PREVIEW: From Addiction To The Emmys - With Emmy-Winning 'Heartstopper' Casting Director Daniel Edwards!

casting directors Jan 19, 2023

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Not only is Daniel Edwards an Emmy-winning casting director, he's also one of the most supportive in the industry.

Responsible for casting worldwide Netflix smash Heartstopper, BBC's Line Of Duty, ITV's Malpractice and literally dozens more, he's always on the look out for new acting talent.

Although super-successful today, Daniel's faced some massive adversity in his life too - from homophobia to drug addiction, he's overcome it all.

We caught up to chat life, the industry and everything in-between.

During this podcast, we discuss:

  • Casting 'Heartstopper' and why it's such a ground-breaking show.
  • Why casting the show was so personal for Daniel.
  • One day in Daniel's past that makes his blood turn cold.
  • What having 'Heartstopper' would have meant for Daniel, when he was 15 years old.
  • Dealing with drug addiction in Daniel's 20's & 30's.
  • Why EVERYTHING happens for a reason.
  • Refusing to let adversity define you.
  • Daniel's casting office and the people on his team.
  • Getting on the team's casting radar.
  • The email you should send your showreel to.
  • Daniel's taste in actors - and what he likes to see.
  • Self-tapes and how to make yourself memorable.
  • Why you MUST understand how this business works, to be taken seriously.
  • How AI could make casting OBSOLETE.
  • Why being an actor opens you up to all of life's troubles.
  • Making a great impression at an in-person casting.
  • Happiness - and if it's actually a choice?
  • Awards and if we should chase them as creatives?
  • Why mental health is EVERYTHING!
  • Rip-off acting workshops - and how to avoid them.
  • When to leave your agent.
  • The 3 TRUTHS Daniel wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

This is one of the most honest and vulnerable podcasts we've EVER recorded!

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