Japanese noun: Natural born talent; ability; the gifted.

Talent Agency London

Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about. Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Sainou represent a select list of actors & creatives including industry award winners, household names and some of the finest young, emerging talent. Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & Theresa Hickey. We have strong links within the Film & TV industry globally, and work collaboratively with agents and managers in LA, New York, Canada and across Europe.

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The Sainou team

David Marsden
Partner / Talent Agent

David trained and worked professionally as an actor for 18 years before becoming an agent in 2001 and creating a leading London agency. In 2010 he became co-chair of the Artists’ PMA. The PMA (Personal Managers’ Association) is the leading professional body for literary and theatrical agencies in the UK. Between them, they manage the careers of almost all the UK’s dramatists and screenwriters, actors, directors and creatives both in the UK and abroad.

When not securing work for his clients, David can be found trekking through jungles, climbing mountains or exploring the world’s most exciting cities in search of a great photo opportunity.

Paul Martin
Partner / Talent Agent

Paul trained and worked professionally as an actor building a strong network of contacts and industry knowledge, before discovering his love of agenting in 2001. After many years heading a TV & Film department in a leading West End agency, he went into partnership to launch Sainou with David Marsden.

Paul’s other passions include travel, film and football. Although as a supporter of the less than successful Sunderland, it’s a subject best avoided.

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