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David Grindrod CDG

Casting director

Career Highlights

Theatre includes: 42nd Street (Drury Lane); Bat Out of Hell (Dominion); Candide, Carousel (ENO); Cats (Palladium, UK and international tours); Chicago (West End and UK tour); Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre); Groundhog Day (Old Vic); Hairspray (Shaftesbury and UK tours); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park); Mamma Mia! (worldwide); Matilda (Cambridge); On the Town (ENO); Once (Phoenix); School of Rock (New London); Shrek (Drury Lane and UK tour); Sunset Boulevard (ENO and UK tour); Sweeney Todd (ENO); The Beggar’s Opera (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord); The Commitments (Palace and UK tour); Wizard of Oz (Palladium).


Film includes: The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Joel Schumacher.

Musical ensemble casting: Aladdin (Disney), directed by Guy Ritchie; Beauty and the Beast (Disney), directed by Bill Condon; Mamma Mia!, directed by Phyllida Lloyd; Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, directed by Ol Parker; Mary Poppins Returns (Disney), directed by Rob Marshall.

UK dancer casting: Nine, directed by Rob Marshall.

Television includes: The Sound of Music Live (ITV BAFTA award); How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria? (BBC1, 2007 Emmy Award), and all subsequent Andrew Lloyd Webber talent searches. David Grindrod Associates are members of The Casting Directors Guild of Great Britain and David is an Associate Artist of the Old Vic Theatre under Matthew Warchus’s artistic direction. Associate Casting Directors: Will Burton CDG; Stephen Crockett CDG. Casting Assistant: Ella Darbyshire.

Last updated: 2nd October 2023