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Casting call for BBC single drama

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Casting for a small 12 - 14 year girl to play a young Barbara Windsor in a BBC single drama.

Babs - A 90 minute single drama for BBC1.

Production Company - BBC Studios in association with Red Planet.

Director - Tbc

Producer - Jules Hussey

Casting Director - Jill Trevellick

Set in the 1990s, Babs will tell the heart-warming story of Barbara Windsor. Babs is written by Tony Jordan and will air next year on BBC1 as Barbara approaches her 80th birthday.

We are looking for a girl with a playing age of 12 - 14yrs. Must Be Small - Max height 5ft, with blonde/light brown hair.

Fun loving, sweet, characterful cockney with a real sparkle in her eyes - a believable younger version of Barbara Windsor. Capable of honest, natural and emotional scenes as well as the ability to sing confidently and dance/move extremely well.

Genuine London/Cockney/Estuary accent
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Casting call for a new Sky1 Series

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Casting Director Jill Trevellick is looking for a young actor for a new Sky1 TV Series - Jamestown from the makers of Downton Abbey.

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Jamestown - a new 8 part TV series for Sky 1.Production Company - Carnival Films (makers of Downton Abbey)Director: John AlexanderCasting Director: Jill Trevellick

Jamestown tells the story of the early settlers of the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, USA. The year is 1619.

We are looking for an actor (white, male), between the ages of 17 and 20 Only, to play the part of Pepper Sharrow - the youngest of a family of farming brothers.

Yorkshire accent - genuine, or must have the ability to do the accent completely believably.

Nb - filming mid April - early September, in Hungary.

You must be available throughout these dates, and prepared to commit to similar dates in the next two years if the series is recommissioned
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Like the Actors They Pick, TV Casting Directors Vie for Emmys

We can learn many things about TV trends just by looking at the shows chosen for this year’s Emmy nominations in the three categories of casting: drama, comedy, and limited series.

First, broadcast is challenged. Just two network series (PBS aside) were nominated and both were from ABC.

Second, the traditional Hollywood casting couch is on the outs — most nominations source out of New York, the U.K. or both.

Third, it’s a small world after all, with multiple nominees gracing multiple categories.

Then there’s the fourth: Just try asking casting directors what they’re looking for when deciding if a show’s casting is “outstanding.” They can be a little, well, vague.

“Casting in some ways is very complicated, and in some ways it’s very simple,” says Jill Trevellick, who was nominated for the fourth time this year for PBS Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey.”

Meredith Tucker,
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Abi Morgan: 'I don't look back. I am totally now'

Thanks to The Hour, playwright Abi Morgan has enjoyed an incredibly prolific year. Next up, a Thatcher biopic starring Meryl Streep, a Steve McQueen film about sex and a play about God

Abi Morgan shows up late, full of apologies, to a cafe on the corner of Exmouth Market in London's Clerkenwell. I tell her it would have been understandable if she had failed to turn up at all. For she is Mrs British Screenwriter and it is daunting even to try and imagine her workload. This has been, as she says, an "extraordinary" year in which "it is all happening at once".

She has a hasty look as she bustles in, wrapped in a black shawl – part Mediterranean peasant, part human dynamo. The minute she sits down, we both start talking at once, as you do with people who, for some reason you cannot as yet explain, you instantly like.
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