Heather Basten

Email Address

Company Name

Heather Basten Casting

Job Title

Casting Director

Office Phone Number

0208 066 5558

Mobile Number

+44 (0) 7380 994 997


Studio 2, Mainyard Studios, 90 Wallis Rd, Hackney Wick, London, UK E9 5LN




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Heather Basten is an English casting director for Film, TV & Theatre. She is best known for casting the A24/Showtime, International Emmy® nominated TV series DREAMING WHILST BLACK.

Heather has cast for notable directors and producers such as James Watkins, Jada Pinkett Smith, Rob Savage, Luca Guadagnino, Darren Aronofsky, Koby Adom and more. Recent works include SPEAK NO EVIL for Universal/Blumhouse, the BIFA-winning stone age film THE ORIGIN; the sophomore feature from UK producer Oliver Kassman (Saint Maud), and US feature HOUSE OF SPOILS for Amazon Studios/Blumhouse.

Theatre Casting Includes: Harold Pinter’s THE HOMECOMING for The Young Vic, directed by Matthew Dunster, The Alfred Fagon Award winning play RED PITCH, as well as FAIR PLAY for The Bush & Sonia Friedman Productions, and GOD OF CARNAGE at Lyric Hammersmith.

Past casting associate credits include Netflix’s THE END OF THE F**KING WORLD and Robert Egger’s THE LIGHTHOUSE starring Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.

Notable Projects

Dreaming Whilst Black (A24 + BBC)

House of Spoils (Amazon Studios + Blumhouse)

The Origin (Protagonist + Escape Plan)


TV, Film

Geographical Experience

UK, Northern Europe, North America, Eastern Europe

Membership Type

Full Member