Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meet the characters of new E4 drama Glue

Glue, the highly-anticipated new drama series created and written by BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne, comes to E4 on Monday 15th September at 10:00pm.

Set in a small village called Overton, it's about the murder of a boy, and how it affects his friends and the community that they live in.

Yasmine Paige plays Ruth Rosen, a 20 year old provisional police officer from a Romany background. She and her Romany mum are estranged from the travelling community, but that doesn’t stop Ruth. Not much does. Not being a young single mum, or the fact that she lives in the same village as a group of friends who no longer talk to her. She’s made of stronger stuff, or at least she thinks she is. Yasmine (represented by Curtis Brown), starred in the critically-acclaimed Submarine, and was named as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow in 2010.

Charlotte Spencer plays 19 year old Tina Fallon. Tina loves horses and wants to be the first female jockey to win the Derby. A local girl, she’s been in trouble with the law before. And she'll get in trouble with the law again. Tina is unconventional, dangerous and dating Rob. Charlotte stars alongside George Mackay in anticipated Duane Hopkins feature film Bypass.

Callum Turner (represented by Curtis Brown) plays 23 year old Eli Bray, a young Romany man and brother . of the murdered boyWith his dad in jail and his mother dead, Eli cared for Cal until his brother was carted off to care - and came home a very different boy. Their relationship's always been scrappy - they’re brothers after all - but Eli loves Caleb very much. And blood always comes first. Callum made his TV debut starring opposite Helen McCrory in ITV drama Leaving.

Billy Howle (represented by Curtis Brown) plays 18 year old James Warwick, part of the group of six friends, James works on the family farm run by his mother. He is expected to take over one day, but James finds complication in the smallest things, things his best friend Rob, can’t understand at all. Billy recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and appeared in Channel 4's historical drama New Worlds.

Jordan Stephens plays 18 year Rob Kendle, who is better looking than most, more socially at ease than most, though frequently gets entangled in situations he doesn’t quite understand. But that’s ok because life’s a laugh. Rob is dating Tina, is a good friend to James and knows how to throw a good party. Jordan is one half of platinum-selling hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, and making his acting debut.


Jessie Cave plays 20 year old Annie Maddocks, who is someone no-one quite notices. She’s always there, always fun, always part of the action, but she’s not someone who pushes herself forward. Annie is fair to her core. She’s a friend to those who think they have no-one. Jessie (represented by United Agents) is best known for her role as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter franchise, she also stars as Zoe in the feature film Pride, directed by Matthew Warchus which is on general release from the 12th September

Faye Marsay plays young vet Janine Riley, a relative newcomer to the village. Janine loves animals and is extraordinarily good vet. She sees herself as self-sufficient and is fiercely independent. Faye (represented by Curtis Brown) who stole Howard’s heart as new housemate Candice in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, has since appeared in The White Queen and The Bletchley Circle, and also stars in Pride.

Tommy McDonnell (represented by Independent Talent) plays 23 year old Dom Richards, the Assistant Trainer at the stables, not part of the gang but he’s attractive and cocky - and vulnerable. A seductive combination.

Finally, Waterloo Road's Tommy Lawrence Knight plays the 14 year old Caleb Bray, an enigmatic presence. Raised by whoever was around, he went through the care system and the experience changed him fundamentally. By the time he re-emerged, he was a different boy. Tommy (represented by Curtis Brown) starred as Luke in The Sarah Jane Adventures before landing the role of Kevin in Waterloo Road.

Created and written by Jack Thorne, with additional writers E.V. Crowe, Laura Lomas and John Donnelly. The series is directed by Daniel Nettheim, Olly Blackburn and Cathy Brady.

Produced by Joel Wilson and Exec Produced by Jamie Campbell for Eleven Film, Glue starts on Monday 15th September at 10:00pm on E4.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Casting call for ITV Drama


VHJ Casting are looking for a 5-8yr old actress & a 13-15 yr old actor who are Manchester based with NEUTRAL OR LONDON ACCENTS (specifically not Northern) for a new ITV drama.

If you would like to be considered, please email a recent photo and the following details to:

1) Full Name
2) Age
3) City/ Town where you live

Please send emails to Alex at vhjcasting@icloud.com

Meetings taking place w/c 8th September in Manchester.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden are set to star in Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover for BBC One.
The 90-minute drama which will be directed by Mercurio to air on BBC One as part of its ambitious season of classic 20th century literature next year.
Holliday Grainger (represented by Troika) will play Lady Chatterley with James Norton as her war-wounded husband Sir Clifford Chatterley. Holliday played Estella in the film adaptation of Great Expectations and will shortly be seen in The Riot Club, the film adaptation of the West End play Posh, and as an ugly sister in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella.
Game of Thrones star Richard Madden (also represented by Troika) will play gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. He has also recently wrapped on Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella in which he plays Prince Charming.

Jed Mercurio, writer and director, says: “I'm hugely flattered that such a fabulously talented young cast will bring these iconic roles to life.”

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, an early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries, tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. With its original 1928 edition censored in Britain for over 30 years after it was written, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most sexually pioneering novels of the 20th century.

Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One, said “I'm very proud that BBC One continues to be a place for the very best of new British talent.”

The drama will form part of  BBC One’s season of classic 20th century literature will also include Adrian Hodges' adaptation of LP Hartley’s The Go-Between, Ben Vanstone’s adaptation of Laurie Lee’s memoir Cider With Rosie and J B Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls.

Lady Chatterley's Lover will begin shooting on location in Wales this October to transmit in 2015 on BBC One.

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