Jane Ripley Casting - +44 (0)20 8340 5123
Jane began her career in Television working as a Production Assistant and Researcher. Over the past fifteen years she has gained a reputation within the industry for discovering new talent and is known for her fresh and innovative approach to Casting.
In 2001, she co-cast Dominic Savage’s award-winning ‘Out of Control’ (Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh Film Festival & Best Serial and Single Drama at RTS Awards). This required her to go beyond the usual demands of casting and meet real young offenders in an attempt to cast authentically. Gaining a reputation for discovering new young talent, Jane was asked to meet Company Pictures for a series they were developing with Channel 4.
SKINS became a huge critical success and was atypical in that it replaced its primary cast every two years. Jane cast all six of its successful series discovering unknowns such as Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire/ Best Marigold Hotel), Kaya Scodalario (Pirates of the Caribbean/ Maze Runner) and BAFTA Rising Star Winner 2015 Jack O’Connell. SKINS won Best Drama at the Rose d’Or 2007, was nominated for Best Drama at BAFTA 2009 and won the Audience Award at BAFTA 2009.
Jane cast three series of ‘My Mad Fat Diary’ (Tiger Aspect/E4). Again, she discovered the majority of its young Lead cast. The show was a successful combination of new young actors and respected ‘names’. 2014 brought RTS nominations for Best Actress and Best Drama as well as BAFTA nominations for Best Actress and Best Drama. It was nominated for an International Emmy in 2015 and Sharon Rooney received a Best Actress Scottish BAFTA 2015.
Jane has worked with BBC Comedy on a number of projects including CRIMS and Bluestone 42 and has worked with numerous TV productions (Hat Trick, Lucky Giant/NBC Universal, Tiger Aspect, Objective, Talkback, Newman Street, Channel X, Thames Talback and Retort to name a few).
Upcoming projects in 2016 include two major new Drama series for Balloon Entertainment (Channel 4 and BBC3), a new Comedy series for BBC Comedy and a UK Feature Film to be directed by BAFTA winner Tim Kirkby.
Please contact Jane for full CV/Credits.
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