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BOND 25 casting director Debbie McWilliams won casting award

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2019-02-13
Debbie McWilliams Casting Directors Guild Award
BOND 25 Casting Director Debbie McWilliams won the award for Best Casting in a Film for EON Productions' brilliant 2017 film Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (our review) at the inaugural Casting Directors Guild Awards in London on 12th February 2019. FSWL joins the choir of admirers and congratulate Ms. McWilliams to the award.

This new event, in partnership with Spotlight, was the first UK Awards ceremony to celebrate the significant achievements of casting in the fields of Theatre, TV, Film and Commercials.

Debbie McWilliams is one of the UK’s leading Casting Directors. Debbie has cast some of the most successful films in recent years including all the latest Bond movies starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's 007 - SPECTRE (2015), Skyfall (2012), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Casino Royale (2006).

Bond 25 Casting Director Debbie McWilliams
Bond 25 Casting Director Debbie McWilliams with her Casting Directors Guild Award. © 2019 Casting Directors Guild. All rights reserved.

Ms. McWilliams' first Bond film was the 1981 film For Your Eyes Only starring Roger Moore.

Other credits in recent years include feature films Billionaire Ransom, Tiger Raid, The Silent Storm (also from EON Productions), Stratton, The Foreigner, and over the years, Angels and Demons, An American Werewolf in London, My Beautiful Launderette and Caravaggio and Borgia and One Child for TV.

Debbie is currently a committee member of the Casting Directors Guild, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Spokesperson for the International Casting Directors’ Network.

Debbie is currently hard at work finalising the cast of Bond 25 which is scheduled to commence filming at Pinewood Studios in a not too distant future.

Many thanks to FSWL reader Mark O'Connell for the Head's up on this news.

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