Hello. We're hero.
A boutique talent agency for leading young actors.
Thanks to our combined 50 years of industry experience, we know how time-consuming it can be finding authentic and interesting talent. Therefore we set out to deliver a new type of agency, one that looks to bridge the gap between casting and traditional representation; discovering and delivering excellent young talent to the industry, continuously. We scout right across the UK, to find distinctive talent that we feel Casting Directors, Directors and Producers would like to meet.
Once discovered, we represent our talent exclusively for work across all mediums.
Another area of expertise at Hero, is the careful development of young careers. We act as mentors, as well as agents, to the talent we represent. Hero offers an extensive development programme that facilitates creative as well as commercial projects and allows our talent to keep learning in a professional and nurturing environment.
We aim to help any talented performer succeed, regardless of their background. We constantly review our roster, to make sure it is inclusive and representative of the UK's Youth as a whole.
Nicola Joy - Director / Head of Talent
Nicola worked successfully as an actress from the age of eight through to National Youth Theatre and then into her mid twenties (under a slightly different name!). During this time she built working relationships with many Directors, Casting Directors, Producers, Photographers and Writers.
Prior to launching Hero, Nicola spent two years representing high-profile Directors from the world of Film. Nicola has also worked in Production at an eclectic mix of companies.
Chrissie Soames - Agent / Development Programme
Chrissie is the Hero veteran; she brings a wealth of experience to the team. Chrissie worked as a Photographer in the late seventies and eighties. In the nineties she assisted the busy children's division at Galloways Agency. Chrissie went on to have a successful career as a children's Drama Teacher, working with a diverse mix of London's youth on LAMDA exams and theatre performances.
Nicholas Tasker - Founding Partner / Business Manager
Nick has been working in advertising for the last 10 years and has gained a stellar reputation as one of London's top Creatives. Along the way he's managed to win awards at all the major shows, including Creative Circle, Campaign Big and D&AD. Nick has worked in both the UK and LA with TBWA London, Chiat Day LA, GREY London and Adam & Eve DDB (he was their first creative hiring!).