Ken McReddie Associates Relaunches as The Artists Partnership
Ken McReddie Associates Ltd, one of UK's leading talent agencies, has re-launched with a new name, The Artists Partnership, reflecting the way that the company has grown and its progressive strategy for representing its clients in the UK and internationally.
The Artists Partnership represents internationally recognised actors including Idris Elba acclaimed for his performance in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Jack Huston (American Hustle), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Margin Call), Myanna Buring (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Downton Abbey), Diane Kruger (The Bridge, Inglorious Bastards), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) and Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), as well as leading British TV talent including David Suchet (Agatha Christie: Poirot), James Norton (Death Comes To Pemberley),Martin Shaw (Inspector George Gently), Reggie Yates (The Voice, UK), Philip Glenister (Mad Dogs), Marc Warren (Hustle), Sue Johnston (The Royle Family) and Jenny Agutter (Call the Midwife). The agency also represents a host of up-and-coming talent; Vanessa Kirby (Jupiter Ascending, The Hour), Joanna Vanderham (What Maisie Knew), Aneurin Barnard (Moonfleet, The White Queen), Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), Michael Socha (Being Human) and Matt Stokoe (Misfits).
The Artists Partnership has been breaking new ground as an agency since it was taken over by CEO Roger Charteris and the Marcus Evans Group five years ago. Most recently, The Artists Partnership has set up a Literary and Development Department headed up by Robert Taylor, who has moved across from the agency's Talent Department. Its in-house Development Department is working as a partner and co-producer with clients to develop projects, across theatre, film and TV. In addition, the agency is now working for The First Time with a growing roster of writers and directors. Currently the agency is packaging and exec producing a feature film project and developing a West End musical with an A-list theatre producer to open in 2015.
Under Abi Harris who joined the agency in 2009, bringing with her an impressive list of international talent, The Artists Partnership has also been progressive in building branding and endorsement partnerships for its clients. Talent agent Abi Harris says "The full service environment at The Artists Partnership provided me with the perfect platform to introduce and develop such partnerships with our talent in the luxury, corporate and philanthropic sectors, whilst brokering brand, broadcaster, filmmaker and producer relationships with our talent across all platforms."