Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American born, Emmy-nominated casting director working internationally with active offices in both London and Prague. She is the President of the European branch of the CSA board of directors. She has been retained as Casting Director on Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia, just premiered at the 2018 Sundance Festival starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts, and by dozens of other major producers and directors, ranging from Michael Apted on his most recent film Unlocked and Peter Greenaway on Eisenstein in Guanajato, Brad Bird on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and on Roman Polanski’s Oliver.  For TV broadcast, she has been contracted by many of the major US networks, and current TV work includes Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs series for Amazon, 12 Monkeys for SyFy, Knightfall for A&E, and the UK casting for Blood Drive, also for Syfy. She was nominated for an Emmy on Anne Frank, The Whole Story. Beginning as a theatre director in Chicago, she moved to Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution took place in Czechoslovakia. Appointed as artistic director of an English language theatre company, she began to help US and European producers and directors with location casting requests. Expanding on this, she started to give seminars on the process and demands of casting and auditioning for actors in the internet era. Now having taught classes from Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, she has written two books on auditioning: “Secrets from the Casting Coach” and “Auditioning for Film and TV” (both published by Bloomsbury/UK). Although she retains a considerable familiarity with talent from Eastern Europe and Russia, on her latest projects in many cases she has been casting actors from all parts of the Globe to work elsewhere, for example, from films shooting in the USA to South Africa, from the USA to Rio de Janeiro, and in Serbia and Turkey. Now she’s particularly active in the UK. She is proud to have been elected by her peers to the CSA national board.


Memberships: Head of the CSA European Branch, CSA National Board of Directors, the International Network of Casting Directors, BAFTA, EFA, and the Academy of Television Arts and Science, Los Angeles.


Selected Film and TV credits include:


ABC PILOT SEASON 2018                                  UK covering consultant on several pilots Jan-February 2018


The Romanoffs Matthew Weiner

Amazon TV

European Casting


Ophelia Director: Claire McCarthy

Producer: Daniel Bobker


All Casting

Premiered at Sundance 2018


Don’t Breathe Director: Fede Alvarez,


UK Casting
Mission Impossible IV Ghost Protocol Paramount Pictures Director: Brad Bird


European Casting


Unlocked Di Bonaventura Films:


Director: Michael Apted,


European Casting
November Man starring Pierce Brosnan Director: Roger Donaldson UK/ European Casting
Eisenstein in Guanajuato


Director: Peter Greenaway Casting Consultant
Child 44 Scott Free Productions


Director: Daniel Espinosa   European Casting
Snowpiercer The Weinstein Co Director: Bong Joon-Ho   European Casting





Director: Joss Whedon


European Casting Consultant

360 BBC Films Director: Fernando Meirelles, Central European Casting
Wanted Universal Pictures Director: Timur Bekmambetov


European Casting


Narnia Disney Andrew Adamson Prague Casting

Bourne Identity




Doug Liman


Prague Casting




The Romanoffs                      Amazon                              Matthew Weiner                              UK and European Casting


Knightfall                          A&E                                          Dominic Mingella                      Prague Casting


12 Monkeys

Seasons 3-4





Sean Tretta



Prague Casting





David Grossman


Prague Casting


Blood Drive NBC/SyFy


David Straiton/John Hlavin


UK Casting David Grossman


Prague Casting






Director: James Kent,

Producers: Ian Sander, Kim Moses


UK and Prague Casting
Crossing Lines,

Seasons 1+2

Netflix Frank Spotnitz Prague Casting


Season 2





Luc Besson


Eastern European Casting



HBO Alan Ball Eastern European and Russian Casting


The Last King

Mini Series

BBC Director: Joe Wright


Prague Casting

Anne Frank the Whole Story




Director: Robert Dornhelm


Nominated for an Emmy Award



Children of Dune


ABC/SyFy Network



Directors: John Harrison

Greg Yaitanes


Prague, Eastern Europe



Representation: US Representation: UK:
Derek Power

The Derek Power Company/ Kahn Power Pictures


433 N.Camden Drive suite 600

Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

(310) 550 0770

(310) 980 8200


Lucia Pallaris,

Julia Charteris,


United Agents

+44 20 3214 0909 phone12-26 Lexington Street

London W1F OLE, UK




CHILD 44 (2014)
Scott Free
Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Producer: Adam Merims

Luka Productions International, Czech Anglo Productions
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Clive Owen, Aksel Hennie
Director: Kazuaki Kiriya
Producers: Luci Y. Kim, Kevan Van Thompson

RED TAILS (Czech) (2012)
Twentieth Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., Partnership Pictures
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrance Howard
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Executive Producer: George Lucas

360 (2012)
BBC Films
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Executive Producers: Graham Bradstreet, Chris Contogouris, David Faigenblum, Steen Gagnon, Jordan Gertner, David Linde, Nikhil Sharma

Paramount Pictures
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paul Patton
Director: Brad Bird
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison

PSYCH:9 (Prague) (2010)
Green Card Pictures, International Production Company
Stars: Sara Foster, Cary Elwes, Michael Biehn
Director: Lawrence Robinson
Executive Producer: Peter De Bourcier

Sony Pictures
Stars: Clyde Berning, Chad Michael Collins, Hloma Dandala
Director: Claudio Fäh
Executive Producers: Derek Power, J.S. Cardone

RED TAILS (Location) (2010)
Lucas Film
Stars: Cuba Gooding, Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo
Director: Anthony Hemingway
Producers: George Lucas, Chas. Floyd Johnson

Paramount Pictures
Stars: Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director: Stephen Sommers
Executive Producers: Lorenzo DiBonaventure, Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum,
Erik Howsam, Stephen Sommers, David Womark

Davis Films
Stars: James Purefoy, Klaus Von Sydow
Director: Michael Bassett
Executive Producers: Michael Berrow, Victor Hadida

BABYLON A.D. (2008)
20th Century Fox
Star: Vin Diesel
Director: Marc Jenny
Executive Producers: Avram Butch Kaplan, David Valdes

WANTED (Location) (2008)
Universal Films
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy
Director: Jim Lemley
Executive Producers: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Adam Siegel, Marc Silvestri

Walt Disney Pictures
Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley
Director: Andrew Adamson
Executive Producer: Perry Moore

MIRRORS (2008)
New Regency Film
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart
Director: Alexander Aja
Executive Producers: Mark S. Fischer, Andrew Hing, Arnon Milchan, Kiefer Sutherland

Cinegram, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Serendipity Point Films
Stars: Robbie Kay, Monika Schurmann, Nina Dobrev
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
Executive Producers: Christina Ford, Andras Hamori, Mark Musselman

Universal Pictures
Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans, Li Gong
Director: Peter Webber
Producers: James Clayton, Duncan Reid

PU-239 (2006)
Beacon Pictures, HBO Films
Stars: Paddy Considine, Oscar Isaac, Valeriu Pavel Dan
Director: Scott Z. Burns
Executive Producers: Peter Berg, Armyan Bernstein, George Clooney, Ben Cosgrove,
Zanne Devine, Jennifer Fox, Steven Soderbergh

THE ILLUSIONIST (Prague) (2006)
Yari Film Group, 20th Century Fox
Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel
Director: Neil Burger
Executive Producers: Jane Garnett, Joey Horvitz, Ted Liebowitz, Tom Nunan

THE PINK PANTHER (Czech) (2006)
Star: Steve Martin
Director: Shawn Levy
Executive Producers: Ira Shuman, Tracey Trench

Paramount Pictures
Star: Queen Latifah
Director: Wayne Wang
Executive Producers: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Steve Starkey, Richard Vane,
Robert Zemeckis

CASINO ROYALE (JAMES BOND) (Featured Extras) (2006)
United Artists
Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green
Director: Martin Campbell
Producers: Callum McDougall, Anthony Waye, Andrew Noakes, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Charlie Woebcken, David G. Wilson

TRISTAN + ISOLDE (Prague) (2006)
Scott Free Productions
Stars: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Executive Producers: Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Hardy, Frank Hübner, Jim Lemley,
Matthew Stillman

RUNNING SCARED (Prague) (2006)
New Line Cinema, Media 8 Entertainment, True Grit Productions
Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri
Director: Wayne Kramer
Executive Producers: Andrew Pfeffer, Andreas Grosch, Stewart Hall, Matt Luber,
Andreas Schmid

DOOM (Prague) (2005)
Universal Pictures
Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamunde Pike, Dwayne Johnson
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Executive Producer: John D. Schofield

OLIVER TWIST (Czech) (2005)
Sony Pictures
Stars: Sir Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark
Director: Roman Polanski
Executive Producer: Timothy Burrill, Petr Moravec

Warner Independent Pictures (WIP), Telegraph Films, Big Beach Films
Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin
Director: Liev Schreiber
Executive Producer: Matthew Stillman

AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (Prague) (2004)
20th Century Fox
Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova
Director: W.S. Paul Anderson
Executive Producers: Thomas M. Hammel, Wyck Godfrey, Henning Molfenter,
Thierry Potok, Mike Richardson

VAN HELSING (Prague) (2004)
Universal Pictures
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
Director: Stephen Sommers
Executive Producer: Sam Mercer

HELLBOY (Location) (2004)
Revolution Studios/20th Century Fox
Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Executive Producer: Patrick Palmer

THE PRINCE AND ME (Prague) (2004)
Paramount Pictures
Stars: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Miranda Richardson
Director: Martha Coolidge
Executive Producers: Mark Amin, Robin Schorr

EUROTRIP (Prague) (2004)
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Producers: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock

CHASING LIBERTY (Prague) (2004)
Stars: Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, Mark Harmon
Director: Andy Caidiff
Executive Producer: Wayne Allan Rice

20th Century Fox
Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson
Director: Stephen Norrington
Executive Producers: Trevor Albert, Sean Connery, Mark Gordon

SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (Czech Republic) (2003)
Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Fann Wong
Director: David Dobkin
Executive Producers: Jackie Chan, Stephanie Austin, Willie Chan, Edward McDonnell, Solon So

XXX (Czech Republic) (2002)
Revolution Studios
Stars: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Martin Csokas
Director: Rob Cohen
Executive Producers: Arne Schmidt, Vin Diesel, Todd Garner, George Zakk

Universal Pictures
Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper
Director: Doug Liman
Executive Producers: Frank Marshall, Robert Ludlum

BAD COMPANY (Prague) (2002)
Paramount Pictures
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Peter Stormare
Director: Joel Schumacher
Executive Producers: Gary M. Goodman, Chad Oman, Larry Simpson, Clayton Townsend

BLADE II (Prague) (2002)
New Line Cinema
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Executive Producers: Avi Arad, Michael De Luca, Toby Emmerich, David S. Goyer, Lynn Harris, Tomás Krejcí, Stan Lee

LOVE LIES BLEEDING (Prague) (2007)
Etamp Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures
Stars: Paul Rhys, Emily Raymond, Malcolm McDowell
Director: Tony Rush
Executive Producer: Jason Goldberg


MISSING (Two Episodes) (2012)
Little Engine Productions, Upcountry Productions
Stars: Ashley Judd, Sean Bean, Cliff Curtis
Director: Steve Shill
Executive Producers: Gina Matthews, James D. Parriott, Gregory Poirier, Grant Scharbo, Steve Shill

THE PHILANTHROPIST (Two Episodes) (2009)
Stars: James Purefoy, Neve Campbell, Michael Kenneth Williams
Directors: John Strickland, Duane Clark
Producers: Gareth Neame, Nigel Merchant

REVELATIONS (Mini-Series) (Prague) (2005)
Stars: Bill Pullman, Natascha McElhone, Michael Massee
Director: Lili Fini Zanuck
Executive Producers: Gavin Polone, David Seltzer

COLDITZ (Prague) (2005)
Granada Television
Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy
Director: Stuart Orme
Executive Producers: Justin Bodle, Andy Harries, Francis Hopkinson

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Charlie Creed-Miles
Director: Joe Wright
Executive Producers: Delia Fine, Laura Mackie

HITLER: THE RISE OF EVIL (Czech Republic) (2003)
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Stockard Channing, Jena Malone
Director: Christian Duguay
Executive Producers: Ed Gernon, Peter Sussman

CHILDREN OF DUNE (Europe) (2003)
Blixa Film Produktion GmbH & Co. KG, Hallmark Entertainment, New Amsterdam Entertainment
Stars: Alec Newman, Julie Cox, Ian McNeice
Director: Greg Yaitane
Executive Producers: Richard Rubenstein, Tomás Krejcí

DR. ZHIVAGO (Czech Republic) (2002)
ITV/Grenada Films
Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson
Director: Giacomo Compotti
Executive Producers: Giovanna Arata, Rebecca Eaton, Andy Harries

YOUNG ARTHUR (Prague) (2002)
NBC Studios
Stars: Julian Morris, James Fleet, Paul Wesley
Director: Mikael Salomon
Executive Producers: Remi Aubuchon, Graham Yost

THE MISTS OF AVALON (Mini-Series) (Czech Republic) (2001)
Stars: Julianna Marguiles, Anjelica Huston, Joan Allen
Director: Uli Edel
Executive Producers: Mark Wolper, David L. Wolper, Lisa Alexander, James Coburn

ANNE FRANK: THE WHOLE STORY (Mini-Series) (Prague) (2001)
Dorothy Pictures, Milk & Honey, Touchstone Television
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Lili Taylor
Director: Robert Dornhelm
Executive Producer: Hans Proppe
Award: Emmy Award Nominee – Outstanding Casting for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Special

NBC/Warner Brothers
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer
Director: Jon Avnet
Executive Producer: Bill Haber

DUNE (Mini-Series) (Prague) (2000)
ABC/Science Fiction Network
Stars: William Hurt, Alec Newman, Giancarlo Giannini
Director: John Harrison
Executive Producers: Mitchell Galin, Tomás Krejcí

OLIVER TWIST (Mini-Series) (Czech Republic) (1999)
British TV/Diplomat Film
Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters
Director: Renny Rye
Executive Producers: Alan Bleasdale, Michele Buck, Rebecca Eaton

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Parts 1 & 2) (Mini-Series) (Prague) (1999)
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy
Director: Patrick Lau,
Executive Producers: Johan Eliasch, Delia Fine, Tony Virgo, Richard Langridge,
Hannah Rothschild