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The Markham Agency

The Markham Agency

A Talent for Talent

About Us

The Markham Agency is the ultimate boutique agency that embodies the positive qualities of large and small agencies alike.

Founded by John Markham, we are located in the centre of London’s Theatreland and have a broad network of world-wide contacts. We have an impressive heritage and are committed to providing our clients with the close, personal relationships they deserve and offering casting professionals the best range of talent. We have an affiliation with agents and management companies in Los Angeles to ensure our clients gain maximum exposure to the US market and global opportunities as their career progresses.

John Markham - Company Director:

Trained at E 15 Acting School in London and was then awarded a scholarship from Granada Television to pursue a one year Post Diploma Course offered jointly by Manchester University and Manchester Polytechnic. For the next twenty years I worked as an actor, director and theatre practitioner. As an actor I enjoyed seasons at many of the country’s leading theatres, and took part in ‘Number One Tours’, and plays and performances in London’s West End. I toured throughout Europe , America and Canada and moved slowly from theatre into film and television including a stint as a regular in the soap “Brookside”. During this time I also directed several shows, and won an award for a production I directed starring a rather young Gary Oldman in one of his first jobs. After 20 years as an actor I felt the need to eat on a more regular basis and rather than move into an area I knew nothing about I decided to utilise my knowledge and skills by capitalising on my theatrical experience and my extensive contacts by becoming an agent.  I became the world’s oldest apprentice with an established agency and remained with them for two years before setting up my first agency John Markham Associates.  7 years later I formed Markham And Marsden and 6 years ago formed ‘The Markham Agency’. We are a flourishing boutique style agency with a specialist musical division, and a ‘commercials’ department. We look after an impressive list of both established and young emergent talent and have an envious reputation amongst our peers.   Sarah-Jane Bourne - Musical Theatre Agent:

SJ worked as an actress in professional musical theatre from a very young age and was a leading member of The National Youth Music Theatre, before making her West End debut at just 19. She later completed her full time professional training at The Royal Academy. SJ then continued her career in  musical theatre playing leading roles in the West End, and many major theatres across the country. She has also worked for a number of years as a coach and workshop leader/director at leading institutions, specialising in her love of acting through song, performance and audition work.

SJ delights in the nurturing and development of her clients, specialising in Musical Theatre.

  Graeme Legg - Senior Agent: Having started as a voice over agent in London, Graeme travelled to Sydney and was somewhat seduced by the sun and beach so a four week holiday was extended and he worked at leading agency RGM Artists as an acting agent for three and a half years. Upon returning to the UK Graeme joined Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd. where he worked as a senior agent for eight years before moving to Wasserman Media Group where he continued to build a successful list comprising of both actors and presenters, both of which he continues to represent at The Markham Agency.  
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Markham Film, TV & Theatre

We place clients in feature films, tv series and prominent theatres and tours both in the UK, US & Worldwide.

Markham Commericals

We place clients in ads across the globe with an impressive casting network. We specialise in buyout negotiation & agreement.

Markham Musical Theatre

We have a reputation for expert knowledge and mentoring for musicals in the West End and Worldwide.  

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