The BBC Drama tells the story of World War Two and the intertwining stories of ordinary families trying to go about their ordinary lives in Britain and various European cities that are soon to become flashpoints.
The series includes some big stars in film and television such as Sean Bean who plays Douglas Bennet, a pacifist, and American award-winning actress Helen Hunt who plays Nancy Cambell, an American broadcaster and journalist addicted to war.
The new period drama also includes our talented BOSS Supporting Artists. From soldiers to Nazi machine gunners, members of the Polish resistance and body doubles for main lead roles, our SAs got to step back in time to what life was like during the outbreak of the war.
We can’t wait for the next episode – Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you spot our SAs!
Want to work TV? Whether you’re starting out or are a more experienced artist, we’re holding our next BOSS Casting Recruitment Day on Friday 18th October at Eden Casting Studio.
At Boss Casting we’re proud to represent a wide range of successful professional supporting artists for the film and television industry, so we were delighted to hear at this year’s Emmys, it was a big win for the Brits!
Held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, British comedy-drama Fleabag hit the jackpot scooping up four Emmys at last night’s most prestigious television awards.
Fleabag’s actress and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home three awards for best leading comedy actress, best comedy series and best comedy writing, and Harry Bradbeer also won best director for the series.
“For a director, something like Fleabag only comes along once in your life…Thank you Phoebe for coming into my life like some kind of glorious grenade. Scientists are still trying to work out how someone so incredibly talented can be so utterly lovely.”
Also killing the awards was Jodie Comer for her outstanding performance as the ruthless assassin Villanelle in BBC America’s Killing Eve topping off an extraordinary year for the actress who also won a TV Bafta in May for the same role.
Ben Whishaw was also among other British winners who won best supporting actor for his role in BBC One’s A Very English Scandal, and TV host John Oliver won outstanding variety talk series for Last Week Tonight.
In total, 13 of the night’s 27 awards had British involvement, including the three trophies for Chernobyl, which was a Sky/HBO co-production.
Boss Casting are delighted to be a part of the production process for so many outstanding television programmes. We look forward to seeing what upcoming productions will be represented at the next television industry awards. Congratulations to all the nominees. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of all the winners – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49791351
Check out our wonderful Boss Supporting Artists Alaa Awad, Alicia Unique, Lewis Stokes and William Ashleigh Veale for Mobil Super “Moving Millions” with Mohamed Salah. Go team! 🙌✨❤️ #MoSalah#MovingMillions#ExxonMobil
Last weekend the Dragon Boat Festival saw us come 2nd for the second year running.
With glorious weather and a lot of laughter, Boss Model Management would like to thank everyone for their support and donations to Barnabus.
We would also like to honour our team captain Jennifer Overend who put all this together, it wouldn’t have been possible without her.
From the woman herself, here are a few words 🙌
”Thank you so much for all your help in raising money and awareness for Barnabus and the success that was Dragon Boat Day! It was a great day, the perfect line-up, blue skies and we had such an amazing turnout for support.Also, a special thanks to Gareth our Planning and Strategy Master for ensuring everything was organised in my absence the week before and leading up to race day, and to our Vice-Captain Matt who led all the team talks and kept motivation up especially when we needed it most.
With everyone in good spirits, our first race saw us finish first place in a speedy time of 0.57.87 seconds, which is a massive improvement from last year’s first race time.
Out of 18 boats who took part in the event over three heats throughout the day, only three of us qualified for the final which is such an achievement in itself.
For the final race the excitement was high, teamwork was on form and the team did not disappoint. We rowed our way to a 2nd place victory and I could not be any prouder!
Thank you again to everyone, the whole team, supporters and all who donated to such a good cause and helped spread the word via social media. Carol and Yvonne from Barnabus were touched by everyone’s generosity and even though they raced their own boat on the day, they routed for us right through to the finish. The Just Giving page is still open so please keep spreading the word if you can: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/boss-models2– Jennifer Overend, Boss Model Management Accountant & Dragon Boat Team Captain
Keep an eye out, you might spot a few familiar faces!
Boss Casting’s talented Supporting Artists’ can be seen on the BBC’s new period drama Gentleman Jack. There has been plenty of excitement and positive reviews from the U.S. where the drama has already been aired and with its stellar main cast including; Surrane Jones, Gemma Whelan, Stephanie Cole, Peter Davison, William Priestley, and Amelia Bullmore you definitely don’t want to miss it.
You can catch Gentlemen Jack on BBC One from Sunday 19th May.
It’s that time of year again, the BAFTA Awards were back for another year and we had some strong talent and contenders for 2019. No surprise, Killing Eve took the lead from being awarded Best Drama Series, following Jodie Comer winning leading actress to Fiona Shaw as supporting actress.
Amongst the wonderful nominees was Coronation Street and Hollyoaks which Boss Casting artists work proudly on.
In case you missed it, we have a roundup of all the winners and amazing nominees of the night.
Leading actress Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – BBC One – Winner
Keeley Hawes, Bodyguard – BBC One
Ruth Wilson, Mrs Wilson – BBC One
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve – BBC One
Leading actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose – Sky Atlantic – Winner
Chance Perdomo, Killed By My Debt – BBC Three
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal – BBC One
Lucian Msamati, Kiri – Channel 4
Supporting actress Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – BBC One – Winner
Billie Piper, Collateral – BBC Two
Keeley Hawes, Mrs Wilson – BBC One
Monica Dolan, A Very English Scandal – BBC One
Supporting actor Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal – BBC One – Winner
Alex Jennings, Unforgotten – ITV
Kim Bodnia, Killing Eve – BBC One
Stephen Graham, Save Me – Sky Atlantic
Entertainment performance Lee Mack, Would I Lie To You? – BBC One – Winner
Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night
Takeaway – ITV
David Mitchell, Would I Lie To You? – BBC One
Rachel Parris, The Mash Report – BBC Two
Male performance in a comedy programme Steve Pemberton, Inside No 9 – BBC Two – Winner
Alex Macqueen, Sally4Ever – Sky Atlantic
Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – Channel 4
Peter Mullan, Mum – BBC Two
Female performance in a comedy programme Jessica Hynes, There She Goes – BBC Four – Winner
Daisy May Cooper, This Country – BBC Three
Julia Davis, Sally4Ever – Sky Atlantic
Lesley Manville, Mum – BBC Two
Drama series Killing Eve – BBC One – Winner
Bodyguard – BBC One
Informer – BBC One
Save Me – Sky Atlantic
Single drama Killed By My Debt – BBC Three – Winner
Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) – Netflix
Care – BBC One
Through The Gates (On The Edge) – Channel 4Mini-series
Patrick Melrose – Sky Atlantic
A Very English Scandal – BBC One
Kiri – Channel 4
Mrs Wilson – BBC One
Soap and continuing drama EastEnders – BBC One – Winner
Casualty – BBC One
Coronation Street – ITV
Hollyoaks – Channel 4
International Succession – Sky Atlantic – Winner
54 Hours – The Gladbeck Hostage Crisis – BBC Four
The Handmaid’s Tale – Channel 4
Reporting Trump’s First Year: The Fourth Estate (Storyville) – BBC Two
Entertainment programme Britain’s Got Talent – ITV – Winner
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – ITV
Michel McIntyre’s Big Show – BBC One
Strictly Come Dancing – BBC One
Comedy and comedy entertainment programme A League of Their Own – Sky One – Winner
The Big Narstie Show – Channel 4
The Last Leg – Channel 4
Would I Lie To You? – BBC One
Features Who Do You Think You Are? – BBC One – Winner
Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip – ITV
The Great British Bake Off – Channel 4
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – BBC Two
Must-see moment Bodyguard – Julia Montague assassinated (BBC One) – Winner
Coronation Street – Gail’s monologue on the suicide of Aidan Connor (ITV)
Doctor Who – Rosa Parks, the Doctor and her companions make sure historical moments remain (BBC)
Killing Eve – Eve stabs Villanelle (BBC)
Peter Kay’s Car Share – The Finale (BBC)
Queer Eye – Tom completes his transformation (Netflix)
Current affairs Myanmar’s Killing Fields (Dispatches) – Channel 4 – Winner
Football’s Wall of Silence – Al Jazeera English
Iran Unveiled: Taking on the Ayatollahs (Exposure) – ITV
Massacre at Ballymurphy – Channel 4
Single documentary Gun No 6 – BBC Two – Winner
Driven: The Billy Monger Story – BBC Three
My Dad, The Peace Deal And Me – BBC One
School For Stammerers – ITV
Factual series Louis Theroux’s Altered States – BBC Two – Winner
24 Hours in A&E – Channel 4
Life and Death Row: The Mass Execution – BBC Three
Prison – Channel 4
Reality and constructed factual I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! – ITV – Winner
Dragon’s Den – BBC Two
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Old – Channel 4
The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night – ITV
Specialist Factual Suffragettes With Lucy Worsley – BBC One – Winner
Bros: After The Screaming Stops – BBC Four
Grayson Perry: Rites Of Passage – Channel 4
Superkids: Breaking Away From Care – Channel 4
News coverage Cambridge Analytica Uncovered – Channel 4 – Winner
Bullying and Harassment In The House Of Commons (Newsnight) – BBC Two
Good Morning Britain: On A Knife Edge – ITV
Good Morning Britain: Thomas Markle Exclusive – ITV
Sport 2018 World Cup Quarter Final: England v Sweden – BBC One – Winner
2018 Six Nations: Scotland v England – BBC One
England’s Test Cricket – Cook’s Farewell – Sky Sports Cricket
Winter Olympics – BBC Two
Live event Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance – BBC One – Winner
Open Heart Surgery: Live – Channel 5
The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – BBC One
Stand Up to Cancer – Channel 4
Short-form programme Missed Call – Real Stories – Winner
Bovril Pam (Snatches From Women’s Lives) – BBC Four
The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk – BBC iPlayer
Wonderdate – BBC iPlayer
There has been a lot of good TV series’ out recently and many are not to miss, from The Line of Duty ultimate plotline “Who is H?” to the nations favourite Game of Thrones.
The Boss Casting team are kindly sharing their favourite binge-worthy series’ that will have your quiet evenings and lazy weekends sorted.
Phil: Too many! I’ll go with some big ones: Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Daredevil, ST: Discovery, Deadwood, True Detective (especially the first season). I keep meaning to watch The Wire – I’ve never had the time to watch that one. Same with The Sopranos!
Jonathan: Here we go…Game of Thrones, The West Wing, E.R., The Newsroom, The Sopranos, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, The Wire, Marvellous Mrs Maisel, Flea Bag, Breaking Bad and The Tudors. You’re welcome!
Ella: I don’t usually have a certain genre that I stick to, but I must say that there are tons of great crime based thrillers available on Netflix at the moment. Some of my favourites are The Sinner, Ozark and if you haven’t tried Orphan Black yet it’s a must – I don’t want to give anything away but the diversity in the lead actress (Tatiana Maslany) performance is outstanding.
Arooj: Recently I have been hooked on so many TV series’, I started watching Luther as I’ve never seen it before, Riverdale is a cool one, and I finished Fleabag off yesterday. I’m currently glued to my television every week when Line Of Duty is on. If you haven’t already seen it, you need to! I’m constantly on the edge of my seat, it’s so tense. I’ve also heard great things about Cheat, I need to start watching.
Today is the day. Tolkien is out on the big screen, we are very proud to say our very own casting booker Jonathan worked as an Assistant Director on this alongside Boss Supporting Artists Adam Darlington, Mattia Paradiso and Harrison McHarron. Keep your eyes peeled and let us know if you spot our guys 👀 #bosscasting #tolkien #hollywood
The North is no stranger to welcoming television and film productions. In the past few years we have seen the North take over and shine through, familiar locations are even making an appearance in Hollywood films.
Recently Manchester’s Northern Quarter has been transformed into New York City for a Spider-Man spin-off, as well as featuring in segments of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows which also used the stunning Yorkshire location, Malham Cove.
Bollywood has also taken centre stage in Yorkshire for films such as Gold and Shaandaar, spending over £70 million on UK Production since 2015.
Global phenomenons include Peaky Blinders, Victoria, Tolkien, Peterloo and Downton Abbey which wouldn’t be what they were if it wasn’t for our gorgeous landscapes, historical buildings and hidden gems that make the perfect settings adding to the plots and storylines.
We are already very lucky to have Media City, and now excitingly Channel 4 is also set to make their way North, choosing the City of Leeds as their new home.
Boss Casting are proud to be Northern and even prouder to be a part of the exciting productions that continue to take place on our doorstep. We look forward to seeing what the future holds
It is that time of year again. The Dragon Boat Festival is back for 2019!
Over the past two years, Boss has been a part of the Dragon Boat Race which is a team-building charity event. We like to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity Barnabus.
The day is full of fun and laughter where we boat race over the beautiful Salford Quays against 19 other teams/organisations. Last year we were the underdogs going into the final but with hard work and determination, we walked away with a second-place trophy!
Barnabus is our chosen charity that is close to our hearts. Supporting our local community by helping the less fortunate and vulnerable. Being based and working in the centre of Manchester we see first-hand the effects of homelessness and people living on the streets. We understand that it is a challenging time for many so we try to do what we can. The whole team here are passionate about giving and helping others, so the more we can do to help the better.
As well as participating to raise money for Barnabus, the overall boat race is a great event to be a part of. It’s family friendly and the competition offers lots of fun and excitement for all teams and anyone supporting. It’s also important for us to spend quality time with our artist and models outside of the work environment. With plenty of food, music and laughter it isn’t one to miss.
As well as having a super awesome and inspirational female owner, Boss boasts many incredible women within our 22x strong staff. All with varied backgrounds, qualifications and individual talents, we love to champion amazing ladies.
To celebrate International Women’s Day the staff here at Boss told me who their favourite inspirational lady is and gave their reasons why!
Debra Burns, MD
Michelle Obama is my current crush. From a difficult start in life with no privileges and rising to be a totally dignified and respected First Lady of the first black president of the USA is impressive on many levels. I’m reading her autobiography at the moment, a rich and diverse account of her life. I’d love to meet her. What a tremendous ambassador for her favourite charitable work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World, and Peace Players International. You are much admired
Phil, Casting Booker
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was the first name that sprung to my mind! After my wife and Debs, obviously…and all the other Boss ladies… You’re all amazing!
Phoebe, Junior Assistant
I have a couple, couldn’t just pick one!
Lady Gaga – The only woman to win the 5 big awards all in one season (Oscar, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Grammy, BAFTA). She also officially supports over 20 charities and 24 causes.
Ruth E. Carter – Costume designer on Black Panther (one of the first major movies to have a predominantly black cast with accurate references to African culture including within the costume design) and she has just won an Oscar for her work on the movie.
Brie Larson – Captain Marvel comes out 8th March, TODAY! (International Women’s Day). She is the first female lead in a Marvel movie and is really inspiring for young women.
Emily, Model Booker
I really admire Ellie Goulding! Alongside being a super talented singer/songwriter, she is also the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment programme. Her passion and contribution towards raising awareness of issues such as plastic pollution and illegal wildlife trade, I find so inspiring.
I was lucky enough to swim alongside sea turtles in Australia. However, video’s like the below highlight the ongoing issue of pollution & make me worry about the future of the animals in our oceans.
Everyone, please recycle so that we can help save our planet!
Robyn, Model Booker
Mine is definitely Amal Clooney – A self-acknowledged refugee born in Lebanon, Oxford-educated barrister dedicating her life to helping people fight injustice, with her work covering the rights of women and refugees, as well as gun control, freedom of information and terrorism.
“Feminism, for me, is about choice, about women having choices. The challenges that women face today are completely different based on where they’re born. In some places, women are fighting for the right not to be genitally mutilated, in others it’s the right to choose who to marry, in others to have equal pay.” – Amal Clooney
I LOVE her style and grace. She’s definitely a female Boss.
Ella, Junior Division Model Booker
JK Rowling for me, for many reasons her incredible imagination and charitable work.
Despite a publicly difficult past she inspires me to keep going and to never give up 💫
Arooj, Digital Content Coordinator
Mine would have to be both Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie.
As well as adopting and giving children a better home, Angelina Jolie has done a lot with Syrian refugees and has called for an end to war. The media can often be biased to how we see things and how we see people, so when I see people who have a huge presence in the industry being open-minded and doing what’s right, it makes me feel good.
Amal Clooney, literally echoing what Robyn said above. She’s amazing and so is her wardrobe!
Lauren, Head Booker
I have recently finished Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life and I was most inspired. Born into poverty and brought up in an orphanage, Coco Chanel had the vision, courage and passion to turn her life around for the better.
A genius of her time, a sheer hard grafter, a visionary and a party girl. Coco changed the face and shape of fashion; relaxing the restricted styles of time past. I love nothing more than frolicking on the beach and thank you Coco, we have beachwear! Along with wearing trousers, she made it de rigour that menswear wasn’t just for men and we are all equal. Happy International Women’s Day everyone!