Ri McDaid-Wren has been Casting Associate to Andy Pryor since 2016. Alongside that she occasionally works on her own projects as Casting Director. She is an impassioned advocate for better representation in the industry both on and off screen, and has been an active member of the EDI Group since its inception.
Ri is Co-Casting Director on the second series of ‘Traces’, alongside Andy Pryor. Credits as Associate to Andy include: ‘It’s A Sin’, ‘Years and Years’; ‘Gentleman Jack’ s1 + 2; ‘Doctor Who’ s10 – present; ‘The A Word’ s.2-3; ‘Traces s1’; ‘Summer of Rockets’; ‘Hard Sun’; ‘Cold Feet’ s8; ‘Stan & Ollie’. Solo Casting Director credits include short films ‘Pork Scratchings’; ‘The Cost of Living’; ‘I Luv Mat Johnson’, as well as various theatre productions.
Ri previously worked as a freelance assistant to several CDG members including Rachel Freck, Susie Figgis, Andy Brierley, Will Burton, David Grindrod and Stephen Crockett and at the BBC.
Ri’s point areas in the EDI Group are LGBTQI+, Getting Into Casting, TV and Internal CDG Affairs. She and Sonia Allam are also co-liaisons with the CDG committee.
Musical Theatre, TV
UK, North America