BTA® is a leading international talent agency based in London (and coming soon to Leeds)
As well as serving the UK, our clients also benefit from our close relationships with studios, agents and casting directors in Los Angeles and New York
THE BTA® DIFFERENCE
An agency that artists can genuinely talk to and have a closer relationship with. At BTA®, we understand and empathise with the artists’ precarious journey. We therefore place the artist first and foremost in our thoughts – from appropriate and plentiful submissions, to forthright negotiation on their behalf over castings, contracts and renewals.
We combine our artistic empathy and experience with business/legal savvy and expertise, to represent our clients with care, understanding and balance.
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, most 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.
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.
Our Award-Winning Founder
Smith won the Hollywood Fringe International Award two years running in 2015 & 2016
PROFILE TALENT & RISING STARS
Meet just a few of our Clients
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.
Emmy-nominated British 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 recently completed filming season 5 of If Loving You is Wrong.
British actor, Ben Mellish, plays the real-life killer, Charles Manson, in the controversial new Hilary Duff movie, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, due for release this April.
Megan joined BTA® in 2018 and has always been very popular with casting. She recently shot two commercials for leading brands and is tipped to play the lead in a new award-nominated verse comedy with Rogue Shakespeare®.
DAVID FOY BAUER
David grew up in Grantham, England, but since making the leap over to Los Angeles he has become a permanent member of LA’s Theatre Unleashed and had several notable TV and Film credits including Feud, starring Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon and Alfred Molina.
Originally from Australia, Bridget graduated with an MA from Mountview in Autumn, 2018 and subsequently joined BTA®. It took her one (1) day with BTA® to book her first professional job – a handsomely paid modelling job. More recently Bridget has been filming as a recurring role on a new forthcoming BBC drama and has just booked a part in a new real-time fiction App.
Jessica graduated from East 15 in 2018 and thereupon joined the BTA® family. From May 2019, onward, Jessica will be joining the cast of Agatha Christie’s Oliver Awards Nominated Witness for the Prosecution.
Joshua proves you can be both a leading man in musical theatre and a leading man in straight acting with two of his most recent credits – playing the Beast in a UK regional run of Beauty and the Beast – and playing a leading role in the independent feature, Cosmos. And, bouncing back to MT – Josh will soon be playing Hank in the musical, Achy Breaky Bride. We love Mr. Ford. 🙂
Beloved by casting, Niall is a ridiculously talented, yet easy-going fellow. He’s been seen by almost every Amazon prime customer playing the lead in the Irish thriller-comedy feature, Dead Along the Way. And right now Londoners can see him in as the co-lead in The Last Will and Testament of Henry Van Dyke, at the Tabard Theatre throughout April.
Niall has also booked a plentiful number of commercials and short films of late – like we said, he’s popular with all. On top of this, he’s literally a one-man band, playing banjo, bodhran, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and violin – just not all at the same time. It’s impossible not to love Mr. Murphy.
Based in London, Doug is known for his riveting performances in films and TV shows such as Code Black, The Babysitter and The Spectacular Now, among many others.
Originally from the North-West of England, Lora is an award-winning film actress and former professional dancer. Lora won “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in 2017 for her portrayal as cold blooded killer, Agnes Poezl, in Poor Agnes and was nominated at multiple festivals for her polar opposite, heartfelt performance of brokenhearted Julia in Lifechanger. Other credits include Netflix original, The Ponysitters Club, and family features Forest Fairies and It’s a Zoo in Here.
German-born Sarah Navratil has had great success since moving to Los Angeles, and can currently be seen as a series regular on MGM’s new series, Stargate Origins. You can also catch her in Starz new show, Counterpart and CW’s Pretty Little Liars. Sarah has also found success on the silver screen with indie darlings like Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine, Nothing Like the Sun and Barbie’s Kenny.
Favourite theater credits include the premier of The Death and Life of Mary Jo Kopechne, Frankenstein, Some Girl(s), the West Coast premiere of Key Change and award winning fringe show Disrupted.
Known for her portrayal of series regular Jennifer Rappaport on ABC’s One Life to Live, Jessica has cultivated her career as the leading lady in various television shows and independent films. Also making a memorable appearance in Universal’s theatrical success Role Models.
Jessica has recently been the star of Lifetime TV’s hit movie The Wrong Student and has also had strong guest starring roles on popular primetime shows, including Fox’s Rosewood and TNT’s Perception.
Jessica stands out as an actress who conveys honesty and depth through all of the characters she plays and has also discovered her passion for screenwriting.
CAROL ANNE WATTS
Carol Anne Watts is an award-winning Hollywood-based actress. Her performance in the feature film Redneck Roots won her two international film festival awards for Best Supporting Actress along with a further nomination for Best Actress.
Notable television credits include: A Way Back Home, Killer Women, Red Band Society, and Vice Principals. She has appeared in numerous feature films including Traded and Ant-Man, and plays the leading roles in the forthcoming action features Aim and Final Imprint.
Carol Anne has trained in hand-to-hand combat for over 9 years.
Starting his entertainment career as a model in Europe, Rib worked for designers and publications such as Versace, Armani, Hugo Boss, Ferré, Vogue, GQ, Esquire and Men’s Health, and featured in many national and international commercials and campaigns.
Rib has since found success as an actor in Hollywood with credits including the ABC soap opera, Port Charles and prime-time appearances in dozens of television shows, including, Ugly Betty, Two and a Half Men, CSI, Melissa and Joey, Bull, Eve, Angel and Modern Family.
Rib has also found success on the silver screen, playing roles in films such as, Grooms Cake, Birthday Cake, Taos, Propiedad Ajena, Life’s a Beach, etc. His latest credits in films released on Netflix & Amazon include Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs, Doggone Christmas, Timber The Treasure Dog & Shockwave.
A TV, Film and theatre veteran of many years, Kristian recently completed filming on the forthcoming new Kingsman prequel, Kingsman: The Great Game starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans and Matthew Goode.
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Pro bono publicoThroughout 2019, BTA® will be supporting the national charity, Crisis
“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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“Thank you Ryan for all your advice”Bridget Benstead
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
“Ryan, Honestly having an agent like you has been so lovely, I feel like you’ve been so supportive. Thank you again
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for these first 6 months. Made stepping into the real world a lot easier!”Will Hodges
“Thank you, and to all at BTA, for representing me last year. I appreciate all that you do, and look forward to what we can achieve together next year. “Niall Murphy
“Thank you so much for everything this year. I feel really grateful for having you on my team. Looking forward to all that 2019 brings! :)”Melanie Johnson
We are delighted to welcome the following drama school graduates onto our books and into the industry.
MUSICAL THEATRE & ACTING
Having previously trained in Musical Theatre for 2 years at Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Alisha is about to graduate from 3 further years of training in MT at London College of Music. To say she has a powerful voice is a ludicrous understatement. We’re delighted to have her on our books.
Yan hasn’t even graduated yet, but we’ve already got him seen for 2 commercials and he’s currently in the running for the lead in a regional production of Hamlet along with a long touring contract with Paines Plough. His biggest problem right now is sneaking past his tutors at Mountview! 😉
Freya is about to complete her honours degree in Musical Theatre at GAMTA. The ink is barely dry on Freya’s contract, but we cannot wait to start submitting her not just for work in musical theatre, but across the board in Film, TV, theatre and commercials – as we do with all our highly prized MT clients.
A professional actor, magician and concert pianist – Mr. Wolf is further endowed with the charm and confidence of someone twice his tender age. It was inevitable that he and BTA® would gravitate towards each other, and we cannot wait to help him launch his career once he graduates from LIPA this summer.
Charlotte is about to graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre. Another triple threat joins the BTA® ranks – awesome 🙂
Ilse-Lee Van Niekerk
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Ilse-Lee is about to graduate with an MFA in Acting from Guildford School of Acting. As well as acting she has exceptional skills in singing, dance, horse-riding and is fluent in Afrikaans. We’re delighted to welcome her into the BTA® family.
Danielle is about to graduate from GAMTA with an honours degree in Musical Theatre. As well as being an exceptional vocalist, dancer and actor, she also plays drums, guitar and ukulele. We can’t wait for her to graduate so we can show her off to casting!
A professional model, Hana is far more than just a pretty face. For her BA in Acting she won a full-ride scholarship at Regents University and has just completed her MA in Screen Acting at the Drama Centre. She is also a professional horse-rider and is fluent in Croatian as well as speaking Serbian, Bosnian and French. Yes, she’s reaching the dizzy heights we demand here at BTA®!
With the voice and face of an angel, Chloe is about to graduate from The Arden School of Theatre with a degree in Musical Theatre. Bring on the summer so we can start to push on her behalf to all our MT casting contacts – as well as all our contacts in Film, TV, theatre, commercials, etc. We love to give all our clients as many employment opportunities as possible.
Amber is about to graduate from The Arden School of Theatre with a degree in Acting for Live & Recorded Media. Having previously trained for two years in Musical Theatre at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Amber poses a serious threat to her competitors in the industry in all areas. We’re delighted to have her onboard.
Jessica is about to graduate from GAMTA with an honours degree in Musical Theatre. Another triple threat with a humble heart – we’re delighted. A huge welcome to Jessica from BTA®.
Alicia is about to graduate from the Arden School of Theatre, with an honours degree in Acting for Live & Recorded Media. With further skills in dance and sports, we’re excited to have the opportunity to present her to casting.
Connie Jean Herron
Connie is about to graduate from GAMTA with an honours degree in Musical Theatre. Exceptional triple threat skills come as standard from GAMTA, and Connie is no exception. We’re delighted to have her in the BTA® family.
Sofia recently graduated with an MA in Screen Acting from the Drama Centre. As well as acting she has mad skills in dance, martial arts and speaks Greek, Italian, Spanish. Yes, she’s BTA® qualified – and we’re delighted to have her join our team.
Heather is about to graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre – and they don’t come more humble and delightful than Heather – welcome aboard the good ship BTA®
Six feet five inches with baby blue eyes – Rory is the definition of a gentle giant. After previously training at the Identity School of Acting, Rory has just gradated with an MA in Screen Acting from the Drama Centre. As well as acting, Rory is also an experience sailor – we’re delighted to welcome him onto the good ship BTA®!
Yet another wonderful triple-threat gift from Glasgow – Amy is about to graduate with an honours degree in Musical Theatre from MGA Academy of Performing Arts. We’re delighted to welcome Amy onto our books.
The definition of determination, Alexander recently graduated with an MA in Screen Acting from the Drama Centre. As broad-shouldered as he is tall, Alexander is also a keen rugby player and general sportsman. We’re delighted to have him in the BTA® wolf pack!
Rebecca is about to graduate from GAMTA with an honours degree in Musical Theatre. Another sparkling personality sporting exceptional triple threat skills. The BTA® family continues to grow and thrive.
Milly is about to graduate from the Arden School of Theatre, with an honours degree in Acting for Live & Recorded Media. Milly has countless other skills in music and dance, and is an exceptional skier. We’re delighted to have her join the BTA® family.
Gigi is about to graduate from Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre. A wonderful triple threat with excellent guitar skills.
Another incredible young talent, Angelika is about to graduate with an honours degree in Musical Theatre from GAMTA. Beyond acting, singing and dancing, she is also a professional model; a talented acrobat and speaks native Polish.
Specialising in dance, Harriet is about to graduate from the London Studio Centre with a degree in Musical Theatre. Her dance expertise include ballet, lyrical and modern. Among her other skills, Harriet also sings, plays the clarinet and is an excellent swimmer.
Originally from Spain, Sergio is about to graduate from the Performance Preparation Academy with an Honours Degree in Acting for Stage and Screen. Besides acting, Sergio is also an excellent guitarist and fencer. He’s also a qualified scientist.
BTA’s Esra Asian
representing some of the finest talent in the modeling industry