The Latest WFT Podcast on Getting Cast – Aoife Nic Ardghail Interviews Casting Director Ali Coffey

By 13 February 2020News & Events
WFT POdcast

When it comes to finding success – what can make an actor stand out from the crowd? In this podcast, actress and director Aoife Nic Ardghail has an in-depth chat with casting director Ali Coffey about the industry and her very varied career to date.


About Ali Coffey

Ali is known for her high energy and quick wit, but beneath the great jokes told badly and unforgettable red hair is a casting director with tremendous depth of knowledge through experience. Her passion drives a tireless and passionate casting team with unwavering integrity. Straight out of the womb she was off to the theatre, hell bent on keeping her finger on the pulse of all the acting talent in Ireland. After a brief dalliance with acting in her teens, Ali started as a casting assistant at the tender and awkward age of 17, a love affair with the craft was born and from that, AC Casting sprung forth in 2002. initially carving out a niche in commercial casting, ACC has grown into a company embracing many lauded film and TV projects. Ali holds an O1 US visa awarded for demonstrating extraordinary ability in her field, she travels regularly to New York and beyond particularly keeping abreast of Irish talent stateside. In her spare time she is a judge for the International Emmys, presenter for the Emerging Directors Awards, sails the seas and raises a tiny human.

Aoife Nic Ardghail is an award-winning actress and director, known for Casual (2017), Rásaí na Gaillimhe (2009) and Seacht.

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