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


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


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. 




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.


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.


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)


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

Please try and put UNTITLED TV PROJECT - and then the role you are submitting for - in the subject Box

If you have an agent please check that they haven’t already submitted you via Spotlight first before submitting yourself. First round meetings have already started and will continue until the end of September before we start early recall stages, so please submit as soon as possible

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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Love Nina casting news

Back in April, an open casting call was posted on Screenterrier to find two boys to star in Love Nina, Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Nina Stibbe's award-winning book Love, Nina for BBC One.

Filming starts this month on location in London with young newcomers Ethan Rouse and Harry Webster set to play brothers Joe and Max.

They will star alongside Faye Marsay (represented by Curtis Brown) in the title role of Nina, their nanny, suffering from the culture shock of moving to one of London’s most Bohemian streets from her home town in the East Midlands. Faye played Steph in feature film Pride, with many TV roles including Glue, My Mad Fat Diary, Fresh Meat, The White Queen and Game of Thrones.

Helena Bonham Carter will play Georgia, the boys' beautiful, forthright mother. Jason Watkins will play local author Malcolm Tanner and Josh McGuire will play Nunney, Nina’s on-off boyfriend.

Inspired by Nina Stibbe’s book, Love, Nina is a fictionalized adaptation of Nina’s letters home to her sister: a charming, laugh-out-loud culture clash drama series about a young nanny from Leicester finding her feet in 1980s London. It celebrates family and friendship in all its chaotic glory.

The 5 x 30 minute series is written by Nick Hornby, directed by SJ Clarkson, and produced by See-Saw Films for BBC One Drama.