Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Young Brit lands lead in The Secret Service

RADA graduate Taron Egerton (represented by United Agents) is set to star alongside Colin Firth and Michael Caine in Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn's new film The Secret Service. The 20th Century Fox film is an adaptation of the Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons graphic novel of the same name.

Taron, orginally from Aberystwyth in Wales, graduated from RADA last year and went straight into playing Daniel in The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre followed by a role in Polly Stenham's No Quarter at the Royal Court. He will next be seen in new Sky1 drama The Smoke but The Secret Service will be his feature film debut.

He will play a street kid whose uncle (Colin Firth) teaches him how to be a secret agent. Millar has described The Secret Service as "My Fair Lady meets James Bond." 

Variety previously reported that Vaughn met with young British actors that included Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jack O’Connell, who recently landed the staring role in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, and Attack the Block star John Boyega. But the director decided to open the search up even further, which led to him coming across Egerton.

The search is now on to cast the female love-interest with potentials reported to include Emma Watson and Dark Shadows actress Bella Heathcote.

The Secret Service is due to start shooting this autumn with a potential release date of November 2014.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

First look at Romeo and Juliet

British star Douglas Booth (represented by Curtis Brown) stars as Romeo opposite American starlet Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet in the upcoming Carlo Carlei directed adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, re-imagined for the 21st Century by writer Julian Fellowes.

20 year old Douglas beat over 300 other actors to the coveted role. He is currently filming Posh.

Romeo and Juliet is scheduled for release this October.




Friday, July 19, 2013

Young cast announced for New Worlds

Channel 4 has announced the cast set to star as young idealists in a major new four-part historical drama New Worlds.

Set in the turbulent 1680s, the drama takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, as two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency. New Worlds is described as a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Scottish Skins actress Freya Mavor plays Beth, the daughter of Angelica, the Countess of Abingdon (played by Eve Best), sheltering at Fanshawe House from a country yet again on the brink of chaos under the tyrannical rule of Charles II. Freya (represented by Hamilton Hodell) can currently be seen in BBC historical drama The White Queen and stars in two Scotland-based films, Not Another Happy Ending and Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith.

Northern Irish actor 31 year old Jamie Dornan, recently seen starring in The Fall, plays Abe, an outlaw and idealist, who breaks into Beth's sheltered world and jolts her into consciousness, asking if she can standby as the liberties won with her father’s Civil War blood are destroyed?

Meanwhile across the Atlantic in New England the colonists struggle to throw off the distant but steely control of the English Crown, and two young idealists Hope and Ned  find themselves on the brutal frontline.

Hope is played by New Zealander Alice Englert (represented by Hamilton Hodell), the daughter of Jane Campion, who starred as Rosa in Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa, as well as supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures.

Her fellow colonist Ned, is played by Joe Dempsie. Joe (represented by Troika) played Chris in the original cast of Skins, and currently plays Gendry in HBO's Game of Thrones, he can next be seen in upcoming Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.

Written and created by Peter Flannery (Our Friends In The North) and Martine Brant and produced by Company Pictures (Skins, Shameless, Elizabeth 1, The White Queen) for Channel 4, New Worlds follows on from their 2008 BAFTA-nominated series The Devil’s Whore.

Channel 4 Head of Drama, Piers Wenger says: “New Worlds is a compelling four part drama capturing the political struggles of the period following the English Civil War both at home and overseas. The combination of Peter and Martine’s scripts and Charles Martin’s direction has attracted a diverse and glittering cast and we’re greatly looking forward to seeing their work brought to the screen”

Filming will start in the UK this month with director Charles Martin (Skins, Run) at the helm.

Transmission of the four one-hour episodes will be on Channel 4 in 2014.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Nationwide casting call for 17 - 22 year olds

ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, Unstoppable Entertainment and Think Big Productions, would like to announce a UK search for young people to star in the upcoming movie event LEGACY

Exec Produced by Noel Clarke (4.3.2.1, The Anomaly) and Jason Maza (The Knot, The Hooligan Factory) LEGACY tells the story of five teenagers and the ultimate party of the year. We are looking for five young actors to play the leading roles in the new film set to be released early 2014.

The production team will be conducting a nationwide search to find the five stars of the movie. Auditions will be being held in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

So if you’re between the ages of 17 to 22 and have ever considered yourself as a budding actor, please go to https://www.facebook.com/LegacyMovieUK for details on how to apply.

Follow LegacymovieUK on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest information.

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HERE'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO:

1. BE BETWEEN 17 AND 22.

2. EMAIL A PICTURE OF YOURSELF (NO GROUP SHOTS) AND YOUR CONTACT DETAILS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES.

3. BE AVAILABLE FOR AN AUDITION ON THE DATE STATED.

For Birmingham (20th July)

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

For Manchester (21st July)

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

For Nottingham (27th July)

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

For Edinburgh (28th July)

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSEDFor London (3rd August)

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSEDINFO:

-We will try and respond to as many people as possible but we can't guarantee that we will see everyone who applies.

-If selected you will be given a scene to prepare and a time to attend. (Please arrive 30 minutes early)

No previous acting experience is necessary.

CASTING BREAKDOWNS:

Sean Mason

16 Years Old, (Black/ Mixed race) The unspoken leader of the group.

A diamond in the rough showing obvious leadership qualities, but without being pushy or aggressive. Academically intelligent but doesn’t play on it. Sensible but still struggles with the churning emotions of adolescence.
He has been besotted with DANI for as long as he can remember.

Dani

16 Years old, (White)
Strong willed, fierce, aggressive yet still lovable, she is protective and more than a match for the groups’ machismo. She’s an attractive tomboy with deep-rooted femininity issues exacerbated by her elder sister YASMIN. Has known SEAN since they were in Primary school together.

P.J.

The youngest member of the group but an undeniably confident, fast-talking, street-slanging, failed womanizer. A compulsive exaggerator who puts people down to make himself feel better. Feels he is Sean’s best friend.

Cameron

16 Years Old, he’s a socially awkward technological genius and hopeless romantic. The most put upon member of the group. He’s closest to BEN after being saved by him from a beating. His intelligence is never outwardly valued, but always utilized.

Ben

16 Years Old, he’s a big-bellied, big-hearted pacifist, he’s the calm in the storm of the group. The one member that everyone loves without question. Professional food lover.
Not overly smart.

For more information and to be kept up-to-date visit:

https://www.facebook.com/LegacyMovieUK

For more information about ALCATEL ONE TOUCH please visit

http://www.facebook.com/AlcatelOneTouchUK

GOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

All at Sea casting news

Screenterrier posted a casting call back in February for a new CBBC series which has been shooting in Manchester since May and is due to hit our screens in September.

The 13 episode comedy drama series centres around 10-year-old Charlie, a highly imaginative boy with heroic leadership skills, qualities that combine to create amazing adventures and terrible chaos.

Charlie, his parents and his brother and sister have just moved to Scarborough from London, downsizing to a family home that doubles as a B&B. Life at the seaside is new to everyone and Charlie loves the freedom, his new friends and their exploits, while his family can’t understand how he creates such havoc around them.



12 year old Ryan Wilkinson (represented by Scream Management) landed the lead role of Charlie in new CBBC drama All at Sea (aka Family By Sea and Charlie and the Alien). Ryan, from Manchester, has previously appeared in Shameless, Doctors and the Secret of Crickley Hall.


14 year old Milly Zero (represented by Bonnie & Betty) from London plays Charlie's older sister Hannah. Milly appeared in the CBBC documentary series Show Me What You're Made Of, and is about to start at the Brit School.

11 year old Olivia Cosgrove (represented by Scream Management) from Manchester landed the role of Alison, Olivia has previously appeared in an episode of Moving On and Sally Lindsay's Little Cracker.

11 year old Sam Hattersley from South Yorkshire (represented by Mark Jermin Management) plays Ben. Sam previously appeared in the BBC's Accidental Farmer and goes to Starstruck Performing Arts Academy in Doncaster.




Written by Brian Lynch, produced by Juliet Charlesworth and executive produced by Connal Orton, All At Sea is directed by Matt Bloom and Paul Murphy and expected to screen on CBBC in September 2013.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fresh Meat Series 3 casting news

The third series of Fresh Meat, Channel 4's award-winning comedy drama series, written and created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, is currently filming in Manchester.

Joining the cast as a brand new housemate and genuine fresher is Faye Marsay as Candice. Home schooled and as yet unsullied by student-dom (unless JP has his way) this first year is about to make an impact on the rest of the house, as they set out to show her just how cool they really are.

26 year old Middlesbrough-born Faye (represented by Curtis Brown) is a recent graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She can currently be seen playing Anne Neville in the BBC's historical drama The White Queen and has also recently joined the cast of ITV's wartime drama, The Bletchley Circle.

Series 3 will see all the main characters returning to Manchester for their second year at university. Well, nearly all of them - having been kicked off her course, Josie (Kimberley Nixon) will be in Southampton, but still talking to her former house mates, slightly disembodied but in full HD via the technological wonders of an iPad. However there are hints she might return to Manchester.

The new series begins with JP (Jack Whitehall) throwing himself, head first, into a second year ceremonial mission to fuck a fresher; accompanied somewhat willingly but not altogether skilfully by his faithful wing-man, Howard (Greg McHugh). Meanwhile Kingsley (Joe Thomas) is still experiencing life as an unlikely lothario as he continues to juggle double women trouble.

There's also another newbie in the mix, as Vod (Zawe Ashton) brings back more than everyone bargained for from her travels in the shape of her new Mexican 'beefcake lover' Javier (which may explain why she and translator Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) returned from their jaunt separately)

Filming began in Manchester in June and the series will be broadcast on Channel 4 in Autumn 2013.