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Over 1,000 Hopefuls Attended Film Extras Open Casting In Smithfield Today

By Sarah

April 8, 2017 at 5:18pm


'Twas a fairly hectic day in Smithfield today as hundreds of hopefuls showed up in the sun to audition for movie extras company The Extras Dept.

The official count of people on the day was a whopping 1,030. Wow.

The company has provided thousands of background extras to series like Line of Duty, The Fall and Game of Thrones, and they held an open casting event on Bow Street today which proved to be mega popular.

The Irish Mirror reported that three eager people even started queuing outside at 7am - woah.

The amount of people waiting their turn to shine was so high that the auditions even had to start a full hour early.

Emma Sweeney, Managing Director, The Extras Dept. said: "We're delighted to have opened an office in Dublin.

"The screen industries in the North and South have grown significantly in recent years, and The Extras Dept. has mirrored this growth as it's sought to meet the industry's evolving needs.

“Our film production clients are increasingly asking us to help them fill their extras roles in the Republic of Ireland, in the same way that we do in Northern Ireland.

Could be someone's very lucky day today, we'd kill to be on the big screen.

Header image: The Extras Dept. Instagram

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