We are excited to announce that since summer last year, we have welcomed 17 new members to the ICDA! Please see below a short overview of the amazing talent we are now able to call our own. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all of the new faces!
Kim Taylor Coleman (USA)
Kim Taylor Coleman is a Los Angeles-based Casting Director known for her work in Film and Television. She is a two-time Emmy nominee for her casting work on the acclaimed Emmy-nominated television show American Crime (ABC) created by John Ridley and most recently Emmy-nominated drama series Lovecraft Country (HBO) .
She has received 3 Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America for excellence in casting for her work on Dope, Dear White People and most recently, Spike Lee’s Oscar-winning film BlacKkKlansman.
She is a Television Academy governor for the Casting Director’s Branch as well as a newly elected governor of the Casting Director’s Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is on the Academy Museum Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Task Force Committee representing Casting Directors.
Armando Pizzuti (Italy)
Armando Pizzuti is an Italian casting director known for Live by Night (2016), The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023).
Laurent Couraud (France)
Laurent Couraud is the current President of the French Casting Directors Guild (ARDA) and known, amongst other things, for his work on Mesrine.
Nikki Barrett (Australia)
Nikki Barrett is a prominent casting director in Australia, who has recently made headwaves casting Oscar-winning The Power of the Dog and this year’s Oscar-nominated Elvis. (Photo coming soon.)
Jemima McWilliams (UK)
Jemima McWilliams has worked across film, TV and short films, including the latest James Bond film No Time To Die, Tell That To The Winter Sea, Upgraded, Silver, Operation Napoleon, The Amazing Maurice, Fatima and The Rhythm Section. She is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild in the UK and a voting member of BAFTA.
Mathilde Snodgrass (France)
Mathilde Snodgrass is a French casting director known for Astérix & Obélix: L’Empire du Milieu, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris and Les frères Sisters.
Suzanne Smith (UK)
Suzanne Smith is a double Emmy Award winning casting director for BAND OF BROTHERS and The PACIFIC. Suzanne works out of the UK and is based in London and she has worked in theatre as well as feature films and television. Suzanne started her career as an assistant to the late, great Rose Tobias Shaw – an American casting director in London and they worked on multiple American mini-series. After five illuminating years with Rose, Suzanne went solo and began to explore the theatre and musicals such as CRAZY FOR YOU, TOMMY and CAROUSEL at the National Theatre
After establishing herself in the theatre, Suzanne came back to television and film. Some of the recent shows Suzanne has cast are OUTLANDER ( Sony/Starz all series), GOOD OMENS (Amazon/BBC), SHADOW & BONE (Netflix), WARRIOR NUN (Netflix), MARIE-ANTOINETTE (Canal +) and several films from the RESIDENT EVIL franchise and BLACK HAWK DOWN, as well as independent features such as TO OLIVIA and THE INVITATION. Suzanne is currently working on WOOL for Apple and a couple of independent features.
Kjersti Paulsen (Norway)
Kjersti Paulsen is a Norwegian casting director and winner of our very own 2022 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting for her work on THE INNOCENTS.
Lisa Lobel (USA)
Lisa Lobel is an American casting director known for her work on CODA, The Sound of Metal and many other feature and independent films, as well as television series. She was nominated for both the 2021 and 2022 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting for her work on The Sound of Metal and CODA respectively.
Angela Peri (USA)
Angela Peri is an American Casting Director known for CODA, Knives Out, American Hustle and most recently Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody. She was nominated for both the 2021 and 2022 Semiramis Award for Excellence in Casting for her work on The Sound of Metal and CODA respectively.
Massimo Appolloni (Italy)
Massimo Appolloni is an Italian casting director known for his work on Ferrari and Blue Kids.
Sien Josephine Teijssen (Belgium)
Sien Josephine Teijssen is the second casting director from Belgium joining our ranks and has cast hundreds of actors throughout Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Sien Josephine casts for Belgian film and TV, as well as international productions. Credits include the Belgian-Dutch Netflix-series Undercover, UK-series Professor T & Before We Die, Flemish hit-comedy Glad Ijs, youth (web-)series Panna & Meisjes, Finnish crime-series Transport and the soon to air Belgian-Dutch series Arcadia.
Susanne Groen (Netherlands)
Susanne Groen is a leading, Amsterdam-based casting director with twenty years of
experience in the Netherlands and abroad. She has worked on multiple award-winning feature films, as well as high-quality drama series and debut films. She has a great love for the (newcomers in the) industry and a well-known eye for detail.
Gary Davy (UK)
Gary Davy is an award-winning UK Casting Director based in London. During his 20 year career he has won a BAFTA for Scripted Casting (Steve McQueen’s SMALL AXE) and an Emmy for Outstanding Casting on a Limited Series (BAND OF BROTHERS – UK Casting).
He works internationally on a wide range of TV and Film projects for the UK, Europe, US & Australia. He’s a firm European, who loves collaboration with other casting directors and likes the strength and unity the ICDA support.
Laura Donnelly (UK/ Croatia)
Laura Donnelly is a UK and Southern European based Casting Director working across all media with 20 years experience in casting. She worked mainly in film and television before moving into theatre. She was the resident associate and then Casting Director at National Theatre of Scotland from 2012 – 2022, as well as casting many independent theatre projects in the UK and internationally. From the end of March 2023 she will be based between Dubrovnik, Croatia and the UK.
Kirijana Alushevska Nikoloska (Macedonia)
We are very happy to welcome our first members from Macedonia! Kirijana Alushevska Nikoloska is a Macedonian casting director known for known for Bal-Kan-Kan, Into the Night and Senki. (Photo coming soon.)