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A RESPECTED NAME

Billy Marsh Associates is one of the most highly respected names in the entertainment industry. As top television agents with a unique balance of clients, the company handles the flourishing careers of some of the nation’s most talented young artistes, as well as being famous for representing a most prestigious and select list of the longest established star names in television, musical theatre and the media.

YEARS OF SUCCESS

Following the fine traditions of its remarkable founder, Billy Marsh, the Agency continues its proud reputation over years of positive, practical success, through genuine care and absolute commitment to its clients and to the industry which it actively serves.

VAST EXPERIENCE

Billy Marsh Associates is a dynamic, progressive and creative Agency. Led by Billy Marsh’s protégé and business partner, Jan Kennedy, the Agency’s dedicated team handle all aspects of business with enthusiasm and proven ability.

THE HISTORY OF BILLY MARSH

Billy Marsh was one of the leading Theatrical Agents for over 30 years from the earliest days of commercial television. The success and enduring popularity of some of his best-known clients, including Morecambe & Wise, Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth, to name but a few – is possibly the greatest testament to his talent and the esteem with which he is held. Billy was the only Agent ever to be the subject of ‘This is Your Life’.

Respected and as loved as he was, it was agreed that his final resting place would be in The London Palladium which is very fitting for a man who was the doyen of Agents and who helped many stars begin their careers at this wonderful theatre. Billy’s ashes were interred close to the stage where many performers of today see the blue plaque placed in his honour.

We at Billy Marsh Associates proudly continue to bear his name and we were delighted that Billy was chosen to be the subject of ‘Great Lives’ on BBC Radio 4. The programme was presented by Matthew Parris. He talks to Michael Grade who worked with Billy and William G. Stewart who Billy represented for many years. To listen to the programme click here

LATEST NEWS

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Michelle Ackerley shows her football skills

Michelle Ackerley has been putting her football skills to the test with Ballers, the home of soccer skills on YouTube. With over 100k subscribers and more than 2.8 million views, the Ballers Freestylers taught Michelle a variety of football freestyle tricks pitch side at Wembley stadium to raise money for Comic Relief. See how she got on at their YouTube Channel here

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The National Lottery – In It To Win It – new series

Dale Winton presents a new series of his hit show In It To Win It every Saturday on BBC1 at 8.20pm.

For more information click here

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Esther to appear on The Chase

Esther Rantzen will appear on ITV1′s The Chase Celebrity Special on Sunday 27 September at 7pm.

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The Perfect Morecambe & Wise

Eric and Ernie conduct a scientific lecture with a paper bag, keep an appointment with psychiatrist Sir Alec Guinness, encounter trouble on the stairs with Penelope Keith and clean up with Sir Elton John, who performs Shine on Through. Watch The Perfect Morecambe & Wise shows every Friday at 10pm on BBC2.

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Ross King’s new book published

Ross King has teamed up with Scottish author Shari Low to write “Taking Hollywood” together as Shari King, published by Pan Macmillan on 14 August 2014.

1993 – In front of a galaxy of stars, three young film makers accept their Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Davie Johnston, Zander Leith & Mirren McLean, childhood friends from a rough housing estate in Glasgow, have taken Hollywood by storm. Only they know what they did to get there…

2013 – Twenty years later Davie Johnston is the top host & reality show producer in town. Mirren McLean is a respected writer & movie director & Zander Leith is box office gold. But they haven’t spoken to each other in twenty years, their relationships devastated by one horrific secret.

For more info or to purchase click here

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Louise Hulland joins BMA

We are delighted to announce the addition of award winning journalist, documentary maker & presenter Louise Hulland to the Billy Marsh Associates roster. Louise has over 10 years of experience working as a reporter in news & current affairs & can be seen reporting regularly for London Live. She also has a strong presence on various radio channels & was named an Up & Coming Radio Star by The Independent when her first documentary, Missing the Message won her a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award. She has produced a wealth of content for both radio & television & has recently launched a series of documentaries for London Live, making four programmes for the documentary strand Platform 8. It is for this channel that she has made her directorial debut as a film maker with her first programme, The Wrong Way Home which uncovers the truth about unlicensed minicabs in London.

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Sir Bruce is back, recording for BBC1 Entertainment ‘Bruce Forsyth’s Hall of Fame’

This is a co-production produced by Kalooki Pictures and Hat Trick Productions for BBC1.

The legendary Sir Bruce Forsyth is back in his first show since announcing he is stepping down from hosting Strictly Come Dancing after more than a decade – in Bruce Forsyth’s Hall of Fame. This Saturday night entertainment series comes to life hosted by Sir Bruce with some of the biggest names in show business taking to the stage to celebrate the artists who inspired their careers.

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Dr James Logan joins BMA

We are very happy to announce that Dr James Logan, a presenter, expert & senior lecturer at the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has joined our client list at Billy Marsh Associates. In addition to conducting internationally renowned research, including self-experimentation with parasites, James regularly appears as an expert on shows such as Embarrassing Bodies, The One Show, Bang Goes the Theory & The Discovery Channel’s Weird Connections to name but a few. His knowledge & passions span many areas, including travel, health & biology. He is also a massive health & fitness enthusiast.

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Sky at Night Magazine

We are delighted to announce that the much loved Impressionist & space enthusiast Jon Culshaw has joined The Sky at Night Magazine as a columnist. His column will be entitled Exoplanet Excursions & this off-world travelogue will take readers on a tour of the Kepler 62e system. It will be a voyage of awe & discovery through the beautiful yet hostile environments that make up space.

Jon said “each month in our Exoplanet Excursions I shall bring these exotic other worlds to life as our human senses might perceive them, imagining such alien experiences as what it would feel like to watch four suns of varying hues set after a blizzard of raining glass”.

To catch up on Jon’s latest column, click here

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Matt Johnson – Heavy Rep Gear Ambassador

Billy Marsh Associates are excited to announce that Matt Johnson has just been unveiled as the brand ambassador for clothing brand Heavy Rep Gear.

When he’s not busy presenting on TV & radio, Matt can often be found getting a sweat on in the gym & is a big believer in their brand philosophy. Based in Wales, Heavy Rep Gear are one of the UK’s leading brands for fitness & lifestyle apparel creating unique fashionable clothing for athletes.

Matt said: “I am beyond excited to join forces with Heavy Rep Gear as their brand ambassador. I’ve been a big fan of their sportswear ever since they started. I’m also very much looking forward to working with them closely, as they continue to grow their brand globally to international markets, promoting a positive & healthy lifestyle, via badass workouts!”

More exciting news coming soon. See the Spring/Summer range here

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Pollyanna Woodward to blog for Seraphine luxury maternity wear brand

Gadget expert & TV Presenter Pollyanna, who is also due to give birth later this year, is delighted to announce that she’ll be blogging for the luxury maternity wear brand Seraphine. Her blog will cover all aspects of pregnancy & her experiences of being pregnant, as well as trying to clear up many of the myths that new Mum’s face when pregnant. It will also feature a list of her must have baby technology! Her first blog will hit the website soon so watch this space..

For more info on Seraphine click here

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Jon Culshaw supports Prostate Cancer UK’s Man vs BBQ campaign

Jon has teamed up with Prostate Cancer UK and to show his support for the charity and their brilliant work, has recently taken part in their Man Vs BBQ social media campaign, which challenges men across the country to hold a Father’s Day barbeque – and start the fireside chats that could save a life.

Jon provided a wonderful voiceover for a wildlife spoof with Gregg Wallace, where they urge men to get their mates together for a “MAN v BBQ” grillathon. Adopting a reverential ‘David Attenborough’ tone, Jon narrates as a pride of males in their natural habitat-beer, bangers and barbies – bristle in alarm when the female of the species breaks cover with a plateful of salad! Whilst the tone of the campaign is fun and lighthearted, the message at the core of the films is really strong and hard-hitting. Jon said “There’s a great momentum behind the Prostate Cancer UK charity right now – it’s great to support the campaign of helping prostate cancer become just as visible an issue as breast cancer is. What better way to help the cause than by having a barbecue this summer and helping keep the focus on men’s health.”

For full details and to watch the film / see behind the scenes link click here

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Dementia Friends Campaign

Fiona Phillips and a host of star names are among the celebrities who’ve teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society and Public Health England to star in a new video for the Dementia Friends campaign. The initiative aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia, and encourage support of people suffering from the disease and those who look after them.

The video, in which stars perform The Beatles track I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, can be viewed here

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Hilary Devey

Hilary Devey was one of three expert panellists at a recent event entitled What is the DNA of an entrepreneur? at the Royal Institution in conjunction with Hiscox Insurance.

Hilary and her fellow panellists (Luke Johnson, CEO of the Centre for Entrepreneurs and Andrew Green from Gallup) considered the weighty questions around small businesses and entrepreneurship and their life in business. Hosted by broadcaster and science writer Vivienne Parry OBE, the debate was a lively one! For a flavour of the event, click here.

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Radio Academy Awards

The winners of the 2014 Radio Academy Awards, recognising the best of the best in the UK Radio Industry and celebrating outstanding achievement, were announced on Monday 12th May. The Secret World on BBC Radio 4 featuring Jon Culshaw picked up the Gold Award for Best Comedy.

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Hilary Devey

Hilary is about to embark on an exciting new series for Channel 4. To be announced soon!

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Dickinson’s Real Deal

David Dickinson has again signed with ITV to present the eleventh series of his hugely popular daytime show, Dickinson’s Real Deal.

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Alison O’Neill – Cool Places video project

Shepherdess Alison O’Neill runs guided walks through the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and likes to go barefoot, feeling the ground beneath her feet. Cool Places joined her at her farm in the Howgill Fells to check out her favourite walks and wild swimming spots in the wonderful landscape that is her backyard. To watch the video click here
For more information on Cool Places click here

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Matt Johnson to front exclusive content for Vue Cinemas

Matt is now presenting entertainment & film junkets for Vue Cinemas. Interviewing the stars of the big blockbusters hitting our screens, Matt will be getting all of the inside information from the cast whilst bringing us a sneak preview of the films themselves! See the latest one with the cast of ‘The Stag’ here

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Sam & Mark

Listen to Sam & Mark’s Radio Show, 96.4 Free Radio every Sunday at 11am.

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Children’s BAFTA win for Sam & Mark

We are delighted to announce that Sam & Mark scooped their first BAFTA in the Presenter category for their CBBC Show – Big Friday Wind Up. For more information click here and to watch the Red Carpet Arrivals click here

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