More signs that the production is getting closer and closer. Extras NI has just sent out a casting call for Game of Thrones. Check it out.
HBO have begun production in Belfast of their latest TV series ‘A Game of Thrones’ based on George R.R. Martin’s award winning novel of the same name. Described as “an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom” – our extras are surely in for a treat. The starring cast includes Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey amongst many more.
Filming is due to take place in Northern Ireland in the last week of October and first two weeks of November and of course all our medieval and character faces that have been used on Universal’s feature film “Your Highness” will be at the top of the list for this project, however, the thing we urgently require for paid work are CONFIDENT & EXPERIENCED MALE HORSERIDERS, aged 16-60. If this describes you or someone you know, please send in a clear photo along with full name, height and contact telephone numbers to [email protected] URGENTLY.
Winter Is Coming: As I suspected, looks like Extras NI will be handling the extras duties for this project. Good to get confirmation of that. If you live in the area and haven’t already signed up with them, you should do it as soon as possible.
I suspect the horse riders are for the arrival of the King’s party to Winterfell. That is the only scene I can really think of in the pilot that would need a bunch of riders in the background. Unless they are looking to cast Will and Gared from a pool of extras. But that doesn’t seem likely.