ANDY PRYOR CDG

CASTING DIRECTOR

Andy trained as a Stage Manager at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.
While Stage Managing at some of the UK's top theatres, including the Royal Court and the Bush Theatre he further developed a long-standing knowledge and appreciation of actors and their work.

After becoming Assistant Director at the Bush, where he oversaw casting for a year, Andy worked with Gail Stevens CDG for 5 years on some of the most successful and critically acclaimed Film and TV Drama of the 1990s, including Trainspotting, Cracker and Our Friends in the North.

Since setting up Andy Pryor Casting in 1998, Andy has cast a diverse and exciting range of projects, including Life on Mars, I'm Alan Partridge, The Long Firm, Cutting It, Whitechapel, Upstairs Downstairs (for which he received an Emmy nomination), three series of Call the Midwife, Cucumber, Banana, The A Word, Undercover and Doctor Foster.

In addition to casting shows for all of the UK's major broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky), Andy has worked with some of the UK's most celebrated screenwriters, including Paul Abbott, Peter Bowker, Russell T Davies, Peter Moffat and Heidi Thomas. Andy has also had a strong collaborative relationship with Stephen Poliakoff, having cast all of his work since Shooting the Past, including Perfect Strangers, The Lost Prince, Dancing on the Edge and the forthcoming Close to the Enemy

Andy has also cast several feature films, including Bent, Beautiful Thing, Glorious 39 and Gemma Bovery and current films in development are Stan & Ollie and The Dark Outside

Andy has also been Casting Director on Doctor Who since its hugely successful return in 2005 and to date has cast over 120 episodes and four Doctors.

Andy is an ambassador for The Act For Change Project, which campaigns for diverse representation across the live and recorded arts. He is also currently Chair of the Casting Directors' Guild of the UK & Ireland.



Member of the Casting Directors' Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

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CV & Credits

Television Credits

TitleForDirector / Producer
DOCTOR WHO BBC1/BBC Wales D: Various
(All episodes 2005-2016)  P: Various
COLD FEET ITV/Big Talk D: Terry McDonough/Juliet May/
8 x 60 mins  Jamie Jay Johnson
  P: Rebecca Ferguson
CLASS BBC3/BBC1/BBC Wales D: Ed Bazalgette/Philippa Langdale
8 x 45 mins P: Derek Ritchie
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMBBC1/BBC WalesD: David Kerr
1 x 90 mins. P: Nikki Wilson
THE A WORDBBC1/Fifty Fathoms ProductionsD: Peter Cattaneo
6 x 60 mins. P: Marcus Wilson
UNDERCOVERBBC1/BBC Drama ProductionsD: James Hawes/Jim O'Hanlon
6 x 60 mins. P: Richard Stokes
CLOSE TO THE ENEMYBBC2/Little Island PicturesD: Stephen Poliakoff
6 x 60 mins. P: Helen Flint
DOCTOR FOSTER BBC1/Drama RepublicD: Tom Vaughan/Bruce Goodison
5 x 60 mins.  P: Grainne Marmion
COALITION Channel 4/Cuba PicturesD: Alex Holmes
1 x 90 mins.  P: Sarah Curtis/Dixie Linder
CUCUMBER Red Production Company/C4D: Various
8 x 60 mins.  P: Nicola Shindler/Matt Strevens
BANANA Red Production Company/E4D: Various
8 x 30 mins.  P: Nicola Shindler
THE INTERCEPTOR BBC1/BBC Drama Prods.D: Various
8 x 60 mins.  P: Patrick Schweitzer
JAMAICA INN BBC1/Origin Pictures D: Philippa Lowthorpe
3 x 60 mins.  P: Dan Winch
CALL THE MIDWIFE BBC1/Neal St. Prods./PBS D: Philippa Lowthorpe/Various
Series I, II & III , 18 x 60 mins.  P: Hugh Warren
AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE & TIME BBC2/BBC Wales D: Terry McDonough
1 x 90 mins.  P: Matt Strevens
ATLANTIS BBC1/Urban Myth Film D: Various
13 x 60 mins.  P: Johnny Capps/ Julian Murphy
BLANDINGS BBC1/Mammoth Screen D: Paul Seed
6 x 30 mins.  P: Spencer Campbell
DANCING ON THE EDGE BBC2/Ruby Films D: Stephen Poliakoff
2 x 90 mins; 3 x 60 mins  P: Nicky Kentish-Barnes
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS BBC1 /WGBH Boston D: Various
Series I & II, 9 x 60 mins.  P: Nikki Wilson/ Annie Tricklebank
TORCHWOOD USAUSA STARZ/BBC1/BBC Wales D: Bharat Nalluri
(original & UK Casting) 10 x 60 mins. P: Kelly Manners
MARCHLANDS ITV1/ITV Prods. D: James Kent
5 x 60 mins.  P: Chrissy Skinns
WHITECHAPEL ITV1/Carnival D: S.J. Clarkson/ David Evans
Series I & II , 6 x 60 mins.  P: Marcus Wilson/ Grainne Marmion
TORCHWOOD BBC1/BBC2/BBC3/BBC Wales D: Euros Lyn/Various
Series I, II & III , 31 x 45 mins.  P: Richard Stokes/ Peter Bennett
MOSES JONES BBC1/BBC Drama Prods. D: Michael Offer
3 x 60 mins.  P: Cameron Roach
SURVIVORS BBC1/BBC Drama Prods. D: Various
1 x 90 mins, 5 x 60 mins.  P: Hugh Warren
THE SARAH-JANE ADVENTURES BBC1/BBC Wales D: Various
Series I, II & III , 32 x 30 mins.  P: Matthew Bouchard
JOE'S PALACE BBC1/Talkback Thames D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 120 mins.  P: Deb Jones
CAPTURING MARY BBC1/Talkback Thames D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 60 mins  P: Deb Jones
STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS BBC2/Neal Street Prods. D: David Attwood
1 x 120 mins.  P: Pippa Harris
CRACKER ITV1/Granada D: Antonia Bird
1 x 120 mins.  P: John Chapman
THE CHATTERLEY AFFAIR BBC4/BBC Wales D: James Hawes
1 x 90 mins.  P: Karen Lewis
LIFE ON MARS BBC1/Kudos Film & Television D: Various
8 x 60 mins.  P: Jane Featherstone/ Claire Parker
CUTTING IT BBC1 D: Various
Series I, II, III & IV
25 x 60mins
 P: Diederick Santer/ Kate Crowe
DAD BBC1/Tightrope Pictures D: Sarah Harding
1 x 90 mins.  P: Hilary Bevan Jones/ Karen Lewis
LIFE BEGINS ITV1/Granada D: Various
Series I & II, 12 x 60 mins.  P: John Chapman
GIDEON'S DAUGHTER BBC1/TalkBack D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 120 mins.  P: Nick Brown
FRIENDS & CROCODILES BBC1/TalkBack D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 120 mins.  P: Nick Brown
JANE HALL ITV1/Red Production Co. D: Syd Macartney/ Euros Lyn
6 x 60 mins.  P: Matthew Bird
THE LONG FIRM BBC2 D: Bille Eltringham
4 x 60 mins.  P: Liza Marshall
PRIDE BBC1 D: John Downer
1 x 90 mins P: Christopher Hall
RED CAP BBC1/Stormy Pictures D: David Richards/Justin Chadwick
Series I & II  /Various
1 x 90 mins, 12 x 60 mins.  P:Sarah Wilson
AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET BBC1 D: Maurice Phillips/David Innes-Edwards
6 x 60 mins.  P: Chrissy Skinns
ALIBI ITV1/Romantic Films D: David Richards
2 x 90 mins.  P: Judith Hackett
40 Channel 4/Company Television D: David Moore
3 x 60 mins.  P: Emma Burge/ Stuart Barlow
LINDA GREEN BBC1/Red Production Co. D: Various
Series I & II  P: Matthew Bird/
10 x 30 mins.  Phil Collinson
THE LOST PRINCE BBC1/TalkBack D: Stephen Poliakoff
2 x 90 mins.  P: John Chapman
SHERLOCK USA Entertainment/Box Films D: Graham Theakston
1 x 120 mins.  P: Tim Bradley
ME & MRS. JONES ITV1/LWT D: Catherine Morshead
1 x 120 mins.  P: Julie Gardner
MURPHY'S LAW BBC1/Tiger Aspect D: John Strickland
1 x 90 mins. pilot  P: Tom Sherry
OTHELLO ITV1/LWT/WGBH Boston D: Geoffrey Sax
1 x 120 mins.  P: Julie Gardner/ Anne Pivcevic
BEDTIME BBC1/Hat Trick Prods. D: Andy Hamilton
6 x 30 mins.  P: Sue Howells
NOW YOU SEE HER Sky One/Red Production Co. D: Lance Kneeshaw
1 x 120 mins.  P: Matt Jones
DO OR DIE Sky One/Warner Sisters D: Rowan Woods
2 x 90 mins.  P: Lavinia Warner/ John Edwards
PERFECT STRANGERS BBC2/TalkBack D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 90 mins, 2 x 60 mins.  P: John Chapman
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL BBC1/ABC D: Various
Series I & II 6 x 90 mins.  P: Julian Murphy/Colin Ludlow
COR BLIMEY ITV/Company Television D: Terry Johnson
1 x 90 mins.  P: Margaret Mitchell
SEX & DEATH BBC2/Hat Trick Prods. D: Guy Jenkin
1 x 70 mins.  P: Jane Featherstone
IN A LAND OF PLENTY BBC2/TalkBack D: Hettie Macdonald/ David Moore
10 x 60 mins.  P: John Chapman/ Michael Riley/
  Claire Hirsch
TRIAL BY FIRE ITV/Arrowhead Productions D: Patrick Lau
1 x 120 mins.  P: Alan Wright
BAD BLOOD ITV/Carlton Productions D: Tim Fywell
3 x 60 mins.  P: Margaret Mitchell
BOYZ UNLIMITED Channel 4/Hat Trick Prods. D: Liddy Oldroyd
6 x 30 mins. P: Richard Osman
SHOOTING THE PAST BBC/TalkBack D: Stephen Poliakoff
1 x 70, 2 x 50 mins.  P: John Chapman
WHERE THE HEART IS ITV/Anglia TV Entertainment D: Nick Laughland/Tony Garner/
Series II (London casting)  Hettie Macdonald
10 x 60 mins.  P: Kate Anthony
HEAVEN ON EARTH BBC Wales/Red Rooster D: Stuart Orme
2 x 90 mins.  P: Julia Ouston
I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE BBC2/TalkBack Prods. D: Dominic Brigstocke
6 x 35 mins.  P: Armando Iannucci
SKALLAGRIGG BBC 2 Screenplay D: Richard Spence
1 x 120 mins.  P: John Chapman
OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH BBC 1 D: Stuart Urban/
(co-credit with Gail Stevens)  Simon Cellan Jones/ Pedr James
9 x 60 mins.  P: Charles Pattinson

Film Credits

            
TitleForDirector / Producer
THE DARK OUTSIDEBFI/Endor D: William McGregor
(In development) P: Georgina Lowe
STAN & OLLIE BBC Films D: Jon S Baird
(In development) P: Faye Ward
GEMMA BOVERY Cine@/Ruby Films D: Anne Fontaine
(UK Casting)  P: Philippe Carcassonne/ Faye Ward
UNITED World Productions/BBC Films D: James Strong
  P: Julia Stannard
GLORIOUS '39 1939 Prods. D: Stephen Poliakoff
  P: Martin Pope/Barney Reisz
LONG TIME DEAD Midfield/Working Title II D: Marcus Adams
  P: James Gay Rees
SIAM SUNSET Filmside Ltd/Channel 4 D: John Polson
(U.K. Casting)  P: Al Clark
IT'S GOOD TO TALK Channel 4/Feasible Films D: Roger Goldby
(Academy Award Nominated Best Live Action Short 1998)  P: Barney Reisz
BENT Channel 4/Bent Productions D: Sean Mathias
  P: Michael Solinger/Dixie Linder
BEAUTIFUL THING Channel 4/World Productions D: Hettie Macdonald
(co-credit with Gail Stevens)  P: Tony Garnett
DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS X Films D: Richard Spence
(co-credit with Gail Stevens)  P: John Chapman
TRAINSPOTTING Channel 4/Figment Films D: Danny Boyle
(co-credit with Gail Stevens)  P: Andrew Macdonald


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