About us

Acting Animals is a long-established and highly professional company which is big enough to cope, and small enough to care. Our excellent reputation has been built on this approach, and we intend to keep that status.

For almost 30 years, we have trained and supplied animals for film, stills, videos, and live performances. We are a small, dedicated and highly motivated team, working with you to produce the best results, and using only positive reinforcement methods to train our animals.

We have many species and breeds of animals – ranging from locusts to eagles, mice to horses, millipedes to snakes – all raised and trained for the job, and all friendly and highly trained, ensuring the safety of all the team – animals, trainers, actors and other staff – is always given the highest priority.

If we don’t seem to have exactly what you’re looking for – ask us. If it’s available in the UK – we can get it.

We are fully licensed and insured, and work to our own strict code of practice. We are available on a consultancy basis, and can carry out all pre-production work, including risk assessment for work involving animals of any kind.

Our staff hold full DBS clearance, are highly experienced in their work, and know about camera angles, and what looks best on screen.

We are registered with DEFRA and Licenced under The Animal Welfare Act (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
North East Derbyshire District Council Licence Reference Number 20/03258/ANIEXI.

Working in all parts of the UK and mainland Europe, all animals are accompanied at all times by professional handlers, and animals can be specifically trained for clients (details on request).
Whatever your requirements for animals, we can meet them to your complete satisfaction. Contact us for a truly professional service. You won’t be disappointed.

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Production Title Type Year Role Company
Firebrand Film 2022 Animal Handler
The Colour Room Film 2021 Animal Handler
19. Arbeitende Frettchen Documentary 2019 Animal Handler
Man Like Mobeen TV 2019 Animal Handler
The Holy Ghost Zone Film 2017 Animal Handler
Ray & Liz Film 2017 Animal Handler
Super Pets TV 2016 Animal Handler
The One Show TV 2015 Animal Handler
The Tale of the Smart Saver Commercial 2015 Animal Handler
The Taxidermist Short Film 2015 Animal Handler
Extraoridnary Animals Short Film 2015 Animal Handler
The Darkness TV 2014 Animal Handler
Live n Deadly TV 2014 Animal Handler
Deadly 60 TV 2014 Animal Handler
BBC Watchdog TV 2014 Animal Handler
Rogue Traders TV 2014 Animal Handler
Wild TV 2014 Animal Handler
Four in a Bed TV 2014 Animal Handler
A League of Their Own TV 2014 Animal Handler
Inspector George Gently TV 2013 Animal Handler
Shot Short Film 2012 Animal Handler
The Dark Half Short Film 2012 Animal Handler
8 Minutes Idle TV 2012 Animal Handler
The Gadget Show TV 2012 Animal Handler
The Book that Changed the World Film 2011 Falconer
Good Morning Britain TV 2010 Animal handler/Consultant
Secrets of the CEOs Corporate Video 2010 Animal Handler
The Archers BBC Radio 4 Other 2010 Animal Handler
Finishing Post Short Film 2010 Animal Handler
InterSpecies Other 2009 Animal Handler
Blue Peter TV 2007 Animal Handler
The Hawk and the Tower Documentary 2007 Animal Handler
One Mile Programme TV 2006 Animal Handler
Harry Potter Film 2001 Animal Handler
GMTV TV 1993 Animal Handler
Play for Today - The Campaign TV 1988 Animal Handler
The Wide Awake Club TV 1984 Presenter/Animal Handler
TVam TV 1983 Animal Handler/Consultant


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