Thousands of Scots needed for trio of Hollywood productions

Redheads and night owls are wanted for a series of productions filming in Scotland over the next few months.

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A casting agent is searching for thousands of extras to appear in three major Hollywood productions due to begin filming in Scotland this month. 

GBM Casting, whose extras have previously appeared in hit shows Outlander, Succession and Peaky Blinders, have issued an urgent appeal for supporting artists. 

Graeme Miller, who founded GBM Casting in 2003 and has worked on some of the biggest Scottish-based movies in Hollywood history, has encouraged everyone who is interested in appearing in a big-budget blockbuster to apply.

He said: “There is no right look – this is an opportunity for absolutely everyone who’s on the hunt for a part-time job with some extra stardust!

“While we’re looking for an interesting, diverse mix of people, we’ve been specifically requested to find more redheads. We’re also on the hunt for night owls as one of the productions we’re working on will be filmed mostly at night.”

The appeal comes as more major productions choose to film in Scotland following the success of big-budget blockbusters such as Indiana Jones 5, The Batman, Fast and Furious 9 and Flash.

Filming is set to begin before the end of the year for Amazon Studios and BBC Productions Good Omens 2 and Amazon Studios Anansi Boys, both of which will be shot in and around Edinburgh.

The GBM Casting team have even searched the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh to unearth walk-on and supporting artist talent.

Graeme added: “Hollywood is increasingly looking to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Scottish film industry has never been busier.

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Things started to change after World War Z as more studios looked to Glasgow to provide a more cost-effective alternative to New York.

“But with recent investment in quality studios in Bathgate and Leith, the floodgates have well and truly opened.”

Filming will take place during the next three months and you can register your interest to appear as an extra here.

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