Des Hamilton (director)

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Born (1965-07-08) July 8, 1965 (age 58)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
OccupationCasting director
Years active2001-present
AwardsBritish Academy Television Craft Award for Scripted Casting

Des Hamilton is a casting director who began casting in 2001 when fellow Glaswegian Lynne Ramsay asked him to help find a non-actress to play the co-lead opposite Samantha Morton in Morvern Callar. He went on to cast the whole film, famously street casting Kathleen McDermott who went on to win the Best Newcomer BAFTA. He is London based with offices in Glasgow too[1][2]

Personal life

Has one son, Ethan Buffalo, with ex-wife actress Kate Ashfield. He had professional football trials alongside David Moyes, Willie McStay at Celtic FC in his teenage years.


Television Credits

Year Name Director Notes
2011 - 2019 Top Boy Nia DaCosta Winner (First Ever) - BAFTA Award for Best Casting [3]
2017 Gun Powder J Blakeson
2014 Glue Daniel Nettheim
2013 Privado Jim Hosking
2008 Fallout Ian Rickson

Film Credits

Year Name Director Notes
2019 Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi Winner – Artios CSA Award 2020
2019 The King David Michod
2019 High Life Claire Denis
2016 Adult Life Skills Rachel Tunnard
2012 Swimmer Lynne Ramsay
2011 Melancholia Lars Von Trier
2011 Wuthering Heights Andrea Arnold
2011 Tyrannosaur Paddy Considine
2010 Four Lions Chris Morris
2009 Enter The Void Garpar Noe
2008 Bronson Nicolas Winding

In the media



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