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 BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Dev Patel, Kaya Scodalario (Pirates of the Caribbean/ Maze Runner) and BAFTA Rising Star Winner 2015 Jack O’Connell (Unbroken/ Monster Money). 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 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. She also cast series 1 of ‘Chewing Gum’ (2016 BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance).
Projects in 2016 included ‘LOADED’ (Comedy/Drama series for C4 & AMC), ‘Kiss Me First’ – (Drama series for E4 & Netflix) and ‘Clique’ – (Drama series for BBC3). She cast several new comedy projects for BBC Comedy including the series ‘This Country’.
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 2017 availability.
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