The HBO epic fantasy television drama series “Game of Thrones” was picked up for a fourth ten-episode season on April 2, 2013 and casting is now underway. The Primetime Emmy Award winning casting director is holding auditions for recurring, co-starring, guest-starring, and day player roles. In addition to the principal actors, the extras will also be cast on an ongoing basis throughout season four beginning in July, 2013. Shooting on this season’s episodes will take place primarily in Northern Ireland, however additional filming will take place in other locales.
“Game of Thrones” is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels. Originally, each season was to be done on a book-by-book strategy. However, season four will draw material from books four and five, titled A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons respectively. There will be at least three new main roles being cast for season four. Oberyn Martell is an influential member of the Martell family. Mace Tyrell is the father of Loras and Margaery Tyrell. The great warrior Magnar of Thenn rounds out the first three new announced characters.
Among the talent returning for season four is Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Emilia Clarke in the immensely popular role of Daenerys Targaryen. Four-time Saturn Award nominee Lena Headey is back as the beautiful yet greedy, cruel and manipulative Cersei Lannister. Golden Globe Award nominee Peter Dinklage continues his role as the intelligent and witty outcast Tyrion Lannister. Young Artist Awards nominee Maisie Williams returns as the wild and carefree Arya Stark. Irish Film and Television Awards nominee Michelle Fairley moves forward with her role as Catelyn Stark. English actress Natalie Dormer is back as Margaery Tyrell.
Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post:
HBO “Game of Thrones” Season 4 Casting Calls
Minors and foreign talent MUST be legally eligible to work in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. You MUST have a passport and a national insurance number for working in the UK.
The 2013 London Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions the United Kingdom:
• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form
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• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
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• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
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• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides
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