In the business of… casting
Join us at this special In the Business of Casting event, hosted by the Master, with Matt Western, Casting Director. Current students can register for free via Eventbrite.
Matt Western studied Law at Cambridge University (Jesus College), gaining a BA (Hons). He then spent several years qualifying to be an attorney, and was admitted as an honourable member of the Law Society in 1995.
Further to qualifying, Matt switched professions and spent several years working as a Casting Assistant. He worked on many high-end television dramas including the last ever Inspector Morse (John Thaw), The Sins (Pete Postlethwaite), Gormenghast (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and My Uncle Silas (Albert Finney)
After starting to work for himself in 2000, Matt continued to work in high-end television drama and also British Indie features. He worked on 55 Degrees North (Don Gilet), Class of '76 (Robert Carlyle), Coup! (Jared Harris), Affinity (Amanda Plummer, Anne Reid) and The Roman Mysteries (Simon Callow).
Matt has also worked on high-end British, European and US Indie features, including The Rise (Luke Treadaway, Iwan Rheon) and Golden Years (Bernard Hill, Sue Johnston, Alun Armstrong), Paul Verhoeven's Black Book and Paula van der Oest's Hidden Flaws.
Matt is a full member of BAFTA.