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Find out how you could appear in a major 20th Century Fox film

This is England star Thomas Turgoose was discovered by Des Hamilton Casting. Picture: STUDIO CANAL

This is England star Thomas Turgoose was discovered by Des Hamilton Casting. Picture: STUDIO CANAL


Fancy a lead role in a major 20th Century Fox feature film directed by Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi?

London-based Des Hamilton Casting is holding an open casting call at the Jada Theatre School, Southend, from 1.30pm-5.30pm on March 17.

It’s looking for a quirky, working class, caucasian boy, aged 10-11 and preferably small for his age, with a distinctive, characterful face.

You won’t be required to audition at this point, it’ll just be a brief, informal chat on camera. Previous acting experience isn’t necessary and the role is a paid one.

There’s no need to make an appointment, just turn up.

The film and TV casting company’s credits previous include This is England, Top Boy, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Four Lions.

More recently it was involved with the BBC series Gunpowder and the Netflix original film War Machine starring Brad Pitt.

Anyone who is unable to attend the open call but is still interested in the project should email with a photograph and brief bio stating your age, name and height.

Des Hamilton Casting specialises in discovering new talent and is known for its unorthodox methods of casting. It oftens visits schools, drama groups etc as opposed to the traditional actor-agent method. Previous discoveries include This is England star Thomas Turgoose.

For more information about the company’s work visit

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