If you are a professional actor, dancer or presenter in the UK then The Spotlight actors publication is for you! Over 60,000 performers appear in Spotlight, including actors and actresses, presenters, dancers. You have to have a pro actors headshot to be included. Each actor and actress have a searchable profile which features photos, agent details, credits and video/audio material.
The actor’s Spotlight is a UK-based directory of professional performers. It is used by casting directors, agents and production professionals when they want to hire pro actors and dancers for their productions. It was established in 1927. Luckily the Spotlight directory is available online.
The Spotlight directory also provides the entertainment industry with powerful communication tools which are central to the casting process. Their service The Spotlight Link allows casting professionals to share targeted casting requirements to performers and agents and receive instant submissions for auditions.
The spotlight is used by most television, film, radio and theatrical companies, and much worldwide. Clients range from large organisations such as the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, through to small production companies and individual casting directors.
Actors Spotlight handbook
Actors Spotlight also publishes the handbook Contacts which is the handbook for anyone working or looking to get started in the UK entertainment industry. It includes listings for over 5000 companies, services, and individuals across all branches of television, stage, film and radio.
Don’t miss the deadline
Actresses Renewal deadline – 1st May
Actors Renewal deadline – 1st November
Children Renewal deadline – 15th November
Dancers Renewal deadline – 15th June
Graduates Deadline is 1st November
Presenters Renewal deadline – 10th July
As a professional actor or entertainer, it’s a good idea to know what a good acting headshot is. Have a quick read of my post about What makes a good headshot?
As actor Ben Lemon says “The Actors Spotlight and Players Directory means that I’m in control of my acting. I can also change my actors’ headshots online whenever I feel I need to do so”