Monday, July 27, 2015

Don't Knock Twice

21 year old Lucy Boynton stars in Don't Knock Twice, a supernatural horror feature film which is currently shooting in Cardiff, directed by Caradog James from a script by Howl writers Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler.

Don't Knock Twice is the story of a guilt-ridden mother, played by Katee Sackhoff, who must encounter the truth behind the legend of a vengeful witch in order to reconnect with the estranged daughter she placed into care.

Lucy (represented by United Agents) started acting aged 11 when she was cast as the young Beatrix Potter alongside Renée Zellweger in the movie Miss Potter. She went on to film Ballet Shoes for the BBC with Emma Watson, as well as playing Margaret Dashwood in the BBC’s 2008 adaptation of Sense & Sensibility.

She'll next be seen on TV in the BBC Two drama Life in Squares, following the entangled lives of the Bloomsbury Group across 40 years, where she plays Vanessa Bell’s daughter Angelica, whose unconventional upbringing was shadowed by family secrets.

At the end of this year Lucy also has two films coming out, Sing Street, about a band looking to find fame in 1980s Dublin, and February, a horror about two girls stranded in their empty boarding school over the winter holidays.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BBC Drama Casting Call

Jenny Duffy Casting are looking to cast young actors for a quality BBC Drama shooting in October 2015.

Roles required are:

Male and female actors of Asian appearance (Indian or Pakistani).
Playing age 17-19 years - these are young characters who are at college, AS or A level age.

Please send CV and photos, or links to these, as soon as possible, to Lucy at: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Short Film casting call for 8 - 12 year olds


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Seeking Arabic speaking boys/girls aged 8-12yrs for a paid short film for BFI.
Director is Nimer Rashed.  His short film, 'Touch', won the grand prize Virgin Media award.
The film will shoot in the last week of August 2015 (during school summer holidays)

Role Brief:

- We welcome boys/girls with little or no acting experience
- Any children submitted MUST be fluent in Arabic
- Preferably Syrian, but we are happy to audition Arabic speaking children from other countries too
- Ideally based in London, but we will consider children from outside London too
- Football skills are a bonus but not essential

If you wish to put your child forward, please email ASAP with a recent snapshot, age and location to:


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Open Audition for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

The hunt is on to find an 8 - 12 year newcomer to star in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them.

Eddie Redmayne has already been cast as Newt Scamander in the three-film series which will be set 70 years before the Harry Potter story begins, They're based on the charity book released in 1997 for Comic Relief by JK Rowling.

Warner Bros Pictures and the makers of the Harry Potter films are now casting for a new role in the film.

They are looking for a girl between the ages of 8- 12 yrs for the role of ‘Modesty’.

‘Modesty’ is a haunted young girl with an inner strength and stillness. She has an ability to see deep into people and understand them.

If you would like to apply to be considered for this role and you fit the criteria below, please come along to make an application and to meet a member of the Casting Team and have a photo taken on:

Saturday 18 July 2015 

Excel Centre Hall 
Royal Victoria Dock 
1 Western Gateway 
London E16 1XL

Queue will open at 9:00am and will close promptly at 1:00pm. No one will be permitted to join the queue after 1:00pm.

Application process will begin at 10:00am.

There are no facilities for overnight queuing and camping is strictly prohibited.

Please‎ wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather on the day. Even if sunny it may be advisable to bring a sweater for air conditioned areas.

Application Criteria/ Restrictions.

- All girls between the ages of 8-12yrs may apply.

- All applicants must be available for the shooting dates between August 2015 – January 2016.

- All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK

- All applicants must be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 yrs.

- Additional guests cannot be admitted into the venue.

- Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted to make an application.

- Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

First look at the young cast of The Outcast

George MacKay, Jessica Barden, Daisy Bevan, and Jessica Brown-Findlay lead the cast of The Outcast, a new two-part drama coming to BBC One, adapted by Sadie Jones from her award-winning novel.

The Outcast is a powerful portrait of small-town hypocrisy and young love, set in 1950s Britain.

Pushed to the fringes of society, Lewis seems to be completely abandoned, but for the one girl whose love might yet save him. Can he summon the courage to overcome his demons and expose the darkness that lurks behind the façade of his picture-perfect village?

George MacKay (represented by Gordon and French) stars as Lewis Aldridge (from the age of 16), who is only ten years old when he witnesses the death of his beautiful, doting mother. Left alone with his emotionally distant father Gilbert (played by Greg Wise), Lewis is forced to bury his grief. Lewis is neglected until his suppressed rage boils over into an explosive act of defiance.

12 year old Finn Elliot (represented by Curtis Brown) from Chichester, plays the ten year old Lewis.

Jessica Barden, (represented by Curtis Brown), plays Kit one of the neighbouring Carmichael girls, and Lewis' only ally, but with her sister Tamsin, she has problems of her own, bullied by their father (played by Nathaniel Parker), an apparent pillar of the community who hides his true tendencies. Jocelyn MacNab, Topsy in CBeebies Topsy and Tim, plays Kit as a young child.

23 year old Daisy Bevan, a member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, plays Kit's older sister Tamsin., a fun and sparky character. When Lewis returns in part two, the whole village sees him as ‘the outcast’, but she’s intrigued by him and takes him under her wing.

Jessica Brown-Findlay (represented
by Troika), star of Jamaica Inn,  plays Alice, Gilbert's new wife. When Gilbert marries Alice, a needy younger woman, Lewis becomes prone to disturbingly self-destructive behaviour.

Directed by Iain Softley, the first episode of The Outcast is on BBC One on Sunday 12th July at 9pm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015