British Talent Agency®
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BTA® is a leading international talent agency based in London
As well as serving London, our clients also benefit from our close relationships with studios, agents and casting directors in Los Angeles and New York
PROFILE TALENT & RISING STARS
Nicholle Tom has been a profile name in Hollywood for the last 26 years, beginning when she was propelled to fame with her role as Ryce Newton in Beethoven (1992, Universal Pictures) and Beethoven’s 2nd (1993, Universal Pictures). Nicholle then became known for her role as Maggie Sheffield on the hit CBS TV series, The Nanny (1993-1999), for which she was nominated for 5 acting awards.
Further credits include notable roles in feature films such as Panic (2000, Artisan Entertainment) starring William H. Macy and Donald Sutherland, The Princess Diaries (2001, Walt Disney Pictures), starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, along with numerous roles in high profile TV shows such as Masters of Sex, About A Boy, Gotham, Survivor’s Remorse and Hollywood Darlings. Nicholle is also known for voicing Supergirl in the DC Animated Universe.
A seasoned expert in both comedy and drama, Nicholle is revered for her gritty realism and selfless commitment to her roles. We are delighted and honoured to represent her.
Emmy-nominated TV, Soap and Film star, Aiden Turner, is currently starring as ‘Brad’, a series regular lead in Tyler Perry’s If Loving You is Wrong, broadcast on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) in the U.S.
Among his numerous other stand-out credits, Aiden starred in 502 episodes of the hit ABC TV series All My Children and has appeared in many other notable U.S. television shows and films including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., NCIS: Los Angeles, and America’s Dancing with the Stars.
Aiden is currently filming season 5 of If Loving You is Wrong, and we are delighted to represent him as his career continues to flourish.
ELIZABETH J. CARLISLE
Elizabeth J. Carlisle is an award-winning Hollywood actress. Her notable Flim and TV credits include Head of State, Iron Man 2, House MD, Bosch, How I Met Your Mother, CSI New York, Hot in Cleveland, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars and Parenthood.
Elizabeth is a series regular in The Rich and the Ruthless, in which she plays the part of Emmy Abernathy. Elizabeth will be filming Season 3 of The Rich and the Ruthless this fall.
It is our pleasure and honour to represent her.
ELIZABETH J. CARLISLE
THE BTA® DIFFERENCE
Unlike some London agencies who fear losing their clients to America and American agents, we actively encourage our local talent to think internationally from day one. We are proud to share clients with some of the biggest U.S. agencies, such as Abrams Artists Agency in New York and Greene & Associates in Los Angeles.
We are also signing more and more American and international actors as they realise the importance of having a strong U.K. rep to cover the increasing number of U.S. productions (and others) choosing to shoot in the U.K. under PACT/Equity, rather than in the U.S. under SAG-AFTRA.
When you consider that the primary job of an agent is to review, negotiate and sometimes sign contracts on a client’s behalf, actually studying Law – and especially Contract Law – could be seen as an obvious and essential prerequisite to becoming an agent. Yet, oddly, many agents and managers in the entertainment industry have had no legal training whatsoever.
BTA’s Founder and Senior Agent is currently studying for his Master’s in Law.
At BTA®, we place the artist first and foremost in our work. Not only is it the right thing for any representative to do morally, but it also makes great business sense as in doing so, everything else – the reputation, the rapid business growth and, yes, the money – they all take care of themselves.
We combine our artistic empathy and experience with business savvy and expertise, to represent our clients with care, understanding and balance.
“just wanted to say thank you for such a great first month of representation! I’ve had more auditions from you in one month than the past two agents put together! It feels great and I’m excited for all the opportunities coming my way. Thank you!”Laura McKee
“Ryan. You are. A f***ing legend sir.
Our Clients say it Best
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Hi Ryan, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my contract for today, and the help with the other job! I had such a lovely time on set today and feel really lucky to be a part of BTA®! ☺️”Ellen Tritton
“Just emailing some gratitude your way, in my first month with you, you have provided many auditions and although I haven’t converted any thus far, I am confident that I WILL. But thank you so far. I am truly grateful.”Carleen-Marie Elson
“Ryan, Honestly having an agent like you has been so lovely, I feel like you’ve been so supportive. Thank you again
Development Client Updates
Our updates here usually (but not always) focus more towards our graduate and development clients. We pride ourselves on guiding and honing raw exceptional talent and helping our graduate and development clients to build their careers and business skills as they move deeper into the industry. And we’re always excited for our clients – and love to celebrate out loud – when we help them to break new ground and secure quality work.
Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2018
CONGRATS JACK! 🙂
Congrats again to Jack – shooting a commercial tomorrow… have fun, buddy!
Monday, Nov 5th, 2018
CONGRATS MEGAN! 🙂
Megan bags her first commercial and flies off to the Middle East for the shoot – staying in a 5-star hotel, no less. Nice!!! Alas, she’ll have no time for sight-seeing after her shoot as she has to fly back to audition for the lead in a web series – poor Megan! 😉
CONGRATS ELLEN! 🙂
Congrats also to Ellen shooting a TVC today. Hope it went well!!
Thurs, Nov 1st, 2018
CONGRATS MUFFY! 😛
Marie-Sophie bags her first commercial, her first professional job and her first job with BTA® There will be lots, lots more to follow, we are sure! Great job, Muffy!
Weds, Oct 24th, 2018
So, we don’t usually mention mere auditions here – we normally reserve our updates to celebrate bookings, but next week we have no less than four clients auditioning for The Lion King and one for Thriller Live – both shows running in the West End, of course.
We thought that was worth a mention.
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Sorry – we’ve been waaaay too busy for updates lately! Apologies to all those development clients who’ve been booking of late that we haven’t had a chance to mention – such as…
Actor/musician/model, Jack Roper, booked a nice event that took him and his guitar for a trip to Croatia. Nice work if you can get it! 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS ALICE, WILL AND MEGAN!
Congratulations also to Alice Jauncey, Will Hodges and Megan Froud – all of whom booked panto gigs this winter. Oh no they didn’t! Oh yes they did! (OK. Enough, already!)
More updates soon…!
Friday, Oct 5th, 2018
A couple of stand out bookings from this week…
CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH! 🙂
One of our rising stars, Elizabeth J. Carlisle, just booked a juicy co-starring role on The Rookie – the brand new ABC series shooting in Los Angeles. Nice… but are we surprised? Not at all. We have absolute faith in Elizabeth. She exemplifies the high BTA standard we expect both of our clients and of ourselves.
Elizabeth J. Carlisle
Congratulations also to Oliver Mulvey who will be performing at the Royal Opera House in Simon Boccanegra. Great work, Oliver!
Friday, Sept 14th, 2018
Jennifer signed with us a few months ago straight out of drama school and this week she officially booked her first professional job – sweet!
Just like Jennifer, Brandon also recently graduated and just broke his professional and BTA cherry with a lovely theatre job – nice!
CONGRATULATIONS NIALL… AGAIN!
Congratulations also – again – to Niall, who booked another commercial. Is it getting too easy, Niall?! Great work, buddy 😉
Keep those bookings coming… excellent work, BTA troops! 🙂
Wednesday, Sept 5th, 2018
CLIENT UPDATE VIDEO
The wonderful Emma Kniebe shares her thoughts on her first few months with BTA – thanks Emma 🙂
Thursday, Aug 30th, 2018
Emma signed with us a few months ago straight out of drama school. Ever so popular with casting from day one, she’s been called in a lot and had several close calls. Today she officially booked her first professional job – hurrah! 🙂
Congrats Emma! You’ve worked really hard to get this and you truly deserve to enjoy it.
CONGRATULATIONS JOSH… AGAIN!
Once again Josh nails it… this time a lovely and important government awareness commercial. Nice one Joshua!
CONGRATULATIONS DAVID… AGAIN!
Done with the Fringe, our fabulous client, David ‘never-stops-booking’ Burchhardt, is preparing to start a juicy four month tour with the lovely people of Little Angel Theatre. Little Angel have gained a formidable reputation for excellence over the years, as the critics have observed:
“Little Angel is nothing less than an icon of north London childhood” Time Out, 2016
“Wonderful work that celebrates the possibilities of theatre” The Guardian
Congrats David! You thoroughly deserve this wonderful opportunity and we can’t wait to see the show!
CONGRATULATIONS KAMARIA… AGAIN!
Congratulations also – again – to Kamaria ‘I-can-book-just-as-much-as-David-does’ Williams who booked a nice voice-over gig. We’ve lost track of how many invoices we’ve sent out on your behalf this week, Kamaria!
Keep those bookings coming… great work everyone! 🙂
Friday, Aug 24th, 2018
One day… first audition… BOOM!
Another sweet, BTA fairy tale. The enigmatic Bridget Benstead recently graduated from drama school and signed with us just ten days ago. The day after she signed we got her her first professional audition – today casting confirmed her for the job. One day with BTA – first ever audition – job booked. It doesn’t get any better than that! And she’s quickly proving very popular with lots of our lovely friends in casting – we fully expect great things from Ms. Benstead.
Congratulations Bridget, and welcome to BTA! 🙂
Tuesday, Aug 21st, 2018
American-born Kamaria signed with us just a couple of months ago. After going out on a LOT of auditions – and really getting to know London and the definition of a ‘pencil’ and a ‘heavy pencil’ – she has just booked her first job for E4! Congratulations Kamaria – this is the first of many for sure. 🙂
We’re also ridiculously excited about all the amazing new talent we’ve taken on – welcome, welcome! We love all our clients! …not to mention the huge talent we’re about to sign… arrrrgh… it’s all too exciting… we can barely take it!! 🙂
Saturday, Aug 18th, 2018
A mad one!
This week has been mad one… we’ve lost track of all the pencils and offers… it’s bonkers… but a couple of stand-out mentions for two recent grads…
Congratulations to Nicky Bellas who booked her first film – shooting all next week – we look forward to seeing it!
Further congratulations to Dan Le Friec who booked a lovely Xmas Theatre gig. Well done to both of you! 🙂
More updates soon… if we can find the time!
Monday, Aug 13th, 2018
BUSY… BUSY… BUSY!
Man… we’re busy… way too busy to give you all the updates… castings and booking galore… signing movie stars… we’re loving it! But, one stand-out booking must be mentioned – another little fairy tale – as today, just a few weeks out of drama school, our Stefan shot his first day in a nice little role in a major studio feature. We can’t tell you any more than that for now… but just to say, congrats again Stefan – hope you’re having a ball on set acting with the stars! 🙂
Friday, Aug 3rd, 2018
It’s not all work, work, work at BTA! In between castings and bookings this week we found time for some fun. We arranged a little competition for our clients – reply to our skills questionnaire and the first across the digital line won a free headshot session with a London photographer. The winner – responding fully in a remarkable 16 minutes was Ellen Tritton. Congrats Ellen – enjoy your free headshot session on Monday!
Of course, we recognise that today’s competition wasn’t really fair on some of our actors like Brandon Evans – Brandon had two castings to go to today and a self-tape of 3 scenes for the lead in a feature film. Poor boy, he didn’t stand a chance… sorry, Brandon! 😉
Friday, July 20th, 2018
Another BTA client update video – we love these! 🙂
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
We love love this! – featuring one of our clients, David Burchhardt, operating many of the puppets! Careful… this song will get in your head!
David rocks – it’s now official 🙂
Friday, July 6th, 2018
NON-STOP CASTINGS! 🙂
Recent stand-out castings for our graduate and development clients from notable casting directors such as Amy Hubbard (The Lord of the Rings), Denise Chamian (Minority Report) and Jina Jay (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) include…
Wait… the day’s not over! Add to that a whole bunch more of notable castings, including The Book of Mormon tour along with Cameron Mackintosh’s Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London
Thursday, June 21st, 2018
This week’s update is brought to you by one of our recent signings, the lovely, David Burchhardt:
Cheers, David 🙂
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
NIALL’S HAVING A GOOD WEEK!
Not only did Niall receive some well-deserved praise for his leading performance in the festival-selected feature, Dead Along the Way – “with the charismatic everyman feel of Colin Farrell” (FilmIreland.net) – but we also booked him on a Haagen-Dazs commercial and, when his shooting day ran long, we got on the phone to production – and convinced them to double his fee! Result.
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Tuesday May 22nd, 2018
We’re giving a big cheer to Stefan Capper as today he’s filming his first professional job! Stefan approached us less than a month ago and we signed him just two weeks ago. He’s not even officially left drama school but we got him seen for a Vodafone commercial which he booked and is shooting today up in Manchester. Once filming completes he has to dash back to London early tomorrow morning as we also got him an audition for Shakespeare in the park! Congratulations again, Stefan – enjoy your entry into the business. 🙂
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