Extras NI, the company supplying the extras for Game of Thrones, has updated their website with a call for many different types of extras that will be needed during the filming of the first season. Here is what they are looking for, hit up the link to read how to apply:
MEN aged 16 -90 that are either:
HAIRY!!! with long hair or hair with a bit of length in it (NO SHORT HAIR)
MEN WITH BEARDS and facial hair!
MEN WITH SWARTHY SKIN and DARK HAIR and if possible LONG DARK HAIR and/or MEN WITH EITHER A MEDITERRANEAN, HISPANIC, MIXED RACE OR LATIN LOOK ABOUT THEM.
WOMEN aged 16-90 that have LONG HAIR that is a NATURAL COLOUR – no modern dyes or highlights please.
WOMEN WITH SWARTHY SKIN and DARK HAIR and if possible LONG DARK HAIR and/or WOMEN WITH EITHER A MEDITERRANEAN, HISPANIC, MIXED RACE OR LATIN LOOK ABOUT THEM.
BOTH men & women, aged 16 -90 with interesting, timeless, unusual and quirky CHARACTER faces and anyone with MEDIEVAL SKILLS.
We are also looking for AMPUTEES.
We do NOT need any children under 16. And you must be based in NORTHERN IRELAND.
The production’s Horse Master (NOT EXTRAS NI) is also holding an open casting for MALE & FEMALE HORSERIDERS aged 16 – 70 that OWN THEIR OWN HORSE. They need people of all looks but in particular are also looking for men and women with DARK HAIR and SWARTHY SKIN and the MEDITERRANEAN or MIXED RACE LOOK described above. Must be an event type horse (no coloured horses – preferably grey, bay, chestnut) and must be good and quiet in company.
Winter Is Coming: To any of my Northern Ireland based readers, I’d circle that June 26th date on your calendar, as you may have a shot of being in the show. It sounds like they need a LOT of extras.
Interestingly, it also sounds like they are casting Dothraki extras as well. It would be strange to get the Dothraki extras and horses in NI and have to send them all to Morocco. Paul Gude raises an interesting option though, perhaps some of Northern Ireland’s grasslands will double as the Dothraki Sea? The only other thing I can think of is they are just trying to get some Dornish-looking knights for the Tournament of the Hand.
[Thanks to Rimshot for the heads up!]