Lamont Casting Agency


Lamont School of Speech and Drama

Lamont School of Speech and Drama, founded in 1982 by Principal Diane Lamont, is now recognised as one of the leading drama schools in the North West. Pupils aged 4 – 18 are taught in age-banded groups – with the drama school boasting an unusually high proportion of boys – using role play, improvisation and drama games. Pupils can also enter festivals and take LAMDA examinations. The emphasis is on developing confidence and imagination, learning drama skills, getting on with everyone in the group, but, above all, having fun!

LAMDA exams inspire and empower learners to be confident communicators. They are about achievement and having the opportunity to develop the self-confidence, initiative and communication skills learners need to realise their potential. Examinations from Grade 6 upwards gain valuable UCAS points which can really enhance CVs when applying for universities and jobs.

I teach one-to-one weekly lesson via video link or in person (face-to-faceis preferred), at a time to suit each child. If you are interested in your child embarking on the LAMDA journey with Lamont School, please email me in the first instance – – and we can set up a video link to have a discussion about the exams and I can meet your child and decide which exam/grade would be best to start with.  If you then decide you would like your child to start LAMDA exams with Lamont, the first lesson would be a free taster session.

Lessons are very reasonably priced and can be paid weekly by bank transfer. Please take a look at our Results Page on our website.  We are proud of the number of children who achieve the top mark of Distinction in each session.  Children in the North-West may prefer to take their exams at Lamont’s Examination Centre but I am happy to teach children from anywhere in the UK as learners can take their exams in any of the many Public LAMDA Centres situated throughout the UK.

Lamont Casting Agency

The Lamont Casting Agency runs independently alongside the drama school and has members from across the North West, as well as pupils from the drama school. Under the personal supervision of Diane Lamont, the agency is now one of the region’s foremost suppliers of young talent to the world of film & television, advertising and radio. Lamont Children are renowned for being natural and expressive as well as highly professional.

Latest News


Lois Stars in New BBC Drama - Lamont pupil 9-year-old Lois Cringle has been enjoying filming for new BBC1 police comedy-drama The Responder. Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) leads the cast with Lois playing the part of Lexie. Her dad in the six-part series is played by Liverpool actor Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). The upcoming series is penned […]
Bright Sparks in Brighton! - Lamont pupils achieved great success when they recently competed in the Springboard 2021 Brighton Virtual Festival. The excellent results are as follows : Solo Act (10-11 years) 1st Gabriel Osborne                         89 2nd Serafina Campolucci-Bordi    88 Solo Verse (11 years) 1st Serafina Campolucci-Bordi      90 2nd  Gabriel Osborne                       88 Prose Reading (11-12 years) 3rd Gabriel […]
Awesome Results! - Covid didn’t stop pupils sitting their LAMDA exams – albeit remotely – and coming away with an awesome set of results. LATEST LAMDA RESULTS Speaking of Verse and Prose Pass 50-64, Merit 65-79, Distinction 80 and over Introductory 3 – Joseph Edwards (D) Entry – Campbell Gie (D) Grade 2 – Sujaani Mathanraj (D), Esme […]
Outstanding Results at Chichester! - The adjudicator at Chichester Drama Festival judged one Lamont pupil as producing the ‘finest performance he had had even seen in all his years of adjudicating!’ High praise indeed for Serafina Campolucci-Bordi who was awarded 1st place for both her verse speaking and her prose reading. Serafina received 92 marks for verse (the highest mark […]
Isla is on fire as half-dragon girl Sabra - Congratulations to 9-year-old Isla Gie on her latest professional film role starring opposite the Worst Witch’s Bella Ramsey. Isla plays the character of Sabra is in Cowboy FunfaIr Productions latest film Villain. It is currently in post-production and is due for release next year. Said Isla, “Filming Villain was a lot of fun. My character […]