Managing Director Xania founded Olivia Bell with her cousin Izzabella Hyams in 2000 at the age of eighteen. Izzy is now a producer based in Los Angeles, whilst Xania has dedicated her life to establishing Olivia Bell Management as one of the most respected agencies in London. She is immensly proud of the hugely talented, diverse & successful family of clients that she loves sharing with the OB team.
At the end of every week, Xania insists on hosting with a glass of champagne!
Ant made his showbiz debut in the mother and baby competition at Pontin’s. He won the Andrew Lloyd Webber scholarship at Arts Educational and performed in the National Youth Theatre. After ten successful years he hung up his ballet shoes and worked for many of the UK’s best known celebrities, learning the other side of the business. As an eclectic agent he has published books, handled numerous branding deals, worked with clients on reality shows, built Press and PR campaigns and has many Musical Theatre clients to his name – his first love!
Gavin studied history of film at Lancaster University. He started his career as an intern at Working Title & Ruby Films. Prior to joining Olivia Bell in 2010, Gavin learnt the ropes of the industry under renowned agent Ken McReddie. Gavin’s hobbies include staying late in the office, sleeping in the office and working outside of the office.
Robin joined Olivia Bell Management as an agent in 2012. He started his professional life at London Management, before working with casting directors Gail Stevens and Jina Jay. Robin has since worked as a European casting director exclusively for Terrence Malick and is a member of the European Film Academy. In his spare time, Robin is a big fan of 40’s & 50’s Film Noir, a keen photographer & is a season ticket holder at Luton Town.
Harriet graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Drama and Film.
She worked for the BBC, ITV, Dowling and Erdely & Identity Agency Group before joining Olivia Bell Management in 2013. Harriet works alongside the team to manage clients across the board in Theatre, TV, Film & Musical Theatre and loves how fast paced the industry is!
Born in Cape Town, Julie moved to Devon at an early age and has been in the UK since. She studied drama and theatre which led to a love of screen, especially Television.
After studying History in Bristol, Julie started working at Olivia Bell in 2015 and works on the Film, TV and Theatre side of the agency.
Julie frequently attends panels, film festivals and events with graduates. She feels it’s important to prepare final year students for the first steps into their career.
Ellie originally trained in Musical Theatre, before qualifying as a Lecturer & teaching Performing Arts. She was always incredibly passionate about a career in the talent management industry so after previously working at Shepperd Fox, Ellie joined Team OB in 2016. Her passion lies in contemporary musical theatre & nurturing young talent.
Finance Manager Clara has over fifteen years experience in accounting, HR, learning development and project management. Clara is an American who has lived here over twenty years. The most efficient person we know, she looks after one husband, four children, two dogs, her own business and Olivia Bell Management! Working in Clara’s team is the amazing Nikki Davis, another whizz with a calculator.