2014 Casting Update

MY MAD FAT TEENAGE DIARY (Tiger Aspect) Regulars Nick Preston -Simmy – and Terry Haywood –Macca, were joined by Kaiti Soultana, Josie McCormick, Nikki Fisher, Phoebe Brown and Gemma Caseley-Kirk

THE DUMPING GROUND (CBBC)-  Kia Pegg is given the lead role in a Christmas special.

71 (Protaganist Pictures) Tom Cowling is a squaddie alongside Workshop legend Jack O’Connell (who has landed the lead role in Unbroken – Angelina Jolie’s new movie about Louis Semprini)

IN THE FLESH (BBC3) Harriet Cains is asked back for a second series as Jem

DCI BANKS (ITV) Oliver Woollford lands a part.

THE SLAMMER (CBBC) Scarlet Hazeldine joined the cast as Prisoner Officer Meadows for two series.

SILENT WITNESS (BBC) Patrick Higgins and Rhiannon Lewis played the younger versions of characters played by ex Workshoppers Micheal Socha and Chanel Cresswell.

THE FRIDAY FUND (NFTS) Danny Fitzsimons, Nick Preston and Paice Lees land lead roles in this gritty short. They are supported by ex member Aaron Smith (and a cameo from Ian Smith!)

NAH (Conundrum Films/Northwest Film and Media) Helena Harrison and Max Jones land the two roles in this short – a sort of modern Narnia.

SLUMVILLE SUNRISE (WARP FILMS) The latest Jake Bugg music video directed by Shane Meadows has Tom Cowling and Narisha Lawson joining ex members Ros Hanson and Andrew Shim

WARBURTONS AD (WCRS) Billy-Lee Parker is the young voice on this radio ad.

THE VILLAGE (BBC) Chloe Harris is back as Agnes in this historical epic.

HAPPY NEW YEAR (STELLA VISION FILMS) Luca Sterling plays Michael bullied by Judah –played by Jack Dewick – in this short. Over 20 Under 11s played the class.

NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY – Jorden Myrie, Danielle Patterson and Evie Osbon donned zebra and various fishy costumes to help promote the Contemporary’s latest exhibition.

NON-STOP (TOTAL ECLIPSE TV) Jorden Myrie, Nick Preston, Ella Roebuck-Swain, Deon Williams, Chris Howitt, Aaron Lodge and Sarah White played key roles in this sci-fi teaser trailer for a green-screened shoot at Stoney Street

BAILIFFS – a trailer for a potential television written by ex Workshoppers had D’Niro Williams as a cheeky youngster

MOVIE MANIACS – the Under 11s recorded a series of title shouts for a cine-quiz pilot from Julian Kemp
Sept 2013- Jan 2014

THE DUMPING GROUND (CBBC)-  Kia Pegg has been asked to continue with The Dumping Ground for 2014 series.

CORONATION STREET (ITV) Ellie Grainger secures the part of Maisie and goes on Radio Nottm to talk about her experience

IN THE FLESH (BBC3) Eve Gordon lands a main part joining lead Harriet Cains. Also Joe Hamilton cast as a sad zombie!

UTOPIA (Kudos/C4) Oliver Woolford continues his role in the second series

THE SLAMMER (CBBC) Gemma Caseley-Kirk lands a comedy cameo and Scarlet Hazeldine returns (and 45 under 11s appear as audience!)

WARBURTONS AD (WCRS) Jadon Carnelly-Morris voices a tv ad. Leo Fox-White and Ethan Williams voice radio ads.

DOG DAYS (BBC Radio 4) Reilly Newbold is chosen for this radio drama

THE GO BETWEEN, WONDER, EDWARD EDWARD (BBC Radio) Oscar Kennedy works on three radio dramas

SILK (BBC) Oscar Kennedy has a small part in this drama

DOCTORS (BBC) Ben Barnsley secures a guest lead as gender dysmorphic Sam Purnell

THE UNTEACHABLES (Little Island) Marcus Rutherford and Nick Preston contribute to this comedy pilot.

TESCO CHRISTMAS AD (Tomboy) – Emily Rayner and Sophie Mann are featured in this ad with Georgia Riley being recorded but not used.

THE FULL MONTY (David Pugh Ltd) Harry Gilby wins the part of Nathan in this touring production.

TOPLOADER (Stella Vision films) Over 30 Under11s were used for Toploader’s new music video, featuring new member Joseph Preedy.

A PLEA FOR GRIMSBY (Kleos Prods) Oscar Kennedy works alongside Vicky McClure in this short.

COOL MILK (Nutmeg Productions) Julian Kemp uses Tom Oldershaw for voicing an animation for this schools video.

VIDEO (NFTS) Naiya Hutchinson secures the part of the daughter with ex-Workshopper Sharlene Whyte as her mother.

OUR GIRL (BBC) Nick Preston lands a lead part in this five-parter about soldiers in Afghanistan – a four month shoot in South Africa!

BFI PROJECT (Broadway) – Tom Cowling, Kaiti Soultana and Holly-Robyn Harrison feature in short films made by trainee directors.

KEEP IT SPECIAL (BEProductions) Eve Gordon and Sam Moore were chosen for this corporate video.

2 thoughts on “2014 Casting Update

  1. Rhys phillips

    Hi I would love to join your workshop, I watched rocknrolla last night and saw Toby Kebbell acting and I loved the way his character was and I knew his training must have been second to none. I researched and found that he went to the television workshop. I would love to take part in your training and learn, I am very positive and very motivated

    1. Nic Harvey

      Hi Rhys

      Great to hear from you!

      To apply for the Workshop, click on the How To Join page on the website and submit an online application form. You’ll then be contacted when our auditions are coming up over the Easter holidays to invite you to an audition.

      Look forward to receiving your application.

      Director, The Television Workshop Nottingham


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