Ros Hubbard and Irish Film London
Ros Hubbard is a world renowned Casting Director and one of Irish Film London’s original patrons. Ros has supported us since almost the very beginning, and put her name behind our prestigious acting award.
Who is Ros Hubbard?
Ros was born in Ranelagh Dublin and was called after her Mother’s shop in Dunville Avenue. She went to school in Roslyn Park, Sandymount. At 17 years of age she went to Los Angeles, and later worked in J Walter Thompson in New York, but kept returning back to Dublin as she missed the social life.
She settled in a model agency and learnt all about hard work and never giving up until she had found the right person for the job. She then opened her own agency in partnership with two other girls. There, she made no money but had loads of fun!
Breaking out on her own
It was at this time she met John Hubbard, who was working in advertising in Dublin and they married. Together they created Hubbard Casting. They have two children Amy and Dan, both of whom are also casting directors.
Between them they have brought several well-known actors to fame, having discovered Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Colin Farrell (another one of our patrons), Orlando Bloom, Sienna Miller and Kate Winslet. This amazingly talented family has found cast members for international hit films such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, Green Zone, United 93, Evita and the Da Vinci Code.
The Hubbard's have also filled many celebrated Irish film and TV sets for features and TV dramas such as The Commitments, Into the West, Father Ted, Best, Bloody Sunday and Angela’s Ashes. Ros and John look forward to the release of Journey’s End, The More You Ignore Me and the BBC production of Little Women.
She has been producing lately and has loved being involved with Starfish, which highlights the extreme seriousness of the illness Sepsis.
Read more about Ros Hubbard here: www.irishexaminer.com