Bong-ra Ndizi an angel for Sainsbury's

Check out the new Sainsbury’s Christmas advert featuring RD Junior’s Bong-ra Ndizi who plays an angel.

Watch it below:

Well done Bong-ra! Putting us all into the Christmas spirit here at RD!

Andrew Hislop receives rave review in Macbeth

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Andrew Hislop has received fantastic reviews in his performance within Merely Theatre’s version of Macbeth. Check out what was said about Andrew from Mind The Blog:

It also does an excellent job with the Porter scene – part of the play that I’ve not really understood the point of until this year, thanks also to the National Theatre and RSC versions. For the most part, Merely’s production is quite serious & dramatic, so this scene provides a comic break in proceedings, which really plays to the company’s strengths. Andrew Hislop takes on this role with great assertiveness (you try controlling an audience that’s almost entirely made up of teenagers on a school trip!) and is terrific entertainment value.
— Mind The Blog

Check out the full review here: https://pleasemindtheblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/macbeth-merely-theatre/

Well done Andrew, keep up the amazing work!

Alexis Tuttle Appears in Sanofi Commercial

Alexis Tuttle of RD Casting has appeared in a clever new Sanofi Commercial raising awareness for health in a unique way.

Check her out here:

Well done Alexis! A really powerful advert.

Maddie Wakeling cast in Small Histories

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RD North’s Maddie Wakeling has been cast in the recently announced production of Small Histories by Out of Kilter Theatre.

The work is about six generations of women; their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present; and – through a weaving together of monologue, dialogue and songs – we are given glimpses into brief episodes of these women’s lives; episodes of joy, sorrow, love, loss and memory that articulate the ‘small histories’ of ordinary people.

A ‘scratch performance’ of the work is to take place at Touchstones, Rochdale on 16th November, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Well done Maddie, this is great news! Break a leg!

Mothering and Sapphire Paine become BAFTA eligible

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RD Juniors talented Sapphire Paine played the lead role in the short film Mothering which has just been selected for the Cambridge Film Festival.

This selection means both the film and Sapphire are now BAFTA eligible.

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Huge congratulations Sapphire and massive fingers crossed for a BAFTA selection!

5 Star Review for Andrew Hislop in Much Ado About Nothing

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Thats right, the Merely Theatre and Andrew Hislop have received 5 Star Reviews for their touring show Much Ado About Nothing.

Check out some of the quotes from Please Mind The Blog:

Andrew Hislop is an authoritative, but kindly, Leonato
My verdict? A comic triumph that welcomes everyone to Messina, with some fun musical choices amongst the Shakespeare – the performances from the cast of six are vibrant & full of energy.

Rating: 5*
This production is another comic triumph for Merely Theatre. Intent on ensuring the audience feels included, the cast acknowledge our presence by addressing their speech in our direction, or even incorporating individuals in small ways by making them part of the Prince’s Watch. Under Abigail Anderson’s direction, everyone is there in Messina for a couple of hours

Actor & Wrestler Justin Sysum appears on World of Sport Wrestling

RD Casting want to congratulate our very own Actor & Wrestler, Justin Sysum, for his appearances on ITV's prime time World of Sport Wrestling series each Saturday at 5pm.

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Justin has already appeared in episodes 1 & 3 and will continue to feature in the majority of the 10 part series. 

Watch the episodes that have already aired here: https://www.itv.com/hub/wos-wrestling/2a5783

Find out more about World of Sport Wrestling here: https://woswrestling.co.uk/roster/

On top of all his acrobatic stunts, Justin also acts. Could he be the next Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

And if that's not enough, check out some of these amazing action shots featuring Justin below.

I don't know about you but I wouldn't mess with him!

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Amazing work Justin!

Won't be long until we see you on that big screen!

 

Eamon Yates wraps on Feature Film "Homeless Ashes"

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Eamon Yates of RD Casting has wrapped on his latest Feature Film Homeless Ashes

Directed by Marc Zammit and working with great people such as Lew Temple (The Walking Dead, Lone Ranger, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), Maria Howell (The Colour Purple, Hidden Figures), Hannah Spearritt (Eastenders, Primeval) and Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). 

Eamon is proud to have been part of such a fabulous project in support of such a great message, raising awareness for those that are homeless. 

Remember, Homeless Not Invisible.

Check out more about the film here and see some great production shots below: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4677134/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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Doroteya wins Best Supporting Actress at Madrid IFF 2018

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Doroteya of RD Casting has won Best Supporting Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival 2018 for her role in Bullets of Justice.

In celebration, check out Doroteya's showreel below:

Maybe Eon Productions should consider her for the next Bond film... (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!)

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New showreel for veteran actress Sammie Winmill

You may remember her from Duchess of Duke Street, Doctor in Charge and other classic programs all to grace our small screens. Thats right, RD Casting is proud to present Sammie Winmill's classic showreel.

Enjoy watching some of these great nostalgic scenes:

Nina Cassells to appear in FEED at Edinburgh Fringe

All of us here at RD Casting wish Nina Cassells every success at this year's Edinburgh Fringe in the production of FEED

FEED is being produced by the the brilliant Theatre Témoin in co-production with The Lowry and Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, and with support from the Arts Council England and The Charles Irving Trust.

See FEED at Edfringe 2018: Pleasance King Dome Venue 23, 1st - 27th August

http://www.theatretemoin.com/production/feed-2/

Its a Thriller! Thriller night! for Bong-ra

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Bong-ra Ndzi has managed to secure a spot at the Thriller live Young MJ school for 2018! You can see him standing at the back, super Thriller-ed. Sorry, couldn't resist.

Show your support to young Bong-ra by following @Thriller_live on Twitter now.

Well done Bong-ra. Can't wait to see your awesome Michael Jackson dance moves after this!

 

Ben Martin is clowning around with Vamos Theatre

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Thats right, Ben Martin is showing off his Lecoq training this summer while working with the brilliant Vamos Theatre!

Looks fun huh!

Enjoy yourself Ben. We are all a little jealous of the fun and games you will get up to in that mask!

Check out the website for Vamos Theatre for more fun and frolics in physical performance: https://www.vamostheatre.co.uk

RD North Welcomes Talent to its Roster

RD North continues to grow as it welcomes some further up and coming talent to its expanding roster of talent. 

A big welcome to Bethany Burrows, Lydia Cawthorn, Luke Fuentes Moreno, Mirren Howarth and Natasha Wallace.

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Welcome all. Its great to have you on board!

Melvin LeBlanc is having the time of his life in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Melvin LeBlanc of RD Casting is thrilled to see himself on the big screen in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! 

Check out his behind the scenes photos:

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To celebrate, we thought we would share the trailer to this fantastic film:

Congratulations Melvin! Great to see you on the silver screen where you belong.

RD North Welcomes New Graduates

RD North is pleased to announce the signing of graduates Robin Lyons and Maddie Wakeling to its books.

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Welcome Robin and Maddie to the RD North family and pleased to have you guys on board!