Sam began her career in talent management in 2001, working with some of the country’s leading talent agencies, before co-founding Simon & How in 2007. As well as overseeing and directing the continued growth and development of the company, Sam is proud to represent an exclusive list of film, TV and stage actors.
Simon has over 20 years experience in running a successful agency. Simon co-founded Simon & How with the ethos of investing in people, which has meant that the agency growth has been rapid and completely organic.
Jessica is one of S&H's longest serving agents, joining the team after training as a performer and working within the industry herself. She has an extensive history in successfully nurturing new and upcoming actors, helping to establish them in TV, Film and Theatre work. Jessica works closely alongside Access All Areas and also represents a small and talented group of Neuro Diverse actors.
Bex began her career as a professional dancer and went on to become Senior Talent Agent for a leading dance agency. Bex now heads up SHA’s Dance and Special Bookings departments.
Tom’s passion and knowledge for film and TV has led him to work with directors such as Michael Winterbottom and Matthew Vaughan. Tom began his agenting career representing voice over artists and gained valuable insights into artist management. Determined to work hands on with actors again, Tom met with SHA in 2012 and has grown a roster of talent tailored to screen.
Jen began her career as professional dancer, assisting top choreographers & casting projects, before moving into freelancing as an agent's assistant at an established acting agency. Her passion for dance & promoting new talent brought her to SHA in 2015 to work alongside Bex Pashley. Jen looks after an exciting list of emerging artists & her work covers all aspects of the dance industry from musical theatre to commercial projects. Her talent can currently be seen performing in the West End, on tours & in shows worldwide.
JBR began his performing career over thirty years ago. Since leaving acting he has worked in TV Production and West End Casting and now works with a strong list of actors who work across TV, Film and Stage. JBR works closely with his clients creating individual plans which includes coaching and nurturing their career development.
Freya studied at the top Drama and Theatre arts course in the UK, before quickly finding her feet working in a casting studio & making contacts with some of the industries top casting directors. With extensive experience booking jobs with the worlds biggest brands, she manages a comprehensive list of commercial actors alongside a selective list of screen actors.
Marcus trained as an actor and has over a decade of professional experience in the industry. In addition to acting, Marcus has a wealth of experience in directing and casting for theatre. Marcus joined the team in January 2016 and in his time at Simon How has developed a client list of diverse talent that are currently working in musicals, plays as well as on screen.
Emily started professional life as a Theatre Producer and has produced work at venues including the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Park Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Theatre Royal Bath and the Arcola Theatre. She has also enjoyed freelancing for the BBC. Ultimately, her passion for championing acting talent saw her turn to artist management and for the last two years she has been thrilled to develop and nurture the careers of top, upcoming actors as an Agent.
Laura trained as an actress but her passion was always in discovering new talent. She began as a freelance Casting Director casting both theatre and the occasional pilot. Laura's passion and interest in the industry makes her the perfect person to support our busy agency. Laura is currently on the search for new talent to add to her new exciting list.
Ty has been within the Entertainment Industry since he was 6 months old landing an editorial in a Japanese Fashion Magazine. He gave that up as he prefers tennis balls to test shoots! Ty needed a new career move and has been in the security sector since the tender age of 2.
Foxton joined SHA at 5 months old and has been an integral part of the team ever since. He has a vital role to play in assisting Ty with security and makes a point of meeting and greeting all of our guests!