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We are a leading actors agency based in soho. Established over 50 years ago, we continue to be at the forefront of the international entertainment industry, representing respected and successful talent from around the world.

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Agents

Nicola Van Gelder

Nicki van Gelder, educated in Holland and the UK, started her career at the Palace Theatre Watford, moving on to the Shaw Theatre, where, at that time, the National Youth Theatre was based. She then became an agent joining Jeremy Conway to form Conway van Gelder. Happily John Grant joined us and we became Conway van Gelder Grant Ltd.

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John Grant

Born and raised in London, John began working at an agency shortly after graduating from the Arts Educational Drama Department. He has been with CVGG for over twenty five years.

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Nicholas Gall

Nicholas graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in English Literature. He went on to train on the classical acting course at Webber Douglas. He worked as the Casting and Literary Co-Ordinator at Salisbury Playhouse and then as Casting Assistant for Lucinda Syson before joining CVGG in 2008.

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Kat Oliver

Kat read Drama at The University of Hull and briefly joined the casting department of the RSC before finding her home at CVGG in 2005. Having begun as junior assistant to both Nicki van Gelder and John Grant, for many years she worked as Nicki's associate. She now works closely with her associate Georgie Davies.

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Greg Herst

Greg read English & Theatre Studies at Warwick University before training as an actor at Mountview. He joined Curtis Brown in 2013 where he assisted two senior agents before leaving to develop a list of his own at Troika. He joined CVGG, along with his list of both emerging and established talent, in the summer of 2020.

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Georgie Davies

Georgie read English & Theatre Studies at the University of Sheffield. She joined CVGG in 2014, working in Nicki van Gelder's team. Georgie is now developing her own list whilst working alongside Kat Oliver as her associate.

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Alice Smith

Alice trained with the Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, with further studies in theatre administration at RADA and City Lit. She began working as General Manager at the Finborough Theatre and made her way to CVGG in 2013 as assistant to John Grant. Alice continues to work with John as an Associate whilst developing her own list.

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Rachael Swanston

Rachael read English Literature at Birmingham University. After graduating she worked as a production runner before joining CVGG to assist Nicki van Gelder. Rachael began developing her list in 2015 and continues to work alongside Nicki as her associate.

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CLARISSA EFTHYMIADES

Clarissa hails from Brazil originally and grew up in Singapore. She studied Law at the University of Buckingham and moved to London after graduating where she worked at a few agencies before joining CVGG in 2020 to assist Nicki van Gelder.

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James Evans

James read Business and Logistics at Loughborough University. After graduating and a brief period in the private jet charter industry, he joined Gavin Barker Associates where he assisted Gavin Barker before leaving to join CVGG where he assists both John Grant and Nicholas Gall.

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Deborah Charlton

Deborah studied Art & Graphic Design at Newcastle College of Arts & Technology. She joined CVGG in 1995 and continues to work closely with John Grant's client list.

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Emile Guignard-Rogers

After schooling at the French Lycée in London, Emile graduated with a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Edinburgh. After stints at C&W, Curtis Brown and TTA and following a brief career in Production, Emile joined CVGG in 2021 to assist Greg Herst.

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Commercials

Suzanne Ford

Suzanne Ford worked for legendary agent Anne Hutton from the age of 18, before joining forces with Christina Shepherd. After forming her own theatrical agency, she left the industry to bring up her two children before returning to run the commercials department in 2019.

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Campaigns & Documentaries

Kate Plumpton

Kate started her career working for The Richard Stone Partnership. She later joined CVGG and has been here ever since. She has worked across most areas of agenting, and heads up Bespoke Voices as well as the CVGG campaigns and documentaries division.

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Voices

Kate Plumpton

Kate started her career working for The Richard Stone Partnership. She later joined CVGG and has been here ever since. She has worked across most areas of agenting, and heads up Bespoke Voices as well as the CVGG campaigns and documentaries division.

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Hayley Ori

Hayley studied Modern Drama Studies at Brunel University and soon after joined the late Jackie Michael and Jo McLintock at A&J Management as a theatrical agent. She joined CVGG in the visual commercials department back in 2012 before moving over to form sister company Bespoke Voice Agency in 2018. She works as a dedicated voice agent alongside Kate Plumpton and assistant Erin Cameron. She also specialises in motion and performance capture work for games on behalf of CVGG.

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Erin Cameron

Erin studied Music at the University of Southampton, specialising in film composition, and graduating in 2019. She joined Bespoke Voice Agency in April 2021 as Kate and Hayley's assistant and looks after BVA's social media presence.

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Accounts

Jane Allcroft

Jane graduated from Northumbria University having studied mathematics and joined a local company’s account team before leaving to move to London. She is highly experienced having worked previously over 20 years at PFD, Talkback Management and then Troika before joining CVGG in November 2020.

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Cheryl Osborne

Cheryl has worked in accounts all of her working life. After working for 2 accountancy practices for 21 years, she decided it was time to work for Company Director whose family feel she enjoyed for 8 years until it was sadly sold. She then joined CVGG in May 20 and it has the same family feel and her love for numbers.

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Hanna Lee

Hanna moved to the UK from South Korea many years ago. She worked in various jobs while studying ACCA before getting an opportunity at Troika as a temporary finance assistant. She worked her way up and became a client accountant for several years. She joined CVGG in the summer of 2021.

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Julie Hopkins

Julie joined The Peggy Thompson Office (Accounts to CVGG) in 2013 as an account’s assistant before going on to work for CVVG directly in 2019.

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