BIOGRAPHY

 

Nancy Bishop, CSA,

is an Emmy-nominated casting director, who works internationally from offices in London and Prague. She is a founding member and serving President of the Board of Directors of CSA’s European branch.
With nearly 100 major feature film and television projects among her creditsNancy has cast hundreds of actors throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.
 
Her most recent feature film credit is Ophelia which premiered at the Sundance Festival, starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, and Daisy Ridley. Nancy is a native of New England and trained as an actor and director at the University of Michigan and the National Theatre Institute. She earned a Master’s of Arts degree in theatre history at Northwestern University.
Nancy began her career as an actor, director and acting teacher in Chicago. In the 1990′s, she helped to found two cutting-edge theatre companies that are still going strong today: Strawdog Theatre and Theater Oobleck.In the early 90’s, Black Box Theater lured Nancy to Prague, where she produced and directed a number of plays, and launched touring productions throughout Europe. This time period is ironically portrayed in Rex-Patriates, a mock- documentary film that Nancy produced and directed.
 
In addition to casting, Nancy also enjoys coaching, and founded the Acting For Film program at the Prague Film School. She wrote two books for actors about the craft of auditioning. The most recent book, Auditioning for Film and TV (Bloomsbury) is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Auditioning-Film-Television-Director-Performance/dp/1472526368

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