Peaky Blinders Is Looking For Extras From The North For The New Season

Dust of the ol’ flat cap, and nip down to the barbers as Peaky Blinders is looking for Northerners to play extras in their upcoming season. Filming looks like it is due to start on the new series of Peaky Blinders next year – and they’re looking for extras from up north.

Production on the season 6 of the popular BBC drama was paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it looks like they are due to start in the New Year according to a casting advert posted to Facebook.

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Filming in Manchester the post on Facebook from Talent agency LB Casting Ltd is recruiting for extras read We are so excited and thankful to have this big job lined up for the start of 2021!” The advert says the parts will be for “a very well-known BBC period drama shooting early 2021 in Manchester”.

The advert has a silhouette of a man in a newsboy cap that looks similar to that of the notorious leader of the Peaky Blinders, Tommy Shelby. Most telling of all is that the advert says male actors ‘must be willing to shave hair if required’ – with the biggest sign of all being the wording ‘by order of LB Casting’ – which is a phrase most commonly used in the show.

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The Leeds-based agency, Talent agency LB Casting Ltd, has previously provided talent for Peaky Blinders, according to its website. They are looking for men and women of all ethnicities, with “natural looks that can portray a true reflection of the time-period being told”. 

All females required to have mid to shoulder-length hair, no dyed hair or obvious highlights, and be no bigger than a UK size 12. Men should have chest measurements no bigger than 44″ and ‘Modern beards/facial hair’ are to be avoided as well.

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Actors will be paid at PACT Equity rates, but travel and accommodation expenses will not be included. While set in Birmingham, the show has mostly been shot in the Greater Manchester area.

“Ideally we are looking for people who drive due to early call times and late finishes. Please ensure you can independently get to and from Manchester outside of peak times,” the advert continues.

Applicants must be aged 16 or over and should send their details together with two new photos to apply@lbcastingltd.co.uk by January 3, 2021. You can find out more information here.

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