About LKC

Based in Ireland, we are Casting Directors for Film, Television and Commercials. Combining our creative and administrative talents, we at Louise Kiely Casting provide an efficient and innovative service.

We are also fully committed to creating equal opportunities for all actors; regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability or social background. 


LOUISE KIELY CDG CSA – Casting Director. Louise has a Degree in Law from University College Cork. She also trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an Actor for a period before setting up LKC in 2005.  In 2020 Louise was nominated for an Emmy Award and in 2021, she was the recipient of the CSA Artios Award & the co-recipient of the CDG Award for Best Casting in a Limited Series. For her work on TV Series NORMAL PEOPLE. 

KAREN SCULLY CDG CSA – Casting Director. Karen has a Degree in Business & Politics from Trinity College Dublin. She also trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an Actor for 15 years before starting work with LKC in 2009.  In 2021, Karen was the co-recipient of the CDG Award for Best Casting in a Limited Series for her work on TV Series NORMAL PEOPLE. 

THYRZA GING CDG CSA – Casting Director. Thyrza has a Degree in International Commerce with Spanish from University College Dublin. She worked as both a Casting Director and an Agent for a number of years before joining Louise Kiely Casting in 2013.

BARRY COYLE CDG – Casting Director. Barry has a degree in English and Classics from NUI Galway. He began his career in casting at the Abbey Theatre in 2007, after which he worked freelance for a number of years before joining Louise Kiely Casting in 2021.

FIONNUALA O’ SHEA – Casting Associate. Fionnuala trained in The Gaiety School of Acting. She worked in a variety of areas before joining Louise Kiely Casting in 2015.

BEIBHINN JONES – Casting Associate. Beibhinn has a Degree in Drama from Dublin Institute of Technology. She worked as an Actress and a Casting Assistant before joining Louise Kiely Casting in 2019.

ADAM DOYLE – Casting Assistant. Adam has a Degree in Communications from Dublin City University. He is a musician who also worked as an actor before joining Louise Kiely Casting in 2021.

COLIN THORNTON – Casting Tutor. Colin works as a Writer/Director in Film & Theatre. He co-wrote Feature Film A DATE FOR MAD MARY. He joined Louise Kiely Casting in 2014 to design and co-facilitate  LKC Courses.  

ALAN KING – Casting Tutor. Alan has worked as an Actor, Drama Teacher and Facilitator for over 20 years.  He also works for Youth Theatre Ireland. He joined Louise Kiely Casting in 2014 to design and co-facilitate LKC Courses.

DARREN THORNTON – Casting Tutor. Darren has been working as a Film & Theatre Director for over 20 years. He co-wrote and directed Feature Film A DATE FOR MAD MARY. He joined Louise Kiely Casting in 2015 to co-facilitate LKC Courses.  

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