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Extras needed for ‘major new feature film’ shooting in Gloucestershire this summer

By The Citizen  |  Posted: June 17, 2014

Hollywood hunk Michael Fassbender set to film right here in Gloucester

It was also revealed this week that a new film, also being shot this summer and starring Hollywood superstar Michael Fassbender will be set in Gloucestershire.

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EXTRAS are needed for a ‘major new feature film’ shooting in Gloucester this summer.

A casting call has gone out to men and women of all ages who fancy their chance to shine in the movie.

The casting company is under strict instructions not to reveal what the film is, but it is being shot in mid-August and is far from the first time the city will have played a starring role in a blockbuster.

Budding Stroud actor Sarah Kilmister, 24, said she will be applying for a role.

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“I am really excited about this opportunity,” she said.

“It is exciting to think that it could be a real chance to make a name for myself in the acting profession. I really hope I get cast to let the directors, producers and other actors see how I act and hopefully they'll like what they see.”

The casting call comes as it was revealed this week that a new film, also being shot this summer and starring Hollywood superstar Michael Fassbender will be set in Gloucestershire.

The British feature film, called Trespass Against Us, will tell the story of three generations of a family who have always lived outside the law and will also star In Bruges actor Brendan Gleeson.

However, it has not been made clear if Mr Fassbender’s film is the one extras are needed for.

Film fan and former Gloucester mayor Chris Chatterton, who led calls for the Guildhall’s cinema to get a digital update recently, said: “It is brilliant that films are made here.

"Gloucester has so much to offer and can really bring things to life with its fantastic locations. The more we can put the city on the map the better.”

Previous films shot in Gloucester:

Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone, Chamber of Secrets and The Half Blood Prince

Doctor Who 2008 Christmas Special

Berkeley Square – 1997 costume drama series about three Edwardian nannies

Animal Ark – 1997 children’s programme

These Foolish Things – 2004 film shot at the Olympus Theatre

Outlaw – 2006 film starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer and Bob Hoskins

Amazing Grace – 2005 film starring Ioan Gruffudd and Albert Finney

The Colour of Magic – 2008 Sky One adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel starring David Jason

The Hairy Bikers filmed an episode in the city in April 2009

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  • wkdjames  |  June 18 2014, 1:44PM

    Casualty also filmed an episode at Meadow Park (Gloucester City's stadium) years ago.

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  • glos_giant  |  June 18 2014, 12:41PM

    A film called Harry Potter?

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  • Salvo2304  |  June 18 2014, 8:47AM

    how do we apply?

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  • ivor_biggun  |  June 18 2014, 8:32AM

    The Whistle Blower was also filmed in Gloucester, starring Michael Caine. There was also a TV series called The Choir.

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