Matilda James

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Job Title

Casting Director






Matilda was Casting Director at Shakespeare’s Globe between 2012 and 2017, casting over 50 shows for the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. She was then Casting and Creative Producer for Open Palm Films (2017-2018), and now works freelance in theatre and screen. She is also Executive Producer of Citizens of the World Choir, a choir for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

Notable Projects

Film: BENJAMIN, written and directed by Simon Amstell, starring Colin Morgan, Phenix Brossard, Jack Rowan, Joel Fry, Jessica Raine and Anna Chancellor POND LIFE, directed by Bill Buckhurst, starring Tom Varey, Esme Creed-Miles, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Sîan Brooke and Siobhan Finneran Stage: FARINELLI AND THE KING by Claire van Kampen, dir. John Dove, starring Mark Rylance and Iestyn Davies (original casting, West End and Broadway) LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN by Oscar Wilde, dir. Kathy Burke, starring Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Jennifer Saunders A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, dir. Emma Rice, starring Meow Meow and Ncuti Gatwa ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE by John Ford, directed by Michael Longhurst, starring Fiona Button, Max Bennett and Noma Dumezweni (as co-casting director) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, dir. Jonathan Munby, starring Jonathan Pryce NELL GWYNN by Jessica Swale, dir. Christopher Luscombe, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw (original cast) and Gemma Arterton (West End cast) HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE, dir. Bill Buckhurst and Dominic Dromgoole – the tour to every country in the world (as co-casting director)


Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Children's Casting

Office Location

London, South West

Geographical Experience


Membership Type

Full Member