Are you interested in acting? Would you like to take part in a BBC drama? Then I’m delighted to share the following news with you.
Update: Just a quick update to let you know that we are still looking for a male with Fragile X to play a short role in a new BBC drama. This could be a fabulous opportunity for you, or your brother, or nephew, or son!
You will be supported on set and the BBC will pay you equity rates as well as looking after your well-being. If you are interested please do contact Sarah Counsell. Don’t be shy, give it a go!
To make things easier, we’ve decided that you can simply send a short video to tell the BBC a bit about yourself or they can always set up a short zoom meeting with you.
Opportunities like this very rarely come up, so if you are thinking about it, well just go for it!!!!
I have recently been contacted by a casting agent who would like to find an actor aged 40-55 years old, to play the role of Sam within an episode (or two) of a high profile BBC drama. In the script, Sam has Fragile X Syndrome and they are very keen to cast an actor who has Fragile X to play the role. The BBC also require a female actor to play the part of Sam’s mum and the casting scene for this role is here too.
The actor can be of any ethnicity and ideally would have a London accent, but the agent would be very happy to meet actors with neutral or southern accents too.
The overall dates for filming are the 17th January to the end of April 2022, but the actors would only be needed for several days within this shooting period.
In the first instance and during these times of Covid, most of the casting process for Film and TV is being done through self-tapes and over Zoom.
If you are interested in auditioning for the role, I have attached a casting scene which has been taken from the episode.
Download the casting scene for Deborah (Sam's mum)
You would need to learn the lines and then someone would have to film you performing the scene on a mobile phone and email the tape to me on firstname.lastname@example.org as an imovie (you should be able to just attach this straight from an iphone to an email), Vimeo, Dropbox or Wetransfer.
When you film the scene it would be most helpful if someone could read in the lines for the detective, but we should only 'see' you the actor who is auditioning on the tape.
You should also let me know your full name, location and contact details in the email so I can forward them on to the agent.