Des Hamilton
Anthropoid Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Bridgend The Childhood of a Leader Glue Adult Life Skills Hyena Only God Forgives The Swimmer Tyrannosaur Wuthering Heights Top Boy Bronson Enter the Void Steinlager Four Lions Top Boy Gainsbourg Melancholia This is England


dir. Sean Ellis

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

dir. Burr Steers


dir. Jeppe Rønde

The Childhood of a Leader

dir. Brady Corbett


dir. Daniel Nettheim

Adult Life Skills

dir. Rachel Tunnard


dir. Gerard Johnson

Only God Forgives

dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

The Swimmer

dir. Lynne Ramsay


dir. Paddy Considine

Wuthering Heights

dir. Andrea Arnold

Top Boy

dir. Yann Demange


dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Enter the Void

dir. Gaspar Noe


dir. Christopher Riggert

Four Lions

dir. Chris Morris

Top Boy

dir. Yann Demange


dir. Joann Sfar


dir. Lars Von Trier

This is England

dir. Shane Meadows

Des Hamilton Casting was formed in 2001, the first project was Lynne Ramsay’s ‘Morvern Callar’.  The remit was to combine professional and street-cast actors for the ensemble – Des famously found Kathleen McDermott in Glasgow city centre.  Kathleen, who had never acted previously, went on to star in the film alongside Samantha Morton and  win a BAFTA for best newcomer.  Des Hamilton Casting have continued with great success to cast via traditional channels (theatrical agents, drama schools etc) and from the street, most notably with the casting of Thomas Turgoose for ‘This is England’. We are very proud to have worked on an eclectic mix of projects, including: ‘Bronson’,  ‘Four Lions’, ‘Antichrist’, ‘Tyrannosaur’,  ‘Wuthering Heights’, and Channel 4’s ‘Top Boy’, engaging with a broad range of directors such as Nicolas Winding Refn, Amanda Boyle,  Gaspar Noe,  Saul Dibb,  Andrea Arnold,  Lone Scherfig and Lars Von Trier. more…