Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Night

Filming is underway in London on new BBC drama One Night. The four-part series is written by aPaul Smith (Desperadoes) with Spaced star Jessica Hynes and Douglas Hodge (Robin Hood, Mansfield Park) headlining the cast.

They are joined by Georgina Campbell (represented by Bloomfields Management) playing rebellious but bright teenager Rochelle in the 2nd episode and newcomer Billy Matthews (represented by BWH Agency) who plays 12-year-old Alfie in the final episode. A few hours short of his 13th birthday, after an evening out with his mates, a rite-of-passage event forces him to make the most grown-up decision of his young life.

The opening episode centres around the story of Ted (Douglas Hodge). After years of hard work, Ted's future looks uncertain. On the day he is throwing a barbecue to impress his boss, a teenager from a nearby estate refuses to pick up the litter dropped outside Ted's house and he decides to take action - with life-changing consequences.

In Episode Two, the story centres on Rochelle (Georgina Campbell) the seemingly rebellious teenager from Ted's story – but will Rochelle's bright academic future be in jeopardy because of Ted's actions?

Episode Three focuses on Carol (Jessica Hynes), Rochelle's mum. Carol has to contend with three kids and a job she dislikes. She also harbours an ambition to have her own on-stage career. But when her eldest son, Jake (Joshua Osei), tells her the police are looking for him, will she defend him or hand him over?

One Night is due to be broadcast on BBC One in the Autumn/Winter schedule.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

First look at newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff

Credit: Agatha A. Nitecka

Film4's Wuthering Heights, directed by Andrea Arnold and starring Kaya Scodelario as Cathy and newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff, will premiere at the Venice film festival, and be released in the UK late 2011.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First look at Albert Nobbs

Screenterrier reported back in December last year on the casting of Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson in Glenn Close's new feature film, ‘Albert Nobbs’.

Here's a first look at them both alongside the writer, star and producer Glenn Close who plays the title character – a woman in 19th century Ireland who disguises herself as a man in order to survive and work but whose deception leads her to an unusual love triangle.

Watch the trailer for Dirty Girl starring Juno Temple

Screenterrier reported back in May last year on fast-rising 22 year old British actress Juno Temple bagging the lead role in Dirty Girl, and now you can check out the trailer below.

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.

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Sky sitcom based around the school Gates

Filming started today in Enfield on a brand new six part comedy for Sky called GATES, a character based sitcom based around relationships formed between parents at the school gates.

Tom Ellis and Joanna Page play parents Mark and Helen who’ve recently moved to the South East where their nine-year-old daughter is starting at a new primary school. And they’re about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Essentially a character comedy, but with a nod to those sketch-like moments of madness which can only ever happen in the playground, Gates casts an eye on how relationships with parents formed during fifteen minutes of a school drop off and pick up can so easily take over your life. The school gates can be an unforgiving, socially exposed political minefield.

Gates boasts a distinguished cast that also includes:

Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Waking The Dead), Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon, Moving Wallpaper), Catherine Shepherd (Harry and Paul, The IT Crowd), Nick Mohammed (Reggie Perrin, Horne and Cordon), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood, Being Human), Toby Wharton (Silent Witness, The Bill), Nadine Marshall (The Smoking Room, The Shadow Line) and Ella Kenion (The Catherine Tate Show, Dr Who) and the young headmaster Mr Gould will be played by Will Andrews (Pixelface & Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge).

“We wanted a fresh take on familiar settings for our new comedies on Sky 1HD and GATES offers just that. The show has attracted a wonderful cast and given some terrific child actors a chance to shine. I’m thrilled to bring another new series to our customers and show the fruits of our continued investment in original British comedy." says executive producer Lucy Lumsden

Star Joanna Page said of the project: "I'm so excited to begin filming with such a fantastic cast on GATES. As soon as I read the scripts I could completely identify with my character Helen, and I'm looking forward to the world of the school run and the politics, games and mayhem that go with it. Tom Ellis is a hunk of a husband to be working opposite and my maternal instincts are being brought out working with my adorable daughter. It should be a great shoot."

GATES will be filmed in Enfield throughout the summer and will be broadcast on Sky 1 HD in early 2012.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

First look at Snow White and the Huntsman

Some character concept art for up-coming feature Snow White and the Huntsman has been unveiled at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Twilight star Kristen Stewart takes the title role, with young Raffey Cassidy (represented by Shepherd Management, and younger sister of Emmerdale star Grace Cassidy) playing the younger version of Snow White.

Former Screen International UK Star of Tomorrow from 2010, Pirates of the Caribbean star Sam Claflin, plays the prince.

With Charlize Theron as the Queen, Ravenna, with Izzy Meikle-Small as the Young Ravenna. Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, and directed by Rupert Sanders, the film is shooting in London, Scotland and Germany, and is due out in the UK on the 1st June 2012.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

First look at Truth Or Dare

Screenterrier posted the casting call for indie pyschological film Truth Or Dare, back in November 2010. With the film now in post-production, a full synopsis and first image have now emerged.

Five teenage friends are taken hostage by a vengeful psychopath and forced to play a party game with life-or-death consequences.


An end-of-year party for an 'alpha' group of first year university students turns nasty when a game of 'truth or dare' ends in humiliation for ultra-rich social misfit Felix. For five students at the gathering, this unpleasant but seemingly minor incident will have unexpectedly devastating repercussions.


Some months later, the friends meet again en route to a surprise party for Felix, who has been away traveling. Arriving at the venue - an old hunting lodge - they are met by Justin, Felix's charismatic older brother, who explains that Felix will be late for the party. He persuades the gang to join him in getting drunk in his sibling's absence, but psychopathic rage bubbles beneath Justin's charming exterior, and the real reason for the gathering is revealed: Felix has committed suicide, and Justin is determined to find out why.

The horror/thriller is written by Matthew McGuchan, and directed by Robert Heath, and stars a host of up-and-coming young actors.

22 year old Jennie Jacques (pictured above in a still from film), (represented by BWH) stars as Eleanor, described as "the sexy one". Jennie will also be seen later this year playing Jasmine in Demons Never Die (previously known as Suicide Kids).


27 year old David Oakes (represented by Conway Van Gelder), who recently featured in The Borgias and The Pillars of the Earth, stars as Justin.





Liam Boyle (represented by CAM), star of Awaydays, Powder and Land Girls, plays good guy Paul.


Newcomer Florence Hall (also represented by CAM)  plays "the pretty and clever one" Gemma.


Jack Gordon (represented by Hamilton Hodell), one of Screen International's UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2010, stars as Chris, "the hunky jock" of the group.


20 year old Tom Kane (represented by BWH) plays the geeky Felix. Tom, from Bournemouth, recently featured in Married Single Other and The Silence.

Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos (represented by Katie Threlfall Associates) who recently appeared in daytime drama The Indian Doctor, plays "The Slacker" Luke.

Truth or Dare is due to be released in the UK sometime in November 2011.

Check out Robert Pattinson in the Bel Ami trailer

Check out Twilight star Robert Pattinson, the ladies man in the teaser trailer for up-coming feature Bel Ami.

Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson), who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.

The film is due to be released on the 19th October 2011 and stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Holliday Grainger, and Natalia Tena.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The new Harry Potter child actors tell their stories....

The new young actors in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 tell their story of how they got the part. Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) moderates. The actors are Ellie Darcey-Alden (Lily Evans), Arthur Bowen (Albus Severus), Will Dunn (James Potter), Ryan Turner (Hugo Weasley), Rohan Gotobed (Sirius Black), Benedict Clarke (Severus Snape), Helena Barlow (Rose Weasley), and Scarlett Byrne (Pansy Parkinson).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Watch the Hugo trailer

Watch the amazing new trailer for Martin Scorsese's first childrens feature film Hugo (formerly known as Hugo Cabret and based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick) and starring Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Agency books open

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New CBBC series Postcode casting news

Filming started this week on new CBBC drama Postcode. You can check out the casting call Screenterrier posted for this series back in May here.

Written by BAFTA-winning writer Tony Marchant, the specially-commissioned, three-part drama, is being filmed entirely on location in South London.

It's a contemporary, urban drama set in a neighbourhood in transition – a cosmopolitan melting pot where kids from well-heeled families live side-by-side with asylum seekers, Postcode will chart the ups and downs of a diverse set of characters as they rub shoulders on a daily basis.

Rwanda-born 17 year old Roger Nsengiyumva, from Norwich, who made his screen debut last year in feature film Africa United takes the lead role of Jamal.

He is joined by newcomer Manpreet Bambra as female lead Sheela, alongside Sebastian Nanena, who recently filmed Twenty8K.

Newcomer 17 year old Robert Eades from London plays Zak, with 15 year old Alice Sykes (represented by Troika) as his younger sister Alice.

16 year old Billy Elliot and Beautiful People star Layton Williams, a student at Italia Conti, plays Sheela's best friend Russell.

Dominic Applewhite (represented  by Jackie Palmer Agency) plays Zak's best friend Freddie.

Postcode will follow the friendships and frustrations among a group of young people – from backgrounds as diverse as Somalian, Polish, Pakistani and Irish – who share a postcode but very little else. With some families facing deportation and others worrying about maintaining their family lifestyle, on the surface they have little in common. But united by football, music and the laws of the street, the youngsters have to find a way to get along.  

Sue Nott, executive producer for CBBC, added: "Postcode offers the CBBC audience a bold look at contemporary Britain seen through the eyes of young people. It deals with the reality of life faced by them on a daily basis, as their neighbourhoods evolve and change."

Channel 4 TV opportunity

Channel 4’s The Joy of Teen Sex is back for a second series! If you’re 16 – 21 and have love, sex and relationship concerns and queries please 

email teens@betty.co.uk  

or call 020 7907 0899 

Or text 07985 64 6221 

Application forms can be downloaded HERE: 

http://www.betty.co.uk/documents/C4_TEEN_SEX_under_18.doc
http://www.betty.co.uk/documents/C4_TEEN_SEX_over_18.doc


No issue is off limits! If you are under 18, we will need your parent or guardian’s consent. 

You can watch the first series now online at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-joy-of-teen-sex/4od

To reassure you, we take our responsibility as programme makers very seriously and will treat all follow up enquiries with sensitivity and respect. We are mindful of our duty of care to contributors and our obligation to seek parental consent for those who are under the age of 18.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Watch the full-length Inbetweeners movie trailer!

Watch The Inbetweeners movie first full trailer. It's in cinemas Aug 19!

Mark Jermin Management agency auditions

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Casting call for feature film Twist


'TWIST' is a modern re-telling of Charles Dickens's 'Oliver Twist' and VHJ Casting are keen to hear from young actors aged 16 - 24 who are also Parkour/Freerunning/Gymnastic/Freestyle BMX trained, for various roles.

The film is due to shoot this autumn and is being directed by Matthew Parkhill.

Please send in photos/CVs and details of a link to acting showreels and/or showreels of yourself doing the respective sport to:

VHJ Casting
22 Torrington Place
London WC1E 7HP

Here's the official synopsis:

Oliver Twist is propelled into present day London in an energetic, high-concept, modern twist in 3D.
Seventeen year old “Olly” falls in with an organised street gang in London who use Parkour to carry out daring art heists for shady stolen goods dealer Fagin.
Spectacular Parkour set pieces – as well as bike-Parkour, skateboarding, jump rope skipping, car chases, bike chases, lots of running, jumping, vaulting and sheer unadulterated energy – are seamlessly woven with traditional Dickensian themes of love, temptation and danger. Add a soundtrack to rival Streetdance 3D and a familiar cast of colourful characters – Bill Sikes, Mr Bumble and 19 year old Nancy, a skilled parkourist in her own right – to create a truly iconic reimagining of the classic novel to coincide with the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth in 2012.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Spike Island Open Casting

SPIKE ISLAND CASTING OPPORTUNITY


Are you male, between the ages of 16 and 21 years and like the idea of being in a film?

NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

A casting director is looking for local lads to be in the film 'SPIKE ISLAND'. Set in Manchester in 1990, it tells the story of 5 teenage boys who in a band, love The Stone Roses and are desperately trying to get to their Spike Island Gig.

COME AND MEET CASTING DIRECTOR JANE RIPLEY

AT THE AURORA HOTEL, PRINCESS ST., MANCHESTER
ON SATURDAY 9th JULY
ANYTIME BETWEEN 10AM AND 4PM

IT WILL BE INFORMAL, FRIENDLY AND FUN
Just come and BE YOURSELF and bring a recent pic if you have one.

Spike Island was written by 24 Hour Party People actor Chris Coghill, and there's been a change of director since the project was announced earlier in the year, with Mat Whitecross (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) now directing.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The BBC's Great Expectations rounds out its cast

Shooting is set to start this Monday on the BBC's three-part TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations.

Written by Sarah Phelps, and directed by Brian Kirk, it's billed as being "part thriller, part mystery, with a powerful love story at its heart and Dickens' trademark wit and characterisation throughout, Sarah Phelps' three-part adaptation embraces all of these qualities, delivering a vibrant, visceral, story."

Joining the already announced Ray Winstone (Magwitch), Douglas Booth (Pip), Gillian Anderson (Miss Haversham) and Izzy Meikle-Small (Young Estella) are:

24 year old Vanessa Kirby (represented by Ken McReddie), who this week made it on to Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2011 list, has been cast as Estella. After studying at Exeter University, Vanessa turned down a place at LAMDA drama school last year after being offered the opportunity to appear in three productions at the Bolton Octagon: Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Ibsen's Ghosts and A Midsummer Night's Dream and more theatre roles followed. She will also been seen in BBC2's newsroom drama The Hour later this month, playing young debutante, Ruth Elms.

Oscar Kennedy (represented by Curtis Brown) who played the young Nigel Slater in last year's acclaimed TV adaptation of the TV chef's memoir Toast, takes on the role of Young Pip.

Harry Lloyd, recently seen in Game of Thrones, and who is a descendant of Charles Dickens, is to play Herbert Pocket.

David Suchet is Jaggers; Mark Addy (Game Of Thrones, Robin Hood) is Pumblechook; Shaun Dooley (Married Single Other, Red Riding) is Joe Gargery; Claire Rushbrook (The Fades, Ashes To Ashes) is Mrs Joe Gargery; Paul Rhys is Compeyson; Paul Ritter  is Wemmick;  Jack Roth (son of actor, Tim Roth) is Orlick and Frances Barber is Mrs Brandley.

Eleven-year-old orphan, Pip (Oscar Kennedy) runs into an escaped convict on the marshes near his home. The convict, Magwitch (Winstone), orders the boy to steal a file from his Uncle Joe's forge to remove his shackles. The terrified Pip returns with the file and some food – and this innocent act of kindness is set to have far reaching consequences for them both.
Meanwhile, Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson) the reclusive owner of grand Satis House, has requested a boy be sent to her; Pip is to be a playmate to her adopted daughter Estella. Miss Havisham encourages Pip to believe that he might be destined for a future beyond the marshes, a future linked to that of beautiful Estella. Pip's hopes are dashed, though, when Miss Havisham pays for him to be apprenticed to Joe as a blacksmith; it seems his dreams of greater things were unfounded.
At first Pip struggles to come to terms with a life in the forge but eventually he accepts this as his fate. However, everything changes when a lawyer from London, Jaggers, makes a surprise visit. He informs the now adult Pip (Douglas Booth) that he is a young man of great expectations and will inherit a fortune when he becomes twenty-one. There is one condition. Pip must not enquire into the identity of his benefactor; this will remain secret until that person chooses to reveal themselves. In the meantime Jaggers is his guardian. Pip sets out for London leaving all he knows behind to pursue his new life, with his heart set on seeing Estella again.

Great Expectations will screen at Christmas on BBC One.

Agency seeking talented youth actors

Friday, July 1, 2011

Watch the trailer for The Hour



BBC2 has unveiled the first look at its 1950s news room drama The Hour, written by Abi Morgan and starring Romola Garai, Dominic West, and Ben Whishaw.

Set on a British topical news programme at the time of the Suez Crisis, it's due to premiere on BBC Two week commencing the 16th July 2011, day and time to be confirmed.

Ben Whishaw plays Freddie Lyon, a brilliant and outspoken journalist, whose passion endlessly lands him in trouble. Getting to the truth of a story can be a dangerous and risky business and it's Bel, his contemporary and best friend, who is always there to bail him out. For Freddie, Bel is so much more as well – if only he were brave enough to tell her.

Romola Garai plays Bel Rowley, spirited and ambitious and facing the most exciting and daunting challenge of her life – running The Hour. Can her passion for the truth survive the political pressure the job will bring – and will her friendship with Freddie survive her undeniable attraction to front man Hector?

Dominic West plays Hector Madden, charming, charismatic – a man whose upbringing and education have instilled in him a sense of entitlement and whose glamorous young wife has the family connections to get him the job as front man on The Hour. But, beneath the confident fa├žade, Hector has a lot to prove. Bel provides the challenge – and the spark.

Young James

Shooting began in Glasgow this week on new BBC One drama Young James which tells the story of a young James Herriot, the author and vet, while he was a student at the Glasgow Veterinary College in the Thirties. James Herriot's memoirs were previously immortalised in the long-running TV series All Creatures Great and Small starring Christopher Timothy.

Iain de Caestecker (represented by Hamilton Hodell) takes the title role of Young James, a bright, idealistic young man and the drama follows his student exploits with close university friends Whirly Tyson and Rob McAloon.
Iain, himself originally from Glasgow, played Adam Barlow in Coronation Street, and will also be seen this year in the lead role in new BBC Three thriller The Fades.

Scottish actress Amy Manson (represented by Independent Talent) who played vampire Daisy in Being Human, and Fleur in Outcasts, plays Whirly Tyson. And Ben Lloyd-Hughes (represented by Curtis Brown) who recently played Ed Miliband, alongside his brother Henry as David Miliband, stars as Rob McAloon.

The drama draws on unprecedented exclusive access to an astonishing archive from veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. This includes the diaries and case notes he kept during his student years, together with the authorised biography written by his son, Jim Wight.
Herriot would become one of Britain's best-loved authors and an inspiration for films and the long-running TV series, All Creatures Great And Small, which encouraged many others to follow in his footsteps.

Young James also stars Natasha Little (Case Histories), Ralph Riach (South Riding) and Joanna Vanderham who recently starred in Sky1's The Runaway.

Written by Ann McManus, Eileen Gallagher and Damian Wayling, and directed by Michael Keillor, Young James is due to be shown on BBC One in the Autumn.