Daphne Waring


Having gained an honours degree in Anthropology at Durham University, Daphne studied drama and dance at the London Studio Centre. In 1994 she incorporated Waring & McKenna Ltd. and now has a diverse list of actors who work in all aspects of the business including film, television and theatre.

John Summerfield


After gaining a degree in Media Studies, John trained at LAMDA and subsequently worked for several years as an actor before progressing into management. He joined the agency in 1999 and is now a senior agent working with a client list of stage and screen actors.

Kelly Rowden


Kelly studied Contemporary Theatre at Dartington College of Arts and Musical Theatre at Towson State University. Kelly has experience in all aspects of the business.

Richard Carey


Richard graduated from University of Birmingham in English Literature and Drama. After working in production and casting, he joined the Waring & McKenna family in May 2017 to assist Daphne, plus work with the Emerging Talent team.

Alice Coombes


Alice graduated with a degree in History of Art from University College London in 2018. After briefly working in theatre production, she joined Waring & McKenna in early 2019 as the intern and now works alongside John Summerfield.

Liz Ekberg

Emerging Talent Agent

  Having spent several years directing Barry Norman's film review programme at the BBC, Liz then moved to Sky where she produced the Oscars. She now focuses on developing a list of actors aged 15-20 years.

Mia Wilson

General Assistant

Mia studied American Studies at the University of Sussex and in New York. After graduating in 2018, she went straight into the agenting industry and joined Waring and McKenna in 2020.