Monday, July 18, 2016

Meet the young Jane Tennison

RADA graduate Stefanie Martini has been cast as young Jane Tennison, the role made famous by Helen Mirren in the acclaimed Lynda La Plante crime drama Prime Suspect.

The much-anticipated prequel - Tennison, has begun filming on location in London.

Stefanie (represented by Troika), graduated from RADA last year, and has previously featured in TV dramas Thorne, Endeavour and Emerald City. The new series follows the young Jane Tennison at the beginning of her career, revealing why she became such a complex and formidable character in the Metropolitan Police.

Rosie Day (represented by Troika) will play Jane's sister Pam, whilst Nick Sidi and Geraldine Somerville are cast as Jane’s parents, Andrew and Joyce.

Sam Reid and Blake Harrison also star as Jane’s superiors DCI Len Bradfield and DS Spencer Gibbs.

The producer is Rhonda Smith and the series director is David Caffrey.

The 6 x 60 minute series is written by Lynda La Plante, based on her book Tennison. Prime Suspect ran for seven seasons from 1990 to 2006, and won two Emmys for Helen Mirren.




Open Casting in Derby


Casting call for BBC single drama

Casting for a small 12 - 14 year girl to play a young Barbara Windsor in a BBC single drama.

BABS - A 90 minute single drama for BBC1.
Production Company - BBC Studios in association with Red Planet.
Director - TBC
Producer - Jules Hussey
Casting Director - Jill Trevellick

Set in the 1990s, BABS will tell the heart-warming story of Barbara Windsor. BABS is written by Tony Jordan and will air next year on BBC1 as Barbara approaches her 80th birthday.

We are looking for a girl with a playing age of 12 - 14yrs. MUST BE SMALL - Max height 5ft, with blonde/light brown hair.

Fun loving, sweet, characterful cockney with a real sparkle in her eyes - a believable younger version of Barbara Windsor. Capable of honest, natural and emotional scenes as well as the ability to sing confidently and dance/move extremely well.

Genuine London/Cockney/Estuary accent or must have the ability to do the accent completely believably.

Must be able to provide a London base for filming.

NB - Filming in October for 4 weeks.

Previous professional acting experience not required.

Please email a short film (taken on a phone will do fine) introducing yourself - name, age and a little bit about yourself and sing the verse and chorus of any song. You can send as an attachment or email a link to the film.

Applications must be submitted by a parent or guardian electronically only to: sarahcounsell@btinternet.com

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN JULY 28th.