Testimonials

I am pleased to be recommended to actors by many of the top agencies. See below a selection of testimonials.

Your Headshot advice is a priceless eye opening’ into the world of Casting Directors expectations from Actors Headshots.

Canelle Hoppe

Actor

Thank you for taking such lovely pics. They got me a new agent, who remarked on them being very good.

Angela Eyton

Actor

Carl is a true professional photographer when it comes to what you want and gets it exactly right. The session is very relaxed with no time limit. He gives you enough time to evaluate the photos throughout the session and makes it very personal. Carl is a very friendly person and very affordable and from a casting directors POV he knows what’s best when considering your photos. Will definitely go back again. He comes highly recommended. Brilliant job. Thanks Carl

Paul Kulik

Actor

I highly recommend Carl Proctor Photography. What a wonderful man and wonderful photographer. He knows what works and is professional, friendly and relaxed. I have been going to Carl for many years now and will always use him. I always have so many great photos to choose from. Thank you Carl.

Suzy Bloom

Actor

Very calm, relaxed session, with frequent pauses to have a look at the photos so far. I felt at ease throughout, which is very unusual for me.

Mary Farragher

Actor

Carl really takes the time to understand what it is you want to represent with your Headshot’s, and offers a relaxed shoot that will give you a great choice of a number of different looks for your profile. As a casting director, I feel he also gives really practical insight into what is a very subjective process. Great value for money, and really pleased with the results.

Dan Willis

Actor

EXCELLENT headshot photographer who really understand the business from the casting end. Very professional and very friendly – made me feel really at ease. I am VERY pleased with the results.

Brendan Weakliam

Actor

Carl’s photos always get an excellent response from casting directors. He is wonderful at bringing out the best in actors and the resulting photos are full of personality and reflect how my client will look when walking onto the audition. Often, when a client’s audition rate has fallen, the fresh pictures Carl has done for them has turned their careers around and they are back out auditioning within the month.

Samantha Dodd

Agent, Carey Dodd Associates

Just had a wardrobe fitting for a commercial I’m filming next week -first one in ages and thanks in no small part the great new headshots by Carl Proctor.

Rebecca Tremain

Actor

Best head shots I have ever had. Great guidance as to what I needed in term of range and a free career advice session thrown in from a top casting director.

Sam Northam

Actor

Carl is an excellent photographer and a very easy-going, friendly person.  I really enjoyed my headshot session with Carl. I felt relaxed, as there is no time limit.   It was fantastic to be able to look through and evaluate photos on the spot, regularly throughout the session. As a casting director too, he considers your photos from that p.o.v., which is helpful as an actor. His sessions are excellent value for money. The shoot felt personalised, he really cares about getting you good photos.  I am very happy with my headshots from Carl, highly recommend and would definitely go back to him a third time. Thank you Carl!

Vita Oldershaw

Actor

I got my photos done with Carl in 2010 and I absolutely loved them so I wanted to get them done with him again. The second time round I am even more delighted! Carl is a brilliant photographer! I highly recommend him. Affordable with excellent results.

Lizzy Dive

Actor

Carl is a fantastic photographer and made me feel very comfortable. He produces very natural photos and gives you a wide range of shots.

Stacey Leigh

Actor

Your work is of high quality much needed these days in actors photos.

Laila Debs

Agent, CA Artistes Management

Carl Is a fabulous photographer who really puts you at ease. Highly recommended

Alison Lewin

Actor

Carl is a wonderful photographer. The session was very relaxing with no time restraints and he guides you well to get natural shots in natural lighting with different looks. Also can do outdoor shots which makes a nice contrast and advise you on which are the best ones if you’re struggling to choose. Easy to work with and the results are so much better than previous photographers I\’ve been to. Highly recommended.

Dean Bramwell

Actor

Very impressed. Puts you at ease, spends a lot of time helping and advising if necessary. Gives you massive amounts of choice as you go along and listens carefully to what you are aiming for.  Highly recommended.

Antonia Davies

Actor

Carl was very friendly and helpful and produced some great headshots for me.

Oliver Hewett

Actor

Can’t recommend enough. Carl was friendly, professional and generous with his time and expertise. I felt relaxed through out the shoot and I am really happy with the end results.

Madelaine Ryan

Actor

My session with Carl was everything I had hoped it would be: relaxed but professional, focused, and very productive. There were plenty of shots that I would have been happy to use, and Carl worked quickly to complete and send out final versions of my chosen images. Carl really knows what to look for, and how to get the best from a sitter, and I am confident in highly recommending his work.

Esmé Patey-Ford

Actor

Great studio. Lovely guy and very good headshots. Very relaxed and easy going – yet productive – session.

Graeme Henderson

Actor

Well done Carl, you managed to make something of an older face without doing weird tricks. Just what we need as actors and women!

Susan Kyd

Actor

Carl is a great photographer, very keen to get the job right for you and one of the friendliest casting directors in the country. His pricing is very competitive and well worth the money. I couldn’t recommend him higher.

Mike Rogers

Actor

Carl is an excellent head shot photographer. Highly recommend him to other actors !

Carina Birrell

Actor

I was dreading this but I had a brilliant session. Carl was kind, careful, friendly interested, interesting and took his time to ensure the photos were right. We were able to delete the bad ones there and then and I still had a huge number of contact sheets with very good photos. Very reasonably priced too. Highly recommend.

Alison Rose

Actor

Carl’s approach really worked for me and I couldn’t be happier with my headshots. He is very professional and focused and I think that made me step up as a professional too, as opposed to an awkward participant. He regularly stopped for us to have a look at the shots he’d taken and breaking up the session in this way gave me not just a break from posing but the chance to re-focus.  I couldn’t believe how many of the shots I really loved and it was actually really hard to choose the final 5. I would totally recommend Carl and would not hesitate to use him again. My shots are really vivid and characterful and it’s the first time that I’ve had headshots done where I actually recognise myself. Thank you!

Emma Perry

Actor

A fantastic, relaxed session. Highly recommended.

John Hastings

Actor

Great photographs in a relaxed, professional atmosphere. Highy recommended.

Carrie Cohen

Actor

A lovely man, who was very professional. Felt like you were working together to get the best result. Reasonably priced and great results.

Samuel Clements

Actor

Highly Recommended

David Arazi

Actor

Carl is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional and he puts you at ease through the whole process and always ensures you are happy with the results. I recommend him to anyone needing head shots.

Jamie Chrispin

Actor

Excellent session. Carl was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The session was not rushed at all, helpful advice was given and the images were viewed there and then and edited accordingly. Highly recommend!

Louise Green

Actor

I would certainly recommend Carl! He gives you a lot of time, he’s very helpful, and I was really happy with the results

Victoria Kempton

Actor

Carl provided an unhurried, relaxed session. Shots were viewed and edited as we went along and great advice given, all of which made it easier for me to choose my final selection. I would highly recommend Carl.

Jonathan Voe

Actor

Second time I have used Carl Proctor. Shoot was professional and just what I wanted. There were about 400 shots taken in total and I loved well over 200. Really excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough!!!

Alicia Bennett

Actor

I have never enjoyed getting headshots or been particularly thrilled with the results before, but I was so happy with both the session and the resulting shots this time. Carl is great. Rather than just trying to get you to relax by chatting to you and taking lots of shots, he is quite technical about the whole thing (chin down, more sparkle in the eyes, etc etc) which was much more useful. Also, we looked at the photos on a big screen regularly and discussed what worked and what didn’t, so I left the session already knowing that it had been pretty successful. He uses natural light and doesn’t fuss about with different backgrounds.. oh, and you don’t have to hold one of those silly reflector thingies! I would *definitely* go to him for my next lot of headshots. Simple, professional, not too pricey (plus he’s a very nice guy). Ideal.

Joanna Hickman

Actor

Second time I have used Carl Proctor. Shoot was professional and just what I wanted. There were about 400 shots taken in total and I loved well over 200. Really excellent. Can’t recommend highly enough!!!

Alicia Bennett

Actor

I enjoyed the session and was very pleased with the results – I would definitely use him again!

Victoria Kempton

Actor

Really pleased with the photo’s. Carl is relaxed, helpful and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend him.

Lin Clifton

Actor

Good relaxed photographs that look unposed and natural. So no surprises when you walk in!

Ian Flintoff

Actor

Really nice photographer and casting director. Had a very relaxed photo session and would recommend him to others.

Donna Canale

Actor

A great photographer who gave lots of advice. Recommended.

Louise Berryman

Actor

10/10. Put me at ease and catered to my needs perfectly. Highly recommend. Very Professional.

Dale Page

Actor

Carl is a terrific professional: as a casting director and an actor he really understands what a headshot should be.

Ric Cooper

Actor

Excellent photographs. Carl is very experienced, relaxed and I was able to look at each batch of photos immediately after they were taken making choices easier.

Lin Clifton

Actor

awesome! Never been so happy, and found it so hard to choose

Adam Hall

Actor

Brilliant. Lovely shots. Friendly and professional.

Effie Woods

Actor

Very good. Friendly and good value

Peter Manchester

Actor

I have never enjoyed getting headshots or been particularly thrilled with the results before, but I was so happy with both the session and the resulting shots this time. Carl is great. Rather than just trying to get you to relax by chatting to you and taking lots of shots, he is quite technical about the whole thing (chin down, more sparkle in the eyes, etc etc) which was much more useful. Also, we looked at the photos on a big screen regularly and discussed what worked and what didn’t, so I left the session already knowing that it had been pretty successful. He uses natural light and doesn’t fuss about with different backgrounds.. oh, and you don’t have to hold one of those silly reflector thingies! I would *definitely* go to him for my next lot of headshots. Simple, professional, not too pricey (plus he’s a very nice guy).

Joanna Hickman

Actor

A real talented man with a lot of knowledge of what will work and is required. Definitely recommend.

Andrew Lewis

Actor

A great photographer who really puts you at ease, would highly recommend him.

Laura Mulholland

Actor

Carl is excellent at making you feel perfectly at home during the shoot. It is an intimate and unimposing atmosphere. Hence, Carl gets natural headshots that really look like you.

Victoria Boden

Actor

Carl Proctor was great. I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere during the session, and being able to choose the pictures on a screen as we went along. There were so many good ones to choose from at the end, and I am very happy with the result.

Lucie Louvrier

Actor

A great photographer who really puts you at ease, would highly recommend him.

Laura Mulholland

Actor

The shoot was relaxed and easy, and Carl was open to ideas. You got to see the photographs as they were taken, and go through them all afterwards. He was quick to send the contact sheets, and quick to edit them. I would highly recommend him.

Oliver Mawdsley

Actor

Very efficient and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Donna Louise Bryan

Actor

Brilliant, relaxed and professional photographer. Lots of patience when taking photos, and lots of casting ideas in mind when preparing shots. Highly recommended

Lauren Morgan

Actor

A fantastic photographer. Great pics and made me feel really relaxed.

Christopher Barlow

Actor

Carl was great, very professional, really knows what works and what doesn’t and was easy to chat to. He says the shoot will take as long as it takes and he means just that. I was there for nearly 4 hours! You watch the shots back on a TV screen as you go, which really helps and he provides you will everything that was shot on a CD afterwards. He holds nothing back and doesn’t charge extra for anything. His indoor shots are the best I’ve seen because they don’t have a horrible ‘studio’ background.

Lindesay Mace

Actor

I was very happy using Carl Proctor. He made the process very easy and relaxed which helped a lot. I was very pleased with the photos at the end.

Louise Beresford

Actor

I enjoyed an excellent session with Carl, and found the head shots that resulted to be very well done and useful.

Jeffry Kaplow

Actor

Very pleased with my photos and was a delight to work with.

Robert Peacock

Actor

Excellent. Can’t recommend him highly enough

Madeleine Brolly

Actor

Carl is great to work with as his professional and easy going manner helps you to deliver natural and expressive headshots.

Maura Duffy

Actor

Great to work with and took some really nice pictures! Highly Recommended!

Tom Blumberg

Actor

Just fantastic. He was so relaxed and put no time pressure onto the shoot. We stopped at regular intervals to see how the pictures were looking and to learn from them. He was particularly good at directing – focussing on the minutiae to really make the shot work. I have never been so flumoxed by my contact sheets! So many good ones!

Katherine Mount

Actor

I’d strongly recommend Carl Proctor if you’d like a good headshots with someone who knows what the industry is looking for and checking your photos with you every so often to see how to improve on what’s missing.

Anna Afanasyev

Actor

I would thoroughly recommend Carl. There was no feeling of being rushed and he put a lot of effort into getting the right shots both inside and out. The approach of viewing photos as you go along is great and really useful.

Julia Glass

Actor

I spent a really enjoyable and professional morning with Carl. It was very relaxed and because we could constantly delete unwanted photos, we could work until we found the perfect ones. Carl new exactly what looked good so could give me excellent direction which i really appreciated. I would definately recommend him.

Emma-Kate Beard

Actor

Carl was recommended to me by staff at Mountview at the beginning of my course. I’d never had head shots taken before, but as there was no time limit on the session I didn’t feel under any pressure, helping me to relax. He was also really good at directing me to try subtle differences in pose and attitude. Being able to review all the shots on a TV screen as we went along meant we quickly found what worked well for me and could discard anything that didn’t straight away. Carl delivered the contact sheets, my chosen five touched-up images, and the CD containing all of the images really promptly. He has also since been quick to respond to my requests for further images – even over a year after the shoot. I can’t think of anything he could have done better! A top quality, friendly, and reliable service. Thank you Carl!

Lizzy Mace

Actor

My photo session with Carl was great. I instantly felt relaxed in his company and we spent plenty of time talking about what I hoped to achieve from the session. There was no time limit and I never felt like I was being rushed. I’m so pleased with the end results, there were no extra hidden costs (which are sometimes found with other photographers) and it seemed like nothing was too much trouble. Many thanks Carl.

Ingrid Course

Actor

Carl Proctor is a superb photographer and I am delighted with the results.

Lizzy Dive

Actor

Very relaxed photoshoot and great value for money – I am pleased with all the photos and would recommend himto anyone.

Meghan Treadway

Actor

Carl is a fantastic photographer with tones of patience and is very generous with his time, allowing you to proof the shots as you go along which is incredibly useful. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone!

Alexis Strum

Actor

Great guy, very helpful and very professional!

Oliver Hewett

Actor

Highly Recommend

Elizabeth Henstridge

Actor

Carl is a fantastic photographer who I highly recommend. He made me feel at ease and also captured a number of different styles: I was left feeling I had a number of photos that I would be proud to use at castings.

Amanda Doherty

Actor

An excellent photographer.

Lucinda Lloyd

Actor

Carl is a fantastic photographer, very professional and reasonably priced. Best mug shots I’ve had. I would highly recommend a session with him.

Alicia Bennett

Actor

Provided very relaxed atmosphere for nervous camera shy actor

Katie Krane

Actor

Nice relaxed atmosphere, gave plenty of time and good variety of shots.

Angela Nesi

Actor

Great shots. Would highly recommend him.

Melanie Gray

Actor

Carl was so easy to work with and gave me a variety of different styles of headshots to choose from. I would highly recommend him.

Sophie Grace Connor

Actor

Carl was really friendly and really took time over my photos. He went through the photos as we went along to make sure I was happy with the shots, and he emailed me proofs quickly. His rates were reasonable too.

Nicola Sangster

Actor

Excellent service, a great guy and some fantastic headshots James Naylor

Actor

Excellent service, a great guy and some fantastic headshots

Alexander Andreou

Actor

Enjoyed the session and highly recommend Carl Proctor. I will definitely go back to him in the future.

Vanda Grace

Actor

I could not have been happier with the results. Carl Proctor is a fantastic photographer who spends a lot of time with you to make sure you get the best possible photos for you. He provides a great package – of all the photos taken that day, inc in colour and b/w as well as an assortment of different crops, and 5 pictures of your choice that are retouched. Highly Recommend him.

Amy Fox

Actor

Excellent. Highly recommended.

Danielle Corr

Actor

Can’t recommend Carl Proctor enough. Really relaxed session at a competitive rate – could see the images as we went along. Really pleased with the results.

Emma Kedge

Actor

I am very happy with my photos. I think they are very good. The natural lighting works very well because I look like myself, very natural and not fake. I´m also very happy that I have a collection of very different photos, which is useful for different castings. Carl also took very good time with me which I think is very important and in the end we had lots of good photos to choose from.

Maria Dalberg

Actor

Carl was great – very generous with his time and lovely to work with.

Lin Sagovsky

Actor

Excellent. Highly recommended.

Danielle Corr

Actor

Highly recommended, friendly, painless and very naturalistic results!

Gary Cady

Actor