You can be in Vikings 4

The fourth season of History Channel’s Vikings is soon filming in Ireland and YOU could be in it! Two open casting calls in Ireland are coming up.

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Certain scenes in the 4th season of Vikings require a massive amount of extras. Since they won’t be doing this only with CGI, you have good chances to appear in the series as an extra, either in battle scenes or elsewhere. No less than 8000 extras are needed for the new season, extras with a variety of skills and experience such as fishermen, carpenters, skilled swords people, bowmen and women, ship hands, Latin speakers, tree surgeons, and males with long hair and beards. You may also want to apply if you belong to any of these groups: rowers, axemen & women, archers, farmers, butchers, hunters, blacksmiths, metal workers, lumberjacks, whittlers, midwives, nurses, musicians, amputees, and more…

Three casting calls will be held; two in Dublin and one in Wicklow. The details:

Dublin
Filmbase, Curved St, Temple Bar, D2
Tuesday 31 March 2015 between 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday 1 April 2015 between 9.30 am – 5 pm

Wicklow
The Grand Hotel, Abbey St, Wicklow Town
Tuesday 7 April between 10 am – 6pm

The Canadian / Irish series is currently airing its 3rd season and will begin filming the fourth in Ireland in April. The rules of how to apply as an extra are as follows:

  • They are mainly looking for adults aged 16+
  • People from all shapes and ethnicities are asked to apply
  • You do not need an appointment
  • You only need attend one day of auditions
  • Each person who attends will fill out an application and have a photo taken
  • The process will take roughly 20 minutes
  • When you head along, have your measurements to hand (height, chest, dress, shoe size etc). You’ll need them for the application form
  • No need to bring a CV or headshots, but the team will accept them if you do have them with you
  • The series will be filmed in Ireland so you must be legally allowed to sign on to paid work in Ireland

The casting calls are open for Vikings of all backgrounds, and you’ll be paid if you are chosen to participate.

Rybak is Hiccup

How to train your dragon 2 is about to end its theatrical run, but did you check out the actors behind the voices?

If you saw How to train your dragon 2 in Scandinavia, Russia or some other European countries, you probably heard the song Into a fantasy during the credits roll. The song was performed by Norwegian Alexander Rybak, who also gave voice to the Norwegian Hiccup. Don’t they look alike?

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More alike than Jay Baruchel, who voices the English Hiccup.

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In the second movie, when Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

A third movie is scheduled for 2017.