Casting Update 2013

GOING NATIVE (Hat Trick) Curtis Brooke plays Russian child Nablov in a comedy hit with comedienne Mona Yousefi
PRISONERS’ WIVES (Tiger Aspect for the BBC) Jack Mitchell secures his first part as Reece the son of one of the key adult roles.
SIXTEEN (Prod Company tbc)– Deon Williams lands a part in this urban thriller shooting in London.
NSPCC – We had two separate jobs for the NSPCC – one for a children’s needs/rights campaign featuring Yousef Grierson, Sam Jarvis, Georgia Riley, Libby Atherton. The other is looking at badly behaved adult spectators at kids’ sporting events, featuring Libby Atherton, Tom Blacklock, Kiran Krishnakumar, Ruby Buckley and Curtis Brooke.
TEENAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD (Bad Teeth/Hat Trick) Chris Howitt, Sabrina Sandhu, Rielly Newbold, Phoebe Brown, Louis Greatorex and Marcus Rutherford play the six finalists with support from ex members Gail Kemp, Aaron Smith, Emma Leyland and Joel Morris. Over 50 current members also were featured.
JAMIE JOHNSON (Short Form Films) This pilot of the popular kids’ football books has Harvey Scrimshaw as the lead, with other main characters played by Naiya Hutchinson, Jack Meehan, Dylan Goodall and playing Jamie’s mum is ex-member Gail Kemp. Ian Smith plays part of Notts County linesman!
THE VILLAGE (Company/BBC)– After Bill Jones as the lead character had his part extended, along with Matt O Donnell and Chloe Harris. Ellie Grainger is cast as Mary Middleton and Nick Preston is drafted in to play the older version of Matt’s character.
LOVE AND MARRIAGE (Tiger Aspect) George Boden wins a key role of Nathan across all episodes.
STEW AND PUNCH (Bub Films) Award-winning director Simon Ellis recruits a dinner party full of ex Workshoppers for his latest short – Laura Chambers, Joe Sentence, Marc Jordan, Joel Morris, Holly Lucas and Tim Evans.
LAW AND DISORDER (Vita Nova Films) Joel Morris and Perry Fitzpatrick play fake cops in this comedy pilot with support from Andre Squire, Eliot Brown Walters and Tom Thompson.
TEENAGE RELATIONSHIP ABUSE RERUN (RKCR) Kieron Curtis is featured again as the abusive boyfriend for another rerun of this campaign ad.
FAIR COP (BBC) Alex Wilson, Tom Thompson, Luke Williams and Sophie Ellerby all land key roles in this BBC drama.
AMY AND THE NLAC (Lucky Giant) Narisha Lawson plays the daughter of a uber-nerd in this comedy pilot.
KAPPA GAMMA (Spool) – Oliver Hayes is the masked character in this pop video for a local band.
FA TRAINING VIDEOS (The Media Group) Imogen Harcombe is the young interviewer.
GOOSE FEAR (Sight and Sound Films) Eden Watson is the young girl in this short shot at Nottingham’s Goose Fair.
THE DUMPING GROUND (CBBC)- Kia Pegg returns as Jody. (Kia gets a fair bit of fan mail)
71 (Protaganist Pictures) Harry Verity lands his first role as Darren Hook in this feature fim about the British Army in Northern Ireland. Joe Malone, Bradley Goff and Mark Jarvis are selected as squaddies after a gruelling bootcamp audition.
DOCTORS (BBC) Rebecca Bell and Oliver Woollford play brother and sister in a suitably gritty storyline. Luke Williams plays Edward Holmes – in a drug overdose story.
TROLLIED (Sky One) – Oliver also plays a naughty boy scout in the Christmas special.
ORTHODOX (Orthodox Films) Oliver managed to land a hat trick of castings from one day in London, with him playing the young Stephen Graham in this boxing film.
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX (BBC) Louis Greatorex has been booked for a second series.
ENDING (Sigma Films) After a long casting, running over a year, Jack Dewick secures the part of Lee in this post apocalypse short film.
INSIDE OUT OF MIND (Lakeside Theatre) Holly Robyn Harrison joins a strong international company for this play about dementia.
BIRD (National Theatre Studio) Morgana Henry is to work on this one woman show by Laura Lomas.
HEART OF GLASS(Confetti Films) Gemma Casely-Kirk and Andre Squire work on this locally-shot short.
C-BOMB (BBC 3) Sarah White plays Dawn, a stalker.
BFI FILM COURSE – following a training session for young directors using Workshoppers as guinea-pig actors, Holly Robyn Harrison, Jyuddah Jaymes and Tom Murton were selected to work on one of the short films.

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