Ireland’s biggest talent agency sees profits rise

Lisa Richards agency clients include Pierce Brosnan, Keith Duffy and Amy Huberman

Actor Cillian Murphy is among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency.

Actor Cillian Murphy is among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency.

 

An Irish talent agency that represents many of the country’s leading entertainers, writers and directors, recorded profits of just €41,984 last year, newly filed accounts show.

Among the clients of the Lisa Richards agency are Hollywood actors Cillian Murphy and Pierce Brosnan; comedians Des Bishop, Mario Rosenstock and Dara O’Briain; director Jim Sheridan and actors Victoria Smurfit and Amy Huberman.

Abridged accounts filed with the Companies Registration Office show accumulated profits at the agency increased from €231,991 to €273,975 in the 12 months to the end of June 2015.

Employment costs, including wages and salaries, increased from €600,501 to €600,808. Directors’ remuneration rose to €131,427 from €131,070 a year earlier.

The agency, which was founded in 1989 by Lisa and Richard Cook, was originally established as a theatrical agency. It now employs 15 people between Dublin and London.

Other performers represented by the agency include former Boyszone star Keith Duffy, actors Michael McElhatton and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and comedian Deirdre O’Kane.