The Ash Taba Show
The Ash Taba Show
May 31, 2020
The Key Things Nikki Meadows Looks For In a Performance When Casting For TV Documentary Drama
Play • 1 hr 40 min

On this episode I'm joined by Casting Director Nikki Meadows. Nikki specialises in award winning TV documentary drama, commercials and short films. Notable credits include Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley (BBC1 – Best Specialist Factual BAFTA winner 2019), BIFA nominated Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix – directed by Ed Perkins and produced by Simon Chin/Lightbox), and the 8 part Damian Lewis fronted series Spy Wars.

On the show we talk about:

  • Self-tape advice for actors.
  • Nikki's time as a talent agent, working with the likes of Elton John.
  • How actors can best work with their agents.
  • What to focus on when it comes to the material on your showreel.
  • The things Nikki looks for in a performance when casting for TV documentary drama.

You can follow Nikki on Twitter at

Enjoy the show!

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