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. 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, working across all areas of the agency. Harriet loves her job!
Born in Cape Town, Julie studied history at university before starting at Olivia Bell in 2015. She quickly made herself indespensible. Despite Olivia Bell Management keeping her very busy, Julie still finds time to cook chicken kievs and enjoy a good British drama.
Ellie originally trained in Musical Theatre before qualifying as a Lecturer and teaching this subject. She quickly discovered that it's frowned upon to sip champagne in the classroom on a Friday afternoon out of your 'best teacher' mug and realised a change of career was necessary to accomodate her thirst for Champagne Fridays. After previously working at Shepperd Fox, Ellie joined Team OB in 2016. She is immensely passionate about contemporary musical theatre, particularly anything by renowned composer Jason Robert Brown.
Clara has over fifteen years experience in accounting, HR, learning development and project management. She is the Finance Manager here at Olivia Bell and The Managing Director of Clarity Ltd. Clara is an American who has lived here nearly twenty years, married with four children, two dogs, her own business and Olivia Bell Management to look after - she's the most efficient woman we know! Her passion is for keeping those around her feeling inspired and motivated but give her a calculator and a spreadsheet and theres no stopping her.