Christopher Villiers and Richard Smedley met on the set of First Knight in which Chris was acting and Richard was a personal trainer. They had an idea to create an agency of skilled military background artistes. 2020 Casting was founded soon after and the agency swiftly grew to encompass all manner of abilities and talents.
2020 Casting established a new way of working that made a huge impact on the film industry and proudly was the first agency to take digital photographs of its artistes. Many advances in technology have been made since then but we have always remained at the forefront and were also the first to use text messaging systems to contact our artistes before it was even commercially available!
Chris is an actor with a list of film and television credits spanning over thirty years, ranging from Top Secret, First Knight, Stig of the Dump, The Vice, Casualty and Midsomer Murders.
Richard is a technical advisor and actor's personal trainer with twenty years experience in the British and International film industry.