Artists One represents many of South Africa's top award winning actors and fresh new talent as well. We take pride in being a small selective agency placing our professional actors in film, television, theatre, commercials, voice-overs and corporate and industrial theatre and videos. Our credo is integrity, professionalism and passion and we adhere to a strict code of ethics. Our responsibility is to our actors and to our clients and we strive at all times to deliver excellent service to both.
The agency was started in 2004 by Patti Dwyer who had been in the industry for many years, working first in Johannesburg before returning to Cape Town to start Artists One. She retired in 2015.
Having worked for a commercial bank for 25 years, Mike joined Artists One in 2005 and, following Patti’s retirement, has taken over ownership of the agency. On a day to day basis he is responsible for finance and accounts.
Karen joined Artists One as Senior Agent in 2013. An honours graduate of Stellenbosch University, she started her career back-stage specialising in sound. Her resume’ to date includes first-hand knowledge of the commercial, stills and modelling industries.
Shanay joined Artists One in August 2019. Having obtained a Higher Diploma in Education and Training in 2016, she taught for a while before becoming interested in the Film Industry and working as a freelancer.
After working for various companies, Warren worked in the operations area for a large listed company for a number of years before joining Artists One in 2016.