Sunday, May 29, 2016

First look at Swallows and Amazons - in cinemas August 19th

Swallows and Amazons, which was filmed on location last summer in the Lake District, Yorkshire and Scotland, will be in cinemas from August 19th.

The team at Shaheen Baig Casting discovered six young newcomers to take on the roles of the Walker and Blackett children in the Lake District set adventure.

Dane Hughes plays John Walker, Orla Hill plays Susan Walker, Bobby McColloch as Roger Walker, and with Lily and Alfie Allen's half-sister 8 year old Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, the daughter of actors Keith Allen and Tamzin Malleson playing the the youngest, Tatty Walker.

The two Blackett sisters are to be played by Seren Hawkes as Nancy, and Hannah Jayne Thorp as Peggy.

The film stars Rafe Spall as Captain Flint, Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie and Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald as Mrs Blackett and Mrs Walker respectively, with Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield as local farmers Mr and Mrs Jackson. Andrew Scott will star as a secret agent — by the name of Lazlow — in pursuit of the reclusive and enigmatic Jim Turner (Rafe Spall).

The tweaks to the film were inspired by the real life of author Arthur Ransome, who is now known to have been an MI6 spy. At one point, papers in the National Archive reveal, he was under suspicion of being a double agent for Russia.

The film plot will use his story as the inspiration for the character of Jim Turner, always thought to have been partially based on the writer himself.

As the children embark on their much-loved adventure story in their boats, the film promises “the real dangers of an adult world on the brink of war encroach on their paradise in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner”.

Nick Barton, the film’s producer, said: “We’re aware that we needed to be truthful to the characters of the children, the period, the story itself, but at the same time present a film that could compete with big, modern day action adventure films.

“We felt adding this spy story gave us the perfect opportunity to enhance the action and adventure in Ransome’s stories, whilst remaining true to the text.”


Swallows and Amazons will be in cinemas from August 19th 2016.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Open Casting in Manchester


Thursday, May 26, 2016

CBBC Casting Call for twin girls

Sue Needleman Casting is  looking for identical-looking twin girls aged between 10-11 years old or small 12 year old twins to appear in one episode of a new CBBC television drama which will be filming in Cheshire on 1st & 2nd August  and the 12th  August – 3rd September, 2016.  Identical looking twin girls with an interest in acting are being invited to apply for the programme.

To audition for the role of the identical looking twin girls you must be between 10 and 11 years olds or small 12 year olds.  You should have blonde / light brown hair and be lively and smart.  We are looking for twins who have a neutral accent.

In order to be considered, applicants must first obtain their parent or guardian’s consent. Please send us a recent photograph with your names, date of birth, where you live and your parent or guardian’s contact details : telephone number and email, along with their consent for you to apply.  Please send to:

THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED


PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR THE ABOVE ROLE AND AVAILABLE FOR THE FILMING DATES.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Urgent Casting Call for two Yorkshire-based teenagers

Amy Hubbard Casting are looking for two Yorkshire-based teens for Bafta nominated director Clio Barnard's 3rd feature film, Dark River, starring Ruth Wilson and Mark Stanley.

A bitter dispute between a brother and sister over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful but now neglected smallholding on the Yorkshire moors, unearths traumatic memories, which have remained dormant for years,


YOUNG ALICE – AGE 13-16 DO YOU KNOW ANY YORKSHIRE TEENS WHO LOOK LIKE OUR LEAD ACTRESS, RUTH WILSON? NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY


YOUNG JOHN – AGE 16-18 DO YOU KNOW ANY YORKSHIRE TEENS WHO LOOK LIKE OUR LEAD ACTOR MARK STANLEY? NO ACTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.


Shoot dates - 20th June - 23rd July in Yorkshire
(you don't have to be available for all those dates)

IF YOU ARE AN ACTOR, PLEASE LEAVE IT TO YOUR AGENT TO SUGGEST YOU ON SPOTLIGHT!

OTHERWISE If you are interested, please contact Amy Hubbard Casting ASAP with a recent photo & contact details to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED





Open casting for 11 - 19 year olds!


Acting Workshops with Dominique Moore



The Dominique Moore acting workshops are for young people aged 5-18 who are passionate about acting and would like to learn more.

These one day workshops are led by Dominique who has more than 20 years stage and screen experience, gaining her first professional acting job at the age of 9. Dominique will be sharing her expert knowledge to help develop attendees performance skills and give them an insight into the acting industry.

West End star Asha Banks will be appearing at the workshop to talk about her experiences of being a child performer, the audition process and how to conquer those first night nerves. She is currently treading the boards, as one of the leads in a well known musical in the West End!

At the end of each workshop Dominique will hold a Q&A session with each group of young performers and their parents. Every participant will receive a signed photo to take home and will have the opportunity to take a picture with Dominique.

These workshops will also give Dominique the opportunity to spot potential members for a special project launching this Autumn.

When: Sunday 22nd May 2016

Time:
5-7 years 10am-12pm
8-11 years 12pm-2pm
12-18 years 2pm-4pm

Venue: Sylvia Young Theatre School. 1 Nutford Place, Marylebone, W1H 5YZ

Fee: £30 (per person) plus booking fee.

Duration: 2 hours (1.5 hour workshop, 30 minute Q&A with parents and photo session)

Suitable for performers of all levels.

For bursaries please request information and form
workshops@dominiquemoore.co.uk

Parts of the day will be filmed.

Note:
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.

About Dominique Moore

Dominique Moore is a professional actor and writer.
She caught the acting bug early and started her career aged 9.

After appearing on the West End stage in Oliver at The London Palladium she was featured in the BBC fly on the wall documentary series Paddington Green, where she was followed on her journey to winning the Stage Newspaper Full Scholarship to train at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Dominique has gone on to become a regular on our TV screens. Her list of credits includes:
CBBC’s Hotel Trubble (where she is also credited as a writer) , Holby City, The Dog Ate My Homework and appearing regularly in BAFTA winning Horrible Histories, as various notable historic figures, including Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole.:

"A flawless turn from Dominique Moore...the team's best song ever." The Radio Times

"The stand-out highlight is Dominique Moore as civil rights icon Rosa Parks, singing a frankly brilliant Motown-style number called I Sat On The Bus" The Guardian

"I Sat On The Bus, a song sung by Dominique Moore... it's one of the TV moments... on any channel." The Radio Times

Dominique opened the west end production of The Lion King as the original Young Nala at the Lyceum Theatre and has appeared in 5 west end musicals.

She moved into the world of film with a role alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard in the remake of Noah Gordon’s medieval drama The Physician

Dominique has recently finished working on a new cartoon for Disney, played the lead in US TV Drama 'Obsession' and has just shot a role on the upcoming series of RED DWARF.

To Book Your Place visit Dominique Moore Workshops



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Monday, May 16, 2016

Casting announced for CBBC's The Worst Witch

Filming has begun in Cheshire on a new 13-episode CBBC adaptation of Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch.

The books were previously adapted back in the late 1990s for ITV, with a young Felicity Jones, who went on to be nominated for an Oscar for The Theory of Everything, starring as Ethel Hallow, and then again with a new group of young witches in The New Worst Witch in 2005.

Newcomer Bella Ramsey, a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop, stars as Mildred Hubble. Bella will also shortly be making her screen debut as Lyanna Mormont in Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Mildred Hubble is our heroine. From a world outside of magic, she finds herself landing head first, literally, at Miss Cackle’s Academy for witches. The series follows her adventures and friendships as she strives not to be The Worst Witch! Full of flying, magic and plenty of laughs, the show brings Jill Murphy’s books to life for a contemporary audience.

Meibh Campbell and Tamara Smart (pictured right) (represented by Top Talent Agency) play Mildred's friends Maud Spellbody and Enid Nightshade; and Jenny Richardson (represented by Shack Attack) lands the role of Maud’s arch enemy, Ethel Hallow.

The youngsters star alongside Clare Higgins who will play headteacher Miss Cackle; Raquel Cassidy is cast in the role of Mildred’s fearsome Deputy Head, Miss Hardbroom; Wendy Craig plays the fabulously ancient chanting teacher, Miss Bat; Nicola Stephenson will play Ms Hubble; and in the role of health-and-safety-conscious teacher, Miss Gullet, is Kacey Ainsworth.

Author Jill Murphy said of the new series: “Published 42 years ago, The Worst Witch has been the cornerstone of my career. I illustrate my own books, so I am very protective about them in every way, and I'm delighted to say that this wonderful new production ticks all the boxes. There have been a few changes, to nudge the Academy into the 21st century, but die-hard fans needn't worry, Miss Hardbroom is always on hand making sure that 'Standards will NOT be slipping!' Now, when my readers ask if they can visit the school, I can tell them ‘watch the new series of The Worst Witch on CBBC and you'll feel as if you've just flown in through the window!'”

Emma Reeves is lead writer on the adaptation which is a co-production between CBBC Productions and German company ZDF, the second major collaboration after the success of the Wolfblood series.

Filming will take place on location in Cheshire throughout the summer, with additional filming in Germany, and will be shown on CBBC early 2017.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Open audition for new BBC Three drama series

The casting team behind Skins are hosting an open casting call in Glasgow for an exciting new drama series called Clique, airing on BBC Three in 2017. The show centres around a group of female students at university in Scotland.

When?

Saturday 21st May, between 10am and 3pm.


Who?

Scotland-based women between the ages of 18 and 23 to play lead roles. Previous professional acting experience is not necessary.

Where?

Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9HZ. The nearest underground station is Kelvinbridge.

Essentials

You must bring a passport or other valid ID. You must also be 18 years old by September 1st 2016, and no older than 23.

Callbacks

To follow on Sunday 22nd May.


About the Show

Clique is a brand new six-part drama created by Jess Brittain and written by Jess Brittain, Kirstie Swain and Milly Thomas. Childhood soulmates Georgia and Holly are only a few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives at Edinburgh Uni, when Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls, led by lecturer Jude Monroe. Jude’s brand of feminism is alluring, just like the circle of bright students she surrounds herself with. Georgia's effortless entry into the clique leaves Holly out in the cold. But Holly's jealousy soon escalates to panic as Georgia begins acting erratically. Alarmed by this transformation in her best friend, Holly is compelled to follow her into Jude’s closely guarded circle.

What she discovers is a seductive world of lavish parties, populated by Edinburgh's highest-powered business men and women. But it’s a world underpinned by sordid compromise, and as Holly exposes its deeply corrupt core, the danger mounts from all angles, for her and Georgia. Can Holly reclaim her soulmate? And at what cost to herself?

The 6 episode series is a BBC Drama and Balloon Entertainment Co-production for BBC Three.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

First look at Love, Nina



An open casting call was posted on Screenterrier to find the two young boys to star in Love, Nina, the fictionalised television adaptation of Nina Stibbe’s bestselling book, 'Love, Nina'.

 Adapted by Nick Horby, the 5 x 30 minute episode series for BBC One stars Faye Marsay as twenty year old Nina who moves from from Leicester to North London in 1982 to care for the two young boys of a working single mother, George (played by Helena Bonham Carter) the editor of a London literary review.

10 year old Ethan Rouse (represented by Felix De Wolfe) in his on-screen debut, stars as Joe, the younger of the two brothers, who is small because of a chronic condition that has affected him since birth. He has a cheeky, intelligent humour, and is often playful with Nina, teasing her about her love life. He gets on well with his brother Max, but is always first to make a play for the limelight, especially when his frequent bouts of illness rear up.

Newcomer Harry Webster (represented by Curtis Brown) stars as Max, the older brother,who is relaxed and hard to ruffle. He is physically more confident than his younger brother; Max is brusque, literal and totally unfiltered.

The series also stars Joshua McGuire, Jason Watkins, and Sam Frears and is directed by SJ Clarkson.

The first episode of Love,Nina is on Friday 20th May at 9:30pm on BBC One.

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Jina Jay Casting are looking for Tennis Players




JINA JAY CASTING ARE LOOKING FOR TENNIS PLAYERS For a Feature Film
Dates: One (1) week between 15th August – 2nd September in London

ROLE: MALE TENNIS PLAYER
AGE 26 - 29
GOOD TENNIS PLAYER essential 

Good speaking role
Ideally native American. If not then flawless US accent essential.

Please email a recent headshot and details to assistantjinajay@gmail.com 
No phone calls please 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Crazy Face, new comedy horror series from the creator of Misfits

Casting has been announced for Crazy Face, a bold new comedy horror series from the BAFTA award-winning creator of ‘Misfits’ Howard Overman, which begins filming this week in Bristol.

Filled with Overman’s dark humour and unexpected twists, Crazy Face is described as a funny, gripping series about friendship, love and facing your demons that follows the angst and exorcisms of an unlikely duo of demon hunters.

26 year old Cara Theobold stars as Amy, an unlikely demon-hunter who works in a bowling alley and never really imagined herself battling the legions of hell. When people die most go quietly into the night. But some have unfinished business: scores to settle, blood to spill, axes to plant in people's heads...These tormented souls work through their issues by possessing the living. Most of the time they walk freely amongst us, unseen by all but a special few and Amy is one of those few.

Cara (represented by Curtis Brown), who trained at Guildhall, played  Ivy in Downton Abbey,  and went on to star as Ellen, in Jonny Sweet's BBC comedy Together, as well as playing the female lead in ITV's Harry Price : Ghost Hunter.

Susan Wokoma plays fellow demon hunter Raquel. Armed with Wikipedia and a baton she bought on e-bay, Raquel's a self-made demon hunter with a whole lot of baggage and an impressive lack of social skills. 28 year old Susan (represented by Scott Marshall), who trained at RADA,  was most recently seen playing Tracey's oddball sister Cynthia in the award-winning E4 comedy, Chewing Gum.

An unlikely friendship is born as Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong?

Crazy Face also stars Riann Steele as Amy’s best friend Suzanne; Lewis Reeves as her workmate-with-a-massive crush Jake; Arinze Kene as Raquel’s level-headed older brother Tyler, with Tony Curran as the sinister Callum.

Piers Wenger, Channel 4 Head of Drama says: “Howard has been responsible for defining drama on E4 and with Crazy Face he’s proved himself to be on thrilling, anarchic and utterly rude form. We are delighted to welcome him back to the channel and to work with our partners at Urban Myth Films and Netflix to realise the ambition of this bold and brilliant series.”

Crazy Face is produced by Urban Myth Films for Channel 4 in association with Netflix. Crazy Face will be broadcast in the UK exclusively on E4, with Netflix streaming the series globally following E4’s UK premiere.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

New E4 comedy drama Foreign Bodies

21 year old newcomer Anders Hayward and Screenterrier Face to Watch Ade Oyefeso star in Foreign Bodies, a new eight-part comedic drama for E4, being co-produced with American channel TNT.

Foreign Bodies is the story of a motley crew of travellers embarking on a three-month tourist trip across China, Thailand and Vietnam, and features a trans-atlantic cast.

Dancer and model Anders Hayward (represented by Troika) makes his TV debut as the delusional romantic Dylan, who thinks every woman he meets is a potential life partner.

23 year old Ade Oyefeso (represented by Troika) plays Sean, a friendly, easy-going guy hoping for a bit of escapism. Ade, was one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits in 2013 after making his TV debut in Youngers and went on to star in Our Girl and Unforgotten.

They are joined by emerging Canadian star Brittney Wilson, who plays blunt and headstrong Ashley, a young American student who is academically intelligent but emotionally unintelligent.

And American singer-songwriter and actress Alice Lee stars as May, a highly strung worrier who tends to overthink every situation.

British actor, writer, performance poet and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tim Key makes up the travelling group, as Greg, a 38-year-old in denial about his marriage, his business and life in general. His upbeat energy hides a multitude of problems…

All the members of the gang have personal quests that have brought them halfway round the world. May wants to meet her extended family in China and reconnect with her roots, Ashley is hell-bent on cramming in a lifetime of exotic experiences before she starts her high-flying career back home, Dylan wants to track down and win back his ex-girlfriend, Sean wants to shed his innocence, and Greg, a divorcee who doesn't want to travel alone, hopes to roll back the years and relive the wild hedonism of his youth. In the end, they may or may not get what they hoped for, but they'll all come away with something better: The realisation that no matter how far you go, no matter how hard you try, you can't take a holiday from yourself.

The new eight-part drama was created by actor-writer Tom Basden, with episodes by Basden, James Wood, Amy Roberts, Loren McLaughlin, Charlie Covell, Tim Key and Jonny Sweet.

Foreign Bodies is produced by Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson's BAFTA-nominated production company Eleven and global studio eOne. Award-winning director Jonathan van Tulleken (Top Boy, Off Season, Misfits) will direct the first block of episodes.


Piers Wenger, head of drama for Channel 4, said "Tom Basden and the team of outstanding British writers have created a show that perfectly captures the hilarity of a gap year going wrong when five would-be travelers embark on an epic quest to find paradise…and themselves."

Foreign Bodies is scheduled to premiere on E4 in early 2017, followed later in the year by its U.S. debut on TNT.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

CASTING CALL FOR A YOUNG BOY FOR A FEATURE FILM



ALEX JOHNSON CASTING  (Dads Army, Ab Fab The Movie etc) are looking for a young boy to play Christopher Robin in a feature film about the writer AA Milne.  Christopher Robin was his son who was the inspiration for the character in the Winnie the Pooh books.  The film explores the complicated relationship between them and how difficult it was for Christopher Robin to grow up sharing his life with the fictional character. 

We are looking for a boy between 7 and 10. Attractive, Caucasian and strictly RP. He must be RP as Christopher Robin was an upper middle class boy in the 1930s. Please do not submit if that does not apply. If he is 9 or 10 he should be small for his age.  We need a boy who is appealing and intelligent and who will be able to convey the character’s sensitivity.  It is a substantial part so we need someone who will be able to carry a role of that size.

The film is set in England in the 1930s and will shoot from the end of August onwards for approximately 8 weeks.  It is being directed by Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn etc).
We will be holding auditions in London so candidates should be prepared to travel to London to meet.


TO APPLY (SUBMISSIONS BY EMAIL - DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO 14TH JUNE):-

Send to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Please send a simple photograph and a quick chat to camera – introducing yourself and saying who your favourite character is from a story and why.  Please label your submissions with the applicants name.

Please also send the following information:-
Age and DOB
Any previous acting experience
Height in imperial.
Parents contact details and where based


LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU – MANY THANKS!





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Nina Gold Casting Call for new Channel 4 drama




NINA GOLD CASTING SEARCHING FOR BOY & TEEN ACTORS FOR EXCITING NEW TELEVISION PROJECT


SUMMARY:

CROSSING THE BORDER is a brilliant new 4-part drama by Peter Kosminsky ("Wolf Hall"; "The Promise"; "Britz"; "The Government Inspector') for Channel 4. 

This is a drama about the Islamic State – and the British men and women who travel to Syria to join it. It isn’t about radicalisation. It starts on the Turkish border. It’s about life in the Caliphate – why some Brits might choose to go there, what happens to them while they’re there and why some of them might decide to leave and try to get home.  

It’s fiction – but based on a year of intensive research.

We are not looking for highly experienced stage school kids. We are looking for natural, appealing and charismatic London teenagers with good energy who can rise to the challenge of playing a leading role opposite a top-notch cast.

USHNA (Female)
Aged 16 -19yrs. Asian British. Londoner.
Small and soft but with an iron resolve and surprisingly steely determination. 
A terrific leading role in this major new series. 

JALAL (Male)
Aged 19-21yrs. British Asian. Londoner. 
This is a major leading part in this drama. We are keen to see very sharp, street-smart British Asian performers who are aged 19 for this remarkable tv opportunity. 

ISAAC (Male)
Aged 8 – 12yrs. Black British.
We are looking for a very talented, serious, soulful boy who has great maturity for his age. He is not a posh boy - he has grown up in London suburbs with a very articulate and dynamic mother. He is gentle, methodical, organised and perceptive beyond his years. He should be hugely charismatic and must be able to hold his own alongside adult actors.


PLEASE ONLY EMAIL IF YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR ONE OF THE ABOVE ROLES

EMAIL KATE AT info@ninagold.co.uk with a quick picture and contact details and mention which role you are suited to.


 WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!