Join us for this unique opportunity to hear about the role of a casting director, and to pose your questions on the best ways to prepare for casting calls.
John Hubbard is a casting director, having worked on hugely successful films such as ‘The Commitments’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy and ‘Father Ted’ with his family.
John and his wife Ros run Hubbard Casting, which is based in London. Between them they have brought several well-known actors to fame, between them having discovered Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Colin Farrell, Orlando Bloom, Sienna Miller and Kate Winslet. Their children, Dan and Amy are also casting directors. This amazingly talented family has found cast members for international hit films such as ‘Green Zone’; ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and ‘The Bourne Supremacy’; ‘United 93’; ‘Evita’ and the ‘Da Vinci Code’.
Where Irish projects are concerned, the Hubbards have filled many celebrated film and TV sets for features and TV dramas such as ‘Into the West’; ‘Father Ted’; ‘Best’; ‘Bloody Sunday’ and several projects with IFTA Industry Contribution award winner Morgan O’Sullivan including ‘Moll Flanders’; ‘The Nephew’; ‘Angela’s Ashes’.
John started in the business aged 9 years old. This was when he saw his first film - a cowboy film - in the ABC cinema in Cambridge, where he grew up. He then, according to John himself, wasted his parents’ money and a lot of his time at a public school on the South Downs - Lancing College.
He then had a splendid time and career in advertising, which he says is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off. He joined Ros in casting when he was 39 years old.
The films that he worked on with Ros, that he remembers with affection and pride are, THE COMMITMENTS, BLOODY SUNDAY, THE DYING OF THE LIGHT, KAJAKI, JIM BUTTON AND LUKE THE ENGINE DRIVER, and JOURNEY’S END. He also worked with his daughter Amy on THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and THE HOBBIT, and with his son Dan on the BOURNE movies.
This breakfast event is aimed at current and aspiring actors but would also be appropriate for any inquisitive film fans.
Places are limited, so please register as soon as possible.
Tickets: £15, including a light breakfast