Casting call for ‘The Casual Vacancy’ TV miniseries

TCV Book coverThis week, a casting call was put out for The Casual Vacancy television miniseries, which will be filmed this summer from June to August in the UK.

Unfortunately, the casting call is now closed (it was only discovered by fansites today), but if you’d like to read it, we’ve included it below.

Good luck to all who applied!


Full announcement from Theater Bristol:

Casting Director Lucy Bevan (Pirates of The CaribbeanNanny McPhee ReturnsSnow White and the Huntsman) is searching for young actors to play a number of roles in new BBC and HBO television series, The Casual Vacancy, based on a novel by JK ROWLING.

Filming from 16 June through to the end of August, The Casual Vacancy is to be directed by Jonny Campbell (ShamelessEric & Ernie), with Ruth Kenley-Letts producing. The book is adapted by Sarah Phelps.

If you are interested in any of the roles below, please email with your name, age, headshot and details of any availability conflicts, as well as information of any previous acting experience by 4pm Wednesday, 9th April.

Fats (Male)

15 – 16. Thin, sallow face. Funny, laconic and nonchalant. Best friends with ARF. Disrespectful of what he sees as loser parents. Pleased with himself, smokes weed. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15 – 16

Appearance – White

Arf (Male)

15-16. Has a bad complexion, uncomfortable about the way he looks. Suffers at the hands of his horrible father. Keeps his pain to himself. Devotedly in love with beautiful GAIA. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15 – 16

Appearance – White

Paul (Male)

12. Younger brother of ARF. Terrified of his father, and always stands to attention when he comes into the room. Arf looks after him when their father is bullying him. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 12

Appearance – White

Krystal (Female)

15/16. Cocky, all swagger, sass and a foul mouth. She also has the ability to melt your heart. Krystal is brave and a fighter; she is the sole carer of her heroin addict mum (Terri) and her younger brother Robbie (aged 5). A terrible fate awaits Krystal. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15-16

Appearance – White


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