Casting Call for BBC and HBO’s “The Casual Vacancy” television series has commenced

Casting director Lucy Bevan (Pirates of the Caribbean, Nanny McPhee Returns, Snow White and the Huntsman) is searching for young actors to play a number of roles in new BBC and HBO television series The Casual Vacancy, based on a novel by J.K. Rowling.

Filming from June 16 through to the end of August, The Casual Vacancy will be directed by Jonny Campbell (Shameless, Eric & Ernie), with Ruth Kenley-Letts producing. The book is adapted by Sarah Phelps.

***THE CALL FOR CASTING HAS NOW EXPIRED. Please stay tuned to MuggleNet for any future casting news.***

Fats (Male)

15-16. Thin, sallow face. Funny, laconic and nonchalant. Best friends with ARF. Disrespectful of what he sees as loser parents. Pleased with himself, smokes weed. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15-16

Appearance – White

Arf (Male)

15-16. Has a bad complexion, uncomfortable about the way he looks. Suffers at the hands of his horrible father. Keeps his pain to himself. Devotedly in love with beautiful GAIA. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15-16

Appearance – White

Paul (Male)

12. Younger brother of ARF. Terrified of his father and always stands to attention when he comes into the room. Arf looks after him when their father is bullying him. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 12

Appearance – White

Krystal (Female)

15-16. Cocky, all swagger, sass and a foul mouth. She also has the ability to melt your heart. Krystal is brave and a fighter; she is the sole carer of her heroin addict mum (Terri) and her younger brother Robbie (aged 5). A terrible fate awaits Krystal. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15-16

Appearance – White


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  • F

    Where is this being filmed?

  • Ravenclawesome

    I didn’t know HBO was involved! I love BBC productions but I’m even more excited now! I think the subject matter might be better suited to a TV series than a novel, so I think it might be better than the book. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  • Potionmaniac

    Would be helpful to know if this is being filmed in the UK or in America…?

  • Pam A

    Why “arf” for Andrew Price? Is that the name they’re going to use? Or just some sort of code name / identifier?

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