The new 2011 HBO medieval fantasy television series “Game of Thrones” has become an instant mega hit show. The series debuted in the Unites States on Sunday evening, April 17, 2011 and was picked up for a second season on April 19, 2011. Auditions information for actors is now available. In addition, many extras, stand-ins and photo doubles for the series stars are being hired throughout production.
The series is based on the epic fantasy novels by American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin titled “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The show follows three principal storylines, divided by fictional geography and participants. The first storyline is set in the Seven Kingdoms, the second storyline is set on the extreme northern border of Westeros, The third storyline is set on the huge eastern continent of Essos, across the narrow sea, and follows the adventures of Daenerys Targaryen – played by the beautiful and talented Emilia Clarke.
BAFTA Film Award nominated David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are creators “Game of Thrones”. They are also co-writers along with Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin. Generator Entertainment’s Mark Huffman, who won a Directors Guild of America Award for “Saving Private Ryan,” will produce along with Frank Doelger, who will oversee production for HBO.
The main starring and co-starring roles for “Game of Thrones” are cast in London, and additional casting for supporting roles, extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins are cast near the various filming locations of Belfast, Ireland and in Malta.
“Game of Thrones” season 1 has a 10 episode order and will continue airing through 26 June 2011. Auditions and casting calls for season 2 has begun , as shooting on all 10 episodes of season 1 has already been completed. Season 2 filming will begin on July 25, 2011 and continue through the end of December, 2011.
Updates will be posted here throughout the auditions and casting process.
Here are some specific ongoing casting needs:
• Males and Females, any age. Must have long to medium natural blonde hair.
• Males and Females, any age. Must have fair skin.
• Males and Females, any age. Mediterranean look with long hair.
• Men MUST be willing to grow a beard or stubble.
• Experienced Equestrians with any of the above appearances is a plus.
• People with good drumming skills.
Actors submit a current headshot and resume, extras send in a recent color snapshot along with all of your physical stats, clothing sizes, and contact information. Actors should be legal to work in the United Kingdom, extras should be local to either Ireland or Malta, and submit to the appropriate casting director only.
Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Nina Gold Casting
“Game of Thrones” Casting
117 Chevening Road
London NW6 6DU
“Games of Thrones” Extras
c/o Generator Entertainment
19 Donegall Pass
Inquiries regarding working as an extra in Malta should be directed to the following:
Note: There has been inaccurate information that a company called Malta Film Extras, which is apparently run by Tony Cassar, is involved in casting extras for “Game of Thrones”. This information did NOT originate from this website. This company in question charges an annual subscription fee to register on their website at www.maltafilmextras.com for extra work.
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Home Box Office
Santa Monica, CA 90404
19 Donegall Pass
Belfast BT7 1DQ
Paint Hall Studio
21 Alfred Street
Mediterranean Film Studios Ltd
St Rocco Street
Kalkara KKR 2000
Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland
Doune Castle, Scotland
Various locations in Malta.
D. B. Weiss
Tim Van Patten
(Various directors are used for different episodes)
Emilia Clarke – Daenerys Targaryen
Harry Lloyd – Viserys Targaryen
Sean Bean – Eddard Stark
Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark
Joseph Mawle – Benjen Stark
Michelle Fairley – Catelyn Stark
Isaac Hempstead-Wright – Bran Stark
Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister
Charles Dance – Tywin Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey – Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington – Jon Snow
Mark Addy – Robert Baratheon
Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where “summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime,” “Game of Thrones” chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s seven noble families for control of the Iron Throne. “Game of Thrones” airs on HBO in the United States, and on on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom and Ireland.