Casting call for Hubbard gong
Casting director Ros Hubbard has been feted for her outstanding contribution to the film and TV industries in the annual citations made by Women in Film and TV (WFTV). She received her award from actors Michael Sheen and Jason Isaacs at the WFTV ceremony in London this month.
Ros, who is from Dublin, set up Hubbard Casting with her husband John 31 years ago. Their children, Dan and Amy, have since followed them into the business.
Their notable discoveries have included Orlando Bloom, whom they cast in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Kate Winslet, who made her feature film debut in an earlier Peter Jackson film, Heavenly Creatures. In addition to presiding with Alan Parker over the epic Irish casting process for The Commitments, the many notable Hubbard Casting credits include Evita, Angela’s Ashes, The Bourne Supremacy, United 93 and The Da Vinci Code.
Ros Hubbard recently turned producer with The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, which is due for release late next year.
Stars in her eyes: Ros Hubbard receives her WFTV award from Jason Isaacs and Michael Sheen