JLA Talent Group open Manchester office at The Sharp Project
JLA Talent Group has opened a new office at Manchester’s creative production hub The Sharp Project.
The talent agency, founded in 2016 by Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks, EastEnders and Casualty), Simone Clark (Emmerdale) and Archie Purnell (BBC, Channel 4 and Tiger Aspect), are expanding their business after the success of their London office.
Head of Talent Archie Purnell says, “JLA Talent Group was formed to find and develop exciting new talent, to build on our existing industry contacts and be that ‘Agent’ that all 3 of us never found.”
“With the expansion and success of the agency we felt it was the right time to relocate our Manchester office to such a creative and digital space. As a team we all fell in love with The Sharp Project on the first visit and are very proud to call it our home.”
“Since forming in 2016 we’ve been very fortunate to work with some amazing clients & see them go on to appear on shows across ITV, BBC, Tiger Aspect, Netflix, HBO, AMC, Amazon Prime, Film 4 and Sky.”
JLA Talent Group manage a select and diverse range of talent including Jacob Roberts (‘Damon Kinsella’ in Hollyoaks), Jamie Dorrington (Emmerdale’s new character ‘Gaz’), Crissy Rock (known for playing ‘Janey York’ in Tiger Aspect’s Benidorm), Celebrity Big Brother’s Casey Batchlor, Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks), Kel Allen (Known for playing Lulu Lockett in Coronation Street) and many more.
Rob Page, Commercial Director of The Sharp Project said:
“Having a dynamic range of support businesses on-site is really important for developing the TV production offering both here at The Sharp Project and our sister site Space Studios.
JLA are a great addition to the tenant community and we’re proud that Archie, Simone and Jamie have chosen The Sharp Project to develop the next stage of their business.”
About JLA Talent Agency
JLA Talent Group understands how tough the industry can be for actors. This is why we only have the best, most dedicated agents working hard for each of our clients acquired needs. Our mission is simple… “We want to create as many opportunities for our actors as possible.”
With over 35 years’ experience within the team, we have created solid relationships both UK and Internationally allowing our actors to fulfill their passions and dreams within TV, Film and Theatre.
Archie Purnell – Had started out as an actor, and worked extensively in comedy for BBC, Channel 4, Tiger Aspect and King Bert. Whilst acting, he worked in casting for drama and comedy, and progressed into working many a few top Manchester and London agents’ before making the move to JLA Talent Group.
Simone Clark – Simone is a great comedy and drama actress. She appeared as Sandra in ‘Emmerdale’ and has worked many years working as a model. Simone has also worked in TV Production, as well as retaining a first class honors in business development.
Jamie Lomas – Jamie is a well established actor that is known for playing ‘Warren Fox’ on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks. In 2013- Jamie joined the cast of EastEnders to play troubled soul ‘Jake Stone’. Jamie has appeared in Doctors, Casualty, and Stella to name a few.