Could you star alongside Ed Sheeran in new Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis film? Shout-out for 5,000 extras!

Film crew at the Gorleston Ocean Room to film the new Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle movie.
Picture

Film crew at the Gorleston Ocean Room to film the new Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle movie. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

An Oscar winning director is seeking 5,000 extras for his latest film, which is being shot in Suffolk and Norfolk and stars Ed Sheeran.

Danny Boyle, who made Slumdog Millionaire and is currently working on a film based around The Beatles, has the appeal through the Applause Store website.

The film, which has been written by Richard Curtis, whose past hits include Four Wedding and A Funeral and Notting Hill, is understood to be set in a world where The Beatles never existed and has been provisionally named All you Need is Love.

Earlier this month, the film-makers were seen in Halesworth and Gorleston Ocean Room.

The thousands of extras are needed for filming in Gorleston beach on June 27.

Ed Sheeran is starring in the film - but not the scene in Gorleston. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE

Ed Sheeran is starring in the film - but not the scene in Gorleston. Picture: YUI MOK/PA WIRE - Credit: PA


You may also want to watch:


The invitation states: “We are filming a concert scene on Gorleston Beach starring Himesh Patel and YOU are invited to join us to help create an enthusiastic, vibrant concert audience throughout the day and play a vital role in the making of this film.”

Curtis’s long-term partner, the writer and broadcaster Emma Freud, shared the appeal on Twitter.

Most Read

People booking the tickets, which are free, are asked to ensure they are available on the day.

Visit the Applause Store’s website for details.

Richard Curtis, who wrote the film, pictured during filming in Halesworth.
Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Richard Curtis, who wrote the film, pictured during filming in Halesworth. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

Director
Danny Boyle working on set.
Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Director Danny Boyle working on set. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter