Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Meet The Durrells

Rising young star Milo Parker is set to star as 11 year old Gerald Durrell alongside Keeley Hawes and Leslie Carron in a brand new ITV series The Durrells, based upon naturalist Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs including the much loved ‘My Family and Other Animals’.

Milo Parker (represented by BWH) has just wrapped on Tim Burton's latest feature Peregrine's Home for Peculiars, and starred as Roger opposite Sir Ian McKellan in Mr Holmes. Milo was also seen as Conner in sci-fi action adventure Robot Overlords. In The Durrells he plays young Gerry who is obsessed with animals and about to be thrown out of school. Happy to spend hours staring at beetles on a wall, he can go missing for days on epic nature trails and turns the house in Corfu into a zoo.

The story focuses upon Louisa Durrell, played by Keeley Hawes, whose life is in meltdown. Her husband died years ago and his money has all but run out and she four unruly children who appeared to be going off the rails. It is the 1930s, and a woman’s options are limited; Louisa realises she can carry on struggling, marry someone comfortably off but oppressive, or make a radical change and escape... from a domestic pressure-cooker, British weather, uptight Englishness and narrow horizons. This is a rescue mission to somewhere her family can heal itself before it’s too late. So, they uproot and move to Corfu!

Josh O'Connor plays Gerry's eldest brother 21 year old Larry, a budding writer who hasn’t stepped up to be the man of the house and his cutting sense of humour and lack of filter often creates havoc. Josh (represented by Independent Talent) has appeared in Ripper Street and Peaky Blinders amongst other TV credits, and stars alongside Hannah Murray in upcoming dark teen feature Bridgend.

21 year old TV newcomer Callum Woodhouse from Stockton (represented by by Conway Van Gelder Grant), who has just graduated from LAMDA, plays 18 year old Leslie. Leslie, with a mother complex, is fascinated by guns almost as much as he learns he is fascinated by girls.

21 year old Daisy Waterstone (represented by Hatton McEwan Penford) completes the young siblings, as Margo, described as a walking bundle of neuroses until feminism stirs and she is employed by the shrewd and exotic Countess Mavrodaki (played by Leslie Caron). Daisy previously appeared in feature film Testament of Youth and Channel 4 drama Cyber Bully.

The six episode series The Durrells is written by Simon Nye, directed by Steve Barron and produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. Filming will take place in Corfu from September 2015.

Casting for Disney TV Pilot

Emma Stafford Casting are casting on the Disney Pilot Western Island.

Auditions are being held in Manchester and Cardiff on the 20th August, and in London on the 21st August.

Please see the character breakdown below:

Michael Quinn (Male)

Self deprecating, singer/songwriter, Michael is a good looking young man who excels at not taking anything too seriously - including really serious things like life or the MacKenzie/Quinn family feud. That said, he’s the first person to lend both hands to anyone in need or swim a mile in someone else’s shoes...literally. He lives in a fishing community but dreams of a future as a pop singer.

This role will require strong comic acting ability.

Playing age: 16 years
Height: Any
Appearance: Any

In your email please can you include the following:

Full Name
Age & date of birth
Please state your preferred audition location (Cardiff, Manchester or London)
Include a recent photo
Contact name, email and phone number for your parent/ guardian
If you have and previous acting experience and if so what
Any other talents

Submissions should be sent to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED

You will be contacted regarding an audition if the casting team think you may be suitable.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Top Coppers

Young TV newcomer Rio Myers stars alongside comedians John Kearns (Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2014) and Steen Raskopoulos (2014 Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee) in Top Coppers in new BBC Three comedy series Top Coppers.

Rio (represented by D&B Management) plays Intelligence specialist, technology expert Zak, who just happens to be a 10-year-old boy. He coordinates crime intelligence via his computer (or ‘information box’ as Rust calls it). Everyone is aware that he is a child, but they never acknowledge it and never talk down to him like a child.
Despite being only 10, he talks about life and work with the wealth of experience of a man in his forties, though still drawing on the references of a child. He is a bit of a prankster and isn’t intimidated by anyone.

Top Coppers follows the adventures of cops John Mahogany (Raskopoulos) and Mitch Rust (Kearns), as they attempt to rid the fictional world of Justice City from its deranged criminal underworld.

The universe and characters of Top Coppers are derived from the conventions of American and British cop shows of the Seventies and Eighties, from Starsky & Hutch to The Professionals, but is set in no specific time or country. With big, silly characters and hilarious stories, Top Coppers is filled with familiar tropes and references from the police and action genres, as well as drawing on relatable British situations, problems and relationships.

The series is created by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear, who describe the show as "fast and funky. Imagine Father Ted if it was a 70s cop show. Fun, a bit silly and never quite what you expect. If you like your comedy to keep you guessing, this will be for you."

Top Coppers is directed by Cein McGillicuddy and starts on BBC Three on Wednesday 19th August.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New young star found for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

10 year old newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove has landed the lead role of Modesty in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,

Faith, from Reading, was one of the thousands of girls, aged 8 - 12 years old, who attended the open audition in London on Saturday 18th July.

She will play Modesty, a young girl described as haunted, with an inner strength and stillness, who has an ability to see deep into people and understand them, alongside the already announced Eddie Redmayne who will play Newt Scamander.

The film is set to start shooting later this month until January 2016.

Open Casting Call for Teen Musical TV Series - Updated!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Urgent Casting for a Feature Film


Kahleen Crawford Casting are currently casting for a boy and a girl - GENUINE LONDON/ESSEX ACCENTS ONLY - for a feature film shooting in October and November 2015.

GIRL 10-12 yrs, old head on young shoulders, good communicator, thoughtful.

BOY 7-9 years, makes you smile, bags of raw energy on screen, but MUST be able to be calm and focused off screen!

Currently open to all ethnicities, but MUST have broad/recognisable London or Essex accents (NOT RP/Standard English etc).

Parents/guardians please email 1 or 2 recent photos, age and date of birth, contact information, and a little info about your child URGENTLY to THIS CASTING IS NOW CLOSED