Matilda James

Casting Director

Matilda is a freelance casting director and creative producer from Cornwall, working on projects for theatre and screen. She was Head of Casting for Shakespeare's Globe from 2012 to 2017, where she cast over 50 shows for the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, including Hamlet Globe to Globe which toured to every country in the world between 2014-2016 and was granted UNESCO patronage.

She is a founding member of the Murmuration, a women-led theatre & arts producing collective, with whom her recent projects include work with the Barbican; York Theatre Royal and Kyiv City Ballet; #Merky Films; and Citizens of the World, the UK's leading choir for people seeking sanctuary and asylum.

Theatre includes: 2.22 by Danny Robins (West End and on tour); Family Tree by Mojisola Adebayo (ATC / Belgrade Theatre Coventry / Brixton House); Gin Craze! by April de Angelis (Northampton Royal & Derngate / ETT); A Woman of No Importance and Lady Windermere's Fan (Classic Spring / NIMAX); Farinelli and the King (Globe / SFP / Belasco Theatre NYC).

Film includes: Portraits of Dangerous Women, Benjamin and Pond Life and the shorts For Heidi, Dog Days and the Oscar-qualified Ganef.