Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Skins teaser trailer

And hot on the heels of the new Skins Series 5 title sequence is the teaser trailer:

The music is Ready To Start by Arcade Fire.

Watch the Skins Series 5 title sequence

Watch the Skins Series 5 title sequence and catch a glimpse of the new cast in action. Not long now till the new series starts! First episode is 10pm Thursday 27th January on E4. Excited??!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tracy Beaker Returns - Meet the new characters

Following the huge success of Tracy Beaker Returns on CBBC, the Bafta-winning show is back with a drama-filled second series in the New Year.

21 year old Dani Harmer (represented by Cole Kitchenn) returns as Tracy and continues her new-found career as a carer at the Dumping Ground.

How does Dani find working with the predominately young cast?
"It is so much fun – I just wish I was a kid again as they always look like they're having a ball!" says Dani. "At first I was a little bit worried as they were all under 16 and I thought, oh my gosh it's going to be really noisy and a little bit crazy, and it can be, but those kids are the best cast I've ever worked with. They really are amazing actors and wonderful off set. They do come to me for advice sometimes but I'm not just there as another cast member I'm there as their friend as well, so if they're missing home or anything like that I'm always around to give them a cuddle."

There are some new faces in this series. The Dumping Ground welcomes two new residents, in the form of refugees Dayo, played by Mohammed Mansaray, and Ade, played by newcomer Timi Lamikanra (right).

The Yoruba speaking brothers arrive at the Dumping Ground having been found on a motorway. The brothers struggle to communicate and other young people's attempts to protect their new friends ends in disaster.

Timi, from Derby, is a member of the Nottingham-based Television Workshop.

13 year old Mohammed attends D&B Theatre School and comes from Bromley.

Also, in episode 6, a volatile new girl, Elektra, arrives at The Dumping Ground and immediately starts causing trouble by tricking people into doing initiations to become members of her gang. Elektra is played by newcomer Jessica Revell (represented by Kelly Management) from London.

The Series 1 cast returning:
Jessie Williams plays Lily Kettle; Amy-Leigh Hickman plays Carmen Howle; Richard Wisker plays Liam O'Donovan; Chris Slater plays Frank Matthews; Noah Murallo plays Gus Carmichael; Saffron Coomber plays Sapphire Fox; Graham Scott plays Harry Philip; John Bell plays Toby Coleman; Joe Maw plays Johnny Taylor; and Mia McKenna-Bruce plays Tee Taylor. There is just one minor cast change, with Rosie Kettle now played by Millie Redfearn.

The new series of Tracy Beaker Returns starts on Friday 7th January at 5pm on the CBBC channel.

First look at Homework

Screenterrier reported back in April on the news that 18 year old British actor Freddie Highmore was filming with Emma Roberts in New York on teen romance Homework, the first feature from writer-director Gavin Wiesen. The film will screen at Sundance 2011. Pictured is Freddie as George, and Emma as Sally.

Quirky, rebellious George has no ambitions other than to cut his next class. But one day, one girl gives him the perfect reason to figure out who he really is.

Freddie can next be seen on UK TV screens in Toast on Thursday 30 December 9.00-10.30pm on BBC One.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas

Screenterrier wishes all our readers a very Merry Christmas and looks forward to a New Year with all the latest news on new and shooting young stars...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More Harry Potter youngsters revealed

14 year old Benedict Clarke from London, in his first professional role,  plays Young Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

And experienced young actor, 13 year old  Bertie Gilbert, also from London,  plays Scorpius Malfoy, son of Draco (Tom Felton) in the Epilogue. Bertie's first television performance was with David Tennant in the Friday Night Project and he makes live action films with his friends in his spare time as well as animated Lego films! He was also one of the Stars of the Future who modelled the first M&S Limited Collection for Boys this autumn. He played Fleance in the recent BBC production of Macbeth.

Looking for a new agency for the new year?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Interview with Hailee Steinfield

Screenterrier reported back in February on the casting of 13 year old Hailee Steinfield in the Coen Brothers remake of the classic John Wayne Western True Grit.

Now turning 14, in an interview with ABC news, Hailee gives more details on the casting process that she went through to get the part.

To find their Mattie, casting directors Ellen Chenoweth and Rachel Tenner knew what they were looking for: "We had a prototype: Linda Manz from 'Days of Heaven,' or a young Holly Hunter, Tatum O'Neal, or Jodie Foster," said Chenoweth. "We didn't rule out better-known actresses - not that there are that many in that age range - and we did see some, but they weren't right."

The pair traveled to 10 cities throughout the South and Southwest, seeing more than 5,000 actors. "In the end, they found me in their own back yard," said Hailee.

She had heard of the job through her mother's cousin, who is younger than Steinfeld but also an actor. After sending in a tape, Steinfeld was called in to read with the casting director and went through two auditions over a five-week period until she met with Joel and Ethan Coen. The meeting between her and the filmmaking brothers occurred on a Saturday; the following Tuesday, Steinfeld learned she had won the part. A week later, they were on location. Though it sounds like it all happened very fast, Steinfeld notes, "Those first five weeks felt like five years."

Steinfeld says she knew she wanted to be an actor since she was 8 years old and saw a neighbour in a play. "It was so amazing to see someone acting up close," she recalls. "And my cousin started doing commercials around the same time. I just found all these different inspirations that drew me into acting."

But her parents told her she would have to wait a full year and take acting classes before trying to get an agent. "Up until that point, I had tried every single sport and every type of dance and everything there is, and I never, ever stuck with anything," she admits. "But as soon as I turned 9, I got an agent, and things started to pick up from there."

When she got an agent and started trying out for roles, like many actors, child or adult, she spent years auditioning with little to show for it.
“The most frustrating part was, I would get very close to booking things, and the biggest thing that was held against me was I was always too green,” Steinfeld said. “I would be up against girls who had been acting since they could speak."

She did several student short films for the experience before moving on to commercials and guest spots on shows such as "Back to You" and "Sons of Tucson."

Once she got the part of Mattie, Steinfeld took two weeks of riding lessons and visited a shooting range with her father to make sure she was comfortable holding a gun. She had watched the 1969 film before her initial audition, since she wanted to get a feel for the role and hadn't been given a full script, and she read the book on the plane on her way to the Texas location.

Once on set, Steinfeld says she felt as if she "won the lottery," working with Bridges and Damon. "There was never a time where they made me feel intimidated; they were always helpful," she notes.
Of the Coens, she says, "They were always making sure to check if I had questions, wanting to make sure I was comfortable with what I was doing. There were a couple scenes that I wouldn't say were difficult, but challenging. And they were always there to guide me through them."
Steinfeld adds that she loved her time in Mattie's skin, that it was a fun role to play. Asked if she has anything in common with her character, Steinfeld replies, "We will both stop at nothing to get what we want."

Steinfeld is reading scripts and trying to decide her next move. "Obviously, this has opened a lot of doors for me, and I'm excited to see what's next," she enthuses.  She has been suggested as a likely candidate for the role of Katniss in the up-coming Gary Ross feature The Hunger Games and has apparently spoken to the producers about her interest in the role.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Inbetweeners film extras wanted in UK and Spain

The Inbetweeners movie is filming in London and Spain at the beginning of 2011. They are looking for 18-26 year-olds for nightclub scenes both here and abroad.

They are also looking for people of any age who are based in Spain who are interested in coming down to set and maybe being in the back of shot.

Read through the three options below and download your chosen application form.

Please note UK residents can apply for both London and Spain, but only one application will be accepted per option. Spanish residents only can apply for the third option.

I would like to come and visit the set in London! What do I have to do?

If you think this is for you take a quick look at the following questions:

Are you a fan of The Inbetweeners?
Are you aged between 18 and 26?
Do you fancy dressing up for a night out on the town and possibly being part our clubbing scene?
Can you be in London for one day’s filming between the 5th and the 14th Feb 2011?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, please download the form below and return it ASAP to the PO BOX address at the base of the form.

Download and print the London application form here (you may need to right click and 'save as')

I would like to come and visit the set in Spain! What do I have to do?

If you, or you and a group of friends fancy going that extra mile (or 900) to join the Spanish filming, ask yourselves the following questions:

Are you a fan of The Inbetweeners?
Are you aged between 18 and 26?
Do you have a valid EU Passport?
Are you available to fly to Spain for at least 5 days anytime between the 19th February and the 17th March 2011?

If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions, please download the form below and return it ASAP to the PO BOX at the base of the form. Please note, if you are applying with a group of friends please return all forms in one envelope so we keep you together!

Download and print the Spain application form here (you may need to right click and 'save as')

I live in Spain and I would like to visit the set! What do I do?

If you live in Spain and are able to get to Mallorca anytime between the 19th February and the 17th March 2011.

Please download the following form and send it back, along with your photos to our Spanish address given at the base of the form.

Download and print the Spanish residents application form here (you may need to right click and 'save as').

Any problems or for full details visit

Lacey Turner's little sister joins Eastenders

Lacey Turner's little sister is joining EastEnders just weeks after the popular actress bows out of Walford.

Nine-year-old Lily Harvey starts filming in January and her episodes will screen in March.

She has been cast as cheeky youngster Shenice, daughter of Kat Moon's new friend  Martine, who will be played by Tamara Wall.

Lacey, 22, who has played Stacey Branning since 2004 is said to be "thrilled" about her sister's new role.

A source told the newspaper: "She loved growing up on set and is happy to still have links. She'll give Lily lots of advice and has made the older stars promise to look out for her. Lily takes after Lacey, she's a star in the making."

Lily, who lives with Lacey, sister Daisy and mum Bev in Radlett, Herts, had to audition for the role despite her family link.

EastEnders producer Brian Kirkwood told the Lancashire Evening Post that the decision was taken to hire Lily Harvey on the strength of her audition tape, prior to any relationship between the actresses being known.

He explained: "The truth of it is I didn't know she was Lacey's sister until after I said she was the girl I wanted to cast.

"Whether by accident or design I sat down and watched a tape of a very talented young girl and it was only after we decided that I was told it was Lacey's sister. So it was complete accident."

Lacey leaves Eastenders on Christmas Day but details of exactly how she bows out remain a secret.

She will next be on our screens in January in the new series of Being Human, playing a new supernatural character, Lia.

Critics Circle Young British Performer of the Year

The London Critics’ Circle has announced the nominees for its 31st Film Awards, including five fantastic young actors all nominated for the Young British Performer of the year, and all previously featured on Screenterrier.

The five nominees for Young British Performer of the Year are:

18 year old Jessica Barden for her role in Tamara Drewe . Jessica will also be seen in 2011 playing a supporting role in Saoirse Ronan's new feature Hanna, and also as the lead in iFeatures indie The Dark Half.

17 year old Connor McCarron for his role in NED which was the first film role for the Scottish newcomer.

18 year old Will Poulter  for his role as Eustace in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Will came to prominence when he starred in the film Son Of Rambow, and also gives a virtuoso performance in E4's School of Comedy.

16 year old established star Saoirse Ronan for her role in Peter Weir's The Way Back.

Thomas Turgoose for his role in The Scouting Book for Boy. Thomas was also back on our TV screens this year reprising his portrayal of Shaun in This Is England 86.

The Critics’ Circle Film Awards will be held for the first time at BFI Southbank on February 10, to benefit the group’s new charity partner, the BFI Archive.

Trailer for Hanna starring Saoirse Ronan

The trailer's out for Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan raised from childhood to be the perfect assassin by her ex-CIA man father  in rural Finland. Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett also star, and there's also a glimpse of rising British star Jessica Barden as Sophie, and newcomer 11 year old Aldo Maland (Young Actors Theatre)  as Sophie's younger brother Miles.

The film is due for release in 2011.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Interview with Misfits star Antonia Thomas

There's a great in depth interview with Antonia Thomas on the The Year of Being Brilliant blog. The writer Zita Abila was lucky enough to meet Antonia when they both acted in a short film for the National Youth Theatre.

24 year old Antonia was a member of the National Youth Theatre before she went on to drama school at the Bristol Old Vic and says in the interview:

“I'd say I owe a huge chunk of my training to the National Youth Theatre, and the National Youth Music Theatre. Big time. I mean, drama school, I needed it so much and it was a total seminal part of my training but the thing about NYT and NYMT is that they give you a platform as a young person who isn't yet old enough to perform professionally and be paid for it, to be in the most professional productions. I mean the stuff that I did with NYT was at the Soho Theatre, in the West End, for paying audiences with full on production teams, amazing new writers. You just don't get that experience anywhere else and I don't there's any better training than just doing it, and doing it to an audience. I learnt so much and I fully, in every way, back the National Youth Theatre and what they're trying to do.”

Antonia also talks about the audition process she went through to get the part in Misfits:

“I was at drama school, and in the 3rd year of drama school it’s all about doing showcases trying to get an agent and all of that. In the 3rd term of my 3rd year I found an agent I was really pleased with whilst we were finishing our last show and they started putting me up for auditions and put me up for Misfits. And it’s so funny because the first audition was literally like a cattle-market audition. They herded ten of us in a room and we met the casting director and they were like ‘Ok, we want you to improvise this situation for the camera’. In that situation of course everyone wants to be seen so everyone is kind of acting over each other. And I kind of gave up - I gave my input every now and then but I was like,” she lets her shoulders sag with a heavy sigh and mumbles, imitating herself, ‘Oh, there's no point, I'm not gonna get anywhere.’ I felt so dejected. I remember calling my Dad and being like ‘Dad, that was the biggest waste of time and money EV-ER. There's no way in hell they're gonna want to see me again.’”

But they did. “They did!” her face lights up at the memory, “But it took them a month and a half or something. They were obviously seeing a lot of people. And then I got the call and I was like, ‘Whaaat?! Okay...’ And I was auditioning, going back and forth to London - I had like 7 auditions or something - whilst I was doing my show so school was so unhappy with me because we were rehearsing for the show. So many times I almost didn't go; I almost said to my agent ‘I can't do this.’”.

For the future Antonia has a couple of independent films in the pipeline that are waiting on funding. But a third series of Misfits has been commissioned for next year and Antonia is currently rehearsing for a production of Yerma at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

To read the full interview head on over to Being Brilliant.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Misfits Christmas Special

Don't forget the Misfits Christmas Special is on this Sunday (19th December) at 10pm on E4.

Finally out of their unflattering orange suits, Simon, Nathan, Kelly, et al are negotiating life after community service. Nathan, dressed as Santa (if he were a tramp) is passing out flyers, Kelly is sweeping up the streets for the council,

Alicia and Curtis have managed to find semi-respectable jobs in a bar, and Simon is busy practicing his parkour skills in an effort to become his future superhero self and find himself deserving of his new lady's affections. 

But amid the mundanity of ordinary life there's trouble abrewing. A nefarious preacher (played by Edward Hogg) desperate for a congregation at Christmas has decided to take action and find himself some powers in an effort to prove he's the second coming.

And Nathan finally meets Marnie, the girl of his dreams - heavily pregnant, with loose morals and a serious lack of intellect. She's playing by young Welsh rising star 19 year old Gwyneth Keyworth - one of Screenterrier's Faces to Watch.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hunger Games casting set to commence

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) will direct the Lionsgate adaptation of The Hunger Games, the first instalment of author Suzanne Collins’ post-apocalyptic young adult science fiction trilogy.

In the book, every year one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 are selected at random and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event where the participants, or "tributes", must fight to the death in a dangerous outdoor arena until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also participating is Peeta Mellark, a boy whom Katniss knows from school and who once saved Katniss's life...

Ross revealed that he hadn’t as yet met with any actresses for the hotly contested lead role of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen but would begin those conversations shortly.

“I’ve talked to Suzanne extensively and I feel like I understand the character really, really well,” he said. “I feel like I know who that girl needs to be.”

Ross dispelled the notion that there are already leading contenders for the role. “I’ve read in the press that there are frontrunners but that’s not the case.”

And Ross hasn't ruled out the possibility of casting an unknown:
“I honestly don’t know,” he said. “We’ll cast the right person for the part. Lionsgate has been great in the respect that they don’t feel that this needs a movie star in Katniss’ role. The greatest thing about the franchise and the books being the star is that we can cast whoever we want. So we all feel like we’re just going to cast the right person.”

And casting won't come down to current popularity with Hollywood or beauty says Ross:
“I don’t think that’s the main criterion for Katniss. What makes Katniss attractive is her strength and her assuredness and her defiance and ultimately her compassion. And I don’t mean just physical strength. I mean a real strength as a human being. She knows her own truth. She feels deeply and fiercely. And this is something that the actress has to bring with her.”

Hopefully this means that American starlet Chloe Moretz, who has had a monopoly on roles of young girls who kill people over the last year, isn't a shoe-in for the role, particularly as she is a little too young for the role, and the director will look further afield - even at some British hot favourites such as Kaya Scodelario.

But whilst the attention will be on the casting of the lead role of Katniss there are lots of roles for teen and child actors to fill, including Prim and Peeta.

The film is likely to go into production in the late spring of 2011.

Who would you like to see as Katniss? Screenterrier has a few favourites....

First look at Holly Grainger in The Borgias

Filming has wrapped on Showtime's ten-part series The Borgias, which started shooting in Budapest in July.
Here's the first pics of fast-rising British star 21 year old Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia, above and below with co-star 25 year old Canadian actor Francois Arnand.

Channel 4 orders new student drama

Channel 4 is to shoot a new post-watershed drama next year, written by Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain and being produced jointly by Lime Pictures and Objective Productions.

The eight part series Fresh Meat will follow six student roommates as they embark on their university education in Manchester.

According to C4’s head of drama Camilla Campbell the post-watershed series will take an uncompromising look at the students’ new-found independence as they are faced with dealing with life and relationships as young adults for the first time.

Bain and Armstrong will lead a team of writers for the eight 45-minute episodes.
The production will also take some cues from American sitcoms, with more than one read-through for each script and the writers workshopping ideas with actors.

Fresh Meat will go into production next year with Campbell hoping Fresh Meat will become a long running comedy drama on Channel 4 as well as becoming a platform for new talent in the same way as youth drama Skins.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shooting Stars 2011

Britain's Andrea Riseborough and Ireland's Domhnall Gleeson, who starred together in Never Let Me Go, are amongst the 10 European newcomers to be honoured with a Shooting Star award at the Berlin Film Festival next year.

A former member of the National Youth Theatre, Newcastle-born Andrea graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in 2005. She won the 2006 Ian Charleson Award, which recognises exceptional classical stage work from actors under 30, for her performances in "Miss Julie" and "Measure For Measure".

In 2009, Andrea was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for her portrayal of the young Margaret Thatcher in the TV drama "The Long Walk To Finchley". That year also saw her being hailed by The Sunday Times Magazine as one of Britain's finest Rising Stars.

29 year old Andrea (represented by Independent Talent Group) was recognised by the Shooting Stars Jury for her upcoming film Brighton Rock, and her roles in Madonna's directorial debut film, W.E, about Edward VIII's wife Wallis Simpson, and also for her role in this year's release Made in Dagenham.

"Riseborough is one of the biggest talents of her generation, with a magnetic screen presence and amazing technique. Her ability to totally immerse herself into a character makes her naive, love-struck waitress in Brighton Rock a touching and tragic victim." said the Jury.

27 year old Domhnall Gleeson (represented by The Agency in Dublin) studied Media Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology and made his film acting debut in Martin McDonagh's short Six Shooter in 2004. He appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but was recognised by the Jury for his roles in True Grit (which will open the Berlin Film Festival), Sensation and Never Let Me Go.

"As the likable loser in Sensation, Domhnall creates a unique world around the character with his quirky screen presence. It’s a touching performance, full of intriguingcontradictions." was the Jury's comment.

He also portrayed Bob Geldof in a TV Drama When Harvey Met Bob. He is now lined up to star alongside his father, in Brendan Gleeson 's directorial debut At Swim-Two-Birds.

The actors presentation takes place on the main stage of the Berlinale Palast on Monday 14th February 2011, where they will be awarded the SHOOTING STARS AWARD. SHOOTING STARS participants go on to serve as ambassadors for European cinema, demonstrating their talents to international audiences. Starting with the Berlinale they are introduced at festivals and attend workshops around the world.  Previous Shooting Stars include Carey Mulligan.

Little Crackers - Julia Davis 'Boobs'

Watch this sneak peek clip from Julia Davis' deliciously dark Christmas short, part of the Little Crackers season, coming soon to Sky1 & Sky1 HD.

When a young Julia Davis (played by Clementine Starling) turns to her parents (Julia Davis and Kevin Eldon) for comfort during a difficult teenage moment, along comes dad to make her feel just that little bit better!

See Little Crackers on Sky1 HD and Sky1 each night from 9pm from the 19th of December.

New pics of Skins Series 5 cast

And here's the full line-up of Skins Series 5 characters – Mini, Nick, Grace, Franky, Matty, Rich, Alo, and Liv – as Skins prepares for another wild year.

And the girls:

Skins returns in late January 2011.

First look at Dakota Blue Richards in Skins

With filming now wrapped on Skins Series 5, and E4's transmission expected to start in January 2011, here's a look at Dakota Blue Richards who plays Franky Fitzgerald in the new series.

And a little about Franky in her own words below:

Um... In primary I accidentally set fire to the headmaster who was dressed as a Scarecrow. It was Harvest Festival assembly and he called me up for a bollocking for non-attendance.
Whenever I got nervous I used to flick the flint of this Clipper lighter I had in my pocket. As I was doing it he pulled my hand out just as a spark grazed the straw coming out from under his sleeve. He went up like a rocket and ran through the hall as all the pupils tried to put the flames out, with about 300 cans of Coke. But the sugar in the coke made the flames worse, so he stripped butt naked then screamed 'terrorist' at me, over and over and over.
Think I'm still in shock a bit from it.

And Dakota on set as Franky, during filming:

BBC Archive releases James Bond collection

BBC Archive is releasing today a collection of television and radio items examining the Bond phenomenon through the eyes of those who helped shape the world’s most popular secret agent in both print and film. Items in the collection reveal the origins, development, and more recent literary revival of the suave spy figure at the heart of the longest-running and most financially-successful English-language film franchise to date.
The collection also features rare behind-the-scenes material providing fans with a window into the world of Bond on film: an episode of ‘Whicker’s World’ – made available for the first time since its initial broadcast in 1967, a must-see for fans – provides a unique glimpse of the personalities and production processes of ‘You Only Live Twice’, and a photo gallery provides snapshots of life on the set of 1976 classic ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’.

In another radio item, we hear from Fleming himself as he discusses with fellow ex-journalist Raymond Chandler – pioneer of the modern private detective story and creator of protagonist Philip Marlowe, later played by Humphrey Bogart – the ingredients which make up the perfect thriller.

BBC Archive executive producer,Julie Rowbotham, says of the collection: "James Bond is such an iconic part of British culture and we are thrilled to be able to release these programmes re-examining the legend and exploring why successive generations have taken 007 to their hearts."

The fascinating collection of programmes and images is available from today at

First image from The Inbetweeners movie

First image for The Inbetweeners movie from the shoot in Malia at the end of August, which consisted of just a shot of them walking down the main street. Further shooting will take place in February and March in the UK and Spain, for which there's currently a casting call.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close casting news

12 year old Thomas Horn from California has been cast in the lead role of Oskar Schell in Stephen Daldry's new feature Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Thomas will star alongside Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock in the Eric Roth-scripted adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel for Warner Bros.

Daldry needed an exceptionally intelligent kid to play Oskar Schell, the bright and precocious 9-year old whose father is killed in the World Trade Centre collapse. The youth finds a key left behind in his father’s belongings, and sets out on a cathartic journey to uncover the lock. Horn made the national headlines in the US in October when he won first place on the Jeopardy! gameshow winning $31,800 in prize money.

Horn has already signed with ICM, the agency that also reps Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Abigail Breslin and Kodi Smit-McPhee from Let Me In.

The film is due to begin shooting in January 2011 in New York.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010










If you are NOT of Oriental ethnicity, please don't come to the casting as we wont be able to see & you will be turned away.



Dr Who Christmas Special

Lucky 14 year old Laurence Belcher (represented by Curtis Brown) from Surrey, recently cast as the young Xavier in X-Men First Class, has also landed a role in this year's highly anticipated Dr Who Christmas Special.

Laurence plays Young Kazran, the younger version of Michael Gambon's character, and stars alongside Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and guest stars Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins.

Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol: Synopsis:-

It's the deepest part of winter, the exact midpoint, Christmas Eve – halfway out of the dark. Amy and Rory are trapped on a stricken space liner that's plummeting through banks of thick icy fog to the surface of the planet below.
Only one man has the power to save them; only one man is in possession of a machine that can clear the fog and let them land safely.
That man is Kazran Sardick, a rich but lonely old miser who rules Sardicktown with a sky-mast of iron.
The Doctor's only chance of rescuing the ship's four thousand passengers is to save Kazran's soul and show him that life is worth living. For this he needs to go back, way back, to when Kazran was a boy with a life full of promise.
But can the Doctor put a song in Kazran's heart and love in his life, in time for Christmas? Can he bring him out of the dark? 

Doctor Who Christmas Special – A Christmas Carol will be shown on Saturday 25th December 6.00-7.00pm on BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer

Watch the new trailer for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starring Johnny Depp reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz. There's a brief glimpse of new British star Sam Clafin too!

Casting Call for CBBC's Dani's House






Maisy is aged around 12 ( happy to see STRONG actresses from ages 10 - 13 )

Feisty, gives as good as she gets.



Maisy's sister.

Ruby is 16

Will see STRONG actresses aged 16 - 19 ( or if there is any girls in their 20's that can play down please suggest!)

Ruby is a personal trainer so will need to look fit.





Saturday, December 11, 2010

First look at Joe Cornish's Attack the Block

Screenterrier reported back in March on the casting news for Joe Cornish's comedy sci-fi directorial debut Attack the Block including John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Simon Howard, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Nick Frost, Luke Treadaway, and Jumayn Hunter.

Pictured above is the first still from the feature which is now in post-production. The film's official synopsis:
An attractive young woman (Jodie Whittaker) walks home through dark, dangerous streets in south London. She falls into an ambush. Five ghoulish, hooded youths surround her— they take her mobile, her purse, her engagement ring, but they want more. Just then, a fireball explodes out of the sky and destroys a nearby parked car.

From the wreckage emerges a vicious little alien that the youths hunt down, kill and triumphantly parade back to their block. But their adventure is not over. The night is still young and the attack on the block has only just begun…

Newcomer 17 year old Natasha Jonas from South London (represented by Debi Allen Associates) makes her screen debut as Gloria.

Agency seeking new clients

Devine Artist Management represent clients in all the traditional areas of the entertainment industry including Television, Film, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Radio and Commercials as well as emerging media platforms.

We are currently accepting applications from young performers aged 16 and above for consideration for representation. We are particularly keen to hear from actors based in the North West of England and in London.

Applications will only be considered by email.

Please send a brief covering note, CV, headshot and showreel (if available) to

As we are an extremely busy office, we cannot accept phone calls or hard copy applications sent by post.

Devine Artist Management
Mayfair House
14 Heddon Street

Friday, December 10, 2010

Casting Call for Inbetweeners movie

The Inbetweeners movie:

Rehearsals: End of January 2011

Shoots: From 6th February 2011 - 26th March 2011 (You must be available for all 7 weeks)

Filming: UK and Abroad (Must have a valid passport!)

We are looking for the following:

Playing Age: 18 - 20. A big, beautiful, curvy girl (size 14 - 18) whose not afraid to flaunt her assets as the character will be wearing a bikini / swimsuit in one scene! 
She must be funny and confident and totally comfortable with her body. This girl loves to have a good time!

: We will be meeting people the w/c 20th December 2010 so you must also be available to meet in London that week.

If you think you could be what we are looking for:

PLEASE EMAIL Carolyn at: with a recent photograph, cv and your contact details. 

Please be aware that we will only get in touch with you if we would like you to attend to an audition.

First look at Emma Watson in her new role

Emma Watson is back in London for additional filming on the final part of Deathly Hallows, and has also donned a wig over her newly-short hair to play the small but important role of Lucy, an assistant in the wardrobe department at Pinewood studios in 1956 in My Week With Marilyn.

The film is based on a memoir by Colin Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne), who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on the picture The Prince And The Showgirl, and who, during an intense period of filming, became Marilyn Monroe's confidant.

But he flirted with Lucy as much as possible in between takes. Clark described Lucy as 'one of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen in my life... slim as a wand, curly brown hair, huge brown eyes and a wide cheeky grin.'

Lucy and Clark had a few dates which, according to his book The Prince, The Showgirl And Me (a precursor to My Week With Marilyn), usually involved Clark whizzing her up to London in his Bristol sports car, visiting a club and going on to his parents' 'set' at The Albany, where 'she kisses like an angel'.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Open casting call in Walsall


We are currently casting for a TV series to be produced by Roughcut TV (The IT Crowd) to be directed by Amanda Boyle (Skins).

We are holding an open call this SUNDAY 12th December 2010 between 12 - 5pm at St Matthews Centre, St Matthews Close, Walsall, WS1 3DG

At present, we are looking for :
14 - 16 yr old, working class girl from the midlands area
14 - 16 yr old, working class boy from the midlands area

We cannot stress enough that;
(just a willingness to come along and try out, nothing ventured nothing gained.) At this stage it will just be a short informal chat on camera, and we can tell you more about the process.

For those who go on to be in the series this will be fully paid work.
Des Hamilton Casting are known in the film industry for launching the careers of kids and adults who have never acted before, most notably Thomas Turgoose in ‘This is England’. Other recent credits include ‘The Firm’, ‘Bronson’ and ‘Four Lions’.

For further information visit

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New BBC teen musical Rules of Love trailer

Watch the trailer to BBC Switch's new teen musical Rules of Love starring Jake Roche and Daisy Head.

The feature length musical rom-com will be shown at 12:30pm on BBC2 on the 18th December.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Boy In The Dress

Actor/author David Walliams', creator/star of BBC's Little Britain, first children's book, The Boy In The Dress, is set to be made into a TV movie by Sky, per The Sun.

A source said: “David is delighted. He is really proud of his books, which have become a big success over the years.”

The best-selling novel, which was published in 2008, is already at the casting stage.

Hat Trick, the firm behind Father Ted and Have I Got News For You, are looking for boys to play the main role of Dennis. The 12-year-old has a troubled home life and decides to wear a dress so he can pretend to be a girl at school.

The programme makers are hoping for an inspirational family hit similar to Billy Elliot.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Aaron Johnson and Mia Wasikowska join "Albert Nobbs"

20 year old Aaron Johnson,and Mia Wasikowska, now aged 21, will star together in Glenn Close's new feature film, ‘Albert Nobbs’.

Aaron replaces previously attached Orlando Bloom to play Joe and Mia replaces Amanda Seyfried as Helen, after filming was delayed from earlier this year.

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Nine Lives) and written by Glenn Close (who also produces and stars in) and John Banville (The Sea), the film will centre around Glenn Close’s title character – a woman in 19th century Ireland who disguises herself as a man in order to survive and work but whose deception leads her to an unusual love triangle.

19th century Ireland: a woman with no husband or family and without work would face a bleak life of poverty and loneliness. Albert, a shy butler who keeps himself to himself, has been hiding a deep secret for years - 'he' is a woman who has had to dress and behave as a man all her life in order to escape this fate. When handsome painter Hubert Page arrives at the hotel, Albert is inspired to try and escape the false life she has created for herself. She gathers her nerves to court beautiful, saucy young maid Helen in whom she thinks she's found a soul-mate - but Helen's eye is on a new arrival: handsome, bad-boy Joe, the new handy-man! As Albert dares to hope that she might one day live a normal life, we catch a glimpse of a free-spirited woman who is caught in the wrong time... This humorous but ultimately poignant ensemble story about life 'below-stairs' is nothing less than Gosford Park meets Boys Don't Cry.

The film also stars Janet McTeer (Into the Storm), Brendan Gleeson (Into the Storm), Brenda Fricker (My Left Foot) and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (The Tudors).

Filming will commence on Monday, December 13th, with the feature set to shoot until January 28th 2011 in and around Dublin’s city centre.

Friday, December 3, 2010