• Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhora in BAAR BAAR DEKHO
  • Tallulah Hadden in SPACESHIP
  • Udo Keir in ZERO
  • Karen David in AMAR, AKBAR AND TONY
  • Simon Merrells in JUDAS GHOST
  • Elizabeth Henstridge in TOOTING BROADWAY
  • Rosie Day & Anna Hogarth in GOOD NIGHT
  • Goldy Notay, Laura Aikman and Amrita Acharia in AMAR, AKBAR AND TONY
  • Meera Syal in AMAR, AKBAR AND TONY
  • Finlay Robertson in BLACK DUST
  • Simon Day in NFU Charity Film
  • Alexa Davies in SPACESHIP
  • Freema Agyeman in NORTH V SOUTH

As a UK London based Casting Director, Shakyra’s Mediterranean warmth and gritty determination is what instantly sets her apart. Recently honoured by her peers with two nominations in the UK Casting Directors Association’s Inaugural Casting Awards in both the Feature Film and Short Film categories, Shakyra employs her considerable expertise to tailor casting calls to each job.

After attending drama school in London, the decision to move to the other side of the camera seemed a natural progression for her. Shakyra possesses that rare combination of deep intuitive talent and obsessive work ethic so sought after in a Casting Director.

Working across several genres, Shakyra has made her mark on a large spectrum of visual media, specialising in British Independent feature films, European co-production films, television and commercials.

A staunch believer in championing women’s achievements in filmmaking, Shakyra is adamant in advocating diversity in casting. Her personal touch and unfailing investment in every project which she takes on ensures that she will not rest until she casts every role flawlessly.

Shakyra Dowling Casting will share your passion to find the perfect actor no matter the scope of the job.

Shakyra is a voting member of Casting Directors Association the European Film Academy and the Casting Society of America


(UK Casting Director, London Casting Director, Film Casting Director)