As Head of Casting for BBC Drama Series, Jane was responsible for an output in excess of 500 hours of drama per year. This included the BBC’s highest rated drama ‘EastEnders’ as well as other hit shows such as ‘Casualty’, ‘Judge John Deed’ & the Emmy-winning ‘Waking The Dead’. More recently, Jane has run her own casting company Jane Deitch Associates and now casts for a wide variety of productions including theatre, musical theatre and films.
Casting credits include: Films: Unhallowed Ground (Best Horror Film, LIFF / 2 Supporting Actor awards, BIFAwards); Locked In with Ben Barnes, Eliza Dushku, Clarke Peters, New Years Day (Jury Prize: Raindance/Best Film: Sapporo FF); Welcome To Leathermill (short); the BAFTA-winning Shoot the Messenger with David Oyelowo and Nikki Amuka-Bird and Magnificent 7 with Helena Bonham-Carter. Other TV: Holby City; Doctors; In Deep; Dalziel and Pascoe; the BAFTA-nominated A Respectable Trade; Drovers’ Gold; The Mrs Bradley Mysteries with Diana Rigg and Walter’s War with OT Fagbenle.
Theatre: Shirley Valentine; The Blue Room and Othello; Flowers Of The Forest, The Green Bay Tree, The Autumn Garden, I Loved Lucy, The First Man, and The Last Ones (all Jermyn Street Theatre); How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying; Holy Crap; Pete n Keely; Forever Plaid; tick tick… BOOM!; Promises, Promises; Some Lovers; The Toxic Avenger; Brexit! – The Musical; It’s Only Life; From Page To Stage 2018; Unexpected Joy; The Last Five Years and Zorro; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella; The Exonerated; Little Women (and Park Theatre); The Toy Boy Diaries; Aspects Of Love (and Southwark Playhouse); The Return Of The Soldier; Putting It Together; Rags (and Park Theatre); Mame (and tour) and The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit (all Hope Mill Theatre); Night Of The Living Dead – Live! (The Pleasance); Little Miss Sunshine (Arcola Theatre); Contact – an outdoor theatre experience; Hay Fever- The Musical (Workshop); Bouncers; Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live; Women On The Verge Of HRT; Gertrude’s Secret; Diary Of A Nobody; Avenue Q; Hair 50th Anniversary Tour (all tours) and A Killer Party and Tarantula (Online).
West End credits include: Lend Me A Tenor: The Musical; I Loved Lucy; The Toxic Avenger; Bumblescratch Gala Concert; Cruise (additional casting) and The Last Five Years. Current credits include: The Addams Family (UK tour); The Rhythmics (Southwark Playhouse); Zorro and Broken Wings (Charing Cross Theatre) and The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice – UK Tour.