Black and White Headshots

Danny Fox's Recent Headshot Session

This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Danny Fox's headshot photo shoot. Danny is currently in his final year at 'East 15' acting school and finishes later this year. He is using this as his main photograph on Spotlight and Casting Call Pro. Read More...

Louisa Claire's Recent Headshot Session

This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Louisa Claire's headshot photo shoot. Louisa is currently studying drama at Thames Valley University in Ealing, London. She is studying for a BA (Hons) Drama: Acting for Stage and Media. Louisa wanted the photograph taken so she could use it for an up coming showcase in February at the university and for castings and auditions in the future. Read More...

Chloe Giblin's Recent Headshot Session

This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Chloe Giblin's recent headshot photo shoot. Chloe was looking to update the studio shot headshots she was currently using with ones that were more natural looking and more like her. The conversion to black and white was done using software settings based on real black and white film to give a better tonal range than her old headshot. Read More...

Kerry Howard In Remake Of 'Reggie Perrin'

Kerry Howard whose headshots I took last year has been cast as 'Vicky' in BBC One's 'Reggie Perrin' starring Martin Clunes. Kerry's character is Reggie Perrin's PA. The series is a remake of the 1970's series 'The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin' which starred Leonard Rossiter. 'Reggie Perrin' will be on later this month for a 6 episode run. Kerry is represented by Karushi Management.

©2008 Stuart Allen

Elizabeth Day's Recent Headshot Session

This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Elizabeth Day's headshot photo shoot. Elizabeth was looking for a more natural photograph compared to her old headshot. Elizabeth is soon to be seen as Belinda Larkin in BBC One's "Doctors - I Kissed A Girl" which has been directed by Sean Gleeson. Elizabeth is represented by Curtis Brown Group Ltd.

©2009 Stuart Allen

Adetomiwa Edun To Play Romeo In "Romeo And Juliet" At The Globe

Adetomiwa Edun whose current headshot I took will kick off the Globe's 2009 season playing the lead in Romeo and Juliet. Running from 30 April to 23 August, with previews from 23 April. Ellie Kendrick will play Juliet. She is best-known for playing the title role in the recent BBC dramatisation of The Diary of Anne Frank. The Globe's Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole will direct the production.

©2007 Stuart Allen
Adetomiwa Edun at Tavistock Wood Talent & Literary Agency

Karen Ayre's Recent Headshot Session

This is one of the photographs that was recently taken on Karen Ayre's headshot photo shoot. Karen was looking for a less intense and more natural looking headshot than her old one. Karen has performed in various stage productions in England and Germany.

©2009 Stuart Allen

Hannah Anderson's Headshot Session

These are a couple of the photographs that were recently taken on Hannah Anderson's headshot photo shoot.

Hannah came along to the shoot with tons of enthusiasm which helped with getting a wide selection of shots for her to choose from. In fact too many in the end, she said!.... In the past though she had never had enough to choose from and wanted some photos that looked more like her. We shot a selection of photos first with her hair down and then with her hair up. I never shoot the other way around like some photographers do as it might save you the photographer time as your not waiting around as long during hair style changes but the actress's hair never looks as good when it is let down again.

©2009 Stuart Allen

Robert Addie and Hamlet

A while ago Magdalena Sakowska from Addie's Faction (a Robert Addie website fan club) asked me to write something for the 5th anniversary of Robert addie's passing. At the time I could not think of what to write but then talked to Magdalena later and suggested writing something about the day before Rob's first play as a director opened which was Friday March 7th 2003. Yesterday I got a timely reminder from Magdalena that today was Rob's 50th Birthday.

© Stuart Allen

Robert Barfoot Headshots

Robert Barfoot is coming back into the industry after a 5 year break. I took his new headshots recently in Bath. Robert wanted to have two sets of headshots taken on the day, one with his beard and another with it shaven off. This was to maximise his range of playing roles. So half way through we took a break whilst Robert shaved it off. Later on I was told Roberts dog did a double take when he got home as he did not at first recognise him! Robert originally trained at the Academy Drama School in London.

©2010 Stuart Allen. All rights reserved

Adam Hardings Headshot Session

Adam has recently been studying acting for film and TV with an American teacher. Having already acted in a number of short films which some of have been screened at film festivals around the country and others that have been shot at the well respected Bournemouth film course, he was looking to renew his headshots which would help him secure more castings. Because of his work commitments we shot at a weekend and had met up on a previous weekend to discuss what he was looking for and answer any questions he might have including what clothes to bring along to the session and some general advice and tips to getting the most out of the shot.

©2010 Stuart Allen. All rights reserved