Extras NI, a casting agency in Northern Ireland, has put out a fresh call for extras for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Some excellent details here about the production and what they’re looking for in terms of extras. They list shooting as taking place from August to December (which more or less fits the late July to December dates we’ve been provided before), We’ll paste the salient bits below the cut, but it looks like there’s an opening casting call on June 26th, between 2pm and 6pm, at the Holiday Inn on Ormeau Avenue in Belfast.
“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. You should attend WITH your horse at : Lusks Equestrian Centre, 48 Knockany Road, Carryduff, Lisburn, Co. Antrim on SUNDAY 4TH JULY between 1 - 5pm. “
The swarthy men and women certainly suggest they’re going to be filming Dothraki scenes in Belfast, while the call for men with beards and facial hair is old news—for the pilot, Extras NI actually approached local heavy metal fans to fill the pilot’s need for hairy gentlemen.