinci Code, The Mummy and most recently The Hobbit.  They have discovered thesps including Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom, Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Saoirse Ronan.

LENNY ABRAHAMSON

Lenny Abrahamson is an Oscar nominated filmmaker from Dublin Ireland. His films have garnered multiple awards and nominations including Oscars, Golden Globes, Baftas and awards from Cannes, Toronto and many more. He is best known for the films Room which received 4 Oscar Nominations, What Richard Did, Frank, Garage and the recently released The Little Stranger starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling and Will Poulter.

FIONA SHAW

Fiona Shaw CBE is an actress and theatre and opera director, known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films and her role as Marnie Stonebrook in the HBO series True Blood. She has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, twice winning the Olivier Award for Best Actress. She won the 1997 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for The Waste Land. She has worked with directors Brian De Palma,  Terrence Malik and Jim Sheridan.

GREG SESTERO

Greg Sestero is an Actor, Writer, Producer famous for co-starring in the cult classic The Room with Tommy Wiseau. In 2013, he wrote the critically acclaimed bestseller The Disaster Artist, chronicling his experience making the film. The book went on to become an Oscar Nominated film starring and directed by James Franco. He has recently returned with Wiseau to co-star in and write Best F(r)iends Volume 1 & 2.

MARGERY SIMKIN

Margery is one of the industry’s leading casting directors. In the course of her career she has given early starts to such actors as Tom Cruise, Laura Dern, Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey Jr, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Queen Latifah and Natalie Portman. has cast such films as Beverley Hills Cop, Top Gun, Brazil, Field of Dreams, Twelve Monkeys, Erin Brockovich, Marley & Me, Avatar, Pacific Rim and Beautiful Creatures.

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SELF-TAPING

Everything you ever wanted to know about Self-Taping but were afraid to ask! Here’s a compilation of the Top 10 tips to improve your self tapes including Framing, Sound, Eye Line. Lighting, Background, Choosing a Reader, and more.

GERRY GRENNELL

Gerry is one of the world’s most in demand voice and acting coaches. He has collaborated with Heath Ledger on numerous projects including The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, and Batman: The Dark Knight, and has worked frequently with Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Oscar Isaac, Natalie Portman Tom Cruise Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, Orlando Bloom, and many more.
Gerry trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Constructive Teaching Centre London (Alexander Technique) and Hochschule fur Misik und Theater Hannover (Music). His unique acting method is the foundation for all training at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting.

JACK REYNOR

Jack Reynor’s meteoric rise to fame has been as impressive as his stand out performances in recent films What Richard Did and Glassland. It seems like only yesterday he was training at The Actors Studio in The Factory and now can be regularly seen on the big screen mixing it up with the likes of Michael Fassbender and Rooney Mara. With a wise head on young shoulders he has easily moved between the blockbuster genre (Transformers) and the Indie films like Dollhouse and the upcoming Sing Street. 

BRENDAN GLEESON

Brendan is a multi award winning Irish actor of stage and screen with 3 Golden Globe nominations. He made his breakthrough in Braveheart and came to international acclaim  playing the titular role in The General. He has since carved out unique performances in films like In Bruges, Calvary, Harry Potter and The Guard and worked with Directors Danny Boyle, Stephen Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Brendan has also won an Emmy award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the HBO movie Into the Storm.

NANCY BISHOP

Nancy is an Emmy-nominated casting director with nearly one hundred major feature film and television projects among her credits. She is the author of ‘Auditioning for Film and TV’ and has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44).

STEPHEN BRIDGEWATER

Stephen is one of Hollywood’s leading and busiest Acting Coaches. His clients have included: Benicio Del Toro, Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Orlando Bloom, and Robin Williams. He has also worked with directors and cast members of Sons of Anarchy, The X-Files, The Sopranos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King, Brokeback Mountain, Forrest Gump, 21 Grams, Mississippi Burning, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Stephen also has multiple credits as an actor, director, producer, writer, and script consultant.

JAMES FRECHEVILLE

James Frecheville is an Australian actor known for his breakthrough lead role in the Australian film Animal Kingdom for which he was nominated for multiple awards. He has since gone on to work with Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini in The Drop, Pierce Brosnan in I.T. and recently with Hugo Weaving and Jim Broadbent in Lance Daly’s Balck ’47. Other major credits include the highly acclaimed Highly Functional and The Stanford Prison Experiment.

TUSSE LANDE

Tusse Lande has more than 30 years experience in the Film and TV business. As Casting Director she was instrumental in casting Noomi Rapace in The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, for which Rapace was nominated for Best Actress at the 2009 European Film

AKU LOUHIMIES

Aku Louhimies is an award-winning director and screenwriter. Over the last decade his highly acclaimed films have established him as one of the most preeminent directors of Scandinavian cinema today. Of his eight feature films, his latest works include European Film Award nominees 8-Ball (2013) and Frozen Land (2012). He attributes his discipline and a strong work ethic to his military background, having served as platoon leader of the Finnish defense forces. He has been the head of the Finnish Directors Guild for several years.