Greek Cypriot actors to participate in UK TV drama

Budding local actors and extras are wanted for a number of roles in Ackley Bridge series three.

The Channel 4 drama, filmed in and around Halifax, is hosting auditions for new roles as well as background work for extras.

A tap dancer, pensioners, Greek Cypriot adults and a girl-next-door are wanted – with filming taking place later this month in Halifax.

If you want the chance to appear in the drama, all you need to do is either send in a video audition for the featured roles, or send in your details for work as an extra.

Here are the parts producers want to cast:

Featured roles

Tap dance teacher, female, 40s-50s, Caucasian

The show is looking for a local woman to play a tap dancing teacher. This is a featured role and will involve one day’s paid filming – you must be available for filming in Halifax on Thursday March 21.

To audition, please send a self-tape to audition4ackleybridge@gmail.com.

The video should include:

  • A short introduction of yourself;
  • Short demonstration of your tap dancing.

Deadline is 9am Thursday March 14.

Girl-next-door, female, 18-25-years-old, Caucasian

The show is looking for a  sweet, innocent, bubbly 18-25-year-old for a featured role.

To audition, please send a self-tape to audition4ackleybridge@gmail.com.

The video should include:

  • A short introduction of yourself;
  • Name, age, DOB, where you are based, job, hobbies etc.

Deadline is 9am Friday March 15.

Paid extras

The show is looking for specific extras for paid background work, due to be filmed in April:

  • Greek Cypriot adults, particularly men in their 30s/40s/50s – this is for a restaurant scene filming one day in Halifax in April.
  • Pensioners, particularly ones willing to dance – this is for a care home scene, filming one day in Halifax in April.

To apply, send your name, photo and date of birth to abc.streetcasting@gmail.com by Friday 29th March.

The school drama is primarily filmed at former St Catherine’s Catholic High School on Holdsworth Road in Halifax, which closed in 2013.

The producers found the building and location had all the elements to make the drama work.