Nina Gold

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Nina Gold
Nina Gold
OccupationCasting director

Nina Gold is a casting director known for her work on the HBO series Rome and Game of Thrones. She has also worked as casting director in movies like The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.[1][2]


Gold began casting while at university, studying at Christ's College, University of Cambridge.[3] After casting the HBO series Rome,[4] Gold was hired in 2009 by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to cast a new HBO series, Game of Thrones, alongside Robert Sterne.[5]

Gold has been responsible for the casting of roles in seven of Mike Leigh's films since 1999.

Selected television credits[edit]

Year Title Notes
2005–2007 Rome 22 episodes
2008 John Adams Miniseries
2011–2019 Game of Thrones 73 episodes
2015 Wolf Hall Miniseries
2016 The Crown 20 episodes
2017–present Taboo 8 episodes
2019 Chernobyl 5 episodes

Selected film credits[edit]

Year Title Notes
1997 The Borrowers
2002 Max
2007 Hot Fuzz
2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday
2009 A Christmas Carol
2011 Attack the Block
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2013 Rush
2014 The Imitation Game
2014 The Theory of Everything
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
2015 The Martian
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2016 Inferno
2017 On Chesil Beach
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2017 The Children Act
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gold has won and been nominated for numerous awards for Game of Thrones, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series win in 2015-2016 and 2019 and Emmy nominations for all six seasons.[6] In 2015, she and Sterne were also nominated for an Emmy for casting the miniseries Wolf Hall.[7] In 2014, Gold was nominated for a Casting Society of America award for her work on the film The Theory of Everything.[8] In 2016, Gold was awarded a BAFTA Special Award at the Television Craft Awards for her career in casting for television and film.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Gold's partner is Frank Hewetson, a logistics coordinator for Greenpeace and together they have a son.


  1. ^ Gilbert, Gerard (April 5, 2014). "Secrets of the casting couch revealed: How to pick the perfect Doctor Who, Margaret Thatcher or Paddington Bear". The Independent. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Plunkett, John (April 24, 2016). "From Game of Thrones to Star Wars: the casting boss behind TV and movie hits". The Guardian. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  3. ^ ""The entrepreneurial alternative to corporate life - join three Christ's Alumnae who run their own companies."". Christ's College, Cambridge. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  4. ^ Bingley, Charlie (August 3, 2016). "The Game of Thrones Cast That Could Have Been". HBO. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Barraclough, Leo (April 15, 2016). "Game of Thrones Casting Director Nina Gold to Receive BAFTA Award". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Game of Thrones". Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Street, Jacob (July 16, 2015). "2015 Emmy Nominees: Game of Thrones And Mad Men Lead The Chase". Inquisitr. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Bloom, David (September 22, 2014). "Casting Society Artios Awards Nominees Announced; Rob Marshall, Ellen Lewis To Receive Special Honors". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nina Gold: Special Award 2016". BAFTA. Retrieved March 13, 2017.

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