Marie Findley and Josephine Ravenheart head the Artists Division and have nearly 50 years of experience in the arts and
entertainment business between them. Marie was a television writer for 12 years, specialising in children's tv and comedy -
contributing material for Ant & Dec and Smack The Pony.
She later became a film critic, a script reader for the Irish Film Board, and collaborated on numerous Ken Russell shorts before
working in commercials casting, prior to becoming an agent. Josephine has been an actor, deviser of comedy, choreographer
and director for over 20 years - working at the forefront of innovative site-specific and immersive theatre with pioneering
companies like Punchdrunk and Les Enfants Terribles. The inspiration behind her move to W Artists was to become the agent
she always wanted to have!
All actors at W are encouraged to continue training no matter their level of experience because no artist can ever stop learning.
Our actors have a broad range of experience within film, tv, theatre and commercials. Our roster also includes a prime selection
of emerging talent from Britain's drama schools. In addition, and in line with W's ethos of fitness, health and wellbeing, we
represent a number of artists with highly specialised crossover skills in dance, competitive sports, aerial work & gymnastics,
martial arts, fight & stunt experience.
In many ways, W Artists can be seen as a one-stop-shop for any action based film or tv series. Agents, Marie and Jo, also have a
knack for identifying those models lucky enough to be blessed with both acting ability and good looks, and have successfully
guided them to a career on stage and screen.
The different skills that Agents Marie and Jo have developed compliment each other perfectly and give them a rare gift for
spotting talent, nurturing it and helping their artists get a foot in the door. As with every division at W - it is all about a family feel:
at W Artists,no one gets forgotten.
Actors can expect regular reviews of showreels, head shots, and Spotlight CVs to maximise their potential. And, as live castings
become less common, W Artists have a designated studio space for rehearsing and filming self tapes. Marie and Jo are on
hand to read in and direct - Marie focusing on bringing out the writer's voice and Jo on the actor's individual character choices.
This is a bespoke service - unique to W Artists and indicative of a supportive agency that believes its reputation is king.