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.
Gold began casting while at university, studying at Christ's College, University of Cambridge. After casting the HBO series Rome, Gold was hired in 2009 by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to cast a new HBO series, Game of Thrones, alongside Robert Sterne.
Gold has been responsible for the casting of roles in seven of Mike Leigh's films since 1999.
Selected television credits
|2011–2019||Game of Thrones||73 episodes|
|2016||The Crown||20 episodes|
Selected film credits
|2007||Mr. Bean's Holiday|
|2009||A Christmas Carol|
|2011||Attack the Block|
|2010||The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader|
|2014||The Imitation Game|
|2014||The Theory of Everything|
|2014||Exodus: Gods and Kings|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens|
|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
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. In 2015, she and Sterne were also nominated for an Emmy for casting the miniseries Wolf Hall. In 2014, Gold was nominated for a Casting Society of America award for her work on the film The Theory of Everything. In 2016, Gold was awarded a BAFTA Special Award at the Television Craft Awards for her career in casting for television and film.
Gold's partner is Frank Hewetson, a logistics coordinator for Greenpeace and together they have a son.
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