Saturday, December 12, 2015

Casting call for 8 - 10 year old child actor

House Films are currently in pre-production with the short film RED, a thriller set in the underground world of illegal organ trade. It's the directorial debut of Branko Tomovic (24: Live Another Day, Fury, The Bourne Ultimatum) and stars Francesca Fowler (Doctor Who, Rome, Closure) and Dervla Kirwan (Ondine, Ballykissangel, The Silence, Doctor Who).

For a crucial scene we are looking for a child actor, could be boy or girl, any ethnicity, age 8-10, with set experience.

Filming for this role would be one day only on January 10th 2016 in central London.

More info on the film can be found on: http://redshortfilm.weebly.com

Please email submissions to thefilmred@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

First look at young star of The BFG

Here's a first look at eleven year old British newcomer Ruby Barnhill from Knutsford who last year landed the lead role in Steven Spielberg's adaption of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

Ruby (represented by David Daly Associates), who was cast after a world-wide casting search, stars as young orphan Sophie, opposite Mark Rylance in the title role.

She can also be seen as Isobel in the fourth series of CBBC's 4 O'Clock Club.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, The BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country.

Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG (played by Mark Rylance) is actually quite gentle and charming, and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.

Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, the Big Friendly Giant is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle.

The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Spielberg is bringing the film to the big screen with a screenplay by Melissa Mathison (E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial), based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl.

The BFG is due to open in cinemas on July 22nd 2016, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth.

Check out the teaser trailer below!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Ayda Field joins cast of Fresh Meat Series 4

American actress Ayda Field joins the cast of Channel 4's award-winning student comedy series Fresh Meat for the fourth and final series, which will be broadcast on Channel 4 in early 2016.

The end of University life is drawing close for the residents of 28 Hartnell Avenue as the housemates face their finals and the prospect of Graduation. All except Josie (Kimberley Nixon), who faces her final year being alone without her friends!

The last series saw Oregon (Charlotte Ritchie) striving to become Student Union President, and her campaign was successful. Now planning her legacy she seeks the support of Support Officer Rosa, played by Ayda Field.

Rosa is a strong minded, no nonsense woman, and when Oregon’s ambitions and self-aggrandizing plans start to overshadow her responsibilities, tensions rise between the president and her aide! While Oregon and Rosa’s working relationship starts to deteriorate, Kingsley (Joe Thomas) is drawn to Rosa’s complicated, mature sophistication but how long before she sees beyond the apparently carefree student?

Ayda Field, who is married to British pop star Robbie Williams, has starred in a number of films and television programmes in the USA including Aaron Sorkin’s NBC series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Fox sitcom Back to You.

Fresh Meat launched in 2011 and has won several awards including; a British Comedy Award for Best New Comedy Programme and RTS Awards for Best Writer (Comedy) and Best Scripted Comedy and a South Bank Sky Arts Award, amongst others.


Fresh Meat is written by Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong, Tom Basden, Penelope Skinner, Jon Brown and Tony Roche, and produced by Objective Productions.


Filming took place in Manchester during spring 2015 and the series will be broadcast on Channel 4 in 2016.

Monday, November 30, 2015

First look at Peter and Wendy



Back in January Screenterrier posted a casting call for the new ITV drama based on the story of Peter Pan. In May the news of the two young actors who landed the title roles was announced.

Peter and Wendy is currently scheduled to air on Saturday 26th December on ITV and here's a first look at the two young stars.

13 year old Hazel Doupe from Ireland, plays the joint roles of twelve year old Lucy Rose, a patient at modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Wendy Darling, in her re-imagining of Peter Pan story. Hazel (represented by Macfarlane Chard), who attends Billie Barry Stage School in Dublin, played Sarah in the RTE docu/drama Titanic, Blood and Steel, and starred in Irish thriller Jack Taylor:Shot Down.
Zac Sutcliffe (who attends Yorkshire School of Acting) from Bradford, stars as Peter. Zac's previous filmed Grimsby, a new film from Sacha Baron Cohen.

The drama is a re-imagining of J.M. Barrie’s much loved classic novel, which reinterprets the timeless story for the modern age while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original.

The story opens in modern day Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where twelve-year-old Lucy Rose is awaiting treatment for a serious heart condition. Her mother Julie (Laura Fraser, also doubling up as Mrs Darling) is distraught with the fear of losing her child, and surgeon Mr Wylie (Stanley Tucci, who also plays Hook) assures her he’ll do everything in his power to make the operation a success. The day before her operation, Lucy reads J.M. Barrie’s novel of Peter Pan to a crowd of sick children in the hospital, and she goes to sleep with thoughts of the classic tale in her head. Lucy dreams this version of Peter Pan into existence and the story is retold through the young girl’s imagination.

The magical story cuts back and forth between Lucy’s modern day struggles and the fantasy land of Neverland, with the common theme being positivity and belief.

Singer Paloma Faith also makes a guest appearance as Tinker Bell.

The two hour drama is produced by Headline Pictures with a script by BAFTA winner Adrian Hodges, and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Coroner

19 year old newcomer Grace Hogg-Robinson stars alongside former Casualty stars Claire Goose and Matt Bardock in a new BBC Daytime drama The Coroner.

Grace (represented by Jonathan Arun) plays Beth, the daughter of Jane (Claire Goose), a high flying solicitor, who after another failed relationship, returns to the small seaside town she escaped as a teenager to take up the post of Coroner. She finds herself forced to work with Davey, the boy who broke her heart and is now local Detective Sergeant, played by Matt Bardock.

Jane is the advocate for the dead. Investigating any sudden, violent or unexplained deaths in the fictional world of Lighthaven, in the beautiful South Hams of Devon.

The regular cast also includes Oliver Gomm as Clint, the Coroner’s Officer; Beatie Edney as Judith, Jane’s Mother; and Ivan Kaye as Mick, the pub landlord.

Produced and commissioned by the award winning BBC Birmingham Drama Village, in collaboration with BBC Worldwide and directed by Ian Barber, Matt Carter, Niall Fraser and Adrian Bean.

The Coroner has been created and written by Sally Abbott, and additional episode writers Ann Marie Di Mambro, Al Smith, David Bowker, Dan Muirden, Kit Lambert, Matthew Cooke, and Vincent Lund, with each of the ten episodes telling a single self-contained story.

The series was filmed on location in Devon, in and around Totnes and Dartmouth.

The Coroner starts on Monday 16th November on BBC One at 2:15pm.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

First look at Jamillah and Aladdin



You may remember a casting call on Screenterrier back in September last year to find two young newcomers for the leading roles of in Jamillah and Aladdin, a magical new drama series for CBBC .

Here's a first look at the young stars Blossom Campbell (represented by Brown & Mills) as Jamillah, Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (represented by Top Talent) as Aladdin, alongside the Genie played by Leroy Osei-Bonsu.

Launching initially on CBBC, the drama, which filmed on location in South Africa, will be shown across both CBBC and CBeebies, and will transport viewers of all ages to an ancient world full of intrigue and mysterious encounters.

Jamillah, a modern-day girl, lives with her family in London. She is curious and brave and is always on the look-out for adventure. Her story begins when she discovers a dusty old lamp in her attic makes a wish and is startled by the appearance of a charismatic and fun-loving Genie. Genie transports Jamillah back in time to ancient Baghdad where she meets Aladdin.

Aladdin hates household chores (he has a lot of them) and, like Jamillah, dreams of having adventures. He has never met a girl like her before and is amazed, and occasionally horrified, by her actions. She is courageous and bold but he often has to use his charm and quick wit to extricate them both from difficult situations. And, of course they can call on Genie when things get really bad. Sadly, his magic skills are a little rusty so he tends to create as many problems as he tries to solve!

Their adventures lead them through winding back streets of Baghdad, where they encounter snake charmers in shady courtyards, mysterious travellers in the bustling bazaar and even get to meet the princess in the sun-filled palace gardens. Lurking in shadowed alleyways are one or two baddies, but together with Genie they are a match for any trickster.

In the double opening episode Jamillah arrives in Baghdad for the first time, squashing Aladdin’s eggs in the process. In the confusion, Jamillah knocks the fruit from Mustafa (played by Joe Vaz) the market trader's stall. Mustafa demands either money or more fruit, but Aladdin has neither and is sent to jail. Jamillah and Genie must hatch a plan to try and get him out.


Jamillah and Aladdin will start on Sunday 29th November on CBBC, time to be confirmed.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Little Mermaid casting news

18 year old Chloe Moretz is set to play the title role in the new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

The film will be based on the original Hans Christian Andersen story of a mermaid who wished to become human after falling in love with a man she saved from drowning.

Earlier this year, director Sofia Coppola left the project after creative differences with the studios. According to Variety, Moretz had been the frontrunner for the role even while Coppola was still attached. Some insiders have suggested that Coppola wanted to cast a lesser-known actress in the role rather than a star like Moretz and this was one of the reasons for her parting ways with the project.

Following Coppola’s exit, the studio still wanted Moretz for the role but did not want to make it official until a writer was attached to pen the final pass at the script.

British screenwriter Richard Curtis,  will now be writing the script for Working Title and Universal, but a new director has not yet been announced.

Filming dates have yet to be announced but Chloe took to her Instagram and Twitter account to confirm the news. She wrote: "Here it is !! I've been waiting months to tell everyone how excited I am to take on this beautiful journey with Working Title, Universal, and a beautiful script by Richard Curtis..#TheLittleMermaid !!!! Here we go!!!"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

First look at Newt Scamander


Here's a first look at Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With his pivotal briefcase in hand, he is standing at the entrance of the majestic art deco-influenced Magical Congress of the United States of America (or MACUSA), which is the American version of the Ministry of Magic.


The film, which has been shooting across the UK this summer, is due to arrive in cinemas in November 2016, just months after Harry Potter sequel play The Cursed Child opens in the West End.




Tuesday, November 3, 2015

His Dark Materials to become a BBC One drama series

The BBC has commissioned a new drama series based on Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials.

Polly Hill, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, has announced: "It is an honour to be bringing Philip Pullman's extraordinary novels to BBC One. His Dark Materials is a stunning trilogy, and a drama event for young and old - a real family treat that shows our commitment to original and ambitious storytelling."

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

His Dark Materials has been previously adapted as a stage play, radio play and in 2006  Dakota Blue Richards starred as Lyra alongside Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig in the film The Golden Compass which had been expected to be the first in a franchise.

His Dark Materials will be produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema, in their first venture into TV production, and the initial 8-part series will shoot in Wales next year.


Monday, October 26, 2015

The A Word

Six year old newcomer Max Vento from West Yorkshire stars in a new BBC drama series The A Word which has just started filming in the Lake District.

Max (represented by WYSPA) plays the youngest son of the Hughes family, whose diagnosis of autism affects the whole family. He stars alongside Lee Ingleby and Morven Christie as his parents, and Christopher Eccleston, Greg McHugh and Vinette Robinson.

Fellow newcomer 19 year old Molly Wright (represented by WGM Talent) from Manchester plays his teenage sister.

The family realises that if their son is ever going to communicate, they are going to have to learn how to communicate themselves. It’s a funny and thought-provoking series about parenthood and childhood, written by BAFTA-winning writer Peter Bowker, who said of the project:

 “We have the opportunity here to make something funny, tough, realistic and inventive about contemporary family life and autism. In a society where imperfection increasingly comes with blame attached, it seems timely to look at how autism is regarded both within a family and the wider community – and to give some insight into how that experience might be for the child on the autism spectrum. It’s a drama full of ideas – about parenthood, about disability, about communication, about community – and will emphatically engage an audience whatever their experience of the subject.”




Polly Hill, BBC Controller of Drama, said: "The A Word tackles parts of life that aren't always easy and Peter has drawn on the absolute highs, lows and challenges so many families face when a child is different to other children, in a beautiful way. With Peter’s award-winning track record and history of drama tackling tough subjects, The A Word is set to be a rollercoaster of a series which is ultimately an uplifting, honest and human drama for BBC One.”

The series is based on a Keshet International and July August Productions’ series and drama format which was written and created by Keren Margalit, who will be an executive producer on the UK series.


Filming on the six-part drama will continue in the Lake District and also at Manchester’s Space Project until early 2016 and is expected to air in late Spring 2016.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Casting call for prestigious feature film




FILM CASTING OPPORTUNITY


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


 We are currently looking for:

Caucasian BOYS aged 7-10yrs & 13-15yrs

And

GIRLS of any ethnicity aged 9-10yrs

for a prestigious feature film shooting from January 2016.

Starring: Michael Fassbender

Director: Tomas Alfredson

NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

All applicants must be based in Europe.
Please contact Holly on assistantjinajay@gmail.com with a recent snapshot and basic details ASAP latest Monday 16th November 2015 for your child to be considered.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!



Jina Jay Casting
Jina Jay’s Credits - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419605/

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Secret Life of Boys

The Secret Life Of Boys is a brand new interactive comedy drama which launches on the CBBC website and CBBC channel this November.

In the series 11 year old Ginger flies from Australia to the UK to spend the summer with four cousins she's never met before - how will she manage in a foreign country, with a new family?

Melbourne-based Erica Brown (represented by Gilchrist Managment in Australia) flew to Ireland to film the lead role of Ginger Boxwell, marking her TV drama debut.

Her cousins are played by 19 year old Neil Reynolds, who has previously appeared in comedy series The T-Boy Show.

15 year old Reece Buttery (represented by A&J Management), who starred in BBC Christmas drama Gangsta Granny, and plays Mo in CBBC's The Dumping Ground, plays Robbie.

12 year old Gene Gurie (represented by The Young Actors Theatre) plays Ethan in his first TV role.

And Joel Guy joins the cast as the youngest member of the family, Chris in his TV debut.

Arriving from Adelaide to a house full of boys, what Ginger doesn't realise is that Matt, Robbie, Ethan and Chris are just as nervous about it as she is. Like every boy, these boys have their share of secrets. Not only are they keeping them from Ginger and their parents, but also from each other! The boys discover that Ginger also has something she’s hiding. And it’s big. The game is afoot and they work tirelessly to uncover Ginger’s secret, all the while trying to protect their own. 

 The unique interactive format allows viewers to discover additional content, including character insights and hidden secrets, which will help piece together Ginger’s big secret; and extra punchlines which allow the user to re-live gags in new ways.

Aunt Corey is played by Elizabeth Bower and Uncle Bob by Grant Burgin.

The Secret Life of Boys is a Zodiak Kids Studio production for CBBC in the UK and ABC in Australia. It was written and created by Anthony Q Farrell, and produced and directed by Beryl Richards.

The episodes will start being released online (bbc.co.uk/cbbc) from Monday 2 November, they will then be wrapped up as a TV omnibus edition on CBBC on Saturdays, starting from the 7 November. The series will air on ABC3 in Australia.

They have been a number of successful previous CBBC/international co-commissions:
Dead Gorgeous where British actress Poppy Lee Friar flew to Australia to film the 13-episode series, and Paradise Cafe, where British actors Holly Bodimeade and Pax Baldwin travelled to New Zealand and Rarotonga to film two series of the island-set comedy drama.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Butterfly Kisses



17 year old Theo Stevenson (represented by Independent Talent) leads the cast of Butterfly Kisses which has just started shooting in London. Theo rose to fame in the title role of Horrid Henry - The Movie and was more recently seen in the acclaimed Channel 4 sci-fi drama Humans.

He is joined by Byron Lyons (represented by IAG) from London in his first screen role, and fellow newcomer 16 year old Liam Whiting from Buckinghamshire (represented by JPA Associates).

Developed as part of Film London's Microwave feature development programme, the film tells the story of three teenage friends growing up on a housing estate in London. The shoot will take place in the Clapham Common area in London.

Following a day in the life of Jake and his two best friends, we enter a teenage world revolving around sex and porn. Each friend has their own demons, but Jake has a dark secret. One that he can’t confess to anyone, including his friends.

The teenage cast also includes Rosie Day, (represented by Troika), who has most recently filmed on Outlander, and Broadchurch's Charlotte Beaumont (represented by Curtis Brown), joined by child actors 11 year old Honor Kneafsey (represented by A&J Management), who starred in Our Zoo and can be seen in Miss You Already, and CBeebies' Jocelyn McNab (represented by AlphabetKidz) who was recently seen in The Outcast.

Butterfly Kisses is produced by Blue Shadows Films, in collaboration with Film London and the BBC.

Written and developed by the Blue Shadows team (Greer Ellison & Merlin Merton) the project is directed by Rafael Kapelinski.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Dixi returns for 3rd series

CBBC's online and interactive drama Dixi is set to return for a 3rd series. Claudia Jessie, April Hughes, Kerry Boyne and Jordan Loughran (hot from the set of Disney’s live action series Evermoor) are all returning, along with two new cast members:

Chloe May Cuthill (represented by Debbie Allen Associates), has previously appeared in Eastenders and The Midnight Beast and has recently filmed the feature Reason To Leave. She will play Zoe in the new series.

And also joining the cast is Shaquille Ali-Yebuah. Shaquille (represented by Identity Agency Group) has previously appeared in features Legacy and Social Suicide as well as the Radio 4 sitcom What Does The K Stand For?

This new series' plot sees the arrival of a new online menace as the gang are thrown together with a rival set of students to put on a showcase. The anonymous troll is determined to stop the show but Shari tries to expose them and save the play before the curtain goes up.

Director/head writer Dan Berlinka also returns for series three. “In Dixi:3 we’re pushing the story and characters further than ever, as our gang come up against not just the troll but also an angry online hate mob," says Dan. "We explore how even good intentions can lead to a form of bullying when people gang up on one another.”

Cat Jones and Matt Booth return to provide an original soundtrack, this time also featuring two new songs by Mick Cooke from the Brit award-winning band Belle & Sebastian.

Dixi:3 - Game Of Dixi is made by Kindle Entertainment.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nina Gold Casting Call

NINA GOLD CASTING are seeking an exceptionally talented girl for a major new high profile TV project.

Shoots London early next year. We cannot at this stage provide any production or director information as extremely confidential but Nina Gold recent credits include GAME OF THRONES, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, IMITATION GAME, THE MARTIAN, PADDINGTON to name but a few.

GIRL - MIXED RACE ( HALF AFRICAN/AFRO CARIBBEAN) 11-14 YEARS
She is found running wild in the mud flats of the Thames, bare foot and alone. She is strange and otherworldly with an eerie presence.
Wise beyond her years and disturbingly knowing for a young girl.
She has a soft London accent

Please email Kate at THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED a recent photo, age, height & contact details.

PLEASE ONLY EMAIL IF YOUR CHILD FITS THE BRIEF

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Titan feature film Casting Call

THE TITAN - FEATURE FILM

Julie Harkin Casting are looking for the following fantastic role for a 5-6 year old Genuine American boy (based in the UK)!

'THE TITAN' is an elevated sci-fi feature film produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42 and Arash Amel, starring Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella. Lennart Ruff directs the project which is based on a original story by Amel. Max Hurwitz has written the screenplay. Set in a not too distant future, the story tracks the journey of a military family who are relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space.

The overall dates for shooting are approximately mid January - end of March 2016, and the film shoots in Gran Canaria.

Please find a character breakdown for the role of LUCAS below:

LUCAS JANSSEN

Lucas Janssen is the 5 year old son of RICK (SAM WORTHINGTON) and ABI (RUTH WILSON). He is an all American funny, cute and confident kid.

This is a lead role in the film, and we need a very talented, confident child with a genuine American accent. The ethnicity of the role needs to be white, and we would like him preferably to have blue eyes, as both actors playing his parents are blue eyed.

CHILDREN MUST BE 5-6 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A GENUINE AMERICAN ACCENT.

PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD'S DOB AND A RECENT PIC to Rae : THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Billionaire Boy

TV newcomer Elliot Sprakes from Sheffield has landed the title role in Billionaire Boy, the latest adaptation of one of David Walliams' childrens books, which will be screened at Christmas.

The hour-long special is the fourth BBC adaptation of a Walliams novel, and follows the successes of Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink and The Boy In The Dress.

Filming begins next week in Sheffield and Rotherham for broadcast this Christmas on BBC One. Local school children from Oakwood High School, Rotherham, have also been cast to appear in the production as Joe’s class mates.

Elliot (represented by Cieka Bailey Associates) plays 12 year old Joe, the son of Len (played by John Thomson) who has made a billion by invented a new toilet roll. Joe appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend. This is Elliot's first major TV role, he recently filmed a CBBC pilot Scraps.

Playing Joe’s shy and very nervous head teacher is James Fleet, while Rebecca Front plays Joe’s firm but fair, opera-loving teacher. There’s also an appearance from Warwick Davis playing himself in the role of Len and Joe’s celebrity butler.

David Walliams plays Mrs Trafe, a dinner lady at Joe’s school who is described as dirty and old and who is dreadful at cooking. There will also be a cameo performance from a very special mystery celebrity guest.

He said: “I am thrilled we have put together another all-star cast of comedy greats for this adaptation. The script is bigger and better than the book and I am excited for everyone to see it on BBC One at Christmas.”

Executive producer for the BBC Gregor Sharp said: “David Walliams' books are a magical combination of memorable characters and brilliantly colourful story so we couldn't happier to be bringing Billionaire Boy to BBC One this Christmas."

Filming begins next week in Sheffield and Rotherham and Billionaire Boy will be broadcast this Christmas on BBC One.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Conjuring 2 casting news

An international casting search was held to find the young cast for The Conjuring 2, the new supernatural thriller following on from the success of The Conjuring, with director James Wan, and stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprising their roles of renowned demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren.

In a new terrifying paranormal investigation they travel to North London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

American actress Madison Wolfe, who played one of Woody Harrelson's daughters in True Detective plays Janet,
with Australian newcomer Lauren Esposito as her older sister, Margaret.
Two young British newcomers from London have landed the roles of the two younger brothers,

Patrick McAuley (represented by the Young Actors Theatre in Islington) and Benjamin Haigh (represented by Urban Angels), playing Johnny and Billy respectively.

Frances O'Connor stars as their mother, with Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Franka Potente and Simon McBurney also joining the cast.

Filming is now underway in Los Angeles, with a June 2016 release scheduled.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Casting call for Fortitude 2

FORTITUDE 2

Julie Harkin Casting are looking for the following South East Asian character for Fortitude 2.

The critically acclaimed dramatic crime thriller written by Simon Donald for Sky Atlantic produced by Fifty Fathoms/Tiger Aspect is back. FORTITUDE 2; the next chapter.

Dennis Quaid will play Michael Lennox.
10 episodes x 1hr

OVERALL SHOOT PERIOD:  EARLY JANUARY - END JULY 2016


BIANCA MANKYO (Female - playing age 17-19 but must be over 18)


Polite daughter to Hong Mankyo who works stacking shelves at his supermarket. A computer hacker in her spare time, Bianca has been meeting with Michael Lennox and provided him with secret data on King Crab population and locations. She is the ex girlfriend of Rune, but they haven’t talked in a while; she loved him very much and took the break up hard. Scathing of Edie, Rune’s new girlfriend. Recently she's been paranoid and doesn’t feel safe anymore. 


ARTIST MUST BE OVER 18. PLEASE ONLY SUGGEST ARTISTS WHO CAN PLAY 17-19 YRS

THIS CHARACTER IS SOUTH EAST ASIAN.

GREAT ROLE IN EPISODES 1-3

Please send CVs, age and a recent picture to Rae : THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lady Macbeth

Florence Pugh, who starred alongside Maisie Williams in The Falling, has landed the lead role in Lady Macbeth, a 19th Century period drama telling a tale of forbidden passion and murder. Lady Macbeth is the first feature to go into production from last years iFeatures initiative.

19 year old Florence, (represented by Tavistock Wood), plays Katherine, a young woman brought up in the wilds of Northumberland, who finds herself childless and friendless, stifled by her marriage of convenience to a rich local industrialist twice her age. Tired of the vast house she shares with her detached husband and father-in-law, Katherine’s interests become piqued by Sebastian, a worker on her husband’s estate.

Florence made her screen debut in The Falling, she was spotted after the casting directors came to her boarding school in Oxford. She is the sister of Game of Thrones actor Toby Sebastian.

26 year old singer-songwriter Cosmo Jarvis (represented by The Artists Partnership) plays Katherine’s paramour, Sebastian. Cosmo recently appeared in Spooks: The Greater Good. As Sebastian, he unlocks a fearsome passion in Katherine. As their illicit affair begins to sour, Katherine’s primal nature emerges with such force that Sebastian’s elation is soon tempered, realising that she will stop at nothing to keep hold of him.

Written by up-and-coming playwright Alice Birch (winner of the 2014 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright), Lady Macbeth is directed by award-winning shorts director William Oldroyd.

Production has started on Lady Macbeth on location in County Durham, and the four-week shoot will wrap on 17th October, with release slated for 2016.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Casting Call for new ITV drama

Daniel Edwards Casting is looking for 3 teenage leads for a superb 3 part drama for Mainstreet Pictures for ITV written by the wonderful Paula Milne. This is a contemporary drama / domestic horror with a superb and unexpected twist.

Overall shoot dates: Approx mid January 2016 for 7 weeks.

Unfortunately we can only consider actors within a 20 mile radius of central London, if you live outside Greater London then you must have a London base available.

VERY IMPORTANT - For all three roles - Playing age 17/18 - only accepting applications from actors between the ages of 17 - 21 ONLY (no younger or older please)

1. LEAD BOY (character name tbc) THIS IS THE LEAD ROLE IN THE SERIES - Caucasian

Has absorbed an urban swagger despite being MIDDLE CLASS, hoodie up, headphones in, hip hop blasting in order to switch off from a reality he finds difficult. Rage and disappointment against his parents, disdain against authority and apathy towards a world that feels alien to him.

ACCENT: NEUTRAL / MIDDLE CLASS WITH AN URBAN FLAVOUR

2. FAITH - SUPPORTING LEAD ROLE - Black or Mixed race

She is rather bookish, and very academic , uses her intelligence to lose herself in college work to disguise the pain she feels about her life.

ACCENT: NEUTRAL

3. AFZAL - SUPPORTING ROLE -  Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

The best friend of the LEAD BOY confident, charming and energised, all about the fun and all about the girls! . Potential scenes on his moped so actors must be comfortable with that possibility (lessons would be given and all safety aspects taken into account)

ACCENT: NEUTRAL - WITH AN URBAN FLAVOUR

Please email CV and photograph and contact details (parents details as well if under 18 and not represented) to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Access All Areas

Shooting has commenced on Access All Areas, a wild and uplifting pilgrimage undertaken by runaway teenagers to a magical island music festival. The film starts its shoot at Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which includes participation from live music acts, and then moves to Bristol to film on location for five weeks.

Access All Areas is described as an intoxicating and memorable journey in to the magic of music festivals and all the crazy and wonderful things that can happen in these other worlds.

Newcomer Edward Bluemel (represented by Hamilton Hodell) leads the cast as Heath, a young man trying to keep it together. Shackled by his wildly unpredictable mum, he can see no way out of his dead-end urban rut, and music is his only escape. This is Edward's screen debut, he graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama this year, and was the winner of the Highly Commended Prize at this year's Spotlight awards.

18 year old Ella Purnell (represented by Curtis Brown) stars as Mia, who's home is a war zone, so she does what all teenagers do in that situation: she parties every night and refuses to come home. When Mia steal’s Heath’s moped, it catapults them on a road trip out of the city and across the water to a magical music festival that will change their lives.

Ella made her feature film debut as the young version of Keira Knightley’s character in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, followed by roles in Ways to Live Forever and Intruders. Ella also appeared in Kick-Ass 2, in Disney’s Maleficent as the teen version of the title character, and as the lead role in US festival hit Wildlike which is in US cinemas next week. Her upcoming films include Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring alongside Asa Butterfield, and as young Jane in Tarzan.

Playing their friends who join them on journey are 23 year old Jordan Stephens (represented by Independent Talent), half of the hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, made his acting debut last year in E4’s drama series ‘Glue’. He'll next be seen in bike racing thriller Alleycats.

And 20 year old Georgie Henley (represented by Hamilton Hodell) completes the group of friends on the road trip. Georgie started acting at the age of 10 when she was picked from thousands of girls to play the character of Lucy in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She reprised her role in the following two Narnia films and recently took the lead roles in Perfect Sisters and The Sisterhood of Night.

Directed by BAFTA nominee Bryn Higgins, Access All Areas is written by Oliver Veysey, who also produces alongside Bill Curbishley, producer of Quadrophenia, and music supervisor and score composer is Rob da Bank.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Kennedys

12 year old Lucy Hutchinson stars as a young Emma Kennedy in a new family comedy set in the 1970s coming to BBC On at the end of September.

Lucy (represented by A&J Management) made her screen debut as young April in the Emmy-award winning Dustbin Baby and has gone on to appear in various TV roles including Eastenders, Little Crackers, The Poison Tree and Dani's Castle. She also played Scout in the Regent's Park Open Air Production of To Kill A Mockingbird.

The Kennedys is a six-part aspirational family comedy loosely based on actress, writer and TV presenter Emma Kennedy's memoirs ‘The Tent, The Bucket and Me.’ Each episode is introduced by Emma Kennedy, played by Lucy, a 10-year-old Star Wars obsessed tom-boy who is happy to tag along with her much-loved parents, Brenda and Tony Kennedy played by Katherine Parkinson and Dan Skinner.


The Kennedy family have just moved into a new estate in Stevenage, New Town and arrive to a concrete maze of identical houses. Delighted and enthused at the fact they are now on the cusp of being considered middle class, they quickly embrace community spirit and organise activities for the whole neighbourhood to get involved in. In each episode, The Kennedys pursue every opportunity they can to climb the social ladder from organising an ‘Opportunity Knocks’ style talent show to hosting the estate’s first ever dinner party.

In the first episode, Brenda invites best friends Tim (Harry Peacock) and Jenny (Emma Pierson) and new neighbours the Palmers (Shola Adewusi and Clive Rowe) for an evening no-one will ever forget. Having never cooked anything other than an egg, Brenda quickly shifts all responsibility for the dinner party and cooking the lasagne on to Tony.
Meanwhile young Emma is put out when arch-rival Julie gains control of the play fort - which nobody is allowed in to unless they know her secret whisper. Emma realizes that in order to wrestle control from her nemesis, she needs to create a secret whisper to end all secret whispers.

The six-part aspirational family comedy, set in the 1970s, is created and written by actress, writer and TV presenter Emma Kennedy. It is loosely based on her memoirs, The Tent, The Bucket and Me.
The director is Christine Gernon.


Open casting in Manchester this Friday!


Casting the young stars of Cider With Rosie


As previously announced on Screenterrier back in October, newcomers 15 year old Archie Cox from Cirencester, who didn't realise he was auditioning for the main role until he was down to the final three, and 16 year old Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, the daughter of actor Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis who will be making her own television debut,  star in the new BBC adaption of of Laurie Lee's classic memoir of the Cotswolds, Cider With Rosie.

The younger versions will be played by Georgie Smith, a ten-year-old schoolboy from Cheltenham, and Libby Easton, a seven-year-old who lives near Laurie Lee’s real home in Slad, pictured above.

Georgie, Libby and Archie were all spotted in Gloucestershire schools, where they were among 500 pupils who took part in casual workshops while casting directors looked on.


Director Phillippa Lowthorpe said: “We really wanted to capture authentic accents and the sense of an innocence you get in the countryside. The younger cast we found in exactly the same way as the older children, which was hunting around schools in Gloucestershire and inviting children to come to some workshops.”

What these kids have which is so rare is a wonderful stillness on screen,” she said. “They barely do anything, and that's proper screen acting. They make it look so easy and so natural.

I prefer working with non-professional children. It's a very different skill, film acting from stage acting, and I quite liked the fact neither Ruby nor Archie had any ambition to be an actor.
They felt so right for the part, it came from another place."

Archie Cox admitted he has definitely caught the acting bug now, despite wanting to be an architect before. “It was sudden because I did not think I was going to get it. Some of the boys at the workshop had been to drama school,” he added. “In primary school I was in one play, but that was it.”

Richard Easton, the father of Libby, said the schoolgirl’s previous acting experience was limited to playing a wolf in her school’s Christmas production of The Jungle Book.
“It’s a bit surreal to see her on the screen,” he said. “It was a fantastic experience for her. She loved it and it gave her a bit more confidence.”

Georgie Smith’s mother, Nicola Stevens, said his brush with fame “hasn’t fazed him”, but had left him wanting to practice his drama after being told he is a “natural”.

A vivid memoir of Laurie Lee’s childhood, Cider With Rosie is an evocative coming-of-age story set in an idyllic Cotswold village during and immediately after the Great War.

Marking the journey of young Lol (Laurie) as he grows from boy to man, the story chronicles first love, loss and family upheaval. Lol’s boyhood escapades take place in a rural world as yet untouched by electricity and cars - a place suspended between history and modernity.


Samantha Morton stars as Annie Lee, with Emma Curtis as Marj, Jessica Hynes as Miss Crabby; June Whitfield as Granny Wallon; Annette Crosbie as Granny Trill; and Billy Howle as Private James Harris. Timothy Spall is the voice of the grown-up Laurie Lee.

Cider with Rosie will be shown on BBC One at the end of September, date and time to be confirmed.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

First look at The Go-Between


First look at Jack Hollington as Leo in The Go-Between, a beautiful and haunting evocation of lost innocence and forbidden love, told over the long hot summer of 1900 which comes to BBC One on Sunday 20th September at 9:00pm

Spending his summer holiday with the Maudsley family, 13 year-old Leo soon finds himself captivated by the enchanting Marian Maudsley. As the heat of the summer intensifies, Leo becomes more and more embroiled in the forbidden romance between Marian and farmer Ted Burgess, until he sets in motion a chain of events that has devastating consequences on his young life.

Jack (represented by ARG), from Liverpool, appeared in the Christmas episode of Doctor Who in 2013, and has a number of stage roles under his belt including playing Nathan in The Full Monty in the West End. Last year he filmed his first feature film role in The Devil's Harvest. He'll also be seen next year playing Young Beowulf in the new ITV drama series Beowulf.

Joanna Vanderham and Ben Batt star as Marian and Ted, the star-crossed lovers, alongside Stephen Campbell Moore as Trimingham, Lesley Manville as Mrs Maudsley, with Jim Broadbent as the Older Leo and Vanessa Redgrave as the Older Marian.

Based on the classic novel, by LP Hartley, The Go-Between tells a timeless story about love, desire, duty and class at the beginning of the 20th century.
Adapted by Adrian Hodges, directed by BAFTA Award-winner Pete Travis it airs on Sundary 20th September at 9:00pm on BBC One.