BIOGRAPHY

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.  Amongst numerous 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, she has been retained as Casting Director on Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Festival starring Daisy Ridley, Clive Owen and Naomi Watts.  For TV broadcast, she has been contracted by several of the major US networks, and current TV works include 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 responsible for all UK ABC casting for the 2018 pilot season. Among these was the pilot for Whiskey Cavalier, starring Chris Foley, for which she is due to start the European casting for the series in Prague in August to air in mid season via Warners Brothers and ABC network.

Beginning as a theatre director in Chicago, she moved to Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia took place, she was 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 in numerous location from Rio de Janeiro to Moscow, she has written two books on the auditioning process: “Secrets from the Casting Couch” and “Auditioning for Film and TV” (both published by Bloomsbury Press/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.  Now she’s particularly active in the UK. She is proud to have been elected by her peers to the CSA national board.  Separately listed are her full credits and an expanded credit list.

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
 

Avengers

 

Marvel

 

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

 

Universal

 

Doug Liman

 

Prague Casting

 

SELECTED TV CREDITS

 

The Romanoffs                      Amazon                              Matthew Weiner                              UK and European Casting

 

Knightfall                          A&E                                          Dominic Mingella                      Prague Casting

 

12 Monkeys

Seasons 3-4

 

NBC/SyFy

 

 

Sean Tretta

 

 

Prague Casting

 

 

 

 

David Grossman

 

Prague Casting

 

Blood Drive NBC/SyFy

 

David Straiton/John Hlavin

 

UK Casting David Grossman

 

Prague Casting

 

Spark,

Pilot

ABC

 

Director: James Kent,

Producers: Ian Sander, Kim Moses

 

UK and Prague Casting
Crossing Lines,

Seasons 1+2

Netflix Frank Spotnitz Prague Casting
 

Transporter

Season 2

 

 

HBO

 

Luc Besson

 

Eastern European Casting

Virtuoso

Pilot

HBO Alan Ball Eastern European and Russian Casting

 

The Last King

Mini Series

BBC Director: Joe Wright

 

Prague Casting
 

Anne Frank the Whole Story

 

ABC/Disney

 

Director: Robert Dornhelm

 

Nominated for an Emmy Award

 

Dune,

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

iampower007@gmail.com

(310) 550 0770

(310) 980 8200

 

Lucia Pallaris,

Julia Charteris,

 

United Agents

jcharteris@unitedagents.co.uk

lpallaris@unitedagents.co.uk

+44 20 3214 0909 phone12-26 Lexington Street

London W1F OLE, UK

 

 

FILM

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

THE LAST KNIGHTS (2013)
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

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (Europe) (2011)
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

SNIPER: RELOADED (2010)
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

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA (2009)
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

SOLOMON KANE (2009)
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

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (Location) (2008)
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

FUGITIVE PIECES (2007)
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

HANNIBAL RISING (2007)
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)
MGM
Star: Steve Martin
Director: Shawn Levy
Executive Producers: Ira Shuman, Tracey Trench

LAST HOLIDAY (2006)
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

EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED (Prague) (2005)
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)
Dreamworks
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg
Director: Jeff Schaffer
Producers: Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock

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

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (Prague) (2003)
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)
Spyglass/Touchstone
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

THE BOURNE IDENTITY (Prague) (2002)
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

TELEVISION

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)
NBC/Carnival
Stars: James Purefoy, Neve Campbell, Michael Kenneth Williams
Directors: John Strickland, Duane Clark
Producers: Gareth Neame, Nigel Merchant

REVELATIONS (Mini-Series) (Prague) (2005)
NBC
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

THE LAST KING (CHARLES II: THE POWER & THE PASSION) (Prague) (2003)
BBC
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)
CBS
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)
TNT
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

UPRISING (2001)
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)
BBC
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy
Director: Patrick Lau,
Executive Producers: Johan Eliasch, Delia Fine, Tony Virgo, Richard Langridge,
Hannah Rothschild