Day 143 – Nina Gold

Nina Gold

Nina Gold was a casting director for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. She was also the casting director for the TV series Game of Thrones, The Crown, and dozens of other films and TV series over the last 20 plus years.

The video below is from 2016 when Gold received a special BAFTA Award. It has three parts: an introduction where actors, directors, and producers talk about Gold’s work, Gold’s acceptance speech, and a short interview with Gold.

Gold talks about casting Daisy Ridley and John Boyega in The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss talk about the huge impact she had on the series. After watching this video I would be very surprised if Gold wasn’t involved in the casting of the new trilogy of Star Wars films coming soon from Benioff and Weiss.

Check out the entire list of women in 365 Days of Star Wars Women in the Women in Star Wars Index. It includes highlights from each post plus notes which posts include new 365 interviews with actresses, writers, artists, and more.

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