Star Wars: Episode VIII casting extras and photo doubles

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm in association with Kasdan Pictures and Genre Films has now begun shooting “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. The casting team is registering talent to work on the film as fully paid extras, featured background performers, photo-doubles, and stand-ins throughout production. People who are 16 years of age through seniors are being registered, as long as they have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. Details below. Filming is taking place at the Pinewood Studios in London, England among other undisclosed locations in the United Kingdom. This film is using the secret working title “Space Bear”.

Returning to reprise their roles in “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is Golden Globe Award nominee Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron; Daisy Ridley as Rey; Black Reel Awards nominee John Boyega as Finn; Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford as Han Solo, two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Carrie Fisher as Leia; three-time Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma; and BAFTA Award winner Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Also joining the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is BAFTA Award nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, who will play the role of a villain.

Directors Guild of America DGA Award winner Rian Johnson has taken over directorial duties for “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. Johnson also wrote the original screenplay based on characters by George Lucas. Eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy is overseeing production for Lucasfilm, while four-time Academy Award nominee Lawrence Kasdan is producing under the banner of his production company Kasdan Pictures. Simon Kinberg is producing for Genre Films. Ram Bergman also serves as producer. “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.

Star Wars: Episode VIII Extras Casting Call Information

All extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles, and actors are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom. The 2016 London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an extra or actor on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom. All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

To be considered to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII as an extra, featured background performer, photo double, or stand-in, follow the instructions below:

• Sign up with an agency that represents extras in the UK. You can find a comprehensive list and submission instructions here.

• Once signed up with an extras agent, fill out the following registration form – Star Wars 8 Extras Registration (make sure to select “Casting Notice” at the bottom of the form that asks “How did you hear about us?”).

Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only):

Casting for day player speaking roles will continue throughout filming.

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Nina Gold Casting
117 Chevening Road
London NW6 6DU


Speaking roles are mainly being cast through talent agents in Los Angeles and London. You can find comprehensive listings and submission addresses for talent agents here. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.

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Crew Members & Production Staff

Experienced film crew members and production staff who are available to work in London can submit resumes to the following:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Spacebear Industries, LTD
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH

5858 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946-9703

Genre Films
10201 West Pico Bnvd.
Building 49
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Kasdan Pictures
PO Box 17578
Beverly Hills, CA 90209

Ram Bergman Productions
5656 Lemona Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Holmaslod 8
101 Reykjavik

The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0001


Kathleen Kennedy
Ram Bergman
Lawrence Kasdan
Simon Kinberg


Rian Johnson

Director of Photography:

Steve Yedlin

Line Producer:

Tom Karnowski

Production Manager:

Elena Zokas

Production Designer:

Rick Heinrichs


Daisy Ridley – Rey
Oscar Isaac – Poe Dameron
John Boyega – Finn
Carrie Fisher – Leia
Gwendoline Christie – Captain Phasma
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – TBA
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Benicio Del Toro – Villain


A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set after Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

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