London Casting: Portray a Real Artist in a Short Film

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Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although we make every attempt to verify castings before we hit publish, please ensure that you do your own research before firing off those headshots and Backstage links.

Gillian Wearing, the Turner Prize–winning artist, is looking for actors to play her in an upcoming untitled short film. The team is looking for male and female actors to portray Wearing and states that you do not need to look like her in order to apply. In fact, they’re encouraging performers of any gender and ethnicity, aged 22 and older, to apply.

Actors should have the “conviction and confidence” to play the artist, “whatever your interpretation of her is.” You’ll need to be based in London and have some availability in July and August. The roles pay £250 for a day’s filming, with a £50 fee for a one-hour casting session.

Head over to the casting notice for more information and to apply now.

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