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 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&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. Following this, Jane was asked to find a cast of genuine 16/17yr old unknowns for a new Channel 4 series. SKINS became a huge critical success and ratings winner. She discovered unknowns such as 2017 Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Dev Patel, 2018 Oscar nominee and BAFTA Rising Star winner Daniel Kaluuya, 2015 BAFTA Rising Star Winner O’Connell, Kaya Scodalario (Pirates of the Caribbean/ Maze Runner), Joe Dempsie and Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones). 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 the first series of ‘Chewing Gum’ (2016 BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance) and three series of E4’s ‘My Mad Fat Diary’ discovering the majority of its young cast. It gained 2014 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 a Best Actress Scottish BAFTA 2015.
Recent misc. projects include ‘LOADED’ (C4), ‘Clique’ (BBC) and the cult comedy series ‘This Country’ (winner of Best Comedy and Best Comedy Performance at 2018 RTS Awards).
2018 will see the release of ‘Kiss Me First’ (C4/Netflix) and ‘Stath Lets Flats’ (C4).
Jane has worked with numerous TV production co’s including Hillbilly, HatTrick, Lucky Giant/NBC Universal, Tiger Aspect, Objective, Talkback, Newman Street, Channel X, Thames Talback, Big Talk and Retort.
Please contact Jane for full CV/Credits and 2018 availability.
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