Casting Update 2011

DIDDY MOVIES (CBBC) Phoebe Brown gets two separate gigs and a variety of zany parts in this Dick and Dom spin-off directed and written by Julian Kemp.

THE FUSE (BBC) Oliver Woollford secures the part of Luke, playing Christopher Ecclestone’s son in this new drama shooting from Oct to Jan.

TRACEY BEAKER RETURNS (CBBC) Kia Pegg lands the part of Jody.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (BBC) Oscar Kennedy plays Young Pip in this Christmas special.

UFO (Hawthorn Prods) Amelia Linney is chosen for this feature starring Jean Claude Van Damme.

VERA (ITV) James Burrows plays a gangster’s driver.

SKINS (E4) James Burrows also lands the part of Jake – a consolation prize for just losing a lead part. He got to film in Morrocco, however! Landing the lead role of Alex is ex Leeds Workshopper Sam Jackson. We also had a group of lads – Tom Cowling, Joe Malone, Luke Williams, Aaron Lodge and Tom Thompson – take part in a big choreographed scrap after impressing the fight director with their skills!

WEETABIX (BBH) Dylan Goodall is featured as the son of the family.

HUMAN BEINGS (Blind Eye Films) Harriet Cains and Vahid Gold take the lead roles of Jamie and Aaron. Twenty-three Over 16s were used as extras

EGGBOX (Hat Trick – pilot for BBC) Lauren Carse took the part of Rhia, Chris Howitt was George and ex member Perry Fitzpatrick took the part of Jimmy. Unfortunately the pilot was not commissioned.

SKY VIEW OF GREAT BRITAIN (Sky TV) Julian Kemp recruits another young Workshopper – Lara Thorpe – for a sequence at Stonehenge

BIRDSONG (Working Title) Jamie Selfridge fkies to Budapest to play the postboy.

GP TRAINING DVD (QMC) Paige Harris, Morgana Henry, Sofia Hardiker, Merle Harrison, Luke Williams and ex member Gail Race take part in this role play for doctors.

THE LAUNDRETTE (Spinning Clock) New boys Josh Glenister and Jack Marriott take part.

JUST HENRY (ITV) Ex Leeds member Charlie Clark is put up for and wins the part of Grace. Charlie also landed an RTS Yorkshire award – Most Promising Newcomer – for her role in South Riding.

COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS DVD (Mark Bushnell)- Rielly Newbold, Frankie Lamb and ex member Ladene Hall provide family voice overs.

TRUE LOVE (BBC) Dom Savage directs Vahid Gold playing Chris, a class bully.

SHERLOCK (Hartswood/BBC) Vahid also plays a young officer in this drama.

THE WORM COLLECTOR (Roundabout T.I.E. /Nottingham Playhouse) Ian Horgan tours Notts schools in this one man show.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK (Hammer Films)
Raigan Stephenson and William Tobin both have parts in this spooky film alongside

HORRID HENRY (Henry Productions)
Kia Pegg is Vicious Vicky in this feature film.

SHAMELESS (C4)
Ros Hanson plays a prostitute

DOCTORS
Morgana Henry plays Rosie Cleverley, a young prostitute.

ROBINSONS AD
After a postponement due to snow, this Shane Meadows-directed ad features Harvey Scrimshaw, Akhil Singh and Eve Gordon with support from twelve other Workshoppers.

CASUALTY
Michaela Megran Handley takes the featured part of a young patient with learning difficulties.

ROUGH SKIN (COMING UP series for Channel Four)
Sees Vicky McClure cast as the lead with old boy Marc Jordan returning to acting as her boyfriend and 5 year old Anna Clark in her first part.

WILSON STREET (Twist and Shout)
Has Monique Mundle and Jack Curtis returning to film another scene and Harriet Cains and Aneesa Siddique landing their first parts in this corporate video.

THE IRON LADY
Eliot Brown Walters plays a young lad in this feature starring Meryl Streep.

ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (Donkey Stone Films)
Eliot also is to play Ryan in this info dvd about repossession.

ENGAGING YOUNG OFFENDERS (Edcoms)
Michaela Spencer lands her first role as Aleesha. Eliot and Morgana Henry support.

MANSFIELD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Tom Thompson, Paige Harris, Holly Twells, Aaron Lodge, Michaela Megran Handley, Alex Wilson, Carter Pateman all feature in this project.

DIARY OF A THAGEE
Annabel Jarvis plays a young girl/goddess in this DV Short.

PAPER HEART (Connected Pictures)
Dylan Goodall lands the role of Anthony.

HOOKED C4
Ex Birmingham member Tia Campbell plays daughter of Cathy Tyson.

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