Wick­low to host Vik­ings au­di­tion

Bray People - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

THERE will be open au­di­tions for the hit tele­vi­sion se­ries Vik­ings in Wick­low this month.

The Wick­low au­di­tion is one of three open cast­ing days for ex­tras tak­ing place dur­ing May with the other two tak­ing place in Dublin.

On Wed­nes­day, May 25, aspir­ing ac­tors are in­vited to head to the Grand Ho­tel in Wick­low town be­tween 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for the open cast­ing.

The cast­ing is open to adults of all eth­nic back­grounds and on ar­rival hope­fuls will be asked to fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion form. Photos of each per­son will also be taken on the day and the whole process should take about 20 min­utes in to­tal.

Those ap­ply­ing must be a full time res­i­dent of Ire­land and have a work­ing visa and PPS num­ber. Film­ing of Vik­ings will take place mainly in Dublin and Wick­low. Film­ing will be­gin in June of this year and will con­tinue un­til May 2017.

While all eth­nic back­grounds are wanted, the or­gan­is­ers are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in meet­ing with fish­er­men, car­pen­ters, crafts­peo­ple, farm­work­ers, axe men/women, skilled swords peo­ple, archers, bow­men and women, row­ers, sailors, ship hands and deck­hands, cal­lig­ra­phers, Latin speak­ers, Arab speak­ers, mu­si­cians, mid­wives, nurses, an­i­mal han­dlers, hun­ters, black­smiths, lum­ber jacks, tree sur­geons, whit­tlers, males with long hair and beards, all sporty types, mar­tial artists, box­ers, women with nat­u­rally coloured hair, all men pre­pared to grow hair and beards, men and women with punk style hair­cuts.

Those ap­ply­ing should not have any vis­i­ble tat­toos.

If any­one has any fur­ther queries, they can call 0404 78748 or 0404 78758 or have a look at the Face­book page www.face­book.com/pages/Vik­ings-Ex­tras/338071826263234.

Travis Fim­mel as Rag­nar Loth­brok in ‘Vik­ings’.

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