Amanda Beckman Associates

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About Us

ABA - Amanda Beckman Associates (formerly Urban Collective) is a leading boutique acting agency representing a select list of established actors and new talent with exceptional potential.

We provide comprehensive acting representation with genuine personal management and client relationships built on integrity.

We aim to empower our clients, champion equality and nurture talent, creating a supportive environment and giving honest advice on navigating a competitive industry.

At ABA we use our shared decades of experience to create opportunities and forge connections with industry professionals to encourage our clients to flourish in the areas that are the best fit for them and their careers.

& nothing makes us prouder than being there watching our clients excelling on stage or seeing them shine on screen!



We’ve worked with Amanda for many years and have followed the agency as it's grown. We’re thrilled to be able to work with Amanda and her clients on both long term regular roles and visiting guest artists on a range of our projects.

Peter Hunt, Head of Casting, Hollyoaks / Lime Pictures


Here is an agency with unwavering levels of allegiance, respect and personal care to all its clients, and I believe it’s that personal approach that sets ABA apart from other agencies.

I’ve always looked forward to any production I’ve been invited to by ABA, as their eye for spotting and nurturing talent is pretty incredible, since I’ve been wowed by each and every performance.

I think if I were to ever return to acting, ABA would definitely be the first port of call, since one can’t help but feel this agency will be there for its clients, every step of the way.

Layke Anderson, Casting Director and Director


Amanda was recommended to me by a producer who told me we’d get on and we hit it off straight away. We always have a laugh and I’m very comfortable with her and know that she has my best interests at heart.

Laila Morse


I’ve been with ABA for 13 years now, and that entire time I have felt  secure, valued, protected and supported. I have had some incredible auditions, castings and opportunities and casting teams and producers have always commented on how much they like my agents, and I can only ever agree, they’re just lovely, fabulous people!

Leanne Jones


Amanda Beckman has been my agent for many years, and I cannot speak too highly of her. She is a champion of equality and diversity from very old actors to young up-and-coming stars and in this world of high tech which now surrounds us, oh what a joy it is to have an agent who picks up the phone… Amanda is always there for you.

Amanda Barrie


I feel in very safe hands with Amanda and Tim. Approachable and totally professional, they understand where I want my career to go and I know they’ve got my back.

Samantha Giles


I love working with Amanda, she’s always so attentive, gives excellent advice and gets me great deals! She always makes you feel so special. Nothing is too much.

Claire Sweeney


Our production company has worked with Amanda Beckman Associates many times over the last few years and on every occasion it was an absolute joy. Besides all the professionalism and enthusiasm Amanda brings to any project, she has the most wonderful sense of humour which makes working with her an even greater pleasure. We can always depend on Amanda to get the right people for the casting we need.

David Vickers & Richard Chandler, Directors. Extravaganza Productions Limited


Since first contacting Amanda at ABA I have been so relaxed regarding the process of finding cast members that not only suit my brief perfectly, but are kind and professional themselves. The entire process massively relieved your sterotypical production stresses and aided pre-production greatly. Huge thank you to Amanda and the team at Amanda Beckman Associates, I look forward to getting in touch the moment the next project begins pre-production.

Richard Summers-Calvert, Managing Director, Crucible Films Ltd


Every one of your client rosta who worked on the project was simply fantastic and also, on a personal level you were such a pleasure to work with along the way. Your professionalism and working style was a real breath of fresh air... I look forward to working with you again.

James Welling, MD – Stringbean Ltd


My production company has worked with ABA a few times, in particular we cast one of their actors at short notice last year, and found Amanda and her team to be responsive, supportive and collaborative. The actor in question was talented and enthusiastic and injected new spirit into our tour. We would absolutely work with her again, and have since used Amanda Beckman Associates as a first stop for casting.

Rebeca Cobos Sanchez, Executive Producer, Parlon Film Company


I have worked in partnership with Amanda Beckman Associates now for over a decade and consider them to be a goto agency when I’m casting a production.  They fully understand the casting brief so the clients they submit are always of a high calibre and always worth seeing.  The administration process surrounding the hiring of their clients is always smooth and sets the tone for a great working relationship between producer and the client.

Lee Waddingham, Producer


As the director of a touring theatre company the task of finding appropriate actors can be challenging. ABA have been supportive and positive in all my dealings with them. Amanda has taken our needs into careful consideration when selecting actors to put forward. I have been impressed with the range of talent and very happy with the actors from ABA that I have worked with.

Cordelia Spence, Artistic Director, The Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company


Amanda Beckman is an honest, loyal and extremely hard working professional. She is discerning but knows talent when she sees it. Four years ago (in 2013) Amanda was one of only half a dozen agents to attend our London Showcase  from which she offered representation to three young actors. Within eighteen months, one of those graduates, Sarah George was appearing as a regular character in a popular TV soap.

Terence Mann, Course Leader/Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire