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World on Fire hit our screens last Sunday and we love it!

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!

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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. 

For more details about the day click here.  

Can’t make this date? No problem, you can apply via our BOSS Casting website www.bosscasting.com

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Phillip McGuinness for American Golf

Boss Actor Phillip McGuinness swings himself a great deal in this commercial for American Golf with Craig Carr. Hole-in-one!

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Boss SAs ‘Walk Like A Panther’ viewing

The Boss gang had their own premiere for comedy film Walk Like a Panther. Spot them playing supporting roles in the movie.

We are so excited to see this – Boss Casting even got a shout out in the credits!

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Actresses that are inspiring us for #IWD2018

d7a9d21bac51bf77fb7a54c092b963fc--suranne-jones-rachel-weiszCasting Booker Rachel is inspired by fellow Northerner Suranne Jones after seeing her in ‘Frozen’ in London. The TV star shone on Coronation Street, Scott & Bailey and Doctor Foster for which she won a BAFTA. As she says at the start of the series ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!’ 

e569a32ffafefc0fc5c72c7842dc649dHELEN MIRREN: Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner; on and off-screen Queen and DBE with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. An absolute icon!

f1a28027b47e79c7326c1041280ccd9fJODIE WHITTAKER: The first ever female Doctor Who, Jodie is a bonafide trail-blazer and also wowed us in Broadchurch.

landscape-1458130997-10110441-low-res-happy-valley-series-2SARAH LANCASHIRE: Oldham girl, two-time BAFTA winner and OBE. We love Sarah’s emotional and raw performances.

sheridan smithSHERIDAN SMITH: An OBE, two time Laurence Olivier Award winner and all-round hilarious and brilliant lady.

tumblr_os9nua1DSl1w2jp6fo3_500EMMA WATSON: Feminist, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, model, BAFTA winner and bad-ass witch. You go girl!

02bfcac8aebc4e44254a6ffa912c03e6When women support each other, incredible things happen: Absolutely Fabulous, for example! Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are top of our list of inspiring actresses. That comedy timing!

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JUDY GARLAND: Casting Booker Rhiannon‘s pick for an inspiring woman on #InternationalWomensDay, Judy is a female icon and MGM legend! She was the youngest person and also the first female to receive the Cecil B.DeMille award (an honorary Golden Globe Award) for ‘outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.’ 

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Jack Parr for UCLan

This smart video for The University of Central Lancashire sums up uni life pretty well! Our very own Jack Parr stars in this promotional video.

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Craig Pinnington in ‘The 4 O’clock Club.’

Craig Pinnington showed off his lip syncing skills as the lead singer of ‘The Splutters’ in The 4o’clock Club last night! 🎤🎸

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Boss Supporting Artists’ Hidden Talents: Adam Press

Meet Adam – Boss Supporting Artist, super hard-worker and cruise ship entertainer. We asked Adam about his experience as an SA as well as his life at sea!

How did you get in to work as an S.A?
I had some friends who had worked as ‘extras’ and thought it sounded fun, so I gave it a shot. I got a great agent and have never regretted a gig yet!

What made you want to work as an S.A?
I have always been interested in entertainment and have always been a live performer, but It interested me to see another aspect of the business: television and film. It’s also flexible and fits in perfectly with my work schedule.

What has been your most memorable experience as an S.A?
There are quite a few: Dull moments are generally a rarity whist shooting. The three that stick in my memory are: A live episode of Emmerdale which involved a week long rehearsal, then the live shoot which was quite nervy as mistakes were not allowed; A big storyline on Hollyoaks where a minibus lost control, drove through a wedding venue and promptly blew up (actually blew up, explosion, the lot! No green screen or special effects there, it was cool!), and finally a shoot for Eurofighter where I got to dress up and pretend to be in the military for a day.

How did you start working on cruise ships? What is your job on the cruise ship?
I always knew I was going to be an entertainer. After pursuing various avenues to learn my trade, like singing and piano training, I became a Butlins Redcoat and did shows seven nights a week. After a year I went to the companies rival Pontins and was a Bluecoat, again on stage seven nights a week. After a year at both parks, I began plying my trade in the social club circuit, as was the natural progression back then, and aspired to be a visiting headline act aboard cruise ships. So, after many years of hard work and making sure I was in the right place at the right time, I landed one of the best cruise agents in the world who luckily liked my voice and my act and I have achieved my goal of being a headliner.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I love to perform to a live audience, especially in a big theatre, either on land or on a ship. There’s no better feeling than walking out onto a stage ready to give them all you’ve got. I also love the luxury ships, glam locations and performing with a live nine-piece band.

What would you say to someone who wanted to work in a similar role? Do you have any advice?
Do your homework and above all, hard work and putting in the hours generally pays off. Be your own act, don’t copy someone else – I promise you it will get you nowhere. Finally play to your strengths no matter how different you are, you’ll always do better doing what you do best.

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Boss Supporting Artists’ hidden talents: Gemma Seed

Meet Gemma Seed – Boss Supporting Artist, Burlesque dancer and all-round lovely lady. We caught up with Gemma to find out more about her background and extra work as well as her racy hobby.

How did you get in to work as an S.A?
Quite a few years ago one of my close friends told me about the various jobs she did through the agency. I thought it sounded really interesting and right up my street. I finally applied and joined Boss Casting in early 2013. I’ll always remember my first three jobs: Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and a TVC for Amigos Tequila Beer in which I was dressed as a Roman and danced around in a nightclub!

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What made you want to work as an S.A?
I just loved the idea of working in television and films. It was something new I had never done before. I had always loved performing but it had always been on a stage, never a TV or film set. I’m also dead nosey so I enjoy watching what goes on behind the scenes.

What has been your most memorable experience as an S.A?
There are SO many I couldn’t possible choose just one! Some of my favourite memories include: Being a smurf body double for Peter Kay’s Car Share; dancing in the cavern for Cilla; being photographed for this year’s Children in Need fundraising campaign; modelling designer Louise Gardiner’s ‘Cape of Empowerment’ at an exhibition and being a burlesque dancing mermaid on Hollyoaks!

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How did you start Burlesque dancing?
Burlesque was something I decided I wanted to do whilst undergoing treatment for breast cancer back in 2014. It was simply an idea that sprung to mind. I went to see my first ever burlesque show at The Frou Frou Club just after finishing my radiotherapy. I remember feeling exhausted and was still bald from chemotherapy but I LOVED the show. A couple of months later I started a beginners course with Lady Wildflower (a burlesque performance tutor) to learn the art of Burlesque. By the end of the year I had created my first act and made by debut performance as Seedy Frills in March 2016 at The Frou Frou Club.

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What do you enjoy most about Burlesque?
The people. There is incredible support within the Burlesque community and I have met some truly wonderful friends along the way. I love to perform and Burlesque audiences are simply brilliant to perform to. I also enjoy creating my own acts. The entire creative process from developing a basic idea and bringing all the elements of character, music, choreography, set and costume together is so rewarding. It takes a lot of work but it’s worth it when you can finally bring your act to the stage.

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What would you say to someone who wanted to start Burlesque dancing?
Do you have any advice? Go to classes, courses and workshops. I still go to workshops whenever I can. It’s so important. As an artiste you are continuously learning. I highly recommend Lady Wildflower’s Burlesque courses as she has so much experience to share and is a fantastic teacher. Also do your research and go to watch live shows whenever possible.

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Rhiannon’s Reviews: The Band

Showing at Manchester’s Opera House until Saturday, ‘The Band’ is a musical featuring the music of Take That. Casting Booker Rhiannon saw the show this week. Here’s what she had to say about the production:

 

“The Band is an absolute must-see! Not just Take That fans, but everyone that grew up idolising a pop band will leave feeling nostalgic and reaching for their old CDs.

Interestingly the story is not about a boy band singing Take That hits, as may be perceived from the title. Instead, it follows a group of girlfriends from school age in to their 40s, with their love for the band remaining constant. The key moments in their lives are accompanied by a fitting Take That song, which takes on a whole new meaning.

In one of my favourite scenes, the song ‘Back For Good’ goes from being about a lost love to rebuilding a friendship. What really stood out for me throughout the whole show was the clever use of staging and choreography which really brought the story to life. I was left wanting more!

The musical concludes with an event that brings the story full-circle, revisiting a tragic event from the girls’ past. The song ‘Starlight’ is so poignant for the moment and the entire audience become part of the scene, using a torch to join in and sing.

I urge everyone to go and see it before it closes in Manchester this weekend or get tickets for the rest of the tour.”

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Actors’ Workshop: ‘Behind the Casting Couch.’

Leading UK Casting Director Nicci Topping has developed a workshop to give actors the chance to find out what goes on ‘behind the casting couch.’ The workshop, which will be taking place on Saturday 14th October from 9.30am to 5pm at Eden Casting Studios in Manchester, is designed to give actors exclusive knowledge from industry insiders.

As well as advice from Nicci about what Casting Directors are really looking for, participants will hear from soap actor Nicole Barber-Lane about the ins and outs of life on set and receive direction from acting coach John Osborne-Hughes, who will explain the ‘spiritual psychology of acting.’

Click here to find out more and book your place now- tickets are selling fast! Early bird prices available.

 

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BOSS Supporting Artist Joe Felix for Cravendale

Have you heard the legend of the Moonicow?

Spot BOSS Supporting Artist Joe Felix in the latest ad from Cravendale Milk playing the mayor of the town.

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Music video: ‘Desiigner – Outlet’ featuring Cirrah 🎧

BOSS model Cirrah shows off her moves in this music video. We love this song and video featuring Paul Pogba and some after hours shots at Old Trafford.