The most common TV auditions nowadays are for guest roles; guest roles that can last a day, a week or even months. Having guest roles on your CV shows that you are a consistent and solid screen actor, and can lead to a successful screen career. But as we all know, consistently booking screen roles is not an easy task!
This new workshop with experienced Casting Director Rick Laxton aims to give actors the chance to work with a well established Casting Director in order to improve their screen acting skills, audition technique and to understand what exactly a Casting Director needs to see from an actor in order to specifically choose them for the guest role.
A variety of scripts will be given out in the workshop for actors to work on.
Rick Laxton is a freelance Casting Director and a member of the CDG. Rick is currently casting projects for BBC1 and Amazon Prime, his other freelance credits include ‘Peter Kay’s Car Share’ for BBC, ‘Crown Court’ for ITV and ‘The Evermoor Chronicles’ for Disney. He was Head of Casting at Lime Pictures from 2010 to 2015, where his credits included ‘Hollyoaks’, ‘Rocket’s Island’, ‘The Case’ and ‘House of Anubis’. Before that, Rick worked in the ITV casting department for seven years, working on shows such as ‘The Street’, ‘Vincent’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Blue Murder’ and ‘The Road to Coronation Street’.