Monday, February 8, 2016

Meet the new young cast of ITV's Cold Feet

The cast of BAFTA winning comedy drama Cold FeetJames Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, John Thomson, and Fay Ripley – are reunited and returning to our screens after a 13-year break, and the new series has started filming in Manchester

The newest cast members are the children, who are now being portrayed as teenagers.

Actor and Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman has joined the cast of the upcoming new series of Cold Feet. He will play Matthew - the son of Adam and Rachel in the revived ITV drama.

20 year old Ceallach (represented by United Agents) from Manchester said: "I am so excited and somewhat humbled to be given such a wonderful opportunity to be part of this fantastic story which was so popular and successful 14 years ago. I cannot wait to work with the director, Terry McDonough, all the cast and crew and I am particularly looking forward to working alongside my on-screen Dad James Nesbitt - even if he is a Man United fan. I hope I can help make this series every bit as special, entertaining and memorable as the first five series were all those years ago"

He played Harry Fisher in BBC One's Waterloo Road and also recently appeared in Channel 4's hit drama Cucumber. He started presenting CBBC's Friday Download in 2011 before moving to presenting his own Radio 1 show, The Number 1 Show last year.

18 year old Ella Hunt from Devon (represented by Piers Nimmo Management), who previously starred in the family sci-fi adventure film Robot Overlords, plays one of Karen (Hermione Norris) and David (Robert Bathurst)'s twins Ellie.

TV newcomer 18 year old Daisy Edgar-Jones (represented by Hamilton Hodell), plays the other twin Olivia. Daisy is the daughter of Sky Arts chief Philip Edgar-Jones.

The eight-part series is currently shooting in Manchester and will air on ITV later this year.

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Aliens come to E4

Spotted any of those messages from The Alien League that have been interrupting normal programming across Channel 4 shows as well as on radio, YouTube and in the cinema?

It's an innovative new marketing campaign for E4's new six-part drama The Aliens, which airs in March.

The culture-clash comedy drama with the premise that aliens have been living amongst us for decades. stars Michael Socha (represented by The Artists Partnership) as Lewis, a mild-mannered border guard who mans the checkpoint between the alien ghetto and the human side of the wall. But when he discovers that he is the world’s first half-alien, he finds himself drawn into a world of divided loyalties and a search for his own identity.

Michaela Coel (writer and star of E4's Chewing Gum), stars as Lilyhot, an enigmatic and alluring alien who is deeply embroiled in one of Troy’s criminal gangs. When Lewis crosses her path, her fate and his become inextricably entwined.

The series also stars Jim Howick, Michael Smiley and Ashley Walters.

Aliens have been among us since they crash-landed in the UK 40 years ago. Though they look and behave exactly like us, they are forced to live a segregated life, behind a huge wall in a ghetto called Troy. It’s a hedonistic and ramshackle town, unpoliced and filled with gangs who make a living smuggling alien hair out of Troy to be smoked as a drug by humans.

The new E4 series was created by Fintan Ryan, directed by Jonathan Van Tulleken and Lawrence Gough, and produced by Clerkenwell Films who bought us the hugely successful Misfits.
The series was cast by Rosalie Clayton.

Channel 4’s Roberto Troni, who commissioned the series alongside Head of Drama Piers Wenger, said: “Scabrously funny, shockingly violent and at times positively hallucinogenic, Aliens is a wry and riotous adventure into a world that is at once entirely familiar and absolutely strange. It’s a culture clash, a gangster epic, but fundamentally it is an all too human search for acceptance and identity.”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Casting call for new British dance feature film

OFFBEAT is an exciting and quirky new British dance feature film about a couple of teenage outcasts who come up with a crazy scheme to gain street cred at their school. It’s a mix between BILLY ELLIOT and NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.

It is being produced by Wigwam Films and the director is the amazing Arno Salters. The film is being supported by Creative England and it will shoot this summer 2016.

Manuel Puro Casting are looking for the following two lead roles:

DANNY - to play 15 years old but must be 16 years or over by July 1st 2016.

Any size, shape or ethnicity!

Danny is a teenager with a strange predicament. Whenever he hears music, he completely loses control of his body and starts moving manically to the beat as if he was possessed. This has turned him into a bit of a social outcast, awkward and endearingly vulnerable. OFFBEAT tells the story of how Danny goes from being a victim of his predicament to controlling it.

The right candidate does not need to have any formal dance training or be great at dancing - we need someone with an unorthodox approach to moving with music. And of course he must be a great actor too!

Instructions for how to audition for this role can be downloaded by clicking here.

CASSIUS - to play 15 years old but must be 16 years or over by July 1st 2016.

Any size, shape or ethnicity!

Cassius is a teenager with awesome dance moves. No one at school recognises his talent but that doesn't stop him from oozing with confidence and thinking of himself as the next Justin Timberlake. He agrees to teach Danny to dance as long as he'll agree to be his backing dancer.

The right candidate needs to be a brilliant actor and dancer - either trained or self-taught - in any dance discipline (hip hop, breakdance, pop, contemporary etc).

Instructions for how to audition for this role can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please email your self-taped audition to as soon as possible or if you have any questions please use the same email address.

For more details visit Offbeat Casting Call UK

The closing date is Monday February 15th 2016.