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London Now Filming: ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie + ‘Fast & Furious’ Spin-Off Starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham

Hey, London actors! Stay in the loop and be sure to check back every week for projects currently in production in the place you call home. Here’s the 411 on what’s filming big and small in your city. “Downton Abbey” MovieThere’s commotion in the Crawley house again! “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery took to Instagram and shared a snap on-set from the forthcoming “Abbey” feature, marking an official start to production. Few details about the film have been shared and plot details are being kept under wraps, but it has been reported Matthew Goode will appear in the film, as well as guest stars Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, and others, as well as regulars Dockery, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville. Series creator Julian Fellowes has written the script, and Michael Engler will be directing. Jill Trevellick was the casting director on the series and will likely return for the film,
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U.K. Greenlit: ITV Dramas ‘Anne’ and ‘Deep Water’ Are Casting Now + Filming in September

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “Anne”ITV drama “Anne” tells the true story of Anne Williams and her long campaign for justice following the death of her teenage son Kevin in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster. The two-part factual drama is written by local novelist Kevin Sampson and produced by Julia Stannard. Filming begins in Liverpool on Sept. 10 and casting director Jill Trevellick is attached to the project, which is casting now. “Deep Water”New female-led drama “Deep Water” begins filming on location in the Lake District this autumn. The stories follow three women living in the beautiful surrounding of the Lakes but having to make some controversial choices to deal with the pressures of modern family life. Adapted from the
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U.K. Greenlit: Julian Fellowes Brings His Next Series to Netflix + More Upcoming Projects

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The English Game”Big news for Julian Fellowes fans: the “Downton Abbey” creator is writing a high-profile period drama about the emergence of football as a world game. The six-part series is called “The English Game” and will start casting later this year. Netflix’s chief of originals said it will follow the stories of “Etonians and factory workers.” Keep an eye on Jill Trevellick’s audition room, it’s possible Fellowes will return to her after they spent many years working together on “Downton Abbey.” “Mrs. Wilson”Period drama “Mrs. Wilson” moves towards shooting this year. The drama is set in London and India, spanning the 1930s–1960s and is based on the
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U.K. Greenlit: Robert Downey Jr. Film ‘The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle’ Is Casting, Will Begin Filming + More Projects

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”“The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle,” starring Robert Downey Jr., begins filming in London and the surrounding areas this month. Late last year, it was confirmed that Jim Broadbent joined the 1920s version of the story, which is gearing up for a six-week shoot starting in late February. Casting director Lucy Bevan is attached. “Silent Witness”The 22nd series of gruesome forensic BBC drama “Silent Witness,” starring Emilia Fox, is moving towards production, with filming starting in April and casting director Andy Brierley attached. “The Victim”“The Victim,” a new legal series by Rob Williams for Stv Productions is gearing up to shoot in March. Pitched as a gripping, contemporary,
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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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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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