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Holestone Gate Road
Holestone Moor
S45 0JS

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 Type Year Role
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