Friday, April 27, 2012

Streetdance Juniors casting news



14 year old Horrid Henry star Theo Stevenson (represented by Independent Talent) and 12 year old Akai Osei-Mansfield, winner of Got to Dance 2010, will head the cast in Vertigo Film's third Streetdance movie, Streetdance Juniors.

Akai had a cameo role in Streetdance 3D and returned as Junior in Streetdance 2. He also featured in the film Horrid Henry: The Movie in which Theo played the title role.

Streetdance Juniors promises to be a fast and funny story about dance, love and finding strength through friendship.

Fast-talking streetwise Ethan teams up with Jaden, a shy nerd who secretly loves to dance, to save their beloved youth club from closure. Along the way they put on a phenomenal talent show and streetdance their way to victory as Ethan wins a girl's heart and Jaden achieves his dreams...

Streetdance Juniors is set to start shooting next month.

First look at Wizards Vs Aliens

Earlier this month, Screenterrier reported on the casting of two young newcomers Scott Haran and Percelle Ascott in CBBC’s new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who), Wizards Vs Aliens.



And now here's a first look at Scott as Tom Clarke, and Percelle as Benny Sherwood.

Wizards Vs Aliens brings magic and sci-fi together to tell an epic tale. Aliens are intent of devouring all the magic on Earth - one 16-year-old boy stands in their way.
Tom Clarke is a seemingly ordinary boy who loves football. He lives with his dad Michael and grandmother Ursula in an ordinary house in an ordinary street - but there’s something different about Tom. He has an astonishing secret - his family are Wizards! When the alien Nekross arrive on Earth hungry for magic, there’s big, big trouble in store for all wizardkind.
With the help of his friend and science super-brain Benny, Tom must stop them - but will these two unlikely heroes succeed, or will the Nekross devour all the magic on Earth with disastrous results for the whole planet?

The series also features Annette Badland (Doctor Who, The Sparticle Mystery), Michael Higgs (Eastenders), Jefferson Hall (Doctors, Emma) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). Don Gilet  and Nina Sosanya make guest appearances as Benny’s parents.

Filming is now underway at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area, and the series will air on CBBC this Autumn.

Mariah Mundi casting update

Earlier this month rising Welsh star Aneurin Barnard was cast in the title role of Mariah Mundi in Mariah Mundi and The Midas Box the film adaptation of G.P Taylor's novel, and the first film in a potential franchise.

Joining him, will be 17 year old Mella Carron from Dublin as Sacha, a young Irish maid at the Prince Regent Hotel, who concerned that strange things are happening and that children from the area are disappearing, teams up with Mariah to help him find out the truth.

Mella attends the Independent Theatre Workshop in Dublin (of which Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson is also a graduate). She has had previous small screen roles in Death of a Superhero and Camelot.

Newcomer Xavier Atkins from Buckinghamshire stars as Mariah Mundi's young brother Felix. Xavier attends the Peploe-Williams Academy, the same theatre school as Sadie Jones star Georgia Lock.

The film, directed by Jonathan Newman (Foster) is set to start shooting on Monday.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Open auditions for Beatles musical

The producers of the upcoming West End production LET IT BE are looking for talented musicians to play the parts of PAUL, JOHN, GEORGE & RINGO in the show, from September 2012.

Open auditions are being held at the Cavern Club in Liverpool on Tuesday 1st May and at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Tuesday 8th May.

Candidates should be excellent musicians who play Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar or Drums with strong vocals. A physical resemblance is also desirable. You should prepare at least one Beatles song and demonstrate a high level of musicianship while focusing on recreating that authentic Beatles sound.

Please be prepared to wait. Amplifiers and Drum Kit will be provided. Beatles attire welcome!

Successful candidates will have a chance to join the production of Let It Be in the West End - a spectacular theatrical concert celebrating the music of the Beatles which will run at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.


OPEN AUDITION DETAILS:

Liverpool

Tuesday 1st May 2012 at the Cavern Club

The Cavern Club
10 Mathew Street
Liverpool L2 6RE

Afternoon registration 12pm-1.30pm
Evening registration 6pm-7.30pm
 
London

Tuesday 8th May 2012 at the Gielgud Theatre

The Gielgud Theatre
35 Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 6AR

Morning registration 10am-11am
Afternoon registration 2pm-3pm
Evening registration 6pm-7pm

Full information is available at www.letitbelondon.com/casting

Casting call for Series 2 of The Sparticle Mystery

Casting is underway to find new young actors for the second series of CBBC drama The Sparticle Mystery. The popular science fiction series saw children left to fend for themselves after a science experiment at 'The Sparticle Project' goes wrong, resulting in all those of age 15 and over to disappear into a parallel universe.

Check out the casting brief below:

We are looking for children who live in the Leeds/Manchester/Sheffield area to play characters between the ages of 7 – 16 years old (if you are aged 17-18 you can still apply but must look young enough to play a 16 yr old). We are looking for boys & girls of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities & abilities. This series will shoot in the north of England between 23rd July and 23rd September 2012.

If you are interested in being considered for this project, please EMAIL us (NO PHONE CALLS) with the following information – you MUST include all the required details listed below:

-Full name
-Age & Date of Birth
-Where you live (which town/city)
-Any previous acting experience
-Include a recent PHOTO
-Include a contact email address & phone number
-Anything else you think we should know about you

If we think you may be suitable for a part, we will contact you to invite you to an audition (meetings will be by appointment only) and PLEASE NOTE: if you are called for an audition, you will need to be accompanied by an adult.

The email address to send submissions is:
THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Feature film casting for Classical Soprano



Ros & John Hubbard are URGENTLY LOOKING FOR A CLASSICAL SOPRANO for The Devil's Violinist

CHARLOTTE WATSON is aged 18-23,  and very beautiful with a glorious soprano voice. She is the middle-class daughter of a concert pianist. She is engaging, likeable and bright.

The Devil's Violinist, written and directed by Bernard Rose, is a historical biopic about 19th-century Italian violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini and will star superstar violinist David Garrett.

It is set to shoot July to September 2012 in Europe.

Submissions should be sent to simon@hubbardcasting.com.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe casting news

Meet the four young actors who will be playing the Pevensie children in Rupert Goold's new stage adaptation of CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Rehearsals are currently underway with performances to start on May 8th, prior to an official opening on May 29th, at a specially created venue in the grounds of London's Kensington Gardens.



Philip Labey (represented by Cole Kitchenn), a graduate of Guildford School of Acting (2009), will play the eldest of the Pevensie siblings, Peter.



Carly Bawden (represented by Shepherd Management) originally from Somerset, and also a graduate of Guildford School of Acting will play Susan. Carly recently played Catherine in the revival of Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory and previously starred in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the Evita tour.


18 year old Jonny Weldon (represented by Mark Jermin Management) plays Edmund. Jonny played Jim Hawkins in the Bristol Old Vic's production of Treasure Island last year. Originally from Bournemouth, he started acting as a child, playing Michael Banks in Mary Poppins, and Gavroche in Les Miserables, and trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School.



Young Scottish actress Rebecca Benson (represented by Shepherd Management) who graduated from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama last year, and has previously appeared at the National Theatre of Scotland, plays Lucy.



They will join Sally Dexter, Forbes Masson and Brian Protheroe who will be taking on the roles of the White Witch, Mr. Tumnus and the Professor, respectively .

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7693, or visit www.lionwitchtheshow.com for more details.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Antonia Campbell-Hughes to play Natascha Kampusch

Northern Irish actress Antonia Campbell-Hughes has been cast in the title role in 3096, a fact-based English language film about Natascha Kampusch, the Austrian girl who was kidnapped and held hostage in a basement for more than eight years.

The title refers to the 3096 days Natascha was held captive, from the age of 10 when she was kidnapped on her way to school until she managed to escape aged 18 in 2006.

Antonia was one of Screen Internationals Stars of Tomorrow in 2011, and was awarded the Berlinale Shooting Star award in 2012. As well as a role in Albert Nobbs, she has a number of films coming out including a leading role in Noel Clarke's Storage 24.

10 year old newcomer Amelia Pidgeon from London will play the young Natascha, prior to her kidnapping.

The film, directed by Sherry Hormann, will commence shooting in Munich next month with a projected 2013 release date.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

BBC One drama casting call

***** BELFAST CASTING ONLY *****
 


Casting Director Kerrie Mailey is casting for the following leading roles for a new BBC ONE drama Nick Nickleby, a modern day version of the classic Dickens novel.


Nick 

Age 18. Ideally west-country accent. Sensitive, good-hearted country lad.


I AM ONLY CONSIDERING ACTORS WITH A NORTHERN IRISH BASE AT THIS STAGE


Kat 

Age 17. Ideally west-country accent. Nick’s sister. Feisty and in the throes of teenage
rebellion.
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I AM ONLY CONSIDERING ACTRESSES WITH A NORTHERN IRISH BASE AT THIS STAGE


Frannie 

Age 18. Ideally a Yorkshire accent. A highly comic character.
 

I AM ONLY CONSIDERING ACTRESSES WITH A NORTHERN IRISH BASE AT THIS STAGE

 

PLEASE DO MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE A PICTURE & LOCATION IN YOUR EMAIL

EMAIL on kerriemailey81@googlemail.com

Dani's Castle - Belfast casting

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******** BELFAST CASTING ONLY ********


KERRIE MAILEY IS CASTING IN BELFAST TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK
for the following two roles for DANI'S CASTLE

Kaitlyn (Female)
AGED 16 - 18

Kaitlyn has spent much of her life outdoors. She’s a real tomboy, salt-of-the-earth type.

PLEASE ONLY EMAIL IF YOU ARE 16 AND OVER


REGULAR CHARACTER

Leo (Male)
AGED 10 / 11


Leo is named after Leonardo da Vinci, who just happens to be Leo’s hero;
he wants to be an inventor like his namesake, always coming up with new
inventions, or creative ways to solve things


DUE TO THE VOLUME OF EMAILS PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL A PICTURE WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

PLEASE EMAIL SUGGESTIONS TO kerriemailey81@googlemail.com

Friday, April 13, 2012

First look at Spike Island



Shooting wraps today on Spike Island, the film which focuses on a group of young estate boys who have formed their own indie rock band and travel to see the Stone Roses’ iconic 1990 Spike Island gig.

Here's the first official still of the band Shadow Caster – Zippy (Jordan Murphy), Little Gaz (Adam Long), Dodge (Nico Mirallegro) and Tits (Elliott Tittensor).

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mariah Mundi

Spring Awakening star Aneurin Barnard is set to take the title role in Mariah Mundi and The Midas Box the film adaptation of G.P Taylor's novel, and the first film in a potential franchise.

The film is to be directed by Jonathan Newman (Foster) and is set to start shooting at the end of this month in Bristol and Bath. It will also star Keeley Hawes as Mariah's mother Catherine, and Ioan Gruffudd as his father Charles, Sam Neill as Luger, along with Michael Sheen and Lena Headey.

24 year old Aneurin (represented by Ken McReddie Associates), won an Olivier award in 2010 for best actor in a musical for his West End debut as Melchoir in musical Spring Awakening after graduating from RWCMD in 2008, and has since had a busy couple of years with roles in Hunky Dory, starring as David Bailey in BBC4's We'll Take Manhattan, and he will next be seen in Elfie Hopkins, out later this month.

Casting of Mariah's younger brother Felix, and hotel maid love interest Sacha is still to be announced.

Seventeen year old Mariah Mundi's world is torn apart when his parents suddenly disappear, leaving him to fend for himself and his brother Felix. When unknown assailants kidnap his younger sibling, he's left with no choice but to unite with the strange adventurer 'Captain Charity' and take off in pursuit. The trail leads them away from the smog of Victorian London to the mysterious Prince Regent, a majestic hotel on a small Island at the furthest edge of the Empire. Inside it's lavish exterior lays an amazing and unusual steam powered world, beyond Mariah's wildest dreams. But beneath the many floors of the luxurious hotel lurks a secret and sinister underworld filled with Villains, Child catching creatures and an extraordinary box that turns everything to gold. Mariah, with the help of the illusive Charity must discover the secrets of the hotel to save his brother and unravel the truth behind his parents disappearance...

God Help The Girl casting news

An open casting call was held last month to search for the three stars of the new Glasgow-set musical film created by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, God Help The Girl. The lead role of Eve has still to be cast, but Variety has reported that the other two characters have now been cast.

One of Screenterrier's favourite faces to watch, 22 year old Olly Alexander (represented  in the UK by Curtis Brown) will play James, the bookish and slim guitarist who accompanies Eve and becomes a mentor to young Cassie. Olly hit our screens with a role in the BBC's delightful school drama Summerhill and went on to star in Gasper Noe's edgy Enter The Void.

13 year old American starlet Elle Fanning will play Cass, the young outsider befriended by Eve and James. Elle has just wrapped filming in London on the lead role of Ginger in Sally Potter's Bomb, which also held an online casting call, and she is also due to star as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty reboot Maleficent alongside Angelina Jolie this year.

Shooting is due to start at the end of June in Glasgow.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Open casting for Romeo

LOOKING FOR ROMEO ...

The filmmakers behind the forthcoming Shakespeare 4 Kidz musical production of Romeo and Juliet, which is due to start shooting in the UK in July, have announced an Open Casting Session to take place in London on Monday 16th April. The casting team is looking for a young man in his late teens to early 20s to play Romeo.

DATE: Monday 16th April 2012
VENUE: The RADA Studios (formerly The Drill Hall), Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX.
TIME: From 10.30am - 5.00pm

AUDITIONEES will be required to ACT/READ* two scenes from the screenplay and to SING 32 bars of a MUSICAL THEATRE BALLAD.(* It's always best to LEARN the lines)

SCRIPT: Download a PDF of the script by CLICKING HERE.

MUSIC: Please bring your sheet music with you for our pianist. You will be required to sing against the piano; no unaccompanied singing; no backing tracks please.

CV/PHOTO: Please bring an up-to-date CV and a recent 10x8 B/W photo

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of an Open Casting Call, please be prepared to wait. You will be given a number on your arrival. If you are not present when your number is called you may have to wait until later in the day. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a time slot. Succesful auditionees will be asked to attend a second round recall at a later date.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Meet the young stars of Wizards Vs Aliens

Filming started last week in Newport on the new CBBC sci-fi adventure drama Wizards Vs Aliens which has been created by Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. Announced in January as Aliens Vs. Wizards, the name had to be changed after threatened legal action from the US.

Wizards Vs Aliens tells the tale of two 16-year-old boys, Tom a secret wizard and Benny his scientist friend, who try to stop aliens destroying the earth.

Two young newcomers lead the cast:

21 year old Scott Haran (represented by Robert Kelly Associates) from London stars as Tom. Scott plays Teddy Skinner in an episode of this season's Upstairs Downstairs.

Tom Clarke lives a seemingly ordinary life with his dad and grandmother. However he hides a deep secret – Tom’s family are wizards and when the Nekross arrive, hungry for magic, they find themselves on the menu.
The Nekross may be equipped with ray guns, teleports and high-tech robots but they haven’t reckoned on Tom and his friend, science super-brain Benny. They form an extraordinary duo, using Tom’s magic and Benny’s science to battle the Nekross and save the Earth.

18 year old Percelle Ascott (represented by Sainou) from London, plays Benny. Percelle trained at the Brit School in Croydon and recently filmed a guest lead in Silent Witness.

Filming is set to continue on location and at the Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff. The 12-episode series is due to transmit in Autumn 2012 on CBBC.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

First look at the stars of Sally Potter's Bomb

Here's a first look at the young stars of director Sally Potter's latest project (provisionally called Bomb) which is currently filming on location in London - 13 year old Elle Fanning (with newly-dyed hair) and 17 year old Alice Englert as Ginger and Rosa. They were cast after the producers held an online casting call to find two girls to play the lead roles.

The film also stars Annette Bening, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Jodhi May.

And here's the official synopsis:

London, 1961, at the start of the ‘sexual revolution’. Two teenage girls – born on the day the first atom bomb falls on Hiroshima – are inseparable. They dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity, but their fantasies are threatened by the fear of nuclear war. When Rosa begins an affair with Ginger’s charismatic, wayward father, Roland, the girls’ friendship is shattered. Ginger, suddenly alone, becomes fiercely active in the “Ban the Bomb” movement. The imminent explosion in Ginger’s family is echoed in the world around them as the Cold War reaches crisis point. While Ginger joins increasingly violent anti-nuclear demonstrations, Rosa falls into sexual and religious obsession. As war breaks out at home, with deadly inevitability, Ginger clutches at one hope: if she can save the planet from extinction, perhaps she too will live beyond this movement of private annihilation. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Casting call for new CBBC series

Back in February, Screenterrier reported on the commissioning of a new CBBC series called The Knot, being made in the North West of England by Lime Pictures, the production company behind Combat Kids and Ingenious.

The Knot is a mystery drama set in the English countryside revolving around the Boulsworths, a foster family offering emergency and short-term care, looking after children on a temporary basis until permanent arrangements can be made.

THE KNOT is currently CASTING in BRISTOL, MANCHESTER and LONDON.

Please read the following character breakdowns carefully and SUGGEST ASAP to
THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED


ROCKET IS 11 / 12
LEAD CHARACTER

Rocket has to share his house and Parents with foster children.

Rocket is naive, feisty, courageous, good-hearted, bright, impetuous, exuberant, funny and a teller of tall tales.

I AM CASTING IN LONDON, MANCHESTER & BRISTOL SO PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU ARE BASED.

Alli (Female)
ALLI IS 14 BUT I AM ONLY LOOKING AT ACTRESSES 16 AND OVER TO PLAY DOWN.

LEAD CHARACTER
Alli is Rocket's sister.

Every day Alli notices a little bit more injustice in the world and it drives her mad. She’s been good all her life, and part of her has had enough. It’s time to find out who she really is, even if not everyone likes it.

I AM CASTING IN LONDON, MANCHESTER & BRISTOL SO PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU ARE BASED.


Casey (Male)
AGED 14 BUT I AM ONLY LOOKNG AT ACTORS OVER 16 TO PLAY DOWN

LEAD CHARACTER
Casey is a foster child and has been through a lot.

He has a tough exterior, and doesn’t use any more words than he absolutely has to, but he’s sensitive and perceptive, and has a granite-like sense of right and wrong.

I AM CASTING IN LONDON, MANCHESTER & BRISTOL SO PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU ARE BASED.


Lena (Female)
LENA IS 11 / 12 

LEAD CHARACTER
Lena is Casey's Sister and is a foster child.

Lena Parker is fiery, mouthy, argumentative, and claims to be scared of absolutely nothing, but mostly that’s just bluff.

I AM CASTING IN LONDON, MANCHESTER & BRISTOL SO PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU ARE  BASED.



Dibber (Male)


Dibber is Rocket's best mate so aged 11 / 12

He’s not as funny or as entertaining as Rocket, but he’s reliable and is prime new best mate material, so it’s time to move on. Dibber is a little uptight, honest and serious, and a model pupil,

Looking for Quirky youngsters for this role.

I AM CASTING IN LONDON, MANCHESTER & BRISTOL SO PLEASE STATE WHERE YOU ARE BASED.



Kieran (Male)
ACTORS OVER 16 ONLY

14-year-old Kieran is the rebel of Featherbridge Academy. He’s too cool for school, is filled with attitude, and hates teachers because they hate him. He knows he’ll get the blame whether he’s the guilty party or not, so he figures he may as well be.


Lisa (Female)
ACTRESSES OVER 16 


14-year-old Lisa loves Kieran and suspects every other girl in Featherbridge of trying to come between them. She isn’t scared of anything, and relishes the fact that nearly all the girls in school are afraid of her. If you upset Lisa, she’ll never ever forget it. She’s intelligent, but no-one’s ever really noticed. And she doesn’t like being laughed at, not ever

PLEASE SUGGEST ASAP to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Casting call for Dani's Castle

Dani Harmer, star of Tracy Beaker Returns and Dani's House, is set to return to CBBC in a new comedy drama series Dani's Castle to be filmed in Northern Ireland.  

The series revolves around Dani relocating to a haunted castle in Ireland.

Casting Director Kerrie Mailey is looking for the following new characters:



 

Gabe (Male)

Gabe is 18 / 19 and is a ghost!

He’s the worst, most rubbish ghost in existence – and he knows it. His attempts to be frightening are a joke. However, despite this, Gabe is brimming with charisma and charm; beneath all his insecurity and fear, he’s good-natured, chivalrous, and a proper gentleman
REGULAR CHARACTER

Esme (Female)

ESME (ghost, AGED 10/ 11 going on 200-ish)

Born in the 1700s, Esme is – to say the least – a grumpy old woman
trapped in a 10 year-old girl’s body for all eternity. She’s smart, she’s
scheming, and she doesn’t much like human beings.

THIS IS A REGULAR CHARACTER

Kaitlyn (Female)

AGED 15 - 17

Kaitlyn has spent much of her life outdoors. She’s a real tomboy, salt-of-the-earth type. 

(I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN MEETING NORTHERN IRISH ACTRESSES FOR THIS ROLE BUT PLEASE SUGGEST ALL THOSE SUITABLE )

REGULAR CHARACTER

Leo (Male)

AGED 10 / 11

Leo is named after Leonardo da Vinci, who just happens to be Leo’s hero;
he wants to be an inventor like his namesake, always coming up with new
inventions, or creative ways to solve things (that usually just make the
problems worse).

(I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN MEETING NORTHERN IRISH ACTORS FOR THIS ROLE BUT PLEASE SUGGEST ALL THOSE SUITABLE )

REGULAR CHARACTER

CASTING IS STARTING ASAP

PLEASE EMAIL SUGGESTIONS TO kerriemailey81@googlemail.com