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April's Casting News

Happy Easter everyone. While you're working your way through a metric tonne of chocolate eggs, here's a little casting update for you, including some intriguing new UK productions, and open calls for a singer, three British-Ghanaians, and a "very tall young man".

🎥 1,077 projects in pre-production or development in the UK 🎥

Following on from our article on the UK's booming film and TV industry, we're watching as more and more promising projects surface around the country. Here are four of the most exciting:

  • The Winchesters – generating some hype at the moment is this upcoming, genre-straddling TV series, in which a couple save their relationship – and also, apparently, the world.

  • The Kitchen – this dystopian-sounding heist film, set in London in 2040, sounds like great fun. Daniel Kaluuya, the man behind Get Out, is among the writers.

  • The Loch Ness Monster – calling all superstitious Scots: an opportunity to get up close and personal with Caledonia's most famous reptile... or a green screen. It's to be directed by Steven M. Smith.

  • One Night in Bath – star alongside John Cleese in what you'd imagine is a very British romcom. Casting's being handled by Geoff Whiting.

And here's a reminder of what tickled our fancies last month:

  • The Gentlemen – remember Guy Ritchie's romping 2019 film of the same name? Netflix liked it so much they're adapting it into a TV series, full of Ritchie's trademark humour.

  • Inversion – a huge blockbuster by the looks of things, about a world that's about to run out of gravity. PoPing AuYeung and Roger Mussenden are on the casting.

  • Persuasion – another adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, this time from BBC Films. Regency period regulars to the front.

  • The Brontes – another Regency drama? Why not. This one's about that most famous of literary families, featuring plenty of windswept moments on the moors.

📣 Open Casting Calls on FlairBox 📣

Take a break from your chocolate gorging and fire up the FlairBox app to view our latest UK casting calls.

🐦 Casting Tweet Sheet 🐦

As always, we'd encourage you all to follow UK casting directors on Twitter to be front of the queue when they share their open calls. Here's a handful you might find interesting from the past month:

An opportunity to star in a short film, to be shot in Ireland, from Rae Hendrie:

Are you interested in the world of casting? It's well worth checking this opportunity out if you'd like to see how the process works from the inside:

Are you a very good singer? Then Matt Sheppard wants to hear from you:

And if you're a very tall young man, Lucy Bevan's on the end of the phone:

Some roles available here, also, from Olissa Rogers:

And another from Carla Stronge – looks like a great opportunity for a young performer:

📙 Last month in FlairBox Magazine 📙

Over the past month, we celebrated Nosferatu on the 100-year anniversary of its release. Georgia Thomas Parr examined by the Academy Awards is finally recognising international films – a notable development somewhat overlooked in the wake of The Slap. And we weighed up the UK's wildly expanding studio space, which is now overtaking the collective size of Hollywood's studios.

We'll have plenty more to share with you in May. For now, happy chomping on all that chocolate.

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