Lisa Richards Nordic Talent Agency opened in November 2017 and is based in Helsinki, Finland. It is a branch of The Lisa Richards Agency (founded by Lisa and Richard Cook) and represents actors from across the Nordic & Scandinavian region. The branch is headed up by Raakel Huikuri who has a background in both casting and acting, having trained in London. Lisa Richards has been at the heart of the Irish arts and entertainment industry for 30 years and represents some of Ireland’s finest creative talent. In 2007, the company opened a London office, which has grown from strength to strength and in total, the company employs a staff of 18 across both offices. Richard Cook is also the founder of the Subtitle Film Festival, which has further helped to provide access for European acting talent across the world.