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Forward-thinking Management for Forward-thinking Talent

Est. 2018, Twenty-Nine Five Group has rapidly grown to become one of the UK's most dynamic, diverse and exciting boutique agencies, owing to a tailored, forward-thinking approach to talent management. Our clients have worked on Emmy and BAFTA award-winning TV series, major studio motion pictures, streaming platforms, West End, Olivier award-winning stage productions and many international projects.

We currently have two branches - our London Branch represents UK & International actors, and our Warsaw Branch represents actors in Poland & Eastern Europe. 

We work with casting directors and producers across Europe, the US and Asia, in addition to the UK, providing international career opportunities to all of our clients.

Whilst the majority of our clients are established actors with strong credits in TV, Film and Stage, we are also very passionate about working with emerging talent and graduates.​​

We work closely with each client to develop effective strategies and guide them in every aspect of their career, drawing on our experience of more than 30 years in all areas of the industry, including film & television production, producing, management, casting, marketing, coaching and performing.

In addition to London and Warsaw, our team of agents represent actors in cities worldwide including L.A., New York, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Bucharest to name a few. 

In 2022, our Talent Department also launched a separate Commercials Division, welcoming rep submissions from performers seeking commercial representation only. 

In addition to Talent Management, Twenty-Nine Five Group also houses departments in Production (est. 2012), Casting (est. 2017) and Workshops (est. 2007) - with all four departments joining forces in 2018 as a creative collective under the new banner of Twenty-Nine Five Group.


Founder & Senior Agent

London & International Branch


Darren has 30+ years of experience across all areas of the industry, having had a successful career as: an actor (incl. TV Series Regulars and West End leads); a director and producer (incl. producing West End theatre); a casting director; a screen-acting coach (incl. The Actors Centre, celebrities, Drama Schools and Universities in the UK, studios in Berlin and Warsaw) and founding one of London's first ever Screen Acting schools and Casting Workshop companies (2007 to 2014). Darren began his journey as an agent in 2004, first as an Assistant Agent, progressing to Junior and eventually Agent at several London agencies, before relocating first to Germany and then Poland in 2016. He founded Twenty-Nine Five Group in 2018 and has been the CEO and Senior Agent ever since. Outside of being an agent, he has a passion for learning languages and for travelling, and a weakness for cakes. He is the  proud rabbit-daddy of Kazik - the Twenty-Nine Five mascot.

For Casting Directors & Productions:

For Representation Requests:

(FAO - 'Darren' or 'All Agents')



Warsaw Branch

Wanda has been working in the industry for over 20 years. She has previously worked in casting, as an acting coach, a storyboard artist, and an actress (with credits incl. popular Polish TV series, theatre in Warsaw, and Polish feature films). She has worked with major names in the Polish industry, including critically acclaimed theatre director Adam Hanuszkiewicz. Prior to joining the team of agents at Twenty-Nine Five, Wanda was the founder and manager of a theatre foundation in Warsaw where, over the course of 2 years, she was instrumental in helping to develop the career of 14 actors. She has also produced four plays (a comedy, two dramas and a play for children). She has been managing the Warsaw Branch of Twenty-Nine Five Group since its official launch in 2021. Wanda loves chocolate and maintains that formerly living next door to a chocolate factory was pure coincidence. She is also a mother of two, and speaks three languages fluently - English, Polish and French.

For Casting Directors & Productions:

For Representation Requests:

(FAO - 'Wanda')



London Branch

Originally hailing from the West Country, Josh is based in London and he joined the team of agents at Twenty-Nine Five Group at the end of 2023, with over 10 years' experience working in the industry as a producer, director and as a trustee having first trained as an actor. He has produced many shows and theatre productions at a number of esteemed theatres and London performance venues including Park Theatre, Vaults Festival and Bernie Grant Arts Centre to name a few. In addition to his experience as a producer, he has also curated and programmed numerous theatre festivals with some of the most exciting artists and companies in the UK, before making the transition to becoming a full-time agent. Throughout his career, Josh has always been passionate about nurturing creative talent and developing artists to help them achieve their goals. He is also a proud dog parent to a spaniel named Loki and a keen darts player having played for the London Darts Circuit.

For Casting Directors & Productions:

For Representation Requests:

(FAO - 'Josh' or 'All Agents')


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