Monday, May 31, 2010

Seamonsters


Check out Seamonsters, a low budget British Feature Film, adapted from the Royal Court Play 'Outside Of Heaven' by Martin Sadofski. 

The story concerns four teenage friends growing up at the seaside and torn apart by suicide, and stars a wealth of young British talent alongside Rita Tushingham including:

Jack McMullen (represented by David Daly, Manchester), a Waterloo Road regular.

22 year old Reece Noi (represented by Curtis Brown). Reece starred in Grange Hill, Waterloo Road and Emmerdale and can also seen in ITV's Father and Son, starting on June 7th.

17 year old Leila Mimmack from Leamington, who recently starred in Married Single Other

and 17 year old Georgia Henshaw from Swansea (represented by Mark Jermin) who starred in Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging and was most recently seen as Lara, JJ's girlfriend, in Skins IV.

Directed by Julian Kerridge, shooting has just wrapped on location in Worthing and now moved to London.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ella Purnell in Intruders

Rising star 13 year old Ella Purnell (with two films due out this year, Never Let Me Go and Ways to Live Forever) has been cast as Mia, daughter of Clive Owen (most recently seen in The Boys Are Back) in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 'Intruders', the director's first English language film since '28 Weeks Later'.

The film, a horror/thriller, revolves around the 11 year old Mia who is forced to confront her childhood demons.

Filming has just started in Madrid and will continue both there and in London.

A Boy Called Dad


A Made Up North production, A Boy Called Dad is currently on general release, after doing the rounds of the festivals last year, with its first showing at the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film. Set in the Wirral,  it stars newcomer Kyle Ward (represented by Linton Management) as Robbie, and Ian Hart (Harry Potter, Finding Neverland, Backbeat) as his estranged father. Ward’s character has to swiftly grow up as he becomes a dad himself, at 14.
Experienced 18 year old actress Sacha Parkinson (currently appearing as Sian in Coronation Street) plays Leanne, the young mother of the baby.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Camelot

About to start shooting in Ireland in June, is the new 10-part series Camelot from the makers of The Tudors, with a couple of young British rising stars in the leading roles.

Jamie Campbell-Bower has been cast as King Arthur, with Tamsin Egerton as his queen Guinevere.

21 year old Jamie has recently filmed the role Caius in Twilight:New Moon as well as Ser Waymar Royce in the pilot for the highly-anticipated HBO series Game of Thrones. Also in the latest two Harry Potter instalments, Jamie is reported to be engaged to Harry Potter star Bonnie Wright.

21 year old Tamsin Egerton, a child actress who went on to star in the St Trinians movies, can also be seen in Noel Clarke's 4.3.2.1 movie which has just premiered in London, and has just wrapped filming on the comedy Chalet Girl.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Skins film confirmed

Shooting will begin in September on the highly-anticipated Skins film with an expected release in summer 2011.

The successful E4 teenage drama has continued to grow in popularity with more than 1.5 million people tuning in to the start of the recent fourth series, and more than 8000 teenagers attending recent open auditions for cast members for the latest series.

The show's first two series featured actors such as Dev Patel, who went on to star in Slumdog Millionaire, and Nicholas Hoult, who starred in last year's A Single Man. And Kaya Scodelario who appeared in all four series is about to start shooting the role of Cathy in Wuthering Heights. Because the show is set in a sixth form college, the teenage actors were all changed for the third and fourth series and the same thing will happen for series five and six, which have already been commissioned.

Producer Steve Christian said the intention was to bring back characters from the first four series, but there would also be new characters. The script is being written by Jack Thorne, a regular Skins writer working with the show's creator Bryan Elsley, and another regular, Charles Martin, will direct.

Christian added: "Turning TV shows into films doesn't happen so much these days, probably because there's not the material out there.But what we don't want to do is to make a 90 minute episode of Skins. It would be a complete disaster."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First pics from Harry Potter epilogue

As filming on the final Harry Potter movie Deathly Hallows draws to a close, interest is focused on the ageing up of the star cast to play "parents" and the youngsters cast as their children. The first pics show an older Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ginny (Bonnie Wright) ushering their offspring Lily, Albus and James on to the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross station in the epilogue to the film.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Misfits second series

The second series of E4's hugely popular Misfits is underway. Created by Howard Overman, the Clerkenwell Films series centres on five teenagers caught in a freak storm, who are subsequently endowed with superpowers. Pictured are the main cast, Iwan Rheon, Antonia Thomas, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, and Robert Sheehan, at the read-through. Shooting is due to commence next week in Surrey.
The second series is due to screen in November 2010.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Teenage stars of Tamara Drewe

Joining the gorgeous Gemma Atherton in Tamara Drewe, the film adaptation of Posy Simmonds graphic novel which has just premiered at Cannes, are two 17 year old British actresses (Jessica Barden and Charlotte Christie) playing bored teenagers obsessed with rock idol Ben (Dominic Cooper).

Rising star Jessica Barden from Wetherby in West Yorkshire (represented by Curtis Brown) plays Jody Long. Jessica had a long-running role as Kayleigh Morton, Chesney's love-interest, in Coronation Street and also starred in Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution in 2007. She is currently filming the role of Sophie in Hanna, alongside Saoirse Ronan.

Fellow teenager Casey is played by newcomer Charlotte Christie from Suffolk (now also represented by Curtis Brown).

The two young actresses have some of the funniest scene-stealing moments in the film, playing schoolgirls who spy on Tamara in a fury of hormonal rage and envy. 
"These two girls just took off," said director Stephen Frears "We just stood around with our mouths open, we were so impressed."

Freddie Highmore makes Toast

Freddie Highmore will star as the teenage Nigel Slater in a 60s set adaptation of the food writer and cook Nigel Slater's memoir Toast.

The former child star, but now 18 year old, Highmore, has recently completed filming on Homework in New York alongside Emma Roberts.

Helena Bonham Carter will play Slater's step-mother in the BBC One drama.

Best-seller Toast, which has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, traces a childhood through foods which have gone in and out of fashion.

Slater has said he sought solace in food after his mother died when he was nine, and he then had a difficult relationship with both his father and step-mother.

He has said: "Food has been my career, my hobby, and, it must be said, my escape."

The casting was announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
Executive Producer Paul Trijbits of Ruby Films said: “Freddie and Helena were our dream choices for Toast - we’re so happy to bring the Ruby standards of quality casting to this wonderful coming of age story for a worldwide audience.”

Executive producer Alison Owens said it was a "wonderful coming of age story".

The film has been scripted by Lee Hall, who won an Oscar nomination for Billy Elliot, and will start shooting in June in the West Midlands.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Juno Temple is a Dirty Girl

Fast-rising 21 year old British actress Juno Temple who has just wrapped filming in the US on Dirty Girl in which she played the title role, is now in negotiations to play the young queen in a new 3D version of the classic The Three Musketeers which is due to start shooting in September. Last year Juno could be seen in indie favourite Cracks and the star-studded Glorious 39.

In Dirty Girl, Juno plays Danielle, the high school tramp, who is sent to special ed class for one too many inappropriate comments during sex education lessons. There she meets Clarke (newcomer Jeremy Dozier), a shy, gay fat kid with no friends. forced together for a school project, they become unwilling and unfit parents to a bag of flour called “Joan”. Danielle is determined to get to LA to find her birth father, Clarke is desperate to escape being sent to military school by his homophobic dad, so he steals his car. With Joan along for the ride, the dysfunctional little family sets off for california with no money — forcing Clarke into performing his Flashdance routine at a gay strip club for the prize money. With a glorious 80’s soundtrack Dirty Girl is a joyful treat in the vein of Muriel’s Wedding or Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Juno will also be seen in two other completed projects - Kaboom (2010) and Goodnight Moon (2010), and is about to begin work on Jack & Diane.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Compulsion

London-based Candid Casting are currently looking for moody young 16 - 19 year old actors to appear in a short film being made by director Andrew McVicars of Third Films (who received a BAFTA nomination for their short Jade).

The story is about the effects of jealousy sparked by the overwhelming power of social networking sites and the effects it has on a relationship.
We are looking for young moody actors aged 16-19 (boys and girls) to appear in this fantastic project so if that is YOU then get in touch with us by email supplying your picture, details and contact details to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Narnia 3 Update


20th Century Fox has unveiled the teaser poster for The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which is set to be released on December 10. This is the third film in the Narnia franchise and the first to be released by Fox as Disney did not pick up the rights for the third film after the less-than-expected box-office returns.

The original stars including Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes and Ben Barnes return along with Will Poulter as Eustace:
Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb – find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.
Joining forces once again with their royal friend Prince Caspian and the warrior mouse Reepicheep, they are whisked away on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands, and beyond. On this bewitching voyage that will test their hearts and spirits, the trio will face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country – a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader – can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ami Metcalf wins at Soap Awards

Look out for young newcomer 15 year old Ami Metcalf (represented by Kelly Management) who was the surprise winner of Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress for her role as Sapphire Cox in the BBC's Doctors at the recent British Soap Awards.

Sapphire is a troubled young girl fostered by Dr Lily Hassan (Seeta Indrani) in the long-running afternoon soap.

The awards will be shown on ITV1 on Wednesday, 19 May.

Mia as Jane Eyre

Screenterrier reported back in November on the casting of Mia Wasikowska in Cary Fukunaga's big screen production of Charlotte Bronte's romantic novel Jane Eyre, which started filming in March.
Jane Eyre is nearing the end of its nine-week shoot in Derbyshire. A further pic has emerged of Mia in the lead role.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Last Furlong

19 year old Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan, Perfume) has started filming on her latest feature film The Last Furlong.

Cameras started to roll on the set of ‘The Last Furlong’ on Monday, May 10th. The film, in which Harry Treadaway (United Agents) stars alongside Rachel, will shoot on location in Ireland for the next eight weeks.‘The Last Furlong’, a Franco/Irish/Swedish co-production, centres on a love between two teenagers, and is written by Nick Murphy (The Running Mate) and directed by Agnes Merlet (Dorothy Mills).

Last year Rachel (represented by Troika) filmed in Australia on "Tomorrow When The War Began", based on a best-selling Australian teen series of novels, where she took the role of Corrie.

'Tomorrow When The War Began’ follows the journey of eight high school friends in a remote country town whose lives are suddenly and violently upended by a war that no-one saw coming. Cut off from their families and their friends, these eight extraordinary teenagers must somehow learn to escape, survive and fight back.

Watch the trailer to Tomorrow When The War Began:

Filming The Great Ghost Rescue




On set pic of Toby Hall as Humphrey and Georgia Groome as Winifred taken during filming of director Yann Samuel's new feature based on the Eva Ibbotson novel The Great Ghost Rescue.

Agency books open for new young performers

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Devine Artist Management represent clients in all the traditional areas of the entertainment industry including Television, Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Radio and Commercials as well as emerging media platforms.

We are currently accepting applications from young performers aged 16 and above for consideration for representation. We are particularly keen to hear from actors based in the North West of England and in London.

Applications will only be considered by email. Please send a brief covering note, CV, headshot and showreel (if available) to talent@devinemanagement.co.uk.

As we are an extremely busy office, we cannot accept phone calls or hard copy applications sent by post. All email applications will receive a reply.


Devine Artist Management
Mayfair House
14 Heddon Street
London
W1B 4DA

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BAFTA-nominated Lauren Socha

19 year old Nottingham actress Lauren Socha has been nominated for Supporting Actress BAFTA TV award for her role as Lauren in Samantha Morton's directorial debut The Unloved.
Lauren (now represented by Conway Van Gelder) started out at the highly successful springboard for young actors, the Nottingham-based Television Workshop , an open audition there led to her casting in The Unloved. She has attracted a huge following for her role as uber-Chav Kelly in E4's Misfits and also recently appeared in the BBC's Five Daughters. Misfits has also been nominated in the Best Drama Series category.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chatroom trailer

Watch the trailer for Japanese director Hideo Nakata's first English language film 'Chatroom,' which is based on the Irish play by Enda Walsh. The film has been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and stars a host of British young talent including Aaron Johnson, Imogen Poots, Daniel Kaluuya, Hannah Murray and Matthew Beard.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sam Claflin

23 year old LAMDA graduate Sam Claflin (represented by Independent Talent) is set for a meteoric rise to fame with the news he will be the new young male lead opposite Johnny Depp in this fourth installment of the Disney pirate franchise Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Originally from Costessey, Norwich,  the former Costessey High School pupil trained at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art - which his younger brother Joe now attends.
He was also a key member of the Norwich Youth Theatre Company and played the lead in the company's 2006 production of Sinbad the Sailor and also took part in Robinson Crusoe in 2003.
Course leader David Lambert taught the young actor after he was recommended to the group by a teacher and said he wasn't surprised that Sam had snared the top film part.
"It's his third big break really - one of the first jobs he got straight out of drama school last year was a five-part series with Donald Sutherland playing his father," said David.
"For a first job that's not bad! He's just one of those lads who's never going to stop."
"He's a talented lad and I think he's going to go a very long way," he added.


Claflin filmed the historical mini-series The Pillars of the Earth last year, alongside actors Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland. This was followed by a lead role in sci-film The Lost Future with Sean Bean.




He is currently filming the younger version of rogueish Logan Mountstuart in Channel 4's adaptation of William Boyd's acclaimed novel Any Human Heart. "Newcomer, Sam Claflin embodies the idealism, vitality and naivety of the young Logan, where his lust for life and women truly begins as a student in Oxford and then Paris in the 1920s."



Now Claflin has been selected by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall to star in the key role of Philip, a youthful missionary, in Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth in the blockbuster series of films. Claflin joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, as well as Astrid Berges-Frisbey and an international cast. Shooting for the film will start in June and take Sam to locations in Hawaii, Los Angeles and the UK.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CBBC returns to Paradise Cafe

CBBC is to return to the South Pacific for a second series of comedy adventure series Paradise Café.

Endemol-owned indie Initial has returned to the island of Raratonga in the Cook Islands to begin filming on another 13 x 25 minute episodes of the show, in which a group of friends running a café confront sea ghosts determined on sabotaging their business.
 After ridding the island of sea ghosts at the end of series one, the gang decide it’s time to settle down for a quiet summer, but new challenges await them with a mysterious new arrival.

The series stars two British teen actors:

14 year old Holly Bodimeade (represented by Waring & McKenna) plays Megan.
Holly has been interested in performing from a very early age, taking her first drama and music classes at four years old.
After performing locally in theatre and short films in Bristol, she won the lead role in a BBC Radio 4 afternoon play 'Sand' about the Suez Canal crisis.
Her first TV break came in 2007 when she was cast in the CBBC drama ‘Summerhill‘, playing 11 year old Maddy, who is sent to the famously radical school after collapsing from exam stress and undergoes a personal transformation against the backdrop of the school's battle with Ofsted.


18 year old Pax Baldwin (now represented by Bloomfields Management) plays her brother Robbo.

Pax comes from Shawbirch, near Telford. He trained full time at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, and has worked extensively in Television, Radio and Musical Theatre. His West End roles include ‘Poor Baby‘ in ‘Whistle Down the Wind‘ at the Aldwych Theatre, ‘Louis‘ in ‘The King and I‘ and ‘Jeremy‘ in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang‘, both at the London Palladium, whilst he also performed in ‘The Likes of Us‘ at Andrew Lloyd-Webber‘s Sydmonton Festival.

Paradise Cafe official site




Monday, May 3, 2010

Avalon High

18 year old British actor Gregg Sulkin joins the mainly American cast of a new Disney adaptation of best-selling author Meg Cabot's novel Avalon High.

Production has begun in New Zealand on ‘Avalon High,’ a fantasy-filled Disney Channel Original Movie starring Britt Robertson (“Life Unexpected”) and Gregg Sulkin (“Wizards of Waverly Place,” Disney Channel UK’s “As the Bell Rings”).


Based on the award-winning novel by best-selling author Meg Cabot (“The Princess Diaries”), the movie follows Allie Pennington, a new student to Avalon High who is shocked to discover that her new classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur and his Court. “Avalon High” is set to premiere in fall 2010.

In “Avalon High,” Allie is ecstatic when her parents, traveling professors who specialize in King Arthur’s legend, tell her she will be staying at Avalon High until she graduates. She can finally join the track team, make new friends and be a normal high school student. But shortly after arriving, Allie discovers that something strange may be afoot.

While researching a term paper on King Arthur’s legacy, she begins to notice some interesting parallels between the past and the present – from handsome quarterback Will, his cheerleader girlfriend, Jen, and their best friend, Lance, to Will’s brooding step-brother, Marco, a quirky kid named Miles and football players who act like knights of the roundtable. The deeper Allie searches, the more convinced she is that her school is a contemporary Camelot, and it’s up to her to solve of the mystery of Avalon High before notorious traitor Mordred wins again.

Starring are: Britt Robertson as Allie Pennington, Gregg Sulkin as Will Wagner, Joey Pollari (Disney XD’s “Skyrunners”) as Miles, Devon Graye (“Dexter”) as Marco, Molly Quinn (“Castle”) as Jen, Christopher Tavarez (“Big Momma’s House 2″) as Lance, and Steve Valentine (“I’m in the Band,” “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie,” “Crossing Jordan”) as Mr. Moore.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Impossible

Screenterrier posted an audition notice for an open casting call back in January.

The auditions were for an up-coming feature film called 'THE IMPOSSIBLE' which will star Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, with Juan Antonio Bayona directing.

No news yet on the successful three young boys who will play brothers, aged between 4 and 11, in the film.

After a giant tsunami hits his beach resort in Yokohama, Japan, a Spanish family on vacation with young children gets separated and must find each other amidst the tragedy.

Sergio G Sanchez, Bayona’s collaborator on The Orphanage, wrote the screenplay.

Production is set to begin in August in Alicante, Spain and will move to Thailand in October.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Agency near Manchester seeking young actors

Orr Management Agency are a theatrical agency based outside Manchester who represent children and trained adult actors and are currently seeking new clients.


Contact:

Orr Management Agency
1st Floor 147/149 Market Street
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 8EX

EMAIL:   barbara@orrmanagement.co.uk/christine@orrmanagement.co.uk


Contact No:   01204 579842