Call For: Extras

The Green Knight is looking for Film Extras in the coming months. There will be an Extras Open Casting day next week in Dublin. It is paid work and, the open casting day will be open to people from all ethnic backgrounds.

The casting takes place at Liberty hall (Siptu Building), Eden Quay, Dublin 1, on Friday 15th February 10am – 5.30pm.

The film is an Irish/American Co-production, to be directed by David Lowery (Old Man & The Gun, A Ghost Story, Pete’s Dragon).  Based upon the classic 14th Century poem, the film tells the tale of Sir Gawain, a young Knight who embarks upon a quest to confront the titular Green Knight.

Filming will begin March 2019

Appearances: Bone thin, Medium built, Broad, Sporty types, Tall, Short, Witch-like long hair, Bald men & women, Naturally coloured hair or be prepared to dye it, Long and short beards, No beards, Amputees, Crooked or missing teeth

People with unique appearances from every ethnic background.

Skills…Carpenters, Crafts people, Sword & Axe, Blacksmiths, Farmers, Real Midwives, Nurses

Performers of all kinds… Jugglers, Musicians, Fire Breathers, Contortionists, Gymnasts, Acrobats

There will be FEATURED & SPECIAL EXTRA roles too with casting people on the day

For further info, please email:


Call For: Extras for Neil Jordan Film & TV’s ‘ Into the Badlands’





Over the coming months, there will be 1,000’s of extra days on the sets of some for the biggest productions filming in Ireland. are looking for people of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Mixed-race heritage to be part of the third series of the major U.S. TV series, Into the Badlands starring Daniel Wu, Orla Brady and Sarah Bolger.

Also, extras of the same look for a thriller set in New York but filmed in Dublin are being cast. The film is directed by Neil Jordan and starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe & Isabelle Huppert.

According to Derek Quinn, Managing Director of, “this is a great opportunity to work behind the scenes of a major movie and to be part of a really popular US TV series. Also, a great way to get some extra cash for Christmas. Generally, the fee for a day on INTO THE BADLANDS will be €100 (ranging from €83 to €130). You could be on set four or five times a month, so you could earn about €2,000 before the New Year”.

Anyone interested should attend the OPEN DAY at the Draíocht Theatre in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Thursday 14th September, Midday to 7pm. For those who can’t come out to the Draíocht Theatre, you can register online

There is no fee to be part of this production and all roles are paid. No experience is required.

For more information, please see



The open casting day will be taking place next Thursday 14th September in the Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown.    


Call For: Open Casting for Extras


Extras Wanted


FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin

      Wednesday 23rd November, 9.30am – 5pm


Fastnet Films are producing a major feature film set in 1847 at the height of the Great Famine in Ireland and are currently searching for Irish men and women with gaunt faces and thin bodies to play both specific and background roles in the film.

Filming in Wicklow and Connemara from 28th November to 22nd December and 6th to 28th January.


Fastnet Films will be holding an open casting at FilmBase, Temple Bar, Dublin from 9.30am – 5pm, Wednesday 23rd November.

These are paid roles.

Please email for further information.



Call For: Actors


An open casting will be held in Dublin Thursday 1st of September for the second series of the major US TV series, Into the Badlands, starring Daniel Wi, Orla Brady and Sarah Bolger. The production is looking for extras with a mixed race look, ie Asian/Indian, African/American for fully paid roles in this new production.

All other extras will be cast from

Casting will be open all day from 11am-5pm. Male and Females aged 18 and over only. Filming in Dublin & Wicklow from September to December 2016. Applicants should be able to travel to locations in Wicklow and must have a Right to Work in Ireland. Please bring passport on the day. Also, where relevant, bring photocopies of Right to Work documentation including passport and GNIB card. If you cannot make it on the day, you submit an application online via

Thursday 1st September
Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar


Call For: Extras

Tile Films are looking for extras for a 1916 drama series for TG4. Shooting in Galway from the end of November for approximately two weeks. A number of different characters are needed for the shoot, so please could you email a recent full length photo of yourself, along with all your measurements, name, age, phone number and availability.

Payment will be cash on the day. ***PHOTOGRAPHS ARE A MUST****

Please email the extras coordinator Moira Lawson at or phone 0860861867.


Call For: Extras for ‘Après Match’



10 extras required for Après Match
Variety of ages
– Over 40s
– Over 25s 
Both Male & Female 


Après Match are looking for Ireland’s biggest Italia 90 & 1994 World Cup fans to take part in a short piece for the new series  for a programme that will focus on Italia 90 and another on the 1994 World Cup. Ideally you should have your own fan gear – hats, jerseys, scarves, flags or any other Italia 90 & 1994 World Cup merchandise.


If you fit this criteria and are free for filming on Monday, 17th August please get in touch. You will be required from 2pm – 10pm subject to change in a Dublin location, refreshments will be supplied and each extra will receive a fee of €80


If you are interested in taking part please contact and send through a picture of you in your supporter’s clothing.


Closing date for applications – Wednesday 12th August 

Call For: Extras for ‘Vikings’

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There will be 3 x Extras Open Casting days in 2015 – 2 days will be held in Dublin and 1 day will be held in Wicklow..



FILMBASE, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2

Tuesday 31st March 2015 between 9.30am -4.30pm

Wednesday 1st April 2015 between 9.30am – 5pm


The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town

Tuesday, 7th April between 10am – 6pm

Check out the Vikings Extras Facebook page for more information


Call For: Extras for American TV Show Shot in Dublin

Open Casting for Extras who will feature in a new American TV show to be shot in and around Dublin.


All welcome 16 & over.


If you are interested head to

The Gresham Hotel
23 Upper O’Connell St
Dublin 1
12:00 until 20:00
Fri 20TH & Sat 21ST September
The casting is for paid roles as extras
Contact :


Call For: Extras

Call for


Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Extras needed for short film
Location:- St Mary’s hall cloghan
Dates:- Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd march
Details:- shooting a 1970’s showband dance

it’s a bit of a party – come in 1970’s clothes if you have them – but not essential. if you can get a good crowd together in an Offaly town that want to come a bus may be organised. There’s a showband, a competition for best dressed extra and best jive couple and a raffle.


Call For: Extras needed for 1970s film in Offaly

Illustration by Adeline Pericart

Men & Women is a short film being produced under the FilmOffaly scheme, and based on an award-wining short story by Claire Keegan. The story follows a young girl over her 9th Christmas as her loss of innocence is reflected in her realisation that relations between her parents are not what they seem.


Central to the story is a big New Year’s Eve dance and we are looking for extras to take part in the filming of the dance!


So if you’re ready to get dolled up in your best 70s clothes and hair and be a part of this short film, please do get in touch.


You’ll be required to be available for two full days, and to bring two changes of clothing which would be appropriate for 1979.


As we’re a low budget shoot, there is no fee available, but catering and a DVD of the finished film will be provided.



Send your photo, confirmation of availability and contact details:


Carolina de Lemos

Director:                     Ruth Meehan

Shoot Dates:               22nd and 23rd March

Location:                    Cloghan, County Offaly

Producer:                   Tamsin Lyons, Ink & Light Films


Call For: Men Needed for ‘Foyle’s War’

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Men 18 to 40 required for Foyle’s War!!

Specifically for these roles, we need the following:

  • Men aged between 18 and 40
  • Have good availability on weekdays in Dublin,
  • Hair that is not too short (i.e. enough hair on top to part & short on sides or willing to get it cut)

Size range

  • Chest range: 38 inches – (large) 42 inches
  • Waist range: 32-36 inches
  • Height: 5ft 10-6ft 1

If you fit the bill, click here to join or head along to their Photoshoot this weekend in the Westbury Hotel.


Call For: Cast for Short Film

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Open audition for MISERY MEMOIR, a short film set in 1940s Ireland, to be made in early September by writer/director Tim Hanan.

Ranelagh on Thursday 5 July.

Producer Marie Caffrey of Zanzibar Films is looking for:
2 male actors, aged between 60 and 80
2 male actors, aged between 10 and 18
50 extras, all ages and genders

Venue: Ranelagh Arts Centre (26 Ranelagh Main Street)
Time: 5 July, 2pm-6pm
Complimentary homemade cookies, tea and coffee.
Email for more details.


Call For: Extras

Illustration: Adeline Pericart
Park Films’short film Homemade, starring Father Ted’s Bishop Brennan actor Jim Norton is looking for about 35 actors aged 55+ to be extras in a scene which will be shot in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday 11th of April.
Homemade  has been commissioned by the Irish Film Board.
We are in need of about 35 actors aged 55+ to be extras in a scene which will be shot in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday 11th of April.
Anybody participating would need to be on location at 9:45am.
The scene will be of an after church type cake sale at the Band Stand in Phoenix Park so anybody interested would need to wear after church style clothes.
This is a short film with a low budget so Park Films are unable to pay anyone for Extra work but this could be a great chance to network and gain experience.
If you need anymore information please contact Darren Dunne, Production Assistant for Park Films on 0851242541 or email

Call For: Extras for Feature Film

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

We are working on a new feature film which will be made by MSc Digital Feature Film Production post graduates students from Filmbase in mid March & April, here’s a link about what were doing


I am looking for extras for several scenes. If you want to get involved it will only involve 2/3 hours of your time.

It is unpaid but we would very much appreciate your time and involvement in this exciting new film project.


For more details send on your headshot/pic & CV to


Volunteer Extras Needed For New Film From The Makers Of ‘Adam and Paul’ and ‘Garage’


WHAT RICHARD DID is a low-budget feature film to be directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam and Paul, Prosperity, Garage) this September and October. Shooting takes place for 5 weeks in Dublin 4, Dublin City Centre, Brittas Bay and County Wicklow. The film will be produced by Element Pictures (The Guard and The Wind that Shakes the Barley).


The story follows a group of friends over the course of the summer following their Leaving Cert exams, in particular “Richard”, a popular, school sports star with great prospects until one night his life is changed forever.


The ensemble main cast, aged between 17 and 20, have been workshopping the script since last November with Lenny and writer, Malcolm Campbell.


We are seeking enthusiastic volunteer film Extras with availability during September and early October 2011 for a number of party and large group scenes in the film. These roles are unpaid.

Apart from making a valuable contribution to this low-budget film, volunteering as an Extra is a great way to meet new people, see the inner workings of the film industry and be part of the film’s success.

As a low-budget feature film, we appreciate the support and dedication of all of our volunteer film Extras. Volunteer briefings and social gatherings will be arranged pre and during the production, giving Extras an opportunity to meet members of the WHAT RICHARD DID cast and crew and a chance to chat to fellow 18 – 22 year old Extras before shooting begins.

Catering will be provided during filming and transport will be provided from Dublin to scheduled shoots in County Wicklow.

All Extras will receive a thank you gift and will be invited to an exclusive screening of WHAT RICHARD DID, allowing you to see the feature film before the general public.

If you are between 18 and 22 years old and are interested please send a recent photo with your contact details to Shell on by Wednesday 7th September 2011.

How to apply:

Enquiries should be referred to: Shell Holden


Mobile: 086 152 2200

Facebook group: ‘What Richard Did Extras’

Share Open Casting have announced an Open Casting Weekend at The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July, 10am – 6pm

The cost for an individual one year membership is €99 and for a special family package is €299 (for up to 6 members). Once someone has joined, 400 companies and casting directors have access to their profile and can contact them for work as an extra, model, actor or for promotional work.

Those who are unable to attend the Open Castings Days can always register online. To do so, please click here. Producers and casting directors can access the free of charge directory of over 2,000 artists by registering here.


Issue 128 – Extra, Extra, Read All About It

Adam Lacey explores the extraordinary world of the extra.


In an age where the economy is collapsing around us like a paper house in the rain, some jobs will always be around.

Step forward the extras. Behind every arse on Braveheart, behind every flowing coat and hat combo in Michael Collins, behind every background smock in The Tudors lies the beating, expectant heart of the extra, some waiting patiently for their big break, some just happy to be working in a jovial environment free from the shackles of an office cubicle.

So is it fun? ‘Yes’ seems to be the answer.

Glenn Gannon gushes: ‘Working alongside Derek Jacobi on The Old Curiosity Shop was special. Laws of Attraction with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore was brilliant but head and shoulders above those is my role as Mr Radcliffe in Becoming Jane. Just four of us in a scene together: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Helen McCrory and myself. That only happens when they want a special extra or an up-and-coming actor for a specific scene.’

Nigel Davey finds it tough to pick a favourite role: ‘I guess if I had to choose a favourite job, it would be playing a police constable in the bbc drama George Gently. I was on set every week for the last five months and got to hang out with the main actors, Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby.’

The full article is printed in Film Ireland 128