Wicklow to host Vikings audition
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’.