The Actors Centre

Blowing Up the Dolphin

WHAT IS IT? A workshop designed to take you through the minefield of a commercial casting. HOW WILL IT WORK? An intensive, practical and enjoyable workshop, focussed on what is expected of you in a commercial casting meeting. You will see yourself on camera whilst Suzy takes you through her unique "Who Do We Think You Are?" commercial casting exercise and an opportunity to partake in a real commercial casting brief and watch it back with the rest of the group. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? An honest and positive view of your current 'look' and where you fit in to the cannon of commercial casting 'types'. You will watch yourself on camera with feedback and experience the real-life conditions of this type of casting. Price: £30.


Suzy Catliff

Suzy works as a Casting Director and is a member of the CDG. TV credits include Primeval, The Inspector Murdoch Mysteries, Casualty, Silent Witness and Hope and Glory III. Single dramas include D-Day, Empathy, Lifeline and The Secret. She cast the feature film A Bunch of Amateurs and her associate work includes Stormbreaker, The Gathering, Swimming Pool, Two Men Went to War and Fairy Tale – A True Story. She was assistant casting director on Sense and Sensibility, The English Patient and Wilde. Suzy has worked extensively as a lecturer in casting for various UK and US film schools and co-wrote The Casting Handbook. Suzy is also a theatre director, and is a founding member of Lucky Stuff Productions. For more info visit


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