Meet The Team At Middleweek Newton
After graduating from Royal Holloway University, Olivia spent five years gaining experience at various agencies, including Hamilton Hodell and DAA, before settling as assistant to the legendary Jean Diamond. Whilst there, she worked with some of the most established names in British Film, TV and Theatre. Olivia joined the MN team as an agent in 2018, taking on clients from our own MN Academy, as well as drama schools and beyond.
'I am excited to be doing this at a time when emerging talent and diversity are not only being celebrated but also recognised as intrinsic to the success of the arts. I am the token Shakespeare fanatic of the office, but my tastes are by no means limited to the Classics, I’m also a fan of anything that’s shown on HayU! Working with unique, kind and ambitious actors is what I love and hope to continue to do at MN'.
From an early age Ileana has had a passion for film, television and books, her eagerness led to the New York Film Academy where she studied for three years. After graduating she returned home to Italy and began work as an editor and director of Sky review show ’Il Cinemaniaco di Gianni Canova'. She was further employed by Sky Atlantic and E News. Ileana moved to the UK and joined Middleweek Newton Talent Management as an assistant in 2015, working under the guidance of Lucy Middleweek. Ileana has since gone onto become an agent in her own right, she now manages a client list of actors and continues to operate as an integral member of the MN team.
'I moved to London in 2015 where my obsession with theatre took hold. I began working for Middleweek Newton during the company's second year, left for a short period and gained further experience working for DAA and Jane Lehrer Associates, before returning to Middleweek Newton full time. Now a fully-fledged agent, I am really enjoying building my own list while co-agenting with Lucy. I don’t look for any one thing in a client, instead I find myself drawn to uniquely talented individuals, who I connect with on a personal level'.
Jude joined the Middleweek Newton team in 2021, fresh out of university. He is now a full-time assistant to the Agency and supports the MN team on a number of fronts.
‘Like many young people who have just graduated, I was thrown right into the thick of looking for a job without so much as a pause for thought. As someone who has always been interested in arts and entertainment, I feel fortunate to have joined the MN team.
It has offered me a unique opportunity to peek behind the red curtain and see how the industry operates, and I hope to continue learning and growing with the Agency into the future.’
Middleweek Newton Talent Management is an acting agency founded by Lucy Middleweek and Tom Newton.