McLean-Williams Management is a theatrical agency set up to provide a first class service for actors, actresses and creatives. We have a diverse portfolio of clients working in all genres of the entertainment industry and have clients currently working in film, television, theatre, musical theatre, commercials and radio.
McLean-Williams Management was formed in 2002 in response to a growing number of well known and respected actors seeking a unique style of Management representation.
We represent our clients both in the UK and overseas, we help each individual client find the right Manager and Agent to represent them internationally. McLean-Williams Management will then liaise and work alongside the clients team with a view to their long term success here and overseas.
MWCT (McLean-Williams Cousins Theatrical) is a new production company created by theatrical agent Alexandra McLean-Williams and Olympic Gold medalist Robin Cousins. The Devil’s Advocate (for which they are rights holders) is one of a handful of new projects currently being developed for the stage.
Prior to founding McLean-Williams Management, Alexandra was a highly influential Public Relations Consultant in the entertainment industry, looking after numerous celebrities personal press and publicity needs for high profile west end theatre productions, television shows and events. Alexandra also worked on the launch of two entertainment magazines one for the highly successful Time Out Group and the other for the International renowned, Express Newspapers, before taking on the challenge of the launch of Classic FM the first commercial classical radio station in the UK, which was and still is a huge success. Alexandra’s success has enabled her to use her connections and influence to help a number of prestigious and worthy charities by linking them with the right celebrities thus gaining the charity the huge exposure needed for creating high profile and rewarding fundraising opportunities a service that she still provides to her chosen charities. By maintaining a select client list, McLean-Williams Management has formed a close working relationship with those she and her company represent, along with a personal management service to that of respected manager/agent. Her hard work and dedication has won her acclaim and respect from producers, directors and casting directors in all fields of the industry. Alexandra’s experience in media gives her superb negotiating and people skills.
Gemma Kate Gould - Agents Assistant
Gemma has been working in the performing industry since the age of 11, when she won a scholarship to the prestigious Sylvia Youngs Theatre School. Gemma went on to perform at Buckingham Palace, Record at Abbey Road Studios and appeared in Many TV adverts and voice overs, as well as Grange Hill and Eastenders. Gemma has a BA Hons in Musical theatre from Guildford School of Acting, and Many Awards from Bristol Festival of Music and Drama, including winning Musical Theatre Voice. Gemma worked for Longrun Artistes in 2011 before joining McLean-Williams Management.
Don Perretta - Advisor
Don has recently joined McLean-WIlliams Management as our adviser. With more than 25 years experience in the industry as an award-winning writer, producer and director, he is well-placed to help MWM generate ideas and intiatives, and then to realise their cross-platform potential. Don started out as a journalist in the early 80s, cutting his teeth writing cover features for Time Out (London), where he first worked with Alexandra. He then switched to TV in the early 90s, producing thousands of hours of programming (for UK networks and for international distribution) mainly in the areas of entertainment, factual entertainment, sport and documentaries. Don has had a parallel career as a media consultant, advising on many start-ups and speaking at conferences, conducting research and assisting young enterpreneurs to develop their ideas.
KT - Publishing Consultant
KT is currently acting across a number of platforms with companies - from Non-Executive Director for a sports publishing company, personal management to various personalities to consultant for media businesses, agencies and clients advising and acting as agent on all aspects of Book publishing.
Before she made the decision to work on her own she was the Managing Director of Virgin Books, a key brand in the publishing industry,gaining a reputation for launching new authors and creating bestselling franchises. KT worked there for 11 years, joining as Head of International Sales, being promoted to MD in 2000. In 2008 she led the company through a sales process to the Random House Group, staying on to ensure integration of the staff, authors and systems into their new home. Some of the publishing successes include Carol Vorderman, Lorraine Kelly, Sir Richard Branson, Aled Jones, Max Clifford, Anthea Turner and brands such as Black Lace, Gi Diet, Your Life in Your Hands and many more.
Testimonial from The MTA
Alexandra Mclean-Williams has been on our Advisory Board since Oct 2010. As a new college we were thrilled to have someone with her vast experience agreeing to assist us. Since joining the Board she has proved to be an invaluable asset – with her candid, no-nonsense approach to the industry she is always on hand with an honest appraisal of where we’re at and what we need to do to improve ourselves. Where Alex excels is that she’s extremely personable – no matter how big or small the issue we need to discuss Alex is always available with the right advice at the right time. We are proud and honoured to have 3 of our inaugural graduating group represented by Mclean-Williams Management.