Sophie Holland CSA

Credits include The Witcher, You, Wednesday, Shadow and Bone, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Sophie Holland Casting formed in 2015 and has quickly become one of the UKs most exciting Casting offices.

We photographed Sophie, along with her amazing team, Faye Timby, Frankie Fearis, Chandra Rüegg, Sara Short, Sharon Sorrentino.

Such joyous energy they brought to the room, you can really see how passionate and excited they are about what they do.


Yellowbelly: What type of headshots stand out to you?

Sophie: “I love the shots that are full of character. Interesting faces are my catnip.”


Yellowbelly: What advice do you have for actors that are being seen for US projects? (Are there any obvious differences to auditioning for Uk projects)

Sophie: “My advice is the same be it for US OR UK projects- Make a choice. Find something in the character you’re portraying that you can connect with and have fun!”


Yellowbelly: Do you cast actors you see and work with from workshops?

Sophie: “We cast actors from e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. (I once chased a guy around a running track for #ShadowandBone because I loved his look.)”


Yellowbelly: Do you look at actors social media during a casting process?

Sophie: “No we don’t as a general rule of thumb but occasionally we’ll dip our toes in, just to get a sense of a person. We like to ensure we’re working with nice people.”


Yellowbelly: How much input do casting directors have in making final decisions when casting actors?

Sophie: “Ha. We have a surprising amount of sway I guess. Most producers/ Directors/ Showrunners trust our judgement and we work closely with them so our opinion is important.”