History’s “Vikings” Looking for Background Actors

Open Call Auditions for Men & Women 16+ for Vikings in Ireland

The History series, “Vikings” is getting ready to begin filming their fifth season and casting directors are holding auditions for many extra roles to appear in the series. They are looking for men and women of all ethnicities who are ages 16 years old and up. Auditions are being held in Ireland over three days. The show stars Travis Fimmel (Tarzan) and Gustaf Skarsgard.

About the Show

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict. But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test and their way of life will never be the same again”. History

What They Are Looking For

Open to adults of all ethnic backgrounds

Must live locally to Ireland to be considered

This is mainly for adult men and women aged 16yrs +

It is for people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds White/European, African, North African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Asian, Mediterranean, South American and more…

In terms of specific skills or appearances they are after Fishermen, Carpenters, Craftspeople, Farmworkers, Axe Men/Women, Skilled swords people, M&F Archers, Bowmen & Women, M&F Rowers, M&F Sailors, Ship hands & 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, No visible tattoos, Women with naturally coloured hair, all men prepared to grow hair and beards, Men and women with punk style haircuts. This is far from a definitive list but it gives you an idea of how broad our search is so have a think beforehand and bring as much information about yourself as you can

You need to be a full time resident and living in Ireland with a working visa and PPS number .
They will be filming mostly in the Dublin and Wicklow areas and when we call for work/fittings, notice can sometimes be very short so availability should be good.

How to Apply

Auditions will be held in Dublin on May 23rd and May 24th and in Wicklow on May 25th.

THE COMPLEX, 10-14 Little Mary Street, Dublin 7 (Between Capel Street & Smithfield Markets)
Monday 23rd May 2016 anytime between 10.00am -5.00pm
Tuesday 24th May 2016 anytime between 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town
Wednesday 25th May 2016 anytime between 10.00am – 5.00pm

You DO NOT need an appointment and you only need to attend one of the audition dates. You will be asked to fill out an application form, which we will give you upon arrival. Casting reps will take a photo of each person when there. Please only attend if you wish to apply, time is limited and we want to give everyone genuinely wishing to apply a chance. You will be asked to leave if you are just hanging out with friends. The process will only take about 20 mins

They will not call anyone from outside of Ireland so please do not travel to the open casting if you if you do not fit the criteria.

Please know and bring along all your measurements e.g. your Height, Chest, Dress, Shoe sizes etc. as you will be asked to put these all on the application form. You do not need to bring an additional CV or Headshots along, but that will be accepted.

If you arrive late to the open casting we cannot permit entry as we have only hired the venues out for a set amount of hours and need to vacate the premises at said times

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  1. Steven cousins

    Im from australia if i sent photos would u still consider it?