Eric BlairJune 23rd

Feel you’ve got an interestingly unique look and fancy being part of one of the biggest budget tv shows of all time? Well, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for… 

The company hiring extras to appear in the upcoming Lord of the Rings tv series has put out a casting call for 'funky' and 'unusual' looking people.

BGT Actors Models & Talent is looking for people who might have some interesting facial or body features and would be willing to appear on camera in the big-budget production.


Anyone with 'an overbite, face burns, long skinny limbs, deep cheekbones, lines on your face, acne scars, ears that stick out, bulbous or interesting noses, small eyes, big eyes, skinny faces, missing bones’ - their words - is being asked to get in touch.

If you want to apply, you have to send a clear photo of yourself without makeup on along with your phone number. However - and here’s the kicker - you do have to be a New Zealand resident and have the rights to work there. So great news if you’re reading this down there!

If you do fit the criteria, you can email them here.


Back in December, the call was put out for people that look a little unusual to play orcs and goblins.

Two casting agencies were looking for willing participants to play gross looking monsters in the show.

One of the companies is looking for people under five foot and over six foot and what they call 'wonderful noses' and 'character faces'... but we all know what they really mean.

The other agency asked for more specific features like wrinkly faces and 'hairy people of all ages and ethnicities’.


One of them also added "HAIR HAIR HAIR - if you have natural red hair, white hair, or lots and lots of freckles."

There is also a casting call for 'long lithe dancers', 'stocky mean-looking bikers', and 'redheads of all ages, shapes and sizes'.

We may be laughing, but the people who are selected will be the ones who laugh last, as they'll recieve £148 a day. Not a bad gig at all.

The idea behind casting strange looking people is that they'll be able to save money on make-up and prosthetics.


But this doesn't mean that they've got a small budget. Oh no, Amazon has spent a whopping £190m just to obtain the rights to the show, which will be the first adaptation since the original films back in the early 2000s.

The movie franchise cost £225m to make and had a cast of around 20,000, so we can't wait to see how this one will turn out.

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