Sunday, September 30, 2012

Game of Thrones star to make A Promise

Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, will join Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman, in romantic drama A Promise, the first English-language feature film from french director Patrice Leconte.

26 year old Richard (represented by Troika) who plays Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, is originally from Scotland. He started acting as a child, and then trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

He stars as Ludwig in A Promise,a young engineer in pre-World War I Germany, who goes to work for a wealthy older man (Rickman) and ends up falling for his wife (Hall). The two are separated by circumstance and the First World War, and their relationship is tested when they meet again nine years later.

21 year old Shannon Tarbet from Brighton, will make her big-screen debut in the role of Anna. Shannon (represented by United Agents) has built up an impressive stage CV with roles in Spur of The Moment, Mogadishu, and Skane.

A Promise is based on Stefan Zweig's novella Journey into the Past, and is due to start shooting later this autumn.

400 Boys

A host of young British talent is included in the international cast of 400 Boys, an action fantasy feature film from British director Alastair Paton, which is set to shoot for eight weeks from late October in Hong Kong, Macau and ACE Studios in Guangzhou, China.

Jodelle Ferland, the 17-year-old Canadian starlet, who currently lends her voice to a central character in ParaNorman, heads the young cast as Friday,  alongside "Resident Evil: Retribution" star Bingbing Li, and Spanish actress Maria Valverde as Paiva.

The young Brits include 16 year Charlie Rowe (represented by ARG), recently seen as Peter Pan in Sky's Neverland, as Phat Frank and 18 year old Lucy Boynton (represented by United Agents), star of Ballet Shoes, who also recently filmed the lead role of Esther in the feature Copperhead directed by Ron Maxwell, as Heidi.

Also in the cast are Sky1's Sinbad, 21 year old Elliot Knight (represented by Payne Management), Arts Ed graduate Jack Derges (represented by Claire Hoath Management) as DK, and Jonny Burt (represented by Ken McReddie) as Mr 72.

Paton's script is a race against time where the old are trapped in worn out bodies and the young fear life more than death, and a battle between old and young commences.

Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution's Raymond Wong said of the film: "It’s an original story, a great script, is fast, has a young cast and with a 16-30 target audience, it’s the perfect film for us to release in China."

Friday, September 28, 2012

Stellar cast announced for Channel 4's Southcliffe

Skins stars Joe Dempsie and Kaya Scodelario are among a strong cast that's been announced for new Channel 4 drama Southcliffe.

Joe (represented by Troika) played Chris in the original cast of Skins and currently plays Gendry in HBO's Game of Thrones. He was recently seen in BBC Two's drama Murder.

Since Skins, Kaya (represented by Curtis Brown) has starred in feature films including Wuthering Heights, and alongside Dakota Fanning in Now is Good. She will next be seen in US indie thriller Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes.

Nichola Burley, who starred alongside Kaya in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights is also in the cast.

The four-parter, to be shown next year, explores the fallout from a series of shootings that take place in a single day in a fictional English market town. It explores tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption seen through the eyes of a journalist returning to the small town of his childhood, and those closest to the victims of the tragedy.

Southcliffe also stars Rory Kinnear, Eddie Marsan (Vera Drake, Tyrannosaur) and Bafta-winning actress Shirley Henderson, along with Sean Harris (Prometheus), and Anatol Yusef (Boardwalk Empire).

Southcliffe is written by Tony Grisoni (Red Riding), produced by Derrin Schlesinger (Four Lions) for Warp Films, and will be the first UK television project for Sean Durkin, director of the 2011 independent US film Martha Marcy May Marlene.

"Southcliffe is a fictional market town inhabited by fictional characters, but with similarities to many actual people and places in Britain today," Grisoni said. "Invisible people, anonymous places. The inexplicable chain of events at the dark heart of this four-part drama shatters time and space for Southcliffe's inhabitants. Violence and sudden bereavement confronts them with emotions they are unequipped to understand. Rather than analyse or moralise about our characters' actions, we share in them. Southcliffe is an anthem to ordinary people's ability to reinvent themselves in the face of ultimate darkness."

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger added: "Tony Grisoni's unique ability to convey the darkness and subtleties of human behaviour is in full evidence in these four brilliant scripts, and I'm delighted that Warp Films and Tony have found a world class director like Sean Durkin to bring them to life."

Southcliffe will start principle photography next month and be broadcast on Channel 4 in 2013.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chicken

Young British newcomer 21 year old Scott Chambers will star alongside Submarine star Yasmin Paige in the film directorial debut of up-and-coming British director Joe Stephenson.

They team up with Weekend star Chris New in Chicken, an adaptation of a stage play, which the original author Freddie Machin will be scripting, along with New.

Scott (represented by Curtis Brown) will reprise a role he played in the original play, with New playing his brother. The two brothers live in a caravan on someone else’s land and have their lives turned upside down with the arrival of a new land-owner and his daughter Annabel (Paige).

21 year old Yasmin (also Curtis Brown) was nominated for a Best British Newcomer BIFA in 2010 for her performance in comedy-drama Submarine. She is familiar to TV audiences for her roles in The Sarah Jane Adventures and Ballet Shoes and most recently Pramface.

Chris New was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the 2011 London Film Festival for his performance in indie hit Weekend.

The play's synopsis:  
Richard and Polly are brothers. Holed up in a knackered caravan on someone else’s land, their chicken has stopped laying and Rickson, the new land owner, wants them gone. Richard longs to put down roots but his restless and destructive brother needs to keep moving. A chance meeting with seventeen year old Annabel, Rickson’s daughter, leaves Richard besotted; whilst Polly befriends the guys who run a seedy travelling fair and decides to follow them to Nottingham. With or without Richard. Torn between loyalty as companion to his destructive brother or the chance of stability and working on the farm, Richard must make his decision before the fair leaves following the Easter weekend.

Director Joe Stephenson gained his diploma from the New York Film Academy at just 17 years old and in 2009, Joe directed his first short film, The Alchemistic Suitcase, which went on to be Editors choice in the Virgin Media Shorts competition and received press nationwide in newspapers such as the Independent and Metro. Following this, Joe established B Good Picture Company Ltd and directed and produced a series for Sky Arts, ‘In Love With'.

Chicken is due to start shooting in early 2013 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fresh Meat back for Series 2

Fresh Meat, the award-winning comedy drama series written and created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 9th October at 10pm.

Returning to the student house at  Hartnell Avenue this term a little bit older but not much wiser are Jack Whitehall as JP, Joe Thomas as KingsleyKimberley Nixon as Josie, Greg McHugh as Howard, Zawe Ashton as Vod  and Charlotte Ritchie as Oregon, along with some new faces.


Jelka van Houten joins the cast as new housemate Sabine, "a foreigner" to mess with their vibe. She is a 29-year-old PhD student from Amsterdam, who is clean-living, straight-talking and sober!

The Fades and Kick Ass star, Sophie Wu (represented by Ken McReddie Associates) plays Heather, Kingsley's new girlfriend who also happens to be Josie's best friend.

JP's great friend from Stowe, Giles played by Gwilym Lee, has transferred from Exeter, but he has some big news which is about to shatter JP's world...

Fresh Meat writer Tony Roche said: "I think the second series is really interesting. The characters are still in their first year (this series spans their second and third terms) - but they are a little bit more self-aware. They're trying to present themselves in certain ways. But in other ways reality is setting in. They're struggling for money and they're already being forced to start thinking about the future. But there are some big surprises ahead of them."

Here's the official synopsis for episode 1:

It's the start of the Spring Term and Kingsley (Joe Thomas) has come back with a new image - he's grown a soul patch and started yo-yoing. Josie (Kimberley Nixon) too is turning over a new leaf by making friends with Heather (Sophie Wu), a girl from her course and a self-styled 'mental dental'. JP's (Jack Whitehall) great friend from Stowe, Giles (Gwilym Lee), has transferred from Exeter, but he has some big news which is about to shatter JP's world. Oregon's relationship with Tony Shales (Tony Gardner) is now over, but she's swapped horses, and is now gearing up to become Jean Shales' (Sara Stewart) new intern, hoping to make a big splash in the dog-eat-dog world of contemporary poetry. Vod (Zawe Ashton) is skint. She owes everybody money and is trying to pay them back in Nectar points. Howard (Greg McHugh) is moonlighting in the local abattoir and has started to bring home loose meat - 'jazz meat ' - to the consternation of all the other housemates. Paul Lamb, the invisible housemate, has now moved out, so the group are charged with the task of finding a replacement. Despite their best efforts they are eventually saddled with Sabine (Jelka van Houten), a 29-year-old PhD student from Amsterdam, who is clean-living, straight-talking and sober! 

The 8-episode second series of Fresh Meat will  be shown at 10pm on Tuesdays on Channel 4 starting on October 9th!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Les Miserables poster featuring Young Cosette

Check out the beautiful new poster for Les Miserables starring young British newcomer Isabelle Allen as Young Cosette.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hoxton Street Academy


Due to popular demand, Hoxton Street Academy - in connection with Hoxton Street Management - are holding one extra audition day  on Thursday 27th September in Hoxton N1. Auditions are by invite only.

Classes are taught by leading industry professionals (past teachers include Casting Director Daniel Edwards, Actor / Director / Writer Che Walker and Tom Newton of HSM) and will focus on acting technique and audition skills for Film and TV. Our next term starts at the beginning of October.

We recruit for our agency books directly from the classes!!

Classes cost £140 / £180 depending on your age and are once a week for 8 weeks, in Hoxton N1.

Email academy@hoxtonstreetmanagement.com with the following details:
Name
Age
Telephone number
Date of Birth
Address
Borough
Email
Ethnicity
How you heard about us






Friday, September 21, 2012

Game of Thrones star to make film debut

16 year old Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in HBO's Game Of Thrones, is set to star in her first feature film, a supernatural thriller called Panda Eyes

Sophie (represented by Independent Talent) started acting at the prestigious Playbox Theatre in Warwick, and Game of Thrones was her first screen role.

Panda Eyes is described as “a supernatural thriller that plays tricks with the mind and raises questions about just how unique we are.” It’s been adapted from Catherine MacPhail’s novel Another Me. The young adult book is about a teenage girl Fay, with a dysfunctional family, who starts noticing strange things, including a possible doppelganger following her around.

Panda Eyes will be directed by Isabel Coixet and will start shooting in late November in Cardiff, with Jonathan Rhys Meyer also rumoured to be in the cast.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Film 4/BFI Short Film casting call





FILM 4/BFI Short Film 'NO KADDISH IN WREXHAM' 

Written and Directed by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat), 'NO KADDISH IN WREXHAM' is a heart warming 10 minute short film about three teenage friends - GWYN, JAMIE AND CAROL - who are in a love triangle, although they don't really know it yet...

We are looking for three really special young actors who can play/look  14/15 years. Ideally we would like to cast these roles with actors who are 16 years or above but who  look 14/15.  We suggest that no one older than 20 yrs applies.

The ONLY roles we are looking for are:

GWYN - Age 14/15. The lead of the film, nervy and likeable but not self-confident. A young consumer of books and films - he sees himself like Woody Allen.
JAMIE - Age 14/15. A more regular kid than Gwyn, he's managed to secure himself a girlfriend and generally look after himself. It can seem like he lacks sensitivity but it's more that he doesn't know how to display it.
CAROL - Age 14/15. Jamie's girlfriend, she is funny and more openly sensitive than Jamie. She is more successful socially than Gwyn but still sympathises with him.

The shoot dates are 10th - 14th November in and around the London area.

Please send us in your name, DOB, contact details (mobile number & email) and recent photo to 
THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED  ASAP.  We will be holding auditions in the next couple of weeks in London. If you do not supply us with all the requested details or do not match the correct age  we will not be able to see you.  We shall be contacting  you via your e mail address so please remember to check in! Applications only by e mail.  
Thank you,
Nadira Seecoomar.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet the new stars of The Dumping Ground

Filming has been underway since July on CBBC's follow-up to Tracy Beaker, The Dumping Ground. Alongside the existing cast who are returning, three brand new characters Faith, Mo and Floss also join The Dumping Ground.

Leanne Dunstan plays teenager Faith. Leanne (represented by Identity Agency Group) played Rochelle in CBBC's Postcode, and is currently studying for a BA in Dance Performance at Middlesex University.
Faith is bright, optimistic and independent. Always looking forward, she is sporty, energetic and a positive role model, but also a complete mystery at The Dumping Ground; no-one knows who she is, where she’s from or anything about her background, and she isn’t planning to share that in a hurry!

10 year old Reece Buttery (represented by A&J Management) plays young tearaway Mo, who comes to The Dumping Ground on a short-term emergency placement when his parents have trouble coping. Mo lives for the moment and while he misses his loving mum and dad, he’s having a great time at The Dumping Ground. Due to his background, Mo struggles with some life skills, but he wears his heart on his sleeve, has a sunny nature and loves collecting treasure.

Newcomer Sarah Rayson plays Floss who is incredibly cute but with a spiteful streak, and not averse to pinching Mo when he won’t give up a toy - then smiling sweetly and denying it when he gets upset.

Now Tracy Beaker has left, the young residents of The Dumping Ground, who have been by her side over the past three years, take centre stage, and the 13 x 30 minute series follows their dilemmas, dramas and friendships, along with the challenges faced by young people in care.

We learn more about the familiar characters of Lily (Jessie Williams), Carmen (Amy-Leigh Hickman), Frank (Chris Slater), Gus (Noah Marullo), Rick (Daniel Pearson), Johnny (Joe Maw), Tee (Mia McKenna-Bruce), Harry (Philip Graham Scott), Elektra (Jessica Revell), Tyler (Miles Butler-Hughton) and Jodie (Kia Pegg), whose back-stories and relationships now come to the fore, as well as the three brand new characters.

The sets, theme music and titles have all been refreshed for the new series, which is shot in various locations across the North East, including Jesmond in Newcastle, plus Meldon Park and Wallington Hall in Northumberland.

The series launches on CBBC in the new year.

Children's TV Workshop


KERRIE MAILEY CASTING IS RUNNING A CHILDREN'S TV WORKSHOP ON THE 6TH & 7TH OCTOBER IN CENTRAL LONDON

THERE WILL ALSO BE A TV / FILM DIRECTOR ATTENDING BOTH DAYS

ANYONE INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL info@kerriemaileycasting.co.uk

Places are limited.

Friday, September 14, 2012

New pic for Wizards Vs Aliens


Check out this great new photo of young stars Scott Haran as Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as Benny Sherwood, in CBBC's new action adventure drama, created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford, Wizards Vs Aliens.


The ultimate battle of magic versus science is about to commence. The Nekross are a race of aliens who feed on magic and having travelled from planet to planet draining every drop; they’re orbiting Earth to do battle with its wizards for the last remaining magic in the universe. And there’s just one 16 year-old boy who can stop them…

Wizards Vs Aliens is due to launch on CBBC this autumn.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Open auditions for A Chorus Line

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR A CHORUS LINE TO COMMENCE ON 1 OCTOBER AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

Open auditions for the first London revival of the legendary Broadway production of A Chorus Line will commence on Monday 1 October at 10am – 6pm at the London Palladium (main entrance on Argyll Street) with registration from 9am – 12noon.

The producers are looking for superb male and female dancers/singers aged 18 to 35 to appear in the revival of this multi-award winning musical directed and staged by the original creative team Bob Avian and Baayork Lee.

The production rehearses from 2 January 2013 with first preview on 2 February and press night on 19 February. Equity contract.

Michael Bennett’s production of A Chorus Line won nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama when it opened on Broadway in 1975 and went on to become the then longest running musical on Broadway achieving an astonishing 6137 performances. It features some of musical theatre’s best loved songs: One (Singular Sensation), What I did For love, I Can do That, Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love and Hope I Get It.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
Registration: 9.00am to 12.00pm
Auditions: 10.00am to 6.00pm. If you get through the dance call you will be required to sing. Be prepared to stay all day
Callbacks: 3 - 5 October
Final Recalls: 8 to 17 November
- All candidates are required to bring headshot stapled to current resume showing name, home address, mobile number and email address.
- All candidates are required to come dressed to dance. Ladies need to bring heels.
- All candidates are required to bring a song that shows off your range (up to 32 bars, sheet music only, no backing tracks)
- Auditions may be filmed/photographed

www.achoruslinelondon.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ginger and Rosa trailer

The Guardian have released the trailer for Ginger and Rosa (previously known as Bomb) which is set to debut this evening at the Toronto Film Festival and will also be shown at the London Film Festival in October.

Written and directed by Sally Potter, the film is about two young rebels at the forefront of political, social and sexual change, and is set in London in the early Sixties.

Elle Fanning stars as Ginger and 17 year old Alice Englert as 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.

Check out the trailer below:



Ginger and Rosa is is released in the UK on 19th October.

Hoxton Street Academy Auditions

Hoxton Street Academy are delighted to announce that we are now auditioning for the autumn term.

Auditions will take place on Thursday 20th September and are by invitation only. 

Hoxton Street Management will be recruiting for their books directly from these classes.

The classes will be taught by actor / writer / director Che Walker and Thomas Newton of HSM and run from Monday and Tuesday evenings from the 1st October and run for 8 weeks. Agents from Hoxton Street Management will watch a final performance. 

Students will focus on both general acting technique and audition technique for film and TV. 

To apply please email academy@hoxtonstreetmanagement.com with your full name, address, borough, DOB, age, gender, ethnicity, postal address, email address and contact number. Or use our contact form at www.hoxtonstreetacademy.com 

For all details on Hoxton Street Management, including client news, contact details, etc, visitwww.hoxtonstreetmanagement.com

Agency books open for 9 - 12 year olds

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Mark Jermin management are opening their books to children aged 9-12 years old. Must live in or around the London Area. MUST BE professionally experienced children please. Head shots and cv's to kelly@markjermin.co.uk for consideration 

NO PHONE CALLS please

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Revolting World of Stanley Brown

Back in January, Screenterrier posted a casting call on behalf of casting director Kerrie Mailey for a new CBBC comedy series The Revolting World of Stanley Brown.
Now, the revolting new comedy is ready to hit our screens, as it comes to CBBC this autumn.

The series revolves around 13-year-old Stanley Brown, who shares his insatiable curiosity about the revolting world around him with a chaotic time-traveller, Archie (played by stand-up comedian and presenter Sy Thomas) and his best friends Mike and Jess. Stanley is always in trouble but each week he finds a new and exciting way to come out on top, delighting in the mess and mayhem the world throws at him.

14 year old Dean-Charles Chapman (represented by Troika) leads the cast as Stanley Brown. After a few roles in television, Dean was cast as Small Boy in Billy Elliot in the West End when he was eight, in the original cast of the show. He then began training when he was 10 and has since played both Michael and Billy in the production. He was the longest-serving Billy and the second-longest-serving cast member. Stanley is a bright spark, naturally inquisitive and into comics, gadgets and computer games, he often questions the way something works, which sets up the the explorative journey each episode takes. And the more disgusting something is, the more interested he is...

Jess is played by newcomer 13 year old newcomer Nell Williams, who started her acting career playing Young Birdy in Victoria Wood's Loving Miss Hatto due to air this December on BBC1. Jess is unashamedly different, cunning, deadpan, witty and street-smart. Intrigued by Stanley's creative experiments, as well as his odd behaviour, she decides to attach herself to Stanley and become his friend - whether he likes it or not.

13 year old Louis Demosthenous (represented by A&J Management) plays Mike, Stanley's best friend. Mike is considered a weakling but he's got the heart of a lion and is extremely loyal to his friend.

Stanley's older sister Steph is played by 17 year old Nicola Duffell from Brighton. Represented by Mark Jermin Management, Nicola made her TV acting debut at aged 13 in Half Moon Investigations for CBBC and is a member of the Brighton Theatre Workshop. Steph is an outwardly well-behaved teenager but behind her mum's back, she takes delight in winding Stanley up.

Rhyanna Alexander-Davies plays Daisy, Steph's best friend. Steph doesn't really treat her very well but Daisy doesn't seem to mind. She has a heart of gold and is eager to please, although her honesty often gets her into trouble. 15 year old Rhyanna trains part-time at the Anna Fiorentini Theatre School in Hackney and plays Miss Wannamaker in The Ministry of Curious Stuff.

Stanley Brown is a normal but unusually curious kid until his world changes in a way he least expects – with the arrival of his great, great, great, great, great, great… grandson, Archie. Archie has travelled back from the future to spend some time with his hero forefather, using technology destined to be invented by ideas initiated by Stanley and his descendants.
According to Archie (and his super computer, Olivia), Stanley’s brilliant insights are what make him special – his curiosity, his ability to make connections, to experiment, evaluate, and persist in finding a solution where other people would give up.
In fact, according to Archie, Stanley Brown was the first in a line of geniuses who kick started loads of incredible advancements and inventions for future generations. Archie has arrived to witness first hand, observe and learn from the brilliant Stanley Brown… as well as coming to have some fun.
Unfortunately, no one but Stanley can see or hear Archie so there’s no one but Archie who seems to understand or care what an amazing mind Stanley has. At the moment, nobody shares Archie’s belief in Stanley – certainly not his mum or sister Steph, who both wish Stan was a little more ‘average’ and a lot less trouble.
Archie uses reality-bending powers to show us the unseen world around us in microscopic detail, covering a broad spectrum of content from human biology to physics via explosive chemistry and gory zoology. Together, the two of them open our eyes to the wonders of science – but often misjudge the impact of their experiments, as an explosion of science, comedy and chaos unfolds.
Archie’s arrival may make Stanley’s life a lot more complex, but it’s a lot more fun too – even if he still has to cope with his mum’s constant cleaning, as well as Jess the street-smart and confrontational girl next door, and having to look out for his accident-prone friend Mike. Stanley Brown has a lot on his plate, but if anyone can cope with the arrival of a back-packing time-travelling tourist, Stanley can!

The Revolting World of Stanley Brown is a Retort production for CBBC. The series starts on Friday 21st September on the CBBC channel.

Meet the young cast of Lightfields

Lightfields is a compelling supernatural drama set on a remote farm on the Suffolk coast, coming to ITV this February. The story follows three families who each live in Lightfields farmhouse at different time periods (1944, 1975 and 2012) and who are linked by a spine chilling presence: the ghost of a teenage girl who died in mysterious and tragic circumstances.

Ultimately, there is the chance for resolution for all of the characters in Lightfields, the living as well as the dead. The story culminates in 2012, when an elderly visitor to the B&B finally reveals the truth behind that fateful night in 1944...circumstances.

Dakota Blue Richards (represented by ARG), plays worldly teenager, Eve who arrives as an evacuee from London with her little sister. She becomes friends fresh young country girl, Lucy, who lives and works on the farm with her 9 year old brother, Pip. 18 year old Dakota, who starred as Frankie in the latest generation of Skins, filmed British indie The Fold earlier this year.

Nine year old Leilah de Meza (represented by Curtis Brown) plays her younger sister, Vivien. Leilah filmed the leading role of Maddie Huntington in the feature film A Princess for Christmas opposite Sir Roger Moore, directed by Michael Damien for Hallmark Films. In 2008 she played the role of Bonnie in Sir Trevor Nunn's stage production of Gone with the Wind at the New London Theatre.


19 year old Antonia Clarke (represented by Troika) plays Lucy, whose head is soon turned by Eve's beau – dashing, dangerous American airman Dwight (Neil Jackson). Antonia is a graduate of Hurtwood House and recently appeared in ITV drama A Mother's Son.

12 year old Larry Mills from Buckinghamshire, (represented by Hamilton Hodell) plays Pip. Larry made his screen debut last year in Lost Christmas, starring alongside Eddie Izzard.

As Lucy is increasingly drawn to Dwight, her childhood friend, Tom, played by former Grange Hill and Emmerdale star Danny Miller, can only watch jealously from the side-lines.

Karla Crome plays teenager Clare who arrives at Lightfields years later, in the scorching summer of 1975, with her mother Vivien (Lucy Cohu). 23 year old Karla Crome (represented by Troika) was one of Screen International's Stars of Tomorrow 2012 and is certainly living up to the title, starring in Sky's Hit and Miss,  BBC2 drama Murder, and has just wrapped on her lead role in Series 4 of E4's Misfits.

Fragile and estranged from her husband, Vivien does not initially understand why she has been drawn to the farmhouse. She has no memory of it though she was evacuated to the area during the war. But over time disturbing supernatural events force her to confront the childhood trauma that is at the root of her troubled mind….

In 2012 Barry (Danny Webb) and his wife, Lorna (Sophie Thompson) have recently moved in and are trying to set the farmhouse up as a Bed & Breakfast whilst also trying to raise their 8 year old grandson, Luke. When Barry’s 77 year old father (Pip from 1944) arrives to live with them, he strikes up an understanding with Luke. It seems momentarily as if Barry’s worries are over, but Pip’s presence serves to disturb the restless spirit in the house which seems intent on unravelling and unlocking the past…The pressure builds when out of the blue, the boy’s estranged father, Paul (Kris Marshall), turns up demanding full custody of their 8 year old son, Luke, at any cost. If Barry takes his eye off the ball, even for a moment, the consequences for Luke could be fatal….

The 5 x 60 minute episode series is directed by Damon Thomas and is currently filming in Hertfordshire and West Sussex.