Shane Collins

Shane is a highly respected agent who originally trained as an Opera Singer with Edwin Francis and went on to study as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

After ‘treading the boards’ as an actor for a short period, he went to work as assistant to the renowned agent Susan Angel. Susan’s father was the producer, Danny Angel, and her grandfather was Vivian Van Damm of the Windmill Theatre, so she had an incredible knowledge of the business and taught Shane the art of being a good agent.

In 1986, after six years with Susan and with her blessing, Shane decided to start his own agency, which is now recognised as a market-leader.

He can boast an eclectic list of clients who work across all media. In particular he gets immense satisfaction from working with graduates, helping them to establish themselves in a competitive business.

Shane’s larger than life character and his knowledge of the business are widely recognised and he is often invited to appear as an ‘expert’ on television and radio throughout the world. He lectures regularly at Drama Schools, speaks at Festivals and, over the years, he has also directed all of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.

His passion for theatre has never diminished and he is proud to see so many clients achieve greatness, knowing that he has been instrumental in their success.