Hollywood movies

Glasgow extras wanted to star in a trio of big Hollywood movies set this month

A casting agent is urgently seeking thousands of Scots to appear in a trio of major Hollywood productions which are due to start spinning through the center belt this month.

GBM Casting – whose extras have already appeared on hit shows Outlander, Succession and Peaky Blinders – is the source of the attraction of extras.

Graeme Miller, who founded GBM Casting in 2003 and worked on some of the greatest Scottish films in Hollywood history, has encouraged anyone looking to appear in a big budget blockbuster to apply.

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He said: “There is no such thing as a good look – this is an opportunity for absolutely everyone who is looking for a part time job with a bit of stardust!

“While we were looking for an interesting and diverse mix of people, we were specifically asked to find more redheads. We are also looking for night owls because one of the productions we are working on will be shot mainly at night.

The call comes as more major productions choose to shoot in Scotland after the success of big budget blockbusters such as Indiana Jones 5, The Batman, Fast and Furious 9 and The Flash.

Filming is expected to begin before the end of the year for Amazon Studios and BBC Productions Good Omens 2 and Amazon Studios Anansi Boys, both of which will be filmed in and around Edinburgh.

The GBM Casting team even took to the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh this week to find the best talented and supporting artists.

Graeme added: “Hollywood is looking more and more to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The Scottish film industry has never been so busy.

“It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Things started to change after WWII, as more studios looked to Glasgow for a more cost-effective alternative to New York.

“But with recent investments in quality studios in Bathgate and Leith, the floodgates have indeed opened.”

Filming will take place over the next three months. You can register your interest in appearing as an extra in a major Hollywood production here.