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Casting for TV Masterclass with Rowland Beckley

Casting for TV Masterclass with Rowland Beckley

Our Casting for TV Masterclass with BBC casting director Rowland Beckley is designed to give actors an insight into the BBC casting process, an opportunity to have a real life experience of performing a scene in front of Rowland Beckley, in a similar set up to how usual casting workshops are carried out and a chance to receive feedback and gain industry knowledge.


In this course you will 

  • Perform a scene with a partner in front of casting director Rowland Beckley and the whole group. 
  • Receive constructive feedback to help develop your casting for TV skills. 
  • Ask any questions related to the acting industry and TV casting process. 
  • Gain an insight into the BBC casting process.




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Please note that attending this workshop will not directly lead to you being cast for a role or to being hired for work. 

These courses are aimed at those with some professional acting experience at the minimum, if you are looking for a beginner level course please try our Acting Beginners or Acting Foundation courses.

Please ensure that you send your professional headshot along with your professional Acting CV to as soon as you enrol onto this course. Failure to send this information will result in the place being offered to someone else and a refund issued 1 week prior to start date.

To those who have successfully uploaded headshots and CV's, sides will be allocated and sent out a few days prior to the course commencing. 

Please note that this course in non-refundable 1 weeks prior to the course starting.


Rowland has been working in casting for over 17 years, and has worked on numerous productions such as Being April, The Bill, Grease Monkeys and The Afternoon Plays. Rowland works as a casting director at the BBC's in-house casting department and is currently casting Casualty. 

His work for the BBC includes Father Brown, The Coroner, My Jihad, Playing Ball, Doctors, Eastenders, Eastenders E20, Another World and Shakespeare & Hathaway. He also cast the 2021 BAFTA award winning episode of Casualty.  

As well as casting, Rowland joined the BBC Studios Executive Committee in July 2020 as part of the BBC Senior Leadership Advisor Programme, in which he brings a diversity of thinking into decision making at the very top of the BBC, helping to broaden mindsets and offer new perspectives that aid BBC Studios’ creative, financial and strategic objectives.

He is also a member of the Emerging Creators Group and The Scriptworks Talent Board, both groups are accountable for on and off screen talent who have a demonstrable ability to add to our existing portfolio of productions as well as creating new and bold, British IP which fits with BBC Studios priority genres. Diversity & Inclusivity is front and centre.  

He runs casting workshops for actors across many under-represented groups, with a view to casting them in BBC Studios continuing dramas.

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

14 Aug Sun 13:00-16:00 3 hours Rowland Beckley City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £60.00
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14 Aug Sun 13:00-16:00 3 hours Rowland Beckley City Academy at 38 Rosebery Ave., Farringdon £60.00
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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.