Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Casting call for non-represented actors!

Calling all non represented actors!

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for non represented actors to audition for the award winning TV programme The 4 O Clock Club.

We are holding a casting for the roles on the following breakdown (Represented actors please go through your agent, thanks)...


Carson (Young Male)
The school heart throb. Very good looking and very intelligent. Looks like a boy band member. He is confident and sure of himself.
Playing age 15
Ethnicity Any

Sasha (Young Female)
Quite pretty, she is studious and is in love with Carson. Can be a little bit OTT with her affections towards him.
Playing age 14 – 15
Ethnicity Any

Mad Scientist (Adult Male)
He is presenting a poorly conceived, badly attended science based theatre show. It is very light on scientific content and many of the facts are just plain wrong. He probably started out as an actor in TIE and never progressed.
Playing age 37 – 42
Ethnicity Any

Martin Thompson (Young Male)
Fit, tall, slightly edgy year 11. Could possibly be someone over 16 to play down.
He's a Mummy's boy but puts on a heavy masculine act at school. The other kids are genuinely frightened/impressed by him and he has an unapproachable air about him. He's not very intelligent.
Playing age 15 – 16
Ethnicity Any

Mrs Thompson (Adult Female)
Martin's Mum. She is someone really nice. Fussy and overprotective.
Playing age 42 – 45
Ethnicity Any

Sister Dorothy (Adult Female)
Religious school's gym teacher. She's a bit like the gym teacher "Sue from Glee". She's a slightly intimidating nun. Very athletic (under the garb) she won't take any nonsense. The girls play netball in fear of her.
Playing age 45 – 55
Ethnicity Caucasian

Briony (Young Female)
Tall, attends the convent school and plays netball. She's a bit on the posh side.
Playing age 16
Ethnicity Caucasian

Hopkins (Young Female)
Small and nerdy. Obviously not suited to netball.
Playing age 12 – 15
Ethnicity Any

All the above roles will appear in 1 episode (except for Martin Thompson who will appear in 2 Eps). These are paid roles. Please only submit yourself if you fit the role brief and please be clear which role you are submitting yourself for.

To submit yourself for consideration please send a brief breakdown of your acting experience, one natural headshot and your contact details. If you are selected for an audition you will be contacted with further details. Please submit via email to: THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Many thanks

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two young British actresses join Series 5 of Game of Thrones

14 year old Nell Tiger Free (represented by Independent Talent) has joined the cast of Game of Thrones, to play Myrcella Baratheon. Myrcella Baratheon is the child of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert Baratheon, though in truth her father is Cersei’s own brother, Jaime Lannister. In the second series she was shipped off to be the guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, and hasn't been seen since, but things are set to change with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.

Nell is best known for her starring role as Chloe in the BBC adaptation of Mr. Stink.

In Series 4, Myrcella's brother Tommen was also recast, the role going from Callum Wharry to Dean Charles-Chapman, star of CBBC's The Revolting World of Stanley Brown.

Jessica Henwick (represented by Tavistock Wood Management) joins the cast playing Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand, the second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters. Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip. Jessica starred as Bo in the CBBC series Spirit Warriors, and was a series regular Amy Lang in the third series of BBC legal drama Silk.

The Casual Vacancy

Filming is underway in Stroud, Gloucestershire and surrounding villages, on The Casual Vacancy, the BBC One/HBO adaptation of JK Rowling’s global bestseller.

The confirmed ensemble cast includes Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Rufus Jones, Michele Austin, Julia McKenzie, Keeley Forsyth, Lolita Chakrabarti, and Richard Glover, alongside whom casting director Lucy Bevan has assembled a cast of newcomers for the younger stars.

Abigail Lawrie (represented by Gordon & French) stars as Krystal Weedon. 18 year old Abigail, is a pupil at Harrodian School, the same school as EE BAFTA Rising Star nominee George Mackay.  She was eight when she discovered a love for drama, joining Stagecoach in Aberdeen. Moving to Strawberry Hill six years later, she continued to act, impressing in school plays. “My drama teachers asked me if I wanted to try to do something outside of school and perhaps get an agent,” she explains. “So I joined Gordon and French and they put me up for the role of Krystal. It seemed crazy when I got it!"

Simona Brown (represented by IAG) plays Gaia Bawden. Simona appeared as Kim in acclaimed BBC Three docudrama Murdered By My Boyfriend, played Jazz in CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens, and earlier this year filmed on Big Talk feature film Man Up.

15 year old Welsh actor Joe Hurst (represented by On It Artists) plays Andrew 'Arf' Price. Joe, from Usk, has previously appeared as a guest lead in Casualty, and played Young Pete in Private Peaceful, and filmed Nickelodeon show Camp Orange.

Brian Vernel (represented by Curtis Brown) plays Stuart 'Fats' Wall.
Brian is currently in his third year at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and starred as Dale Lomax in ITV1 thriller Prey. Last year Brian was nominated for Best Actor at The Stage Awards for his performance in The Static.

16 year old Ria Choony, a pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School, plays Sukhvinder Jawanda.

The three one-hour part miniseries is written by Sarah Phelps, produced by Ruth Kenley-Letts and directed by Jonny Campbell.

 JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has sold more than six million copies worldwide since its publication in 2012.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Open casting for American girls


JINA JAY is a casting director whose credits include ‘WAR HORSE’, ‘TIN TIN’ and ‘HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN’.

We are searching for 5 GENUINE AMERICAN GIRLS (based in the UK) aged between 5 – 18 years to play Colin Firth’s 5 daughters.

The film, starring Colin Firth and Jude Law, will be directed by  award-winning British theatre director Michael Grandage in October/November 2014 in London.


Please contact THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED with a recent snapshot and basic details by the 31st August 2014 for us to consider your child.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Two newcomers added to Star Wars:Episode VII cast

Filming is underway at Pinewood Studios on the new Stars Wars film, after wrapping in Abu Dhabi, and two new cast members, found by the international open call, were announced today by Disney.

They are Pip Andersen a 23 year old British professional free-runner from Taunton in Somerset, who will play Thomas, and Crystal Clarke, who has just graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who will play Rachel - although the character names may well change, both fit the original brief of being good-looking and athletic.

Crystal (represented by Tavistock Wood) was born in Belleville, New Jersey and has just graduated from RCS. She will appear in her first feature film The Moon and The Sun next year

Disney held an open casting call for the film last year in eleven cities across the UK and the US, which an estimated 37,000 attended, as well as another 30,000 sending applications in online.

LucasFilm president Kathleen Clarke said of the castings:

 "The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition.

We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Call The Midwife casting call

Rebecca Wright Casting is currently casting the BBC Series Call The Midwife IV - please find more information regarding the show here:

BBC site

Call The Midwife shoots in London; the producer is Annie Tricklebank and the director is to be confirmed.

We are looking to cast the role of a nine year old Bangladeshi boy in Episode 5 -NABIL- who helps translate for his mother so that she can talk to the nurses about her baby. He is confident, bright and eager to help communication between the two parties.

Our shoot dates are: 18 August - 28 September 2014 (They will not be needed for the whole period)

We are looking for a young boy of Bangladeshi heritage between 9-11 yrs who is confident and likes drama (plus speaks another language at home) - currently Nabil translates in Sylheti (Bengali).

Please send suggestions - including age, location, languages, and any experience plus a recent picture - to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED