Des Hamilton
Nymphomaniac Only God Forgives The Swimmer When the Lights Went Out Tyrannosaur Wuthering Heights Top Boy Antichrist Bronson Enter the Void Steinlager Four Lions Top Boy Gainsbourg Melancholia Red Road This is England Young Adam


dir. Lars von Trier

Only God Forgives

dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

The Swimmer

dir. Lynne Ramsay

When the Lights Went Out

dir. Pat Holden


dir. Paddy Considine

Wuthering Heights

dir. Andrea Arnold

Top Boy

dir. Yann Demange


dir. Lars Von Trier


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

Red Road

dir. Andrea Arnold

This is England

dir. Shane Meadows

Young Adam

dir. David Mackenzie

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…

We are looking for an intern for a 3 month placement – see here for more details.