Isle of Man Actors, Vloggers & Influencers
The Isle of Man may only be small in size, but it is home to a great many talented individuals. From actors to musicians, artists and creators, maybe owing to it’s thriving creative scene and supportive network of professionals. The famous Bee Gees were born here, as was Broadway actor Samantha Barks and the huge Bollywood star and influencer, Amy Jackson. Beckii Cruel found fame in Japan, becoming a teen pop phenomenon and Harry Potter’s mother, played by Geraldine Somerville, has roots on the Island.
Others came and stayed. You might spot Gimli, or in real life known as Bafta award winning actor John Rhys Davies, in the streets. Some local famous faces from media or chat with some top Isle of Man Vloggers offline.
Hollywood A-listers who filmed here include Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Christian Slater (Robin Hood), Daniel Craig (James Bond), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Carribean), Jude Law (Captain Marvel), Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), Kathleen Turner (The War of the Roses), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Lauren Bacall (How to marry a Millionaire), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing), Penelope Cruz (Volver), Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) and Zac Efron (High School Musical).
Brit superstars and entertainers Bill Nighy (Love Actually), Colin Firth (Mamma Mia), Gemma Arterton (Hansel and Gretel), Jodie Whittaker (Dr Who), Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen (Changing Rooms), Stephen Fry (Blackadder), Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) and Dame Maggie Smith (Harry Potter) have filmed here as well, and the TT would of course attract some petrol heads, both teams from former and new Top Gear have filmed here.
Casting Your Series, Feature or Short
If you decide to shoot on the Island and would like to have direct access to location scouts, facilities management, models or acting extras, the Island has a dedicated agency – Ex-Isle Casting and Film Facilities Agency. The Agency provides a full A-Z of professional services for film-makers, including a diverse portfolio of background artists, actors, singers and models.