Direct PM | Direct Personal Management - About us
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About Us

Our Story

Direct Personal Management is a professional actors co-operative agency representing fresh talent & established actors and has been in operationsince 1985. Our actors are active in theatre, film, television,radio, puppetry, voice-over, video & corporate projects and we continue to look for ways in which our actors can utilise their skills and


As well as providing actors for stage and screen Direct Personal Management also has over 30 years of experience in roleplay work for training and assessment purposes in many fields including business, education and medicine. Our actors have a variety of skills each of which can be accessed through their Spotlight profiles, and it is definitely worth ringing to ask if you have a particular requirement.


Direct Personal Management is made up of experienced actors and also people who are making a start but have shown special skills and a willingness to learn and gain experience for themselves. Some have had Drama school training, others have gained their skillset through various experiences. Either way we value people who continue to learn and excercise their skills.


We have a number of experienced facilitators for drama based, theatre and devising workshops as well as in roleplay for business, education and medicine. Please rings us to ask for more information.

Script Writers

We also have some experienced scriptwriters who have provided roleplay scripts for several clients. A number of our members also write for theatre and film. Please ring for more information.

Business Roleplay

Over the years we have provided roleplayers regularly for a number of corporate clients including Coors Brewers, the Royal Mail, KPMG, Abbey National, Barclays, British Telecom, the occupational psychologists Pearn Kandola, Kent County Council and many others.

Roleplay for Education

From 1997 we provided all the roleplayers for six out of the nine regions of England for the Final Assessment roleplay for the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). We also provided all the roleplayers across the country for the Application Assessment roleplay for NPQH. Our actors are frequently praised for their ability, reliability and conscientious approach.

Roleplay for Medicine

Many of our actors have worked in roleplay for the training and assessment of doctors and medical students at teaching hospitals in Leeds, Sheffield, Hull and Manchester. We provide actors for the Communication Skills course for the Medical Education Unit at the University of Leeds, training and assessing third-year and fifth-year medical students, and also for the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). We also work with nurses and dentists.

If you’re an experienced actor with a current Spotlight profile we would love to hear from you

Our Actors

Est. 1985

Direct Personal Management represents a range of members of varying ages and types. All are experienced actors who work in theatre, film, television, radio, voice-over, video and corporate projects. We do not represent extras or walk-ons.

How we can help


We have a large pool of trained, experienced actors, many of whom have backgrounds in business and education, covering a large range of ages and types based throughout the country – making your casting job easier.

Our Actors

You can use this site to help you to select actors: if you would like further information about any of our clients please ring and we will be happy to help.

Our Members act as Agents

All members provide services as agents and have detailed knowledge of our actors and their skills and abilities. We are happy to discuss your casting requirements and only recommend those actors who are suitable.

People we’ve worked with include…