Loved Knives Out? Get Cast in a BBC Murder-Mystery + More UK Roles

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Photo Source: Lionsgate. Pictured – the cast of Knives Out

These screen, stage, and voice projects need talent in the UK right now, so sharpen your self-taping and audition skills and get busy. 

TV show casting background artists
Key Casting’s Rosie Carter is seeking background artists for a five-part BBC TV version of classic murder-mystery novel The Beast Must Die, adapted by Gaby Chiappe. Written in 1938 by Nicholas Blake (the nom de plume of poet Cecil Day-Lewis), it tells the story of a grieving mother who infiltrates the life of the man she believes killed her son. The team are seeking male and female background artists, playing ages 17+ for a shoot this September and October on the Isle of Wight. Roles are paid professionally and the team are seeking performers based anywhere in the UK. Check out the casting notice for details and to apply now.

Met Film School casting student film
Students from the Met Film School are casting short film Dead Dog in a Suitcase, a dark comedy about urban legends. Lead role Stacey is female, playing age 25–40, and any ethnicity. A former housewife, she’s left her unfaithful husband to join a local gang, impressing the crime boss with her serious attitude and unusual approach. Ronnie is male, playing age 27–40, and any ethnicity. A gang member from an early age, he’s dedicated many years to crime but hasn’t moved up the ladder. Caleb is male, playing age 16–27, and any ethnicity. The young nephew of one of the gang bosses, he’s kind, chatty, and not suited to criminality. The team are casting three further supporting roles, and the production rehearses and shoots in September. Roles are paid £80–£100 per day (student Equity minimum) plus expenses, and the team are seeking performers based in London. Head to the casting notice for more information and to apply now. 

Commercial casting female scooter rider
Casting director Lee Mountjoy is seeking female performers who can ride a scooter for a sports brand commercial. Playing ages 14–20 and of any ethnicity, performers must be under 5’10” in height and based around London or Manchester. You’ll need access to an electric or standard scooter for a self-tape as the production needs to see you riding one at speed. Shoot dates are TBD and the role is paid £750. Head to the casting notice for more information and to apply now.

Short queer comedy film male lead
Short comedy film Delivered follows a good-looking and lustful gay man as he tries to score in lockdown. Produced by Rhino Films and Aurelia Pictures, the team are seeking their male lead Leo, playing age 18–35, and any ethnicity. He’s good looking, with a toned, slim or muscular body – a gay man at ease with his sexuality. His looks have made things come easily to him, and he’s immature and shallow, though still kind and generous. Please note: this role requires nudity and intimacy with another male actor. Performers must be 18+. The project shoots winter 2021, restrictions permitting, in London and the role is paid £100 per day. The team are seeking performers based in London. Check out the casting notice for more details and to apply now.

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