Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Love Nina casting news

Back in April, an open casting call was posted on Screenterrier to find two boys to star in Love Nina, Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe's award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One.

Filming starts this month on location in London with young newcomers Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster set to play brothers Joe and Max.

They will star alongside Faye Marsay (represented by Curtis Brown) in the title role of Nina, their nanny, suffering from the culture shock of moving to one of London’s most Bohemian streets from her home town in the East Midlands. Faye played Steph in feature film Pride, with many TV roles including Glue, My Mad Fat Diary, Fresh Meat, The White Queen and Game of Thrones.

Helena Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the boys' beautiful, forthright mother. Jason Watkins will play local author Malcolm Tanner and Josh McGuire will play Nunney, Nina’s on-off boyfriend.

Inspired by Nina Stibbe’s book, Love, Nina is a fictionalized adaptation of Nina’s letters home to her sister: a charming, laugh-out-loud culture clash drama series about a young nanny from Leicester finding her feet in 1980s London. It celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory.

The 5 x 30 minute series is written by Nick Hornby, directed by SJ Clarkson, and produced by See-Saw Films for BBC One Drama.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Meet The Durrells

Rising young star Milo Parker is set to star as 11 year old Gerald Durrell alongside Keeley Hawes and Leslie Carron in a brand new ITV series The Durrells, based upon naturalist Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs including the much loved ‘My Family and Other Animals’.

Milo Parker (represented by BWH) has just wrapped on Tim Burton's latest feature Peregrine's Home for Peculiars, and starred as Roger opposite Sir Ian McKellan in Mr Holmes. Milo was also seen as Conner in sci-fi action adventure Robot Overlords. In The Durrells he plays young Gerry who is obsessed with animals and about to be thrown out of school. Happy to spend hours staring at beetles on a wall, he can go missing for days on epic nature trails and turns the house in Corfu into a zoo.

The story focuses upon Louisa Durrell, played by Keeley Hawes, whose life is in meltdown. Her husband died years ago and his money has all but run out and she four unruly children who appeared to be going off the rails. It is the 1930s, and a woman’s options are limited; Louisa realises she can carry on struggling, marry someone comfortably off but oppressive, or make a radical change and escape... from a domestic pressure-cooker, British weather, uptight Englishness and narrow horizons. This is a rescue mission to somewhere her family can heal itself before it’s too late. So, they uproot and move to Corfu!

Josh O'Connor plays Gerry's eldest brother 21 year old Larry, a budding writer who hasn’t stepped up to be the man of the house and his cutting sense of humour and lack of filter often creates havoc. Josh (represented by Independent Talent) has appeared in Ripper Street and Peaky Blinders amongst other TV credits, and stars alongside Hannah Murray in upcoming dark teen feature Bridgend.

21 year old TV newcomer Callum Woodhouse from Stockton (represented by by Conway Van Gelder Grant), who has just graduated from LAMDA, plays 18 year old Leslie. Leslie, with a mother complex, is fascinated by guns almost as much as he learns he is fascinated by girls.

21 year old Daisy Waterstone (represented by Hatton McEwan Penford) completes the young siblings, as Margo, described as a walking bundle of neuroses until feminism stirs and she is employed by the shrewd and exotic Countess Mavrodaki (played by Leslie Caron). Daisy previously appeared in feature film Testament of Youth and Channel 4 drama Cyber Bully.

The six episode series The Durrells is written by Simon Nye, directed by Steve Barron and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Filming will take place in Corfu from September 2015.

Casting for Disney TV Pilot

Emma Stafford Casting are casting on the Disney Pilot Western Island.

Auditions are being held in Manchester and Cardiff on the 20th August, and in London on the 21st August.

Please see the character breakdown below:


Michael Quinn (Male)

Self deprecating, singer/songwriter, Michael is a good looking young man who excels at not taking anything too seriously - including really serious things like life or the MacKenzie/Quinn family feud. That said, he’s the first person to lend both hands to anyone in need or swim a mile in someone else’s shoes...literally. He lives in a fishing community but dreams of a future as a pop singer.

This role will require strong comic acting ability.

Playing age: 16 years
Height: Any
Appearance: Any

In your email please can you include the following:

Full Name
Age & date of birth
Please state your preferred audition location (Cardiff, Manchester or London)
Include a recent photo
Contact name, email and phone number for your parent/ guardian
If you have and previous acting experience and if so what
Any other talents

Submissions should be sent to jade@emmastafford.tv

You will be contacted regarding an audition if the casting team think you may be suitable.


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