Dec 2018 Talented local actress in award-winning Netflix show

Many young people dream of fame – but for one local teenager this dream has become reality. In 2016, at the tender age of 17, Carla Woodcock from Wheldrake landed a role in Netflix drama Free Rein. Now the show has been lauded at the Emmy awards, winning Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series and Best Directing in a Children’s Programme. “I keep having to pinch myself!” says Carla, of her new-found success. “It’s all so surreal and I’m so unbelievably grateful and proud to be in the position I’m in, to be part of an Emmy award winning show.” […]

Cross and daffoldils

Spring Newsletter 2018

Hello, Hope you are all well and enjoying life. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Nuquari and Adansi in our agency about their latest endeavors. Below you’ll find my interview with Nuquari Amoateng and Adansi Amoateng who are currently involved with Motown Camp. Motown camp is a dance, singing and acting programme that has been running for the last 7 weeks in London. They are in search of a young Michael Jackson for a new West End show. So we are thrilled that Nuquari and Adansi have had this opportunity through us!! My interview with Nuquari Amoateng and […]

Merry Christmas 2017

Winter Newsletter 2017

Dear all It’s been lovely to get a flurry of young people being asked to self tape for film and t.v projects towards the end of the year. I’m looking forward to seeing these materialise into work projects for 2018!! Casting directors A mail out to casting directors has been sent out with all of the young people’s CV’s and head shots. As mentioned previously this profession is hugely competitive so it is important to update your CV’s with any skills you may have e.g instruments you play, sports, I am amazed when I speak to a young person who […]

Nurture Talent Newsletter

Autumn Newsletter 2017

A big welcome back to a new term!! And a BIG welcome to our new performers who have joined the agency!! We really hope you will have a great time with us and we are thrilled that we can work together with you to build you a great foundation and skill set that goes far beyond the performing stage. With it being October already, we are in full coaching swing and it’s lovely to be working with such a great group of talented performers. You may not have any control on whether you get an audition or a job but […]

National Theatre Nurture Talent


Teenager Milly Gray has won a place on a prestigious National Youth Theatre training course having auditioned among 6,000 hopefuls Nationwide. Milly could follow in the footsteps of Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Derek Jacobi, who all began their careers with the internationally renowned theatre company. Frances Simon; LAMDA Drama Coach and Agent said “The competition for places at NYT is extremely competitive and Milly would have been one of the youngest auditionees. To have got this far is no mean feat she has done amazingly and should feel very proud of herself!”   Congratulations to Holly Cairns […]

Nurture Talent Travel

An actor’s mum’s perspective

EWAN CROFT An actor’s mum’s perspective… MAKING THE MOST OF A DAY RETURN TO LONDON Auditions don’t come along that often, and when they do, it is never at a convenient time. But every audition we’ve been to, regardless of the outcome, has really been a blessing – fun, challenging, rewarding and useful – and that’s before they tell you whether you have the part. The latest audition invite was no different. Monday morning, full week of work ahead of me, and into my inbox drops a little bit of excitement from Frances Simon. An audition in London, for a […]

Nurture Talent Newsletter Summer

Summer Newsletter 2017

Before you all rush off on your summer holidays I wanted to let you know a few things: The agency has had a name change. It is now Nurture Talent Personal Management Agency. As a growing business, it has become bigger than it was 4 years ago.  As of last summer, we exchanged contracts with a large international company, Netflix, and a change in brand name was desired from my perspective.  It is exciting to be partnering agent on this series – Free Rein.  I look forward to partnering with other national film and T.V companies in the future and […]

Nurture Talent Newsletter Spring

More News Spring 2017

Special mention to Leila Korolkiewicz, Ewan Croft and Matthew Ramalingam for your sterling efforts in learning and producing self-tapes in such a short space of time. It can never be underestimated how tricky a task this is as young people are given such a short time to prepare. It was great that they got the opportunity to have some interest from a leading casting agent and we are still waiting to hear back re: Ewan and his film role. Interesting to note from feedback that often it comes down to a particular look that they have in mind. It is […]

Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 2017

Happy Easter everyone! It’s been a wonderful term and the young people have been growing with confidence and producing some great work. Now all that is left to say is practise, practise, practise.  I can’t stress enough that in the run up to the exam it is really important that young people are regularly practising their pieces. Pieces have been picked but if the students are going to be successful in July it will largely be down to how much work they put in at this stage. The exam is scheduled for the 14th July at the De Grey rooms […]

Nurture Talent Sense of Hope

Sense of Hope

Feeling creative over the holidays? You may like to try your hand at the ‘Sense of Hope competition’ We all need ‘A Sense of Hope’ There’s no better way to learn than by doing something yourself. That’s why we’re encouraging as many young people as possible to create their own film around the theme of ‘A Sense of Hope’. Watch this video and then register your interest to get involved in the competition and start working on your film now. Submissions need to be in by 28th April