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Sam Neil New Role
May 27, 2008, 7:01 pm
Filed under: The Cast

Sam Neill stranded. Sam Neill, who recently starred in Showtime’s The Tudors, will take on another period piece in his next TV gig.

Neill, along with Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings) and Joss Ackland (White Mischief), have joined the cast of NBC’s drama Crusoe, a retelling of Daniel Defoe’s classic novel Robinson Crusoe.

The international production is set to begin shooting soon in the U.K., South Africa and the Seychelles. It’s slated to air on Friday nights on NBC in the fall.

Neill played Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the first season of The Tudors. The Jurassic Park star earned an Emmy nomination for his role in NBC’s telefilm Merlin 10 years ago.


Fancy rubbing shoulders with hunky Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
May 27, 2008, 6:48 pm
Filed under: The Show


Tuesday May 27 2008

Producers of the hit series The Tudors are urging members of the public to get into character and try out for a part on the show.The series is holding open auditions later this week in search of the perfect extras.


And organisers are hoping for a huge turnout from wannabe actors and those who just want to get close to star Jonathan Rhys Myers.


Ciara Lyons, extras coordinator for the series said the show was looking for people of all ages for the roles.


“Everyone has something to offer. We not just after the young and the beautiful, we have costume and make-up people to transform people into what we’re looking for and we’re searching for all ages,” she said.


But while the opportunity to get up close and personal with Mr Rhys Myers may be tempting, Ciara added that the successful applicants would get to see that the life of an actor isn’t all glitz and glamour.


“It is a day’s work, there’s no getting away from it, we have early starts at times, we might need people there from 6.30am but it’s good fun and everyone is looked after,” she said.And she went on to stress the move may just be the break aspiring actors are looking for.




“It can certainly lead to more work, it’s a large scale production and we need a lot of extras.”


The series is also urging interested people who can’t make it to the casting auditions to send their details by post to the agents.


“I know it’s hard for some people from down the country to make it up at short notice so we’re also taking a look at all who post us their details.”


The latest series will start production in mid-June and will run until September.


Auditions will take place tomorrow and Thursday at Liberty Hall between 11am and 7.30pm and hopefuls can also send their photo and contact details to Extras Casting, Tudors Production Office, Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, Co Wicklow.