The Art of Casting: In Conversation with Shaheen Baig

Film4 Summer Screen: Behind the Screen

Sat 10 Aug 2019
Doors and Drink from 18.30
Tickets £10

Doors and Drink from 18.30

Talk 19.00 - 20.00

Screening Room
South Wing

Who discovers the faces that you can’t forget, and finds the actors who bring memorable characters to life? Can on-screen chemistry be artificially created, and how does an ensemble come together? How did Spider-man Tom Holland make his movie debut?

All these questions will be answered when we explore the scandalously uncelebrated art of casting for cinema with Shaheen Baig, the casting director responsible for some of British cinema’s most distinctive films.

From Tom Hardy’s solo-show Locke to recent hits God’s Own Country, Fighting with My Family and the forthcoming screen adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Shaheen reveals how she makes the stars align.

This event is part of Film4 Summer Screen's Behind the Screen talk series, and includes a complimentary drink.