Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ready Player One Casting Call

Lucy Bevan Casting are currently casting a feature film for Steven Spielberg and are looking for two roles: a 10-13 year old child to play a Chinese boy and an 18-24 year old boy to play a Japanese role in the film. The roles will film from the end of June in the UK. No previous acting experience is necessary! See the full breakdown below!

Feature Film
Warner Bros.
Producers: Steven Spielberg, Donald De Line,
Kristie Macosko, Dan Farah
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Zak Penn
UK Casting Director: Lucy Bevan
UK Casting Associate: Emily Brockmann
Start Date: Approx. Mid June 2016
Location: London

[SHOTO] male, 10-13 yrs old, to play Chinese. Hip and knowing for his age. He speaks
Mandarin and English fluently. Wade’s friend in the Oasis who joins with him to
complete the competition. Please note: Actor should be bilingual, Mandarin and English.
(Applications must be submitted by parent or legal guardian if applicant is under 18 years
of age.)

[DAITO] male, 20 yrs old, to play Japanese. One of Wade’s friends in the Oasis who
joins with him to complete the competition. Please note: Actor should be bilingual,
Japanese and English.

The Producer is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and prohibits all
forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon ages 40 or over, ancestry,
color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status,
medical condition, mental or physical disability, military and veteran status, national
origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by

Monday, February 8, 2016

Meet the new young cast of ITV's Cold Feet

The cast of BAFTA winning comedy drama Cold FeetJames Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley – are reunited and returning to our screens after a 13-year break, and the new series has started filming in Manchester

The newest cast members are the children, who are now being portrayed as teenagers.

Actor and Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman has joined the cast of the upcoming new series of Cold Feet. He will play Matthew - the son of Adam and Rachel in the revived ITV drama.

20 year old Ceallach (represented by United Agents) from Manchester said: "I am so excited and somewhat humbled to be given such a wonderful opportunity to be part of this fantastic story which was so popular and successful 14 years ago. I cannot wait to work with the director, Terry McDonough, all the cast and crew and I am particularly looking forward to working alongside my on-screen Dad James Nesbitt - even if he is a Man United fan. I hope I can help make this series every bit as special, entertaining and memorable as the first five series were all those years ago"

He played Harry Fisher in BBC One's Waterloo Road and also recently appeared in Channel 4's hit drama Cucumber. He started presenting CBBC's Friday Download in 2011 before moving to presenting his own Radio 1 show, The Number 1 Show last year.

18 year old Ella Hunt from Devon (represented by Piers Nimmo Management), who previously starred in the family sci-fi adventure film Robot Overlords, plays one of Karen (Hermione Norris) and David (Robert Bathurst)'s twins Ellie.

TV newcomer 18 year old Daisy Edgar-Jones (represented by Hamilton Hodell), plays the other twin Olivia. Daisy is the daughter of Sky Arts chief Philip Edgar-Jones.

The eight-part series is currently shooting in Manchester and will air on ITV later this year.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Aliens come to E4

Spotted any of those messages from The Alien League that have been interrupting normal programming across Channel 4 shows as well as on radio, YouTube and in the cinema?

It's an innovative new marketing campaign for E4's new six-part drama The Aliens, which airs in March.

The culture-clash comedy drama with the premise that aliens have been living amongst us for decades. stars Michael Socha (represented by The Artists Partnership) as Lewis, a mild-mannered border guard who mans the checkpoint between the alien ghetto and the human side of the wall. But when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties and a search for his own identity.

Michaela Coel (writer and star of E4's Chewing Gum), stars as Lilyhot, an enigmatic and alluring alien who is deeply embroiled in one of Troy’s criminal gangs. When Lewis crosses her path, her fate and his become inextricably entwined.

The series also stars Jim Howick, Michael Smiley and Ashley Walters.

Aliens have been among us since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans.

The new E4 series was created by Fintan Ryan, directed by Jonathan Van Tulleken and Lawrence Gough, and produced by Clerkenwell Films who bought us the hugely successful Misfits.
The series was cast by Rosalie Clayton.

Channel 4’s Roberto Troni, who commissioned the series alongside Head of Drama Piers Wenger, said: “Scabrously funny, shockingly violent and at times positively hallucinogenic, Aliens is a wry and riotous adventure into a world that is at once entirely familiar and absolutely strange. It’s a culture clash, a gangster epic, but fundamentally it is an all too human search for acceptance and identity.”