Casting directors from Blue Story and The Personal History Of David Copperfield won the film prizes at the UK’s third Casting Directors’ Guild awards on Tuesday February 16.
2019 Screen UK & Ireland Star of Tomorrow Isabella Odoffin won best casting for an independent film for Rapman’s debut feature Blue Story, which grossed £4.5m in the UK through Paramount in November 2019.
Sarah Crowe won best casting in a film for Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield, which she cast with casting associate Xanthe Spencer-Davidson. It made £6.4m in the UK through Lionsgate, released in January 2020.
The ‘independent film’ award was for films with that cost under £3m; with non-theatrical releases eligible in both film categories.
Best casting in a TV drama series was won by Louise Kiely and Karen Scully for Element Pictures and BBC drama Normal People; while Lauren Evans won best casting in a TV comedy series for season two of Netflix’s Sex Education.
The awards were presented online by French actress Camille Cottin, star of Netflix series Call My Agent!