Maureen attended the University of Glasgow (MA in English and Philosophy). She worked in a radio department at the BBC for two years before embarking on a career in a London theatrical agency. Since 1992, she has worked in film and tv casting.
She was Casting Director on feature films, The Flying Scotsman (starring Jonny Lee Miller) and Richard Attenborough’s Closing The Ring. She has worked on Calendar Girls, Saving Grace and several of Danny Boyle’s films; Trainspotting, The Beach, 28 Days Later and Millions. She also worked on the UK casting of: U-571, The Prince and Me, The Affair of the Necklace, Mansfield Park, Fifteen Minutes, The Long Kiss Goodnight & Cutthroat Island.
Recent TV Casting Director credits include the mini-series Burn Up, Diamonds, History of Mr Polly, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Wild At Heart (series 1) and Poirot, Julian Jarrold’s Great Expectations, Crime & Punishment & All the Kings Men. She worked on Spooks (series 1).
She is currently the casting director on several films in development.
Member of BAFTA, BECTU, the Casting Directors Guild and the Chelsea Arts Club.
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