After Love

Source: The Bureau

‘After Love’

Aleem Khan’s After Love, Ben Sharrock’s Limbo and Henry Blake’s County Lines are among the titles nominated for the UK and Ireland’s Casting Directors’ Guild’s (CDG) Casting Awards 2022.

Shaheen Baig has three nominations across two different categories.

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Baig has been shortlisted for best casting in an independent film (under £3m) for her work on Khan’s debut After Love, starring Joanna Scanlan and Nasser Memarzia; and alongside Jonny Boutwood for Billie Piper’s directorial debut Rare Beasts, with a cast including Piper, Leo Bill and Kerry Fox.

She is also nominated in the TV drama series category for Channel 4’s Hayley Squires-led drama Adult Material.

Also selected in best casting in an independent film (under £3m) are Ceri Bedingfield and Screen Star of Tomorrow 2020 Aisha Bywaters for Blake’s drug trafficking drama Country Lines, starring fellow Screen Stars Conrad Khan and Harris Dickinson; and Dan Jackson for Ben Sharrock’s Limbo, featuring another Screen Star, Amir El-Masry.

The nominated productions premiered between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021, and have been selected by members of the CDG, who will vote for a winner in each category. 

Now in its fourth year, the CDG Casting Awards will take place in London on February 22 with an in-person ceremony, following last year’s online offering.

CDG Casting Awards 2022

Best casting in an independent film (under £3m)

After Love – Shaheen Baig
County Lines – Aisha Bywaters, Ceri Bedingfield
Limbo – Dan Jackson
Rare Beasts – Shaheen Baig, Jonny Boutwood

Best casting in a film (over £3m)

Cruella – Lucy Bevan, Emily Brockmann, Olivia Grant
Enola Holmes – Jina Jay, Olivia Brittain, Verity Naughton
The Dig – Lucy Bevan, Olivia Grant
The Mauritanian – Nina Gold

Best casting in a TV drama series

Adult Material – Shaheen Baig
Bridgerton – Kelly Valentine Hendry, Cole Edwards
The Crown – Robert Sterne, Kate Bone
Unforgotten – Victor Jenkins, Seth Mason