About a month ago a commenter from the Belfast area, Rimshot, scooped that he worked for one of the largest extra agencies in Northern Ireland, Extras NI. He speculated that they would be providing the extras for the Game of Thrones pilot. A recent casting call by Extras NI for Your Highness, a medieval fantasy comedy which is filming in the Paint Hall just before Thrones, seems to confirm that speculation. Check it out:
MEMBERS OF EXTRAS NI DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY AND SHOULD NOT GO TO THIS OPEN CASTING! YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY BEING CONSIDERED!
CURRENT MEMBERS SHOULD GROW THEIR HAIR – DO NOT CUT IT UNTIL NOVEMBER! AND MEN SHOULD GROW BEARDS IF POSSIBLE!
Filming is due to start in Belfast and around NI from mid July through to mid October.
Winter Is Coming: Now why would they say to grow your hair long and not cut it until November if Your Highness wraps in October? Looks like they are getting their extras ready for Game of Thrones, wouldn’t you think? If anyone is interested in becoming an extra, you might want to join Extras NI. Here is the info for joining. Sadly, it looks to be UK citizens only that are eligible.