Casting Director

James established James Orange Casting in 2007 and was Casting Director for Cameron Mackintosh Limited 2010 – 2014.

Current projects include: An American in Paris (West End), On the Town (Open Air Theatre, Regents Park), The Addams Family (UK Tour), Strictly Ballroom the Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Toronto) and Shirley Valentine (UK Tour).

For Cameron Mackintosh, James cast Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Betty Blue Eyes, Oliver!, Avenue Q and Barnum.

Other London credits include: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse), Imagine This (New London), Never Forget (Savoy & UK Tour), High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo).

UK Theatre includes: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Love Me Tender, The Producers, Oklahoma!, Our House (UK Tours), A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival), Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera), Walking With Dinosaurs (International Tour).

Film and Television projects include: ensemble casting for the film versions of Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera and acting as Casting Consultant on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV), Any Dream Will Do, I’d Do Anything and Over The Rainbow (BBC).

James is a member of the Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.