Rent an Actor is run by former actors who want to make actors’ talent accessible to more people, for ad hoc projects or ongoing collaborations. Our clients include individuals and businesses. All our actors are professionally trained and experienced, and they are confident improvisers with a creative and professional approach.
Most of our actors are based in London, UK. If you have a job taking place elsewhere please get in touch, we may be able to help with some local talent.
We have a range of very happy clients, but in the interest of confidentiality we can’t always give details of the types of jobs we have completed, especially in the case of private individuals.
When you approach us with a potential booking, we require details of what kind of person you feel would suit the job, ie their gender, approximate age, ideal appearance and anything else that may be relevant, such as time and location of the booking and any background the performer should be aware of. Please be prepared to discuss the job in more detail either by email or phone. Based on the information you give us we can then share some actors’ profiles with you who we feel may suit the job. You decide who you wish to book.
We operate a sliding scale pricing structure, basic bookings of up to 2 hours in length start at £80. At the point where we agree to take on a job for you we require a £20 deposit.
We can help with anything that requires a person you can’t find anywhere else.
We can pretend to be most people in many situations, from family occasions to corporate events, we can accompany clients to functions, deliver a message, dress up, prank or help with training.
We can be serious and business like, or silly and inject a note of humour to whatever occasion you have in mind.
We can perform in most public places in whatever capacity required, or act over a phone call or Skype.
Stunts, dangerous jobs; one-on-one bookings in private residences/’massages’; acting in a capacity most people would consider morally wrong (i.e. stalking exes, delivering fake/bad news that could disturb an individual or cause them to react in a violent way towards the performer, pranks intended to bully or frighten).
We regularly post jobs on the usual casting websites, please keep an eye out.
We are excited to hear from new performers, but don't represent actors as an agency does. We have a number of actors we work with on a regular basis, and there isn't a 'type' we do or don't need, so if you wish to share your Spotlight, CCP or Starnow link with us, please do. Unfortunately, we are rarely able to offer paid work to actors new to the business. You must have an online presence and relevant training. We are especially excited to hear from actors over 55, and anyone with special skills, musicians or performers with access to costumes.