Anne has over 20 years’ experience as a casting director working in documentary, music, reality and live television, working on programmes for ITV, BBC and C4. Highlights include working on C4’s ‘Richard & Judy’, ‘Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’ Living ,‘BBC’s ‘Kilroy’ & various programmes for RDF Media including ‘Wife Swap’ & ‘Ladette to Lady’.
Anne is an innovative, creative and imaginative Casting Director. She loves to discover brilliant, authentic characters and will search far and wide to find exactly the right people.
She has a particularly good eye for a story and for unearthing characters with warmth and humanity.
Pets , teenagers, children & pensioners – she has and will work with them all.
As a life-long lover of comedy, she is also adept at finding extraordinary comedy talent.
Recent jobs have included Matalan, Lego , Very, Tesco , Iceland, The National Trust , Samsung , Wiltshire Farm Foods and Amazon.
Anne Stone was brilliant casting our epic production. She waded through hundreds(thousands?) of submissions for our 21 cast and sent us so many amazing options. The one comment that comes up time and time again when we show the spots is how great the casting is. Anne clearly loves casting and gives it 200%!
Anne was an absolute pleasure to work with. she really understood the brief and then went above and beyond to get the right people for the roles. great experience!
Whenever I’m faced with a tricky casting brief Anne is the first person I call.
Anne has a brilliant ability to provide coherent, and extensive casting options that always answer the brief, but she’s also not afraid to throw in a really exciting curveball. She’s never daunted by a wide brief, small budget or a tight turnaround and is always a real pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Anne is a fantastic Casting Director, who has found me some brilliant cast, sometimes with madly tight deadlines.
She’s fantastic with people and makes them feel really at ease. She’s also terrific fun to work with and has a ‘can do’ attitude on every job, which is the perfect energy to have on a film set.
I’ve been working with Anne for several years now and she is one of the best in the biz . Equally great at casting actors and real people. We’ve worked together on multiple jobs where we’ve used a combination of both actors and non-actors to great effect.
I had such an enjoyable time working with Anne. She was invaluable in finding and interacting with the niche communities that we needed to cast our real people from.
You never know who you will meet at an audition and what it might lead to. Even if you know you are not right for the part, still take this opportunity and run with it. There is nothing more disappointing and frustrating for a Casting Agent than no-shows. You’re letting yourself down. Make the most of every opportunity. The Casting Director has invited you along as they have seen something in you. Believe in yourself!
If you have managed to secure an audition, make sure you leave plenty of time to get there. Arrive early and use that time to calm your nerves and prepare yourself for the part.
It’s important to introduce yourself to the panel interviewing you. Show off your personality at any opportunity. It helps if you come across as likeable and easy going.
You may only have three minutes to impress, but you can leave a good impression with the Casting Director. You might not be right for the part this time, but you want them to remember you in the future for other roles.
Everyone gets nervous but try to not show it, as it will lose you parts. Be confident and believe in yourself. You have only a short time to impress, so pull yourself together and use that nervous energy in your performance.
Be proud of who you are. Casting Directors love meeting people of all shapes, sizes and colours. Being an individual and unique is usually what they are looking for so show yourself off.
If the brief says 1960’s, turn up with 60’s hair and make up. You don’t have to be in full costume, but it helps the director and can in turn help you get the part. Always pay attention to the brief, and that effort you put in can really pay off.
When you meet people, in just a few seconds they will feed off your energy. So try to be upbeat and positive when you first enter the room.
Always say thank you when you leave the audition. This is another way to show you are well mannered and it will be appreciated.