Sophie Kingston-Smith, CDG

Sophie started her career in video and audio production, but harbouring a strong desire to work in casting, she side-stepped into talent management and then onto extras casting in the commercials department. It was from there she started working with Chichester Festival Theatre, as Gabrielle Dawes' assistant, and as commercials casting assistant to Thomas Adams.

Work with other significant figures in the casting industry followed including Karen Lindsay Stewart, Lucinda Syson, Alex Johnson and Kharmel Cochrane, until she joined Rose Wicksteed Casting as an assistant in 2016 and became her associate in 2017. With Rose, she worked on major TV projects including Genius: Picasso (Fox 21 / National Geographic), Homeland (Showtime) and The Great (Hulu) co-cast with Dixie Chassay's office. Features include The Nun (dir. Corin Hardy), Escape Room (Adam Robitel) and additional photography on Holmes & Watson (Etan Cohen).

As well as working closely with Rose, Sophie casts her own projects including short films Lynch (dir. Francesca Castelbuono) and Mr Whippy (dir. Rachna Suri), as well as regularly running acting workshops.

Sophie lives in east London with her two closest companions - her man and her dog. She can't quite decide who is her favourite.