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- learn to navigate between Agents and Casters

The Danish National School of Performing Arts is welcoming professional actors to a one day seminar about navigating between Agents and Casters, in Denmark and abroad. 

The aim is to help actors maneuver in the film and TV industry and chart the options nationally and internationally.

The seminar takes place in Copenhagen on January 11th 2019.   


The day will start with a keynote “Practical Tips for Actors for the 21st century marketplace” by Talent agent RICHARD COOK, IE, from The Lisa Richards Agency, Ireland’s premier talent agency representing Irish and international actors in Ireland.

In the program you will also find a Talk with Danish manager and agent ANNE LINDBERG from Lindberg Management, German managing director MATTIAS FRIK from Spielkind Management and German manager and agent KERSTIN NEUHAUS from Agentur Kerstin Neuhaus about the relationship between actor and agent. They all represent some of the most renowned and talented Scandinavian and European actors.

Followed by a Talk and Q&A with a panel of highly acclaimed International Casting directors reflecting over the questions “What can an actor expect/demand from a caster and vice versa? How do the caster collaborate with the director and producer, and how do you as an actor approach a caster?

Meet the casting directors:

Debbie McWilliams (UK)

Legendary casting director for thirteen James Bond films including the upcoming Bond 25, which will premiere in 2020. 

Beatrice Kruger (IT)

Caster of Italian and international films since 1992 including Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, and The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

Natalie Cheron (FR)

Luc Besson's casting director of choice. Her work also include The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon and The Family with Robert De Niro.

and Anja Philip (DK)

Latest work on films and TV shows include A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per), Greyzone and The Guilty (Den skyldige).

During the day you will also meet actors THURE LINDHARDT and MORTEN SUURBALLE in a talk about their experience with casting in Denmark and abroad and their collaboration with an agent.

Moderator of the day is Danish actor and journalist PETER PILEGAARD.

All the participants have the opportunity to record a greeting at arrival. The video will be given to our guests.

Included in the price is a lunch, drinks and time to mingle with guests and colleges. You apply for the seminar at the bottom of this page.

This seminar would not have been possible without the generous help of ANJA PHILIP.

In connection with the seminar we offer two casting workshops on January 9th -10th 2019 with Nathalie Cheron and Anja Philip.

About Richard Cook (IE)

Talent agent

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Richard co-founded the Lisa Richards Agency which has offices in Dublin and London in 1989. Lisa Richards ( is Ireland’s premier talent agency representing Irish and international actors, actresses, authors, playwrights and directors for film, television, theatre. As an agent, some of Richard’s best known clients are Cillian Murphy, Aidan Turner and Pierce Brosnan. 

In 1995, Richard set up the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny (, which has become one of the top comedy festivals in the world, hosting well known comedians such as Bill Murray and Zak Galifianakis.

In 2010, he founded Kilkenomics (, a festival where well known economists and popular stand-up comedians discuss key economic issues of the day.

About Anne Lindberg (DK)

Manager and agent

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Lindberg Management is a management and agency company which represents some of the most renowned and talented Scandinavian and European actors, directors and scriptwriters.

Lindberg Management ( is located in Copenhagen and was founded in 2006 by Anne Lindberg, who has a long experience as both a manager and an agent for actors. Anne Lindberg has worked in the managing business since 2001, and in 2006 she established Lindberg Management.

About Mattias Frik (DE)

Managing director

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After gaining knowledge in several editing- camera- and production departments Mattias Frik co-founded a production company in Munich. In 2000 he opened up a boutique talent agency which turned into Spielkind Management in 2005.

About Kerstin Neuhaus (DE)


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The Agency Kerstin Neuhaus ( represents German and Scandinavian clients in film, television, advertising and stage productions primarily for the European market.

Kerstin Neuhaus, of German/Swedish origin, is a dance graduate of Folkwang University in Essen. She spent many years as a dancer, actor and choreographer at various German theaters, followed by numerous tours and guest performances.

Her professional activities took her to Belgium, France, India, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia and the US, to name but a few. Kerstin spent several years working in artists management for a private theater and was part of the ICEM organizational team of Folkwang University for the “exmachina” festival.

Kerstin Neuhaus founded her agency in November 2014. She´s a member of Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen( and the German section of Women in Film and Television (

About Debbie McWilliams (UK)

Casting Director

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Casting director for twelve James Bond films: For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), GoldenEye (1995) (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) (2012), SPECTRE (2015). She is currently working on the upcoming Bond 25 (2020).

Her list of other film credits also include Superman I and II, An American Werewolf In London (1981), Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life (1983), Spies Like Us (1985), My Beautiful Launderette (1985), Personal Services (1987), Henry V (1989), Othello (1995), Centurion (2010), Jackboots on Whitehall (2010), Up There (2012), Take Down (2015), Stratton (2016), The Foreigner (2016), the TV series Knightfall (2017) and Robin Hood (2018). 

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About Beatrice Kruger (IT)

Casting Director (ICDN, CSA, UICD) based in Rome.

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Growing up between Germany, Hong Kong, Italy and the USA she speaks 5 languages, studied acting, anthropological theatre and travelled throughout Europe as a theatre actress in the 70s and 80s. 

In 1992 she founded FBI CASTING in Rome and has cast Italian and international films ever since, amongst many others: The Book of Vision (C. Hintermann), Grain (S. Kaplanoglu), The Cut (F. Akin), To Rome With Love (W. Allen), The American (A. Corbijn), Letters to Juliet (G. Winek), My Mother’s Smile (M. Bellocchio), Not of This World (G. Piccioni), El Alamein (E. Monteleone), Ten Winters (V. Mieli), Elvis & Meriljn (A. Manni), Italian or European casting for Gladbeck, The Divine Order, Spectre, Inferno, Dreamland, Nine, Casino Royale and recent TV credits for Mozart in the Jungle and Borgia.

Beatrice is a member of the AMPAS, the EFA, the Italian Film Academy and founder of, a multi-language platform for casting professionals and European actors.

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About Nathalie Cheron (FR)

Casting director based in Paris.

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Nathalie Cheron has cast nearly 100 feature films, both French and European, in the last fifteen years and has worked with some of Europe's most respected directors. She is Luc Besson's casting director of choice and has just finished casting VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS.

She has worked on many of the major international films shot in France such as THE BOURNE IDENTITY with Matt Damon, THE FAMILY with Robert De Niro and has worked with US directors such as Robert Altman, Norman Jewison and Danny Huston.

Nathalie Cheron - IMDb.

About Anja Philip (DK)

Casting Director

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Anja Philip is the co-owner of Casteriet (, one of Denmark's premier casting agencies. She is know for her work on critically acclaimed and award winning films and TV shows such as A Fortunate Man (Lykke-Per), The Guilty (Den skyldigge), Greyzone, Silent Heart (Stille hjerte), The Absent One (Fasandræberne), The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) and Borgen.

About Peter Pilegaard (DK)

Actor and journalist

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Actor and writer Peter Pilegaard is a graduate from The Danish National School of Performing Arts. He has been acting on stage at theatres around Denmark for the past 16 years and has been a part of Shakespeare´s Globe Theatre in London twice. In 2004, he was granted an Artistic Residency working with former Artistic Director of The Globe, Mark Rylance, and in 2012, he was invited to The Globe to perform in Sonnet Sunday. As a writer, he has published a biography on Danish tennis-legend Michael Mortensen, and he also writes sports journalism for Politiken.

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11. januar 2019
10:00 - 16:30
For actors - learn to navigate between Agents and Casters
Pris i DKK
600,- DKK
10. januar 2019
Den Danske Scenekunstskole
Philip de Langes Allé 3
1435 København K
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