Candid Casting

Candid Casting was founded by Amanda Tabak in 1993.  The company is now one of the UK’s leading full service Casting companies and works across TV, Film and TV commercials.  The company has a reputation for its professionalism, creative knowledge of actors, sourcing new talent, attention to detail and an exceptionally high level of organisation skills .

Candid Casting moved in 2012 to a permanent home in the 1920’s old BBC building Woodstock Studios in W12 and has a wonderful sound-proofed casting studio and offices.


Amanda Tabak  - Casting Director

Before working in casting Amanda worked in film production after a successful career as a dancer.  The combination of discipline, energy and creativity as a dancer and the organisational skills learnt in production enabled her to set up and run Candid Casting. 

Amanda’s roots are in real people casting and she relishes a challenge to discover new and unknown talent.  She has an impressive CV and has cast ground breaking independent films (‘Kidulthood’, ‘Special People’), seminal short films  (‘Wasp’, ‘I Just Want to Kiss You’),  award winning music videos (Coldplay ‘The Scientist’, Radiohead ‘Just’) as well as some of the best known UK and worldwide TV commercials. She has also cast the art film 'Nostalgia' for the video artist Omer Fast.  A selection of work can be viewed on this website.


Jennifer Smith – Casting Assistant

Jennifer is a BA (hons) Film and Media graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University.  She originally joined the company as an intern and quickly progressed to become Amanda’s assistant, where she has been for the past two years.  Jennifer loves working across the varied casting challenges at Candid.