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.
We currently have two branches - our London Branch represents UK & International actors, and our Warsaw Branch represents actors in Poland & Eastern Europe. In early 2022, we also opened our doors to Creatives.
We work with casting directors and producers across Europe, the US and UK, providing international career opportunities to all of our talent.
The vast 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.
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.
TALENT MANAGEMENT • LONDON • WARSAW • INTERNATIONAL
Founder & Senior Agent
London & International Branch
Darren has 30+ years 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, schools 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 Assistant Agent, progressing to Junior and eventually Agent at several London agencies, before relocating first to Germany and then Poland in 2016. He founded the 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 languages and travel, and a weakness for cakes. He is also a proud rabbit-daddy, to Kazik - the Twenty-Nine Five mascot.
Wanda has been working in the industry for almost 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 where, over the course of 2 years, she was instrumental in helping to develop the careers of 14 actors. She has also produced 4 plays (a comedy, two dramas and a play for children). She has been managing the Warsaw Branch of Twenty-Nine Five Group since 2021. Wanda loves chocolate, and maintains that living next to a chocolate factory is pure coincidence. She is also a mother of two, and speaks three languages fluently - English, Polish and French.
Mark has worked across all areas of the entertainment industry for over 15 years. After graduating from Guildford School of Acting, he enjoyed a career as a successful screen and stage actor for many years, working with BBC Television, major streaming platforms including AppleTV, and performing on stage internationally from London‘s West End to stages across Europe. He has also worked behind the camera as a screenwriter and producer, helping to bring several projects to completion in the British indie scene. Mark has been working as an Agent for the last 4 years and is very excited to have joined the Twenty-Nine Five Group family at the start of 2022! He also has experience in casting and training/coaching. When not in the office, Mark is an avid gym addict - although, this is mainly to make up for his other addiction - chocolate! He is also owned by two cats who graciously let him sit on his sofa from time to time (when he's not having to shoo them from his laptop)!
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