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© 2016 Rose Wicksteed

Rose first started collaborating with actors and creatives at Oxford School of Drama in 1999 where she was taking a foundation course in Acting. Following her love of this world, she went on to study Modern Drama Studies at University and took plays to the Edinburgh Festival as producer and director. After graduating, she spent the next couple of years working in factual and reality TV as a runner & researcher. An opportunity working on an ITV show about regressing celebrities back to their past lives, lead Rose to connect with actors again, her role -  to cast actors for the reconstructions. Passionate about working in drama again, she wrote to every Casting Director in the UK.  Her first official job in Casting was as a Casting Assistant spending the summer of 2006 auditioning thousands of children in London for a new children’s drama series. This paved out her journey for the next 15 years.

Rose went on to work as a freelance Casting Assistant for Casting Directors: Nina Gold, Lucinda Syson, Elaine Grainger & Jina Jay - for directors incl. Jane Campion, Christopher Nolan, Alfonso Cuarón, Tom Hooper, Robert Zemeckis & Richard Eyre - before setting up as a Casting Director in 2009. 

She cast the BAFTA nominated and BIFA award winning THE SURVIVALIST; worked as UK Casting for Ellen Lewis on Scorsese's HUGO;  followed by the first two seasons of the Golden Globe nominated and Emmy award winning show GENIUS: EINSTEIN and PICASSO (Ron Howard / Brian Grazer /  Imagine / Fox 21 / NatGeo).

In 2012 she was nominated for an Artios Award (USA) for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for BAFTA award-winning short film ROOM 8 and in 2014 she was named a Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

Last year she co-cast THE GREAT (Hulu) with Dixie Chassay and covered UK casting on RAY JAMES (Apple) and UK casting on the final season of HOMELAND (Fox21/Showtime).

Rose collaborates & is supported by a wonderful team including Sophie Kingston-Smith, Lucy Smith, Lara Boushehri and Roo the dog.

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