Friday, March 13, 2015
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is a beautifully written account of a young boy growing up in the shadow of his own fame.
Written by Simon Vaughn, Ronald Harwood & Frank Cotterell Boyce and to be directed by Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn, Woman In Gold) in the UK Summer 2015.
This is the story of AA Milne, the celebrated children’s author of Winnie The Pooh, and his relationship with his young son, Christopher Robin, who was the unwitting inspiration for one of the most successful children stories ever created.
Set in England, midst World Wars this story focuses entirely around the young Christopher Robin. A painfully lonely little boy, an only child with little to no relationship with his successful socialite parents, who becomes an overnight international star due to the immense success of his father’s books.
Christopher possesses great vulnerability and deep pain masked by a wonderful and wild imagination. Hence we are looking for an extremely sensitive, intelligent and hugely appealing young performer to rise to the challenge of this demanding & emotional role.
Playing age is from 6 to 9yrs old therefore we ideally are looking for a 7/8 or small 9 year old who can cover these crucial few years. This is a period piece and Christopher is from an upper middle class family so strictly Caucasian RP boys only please for this particular role.
CASTINGS TO TAKE PLACE IN CENTRAL LONDON OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, INCLUDING THE EASTER HOLIDAY BREAK. SO PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR CHILD IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO TRAVEL TO LONDON – WE DO NOT OFFER EXPENSES AT FIRST ROUND STAGE.
Please send a short email with the following information to:
THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED
1. Full name of child suggested
2. Recent clear snap shot of head and shoulders
5. Height in both imperial & metric
6. Parent/guardian &/or Drama leader name & contact details & Area where live/based
7. Optional: Brief word about any acting experience or why he might be suitable for this role
DEADLINE FRIDAY APRIL 10TH
WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN TOUCH WITH EVERY APPLICANT SO UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE TO OPERATE ON ‘NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS’ I'M AFRAID…