Mark Summers began his career life as an actor, training at the world famous Barbara Speake Stage School, before moving into casting for Adverts, Music Videos, Film and world tours in both Britain and America. He knows everyone – from David LaChappelle to Madonna. He is undoubtedly one of, if not the, best in the business, having won the British Advertising Craft Award for Best Casting Director in 2003 & creating a record by being nominee on four other occasions. For the last few years Mark has been the chairman the awards for best performance.. Mark lives to cast with over 12,000 credits to his name .The performers Mark cast from dancers, Actors & models & real people can be seen in the films like East is East, The Boat That Rocked, TV shows, Queer Eye, adverts for Aussie Hair Care, Boots, Carling, Dove, Haagen Daaz, IBM, Macy’s, Martini, McDonalds, Mercedes and Virgin (to name but a few) and music videos & Tours for 50 cent, Beyonce, Madonna, Kayne West, Nelly, Shakira ,Justin Timberlake, George Michael Duffy , Whitney , Beth Ditto , Robyn , Snoop ,Goldfrapp. Mark Summers was also The UK Casting Director on Michael Jackson’s “THIS IS IT” tour.
Mark is Casting Director to some of the world’s most famous directors including: David Lachappelle, Joe Pykta, Tony Kaye, Sam Bayer, Paul Hunter, Matthew Rolston, Jesse Dylan, Sophie Muller John Hillcoat, Jake Nava, Little X, Tim Pope, Jonathan Glazier, Wim Wenders, Tim Godsall, Anthony Manghella, Marc Caro, Ringan Ledwidge, Allen Coulter, Jim Sheridan, Sara Dunlop, Joseph Khan, Jonas Renck, Jonas Akerland, Rankin, Chris Cunningham, Rupert Sanders, Scott Hicks, Jason Reitman, Kenny Ortega, Alek Keshishian, Diane Martel ,martin campbell & Jon Favreau.
Mark Summers is also the creative director of Mark Summers Dance, which is seen as the leading Dance & choreography agency in Europe.
Mark passes on his extensive knowledge by running a class all over the world for models & actors teaching them the do’s and don’ts of casting. He is a regular media commentator on dance, media
and casting, with a regular column in papers in Campaign ,and has hosted/appeared on many TV shows, including:
Move Like Michael Jackson BBC (UK)
Move Like Michael Jackson SBS6 (Benelux)
Britain’s Missing Top Model BBC
Bump and Grind Trouble TV
Make Me a Super Model UK (FIVE)
The Boss in Coming to Dinner C5
The Model Agent Ireland ( RTE)Bust a Move UK (MTV Networks)
Bigger Than ….. (SKY)
In 2010, Mark was honored by Sir Paul McCartney at the world- famous Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and made a ‘Friend of LIPA’, one of the highest honours ever bestowed by the University.
In 2011, Mark has also been made mentor & patron of The Royal Academy of Dance
Mark also holds both American and British nationally. A part from work Mark’s passions includes Travel, Scuba Diving & not forgetting his love of cooking
Take a look at Marks IMDb entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2915796/resume
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