11:30 am EDT, April 9, 2014

‘Casual Vacancy’ miniseries holding open casting call, director named

The miniseries based on J.K. Rowling’s first post-Potter novel The Casual Vacancy is holding an open casting call for four roles including Fats.

The casting call, posted online in the last week, revealed that Jonny Campbell is set to direct. It also says that HBO is working with the BBC to develop The Casual Vacancy miniseries. Since the American cable channel is involved, this likely means it has a place to be broadcast in the United States.

Unfortunately the deadline to submit your application to the Casual Vacancy casting call via TheatreBristol is coming to a close this afternoon, but we thought we’d share what they’re looking for anyway:

Fats (Male)

15 – 16. Thin, sallow face. Funny, laconic and nonchalant. Best friends with ARF. Disrespectful of what he sees as loser parents. Pleased with himself, smokes weed. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15 – 16

Appearance – White

Arf (Male)

15-16. Has a bad complexion, uncomfortable about the way he looks. Suffers at the hands of his horrible father. Keeps his pain to himself. Devotedly in love with beautiful GAIA. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15 – 16

Appearance – White

Paul (Male)

12. Younger brother of ARF. Terrified of his father, and always stands to attention when he comes into the room. Arf looks after him when their father is bullying him. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 12

Appearance – White

Krystal (Female)

15/16. Cocky, all swagger, sass and a foul mouth. She also has the ability to melt your heart. Krystal is brave and a fighter; she is the sole carer of her heroin addict mum (Terri) and her younger brother Robbie (aged 5). A terrible fate awaits Krystal. Light West Country accent.

Playing age – 15-16

Appearance – White

Who would you play in ‘The Casual Vacancy’ miniseries?

The Casual Vacancy miniseries was first announced in December 2012. They will begin filming this June.

Thanks to Shauki for the tip.

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