‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ Casting call for new lead roles

Genre Films and Lucasfilm are getting ready to begin shooting in August, 2015 on Walt Disney Pictures’ first film in a new series of stand-alone movies in the Star Wars saga. The first film is titled “Star Wars: Rogue One”. The film’s casting director is setting up auditions for lead and supporting roles, many of which will be young male and female adults to play X-Wing pilots of the Rogue Squadron. Shooting will take place at the Pinewood Studios near London, and other various locations in the UK. There will also be some additional shooting in Mexico. Film crew members can submit resumes by email. Extras registration is posted below. All actors, extras, and crew members must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in London and in the United Kingdom (see below).

Set between the third and the fourth movies in the Star Wars saga (but closer to A New Hope), “Star Wars: Rogue One” will center on a group of resistance fighters, led by the Rogue Squadron of X-Wing pilots, who unite to steal the Death Star plans and “bring a new hope” to the Old Republic. Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones has officially been cast to play the role of one of the one of the Rogue Squadron members.

Primetime Emmy Award nominee Gareth Edwards will direct “Star Wars: Rogue One” from an original screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Chris Weitz, based on characters by four-time Academy Award nominee George Lucas and story by Academy Award winner John Knoll. Eight-time Academy Award nominee Kathleen Kennedy will produce for Lucasfilm along with four-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Tony To and John Swartz. Executive producers are Simon Emanuel, Academy Award winner John Knoll, and Lucasfilm SVP of Physical Production Jason D. McGatlin. “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One” is scheduled to be released in theaters worldwide on December 16, 2016. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will handle domestic distribution.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Jina Jay Casting
2 Sound Centre
Twickenham Film Studios
The Barons
Twickenham TW1 2AW

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the London and in the United Kingdom. The 2015 London Actors Resource Guide eBook contains the information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

All 2015 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

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Extras Casting


Film Crew Members

Experienced film crew members who are located in the UK should submit resumes to the following:


Put “Rogue One London Crew” in the subject line of the email.


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.

Rogue One Production Office
c/o Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH

Genre Films/Lunak Heavy Industries (UK) Limited
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Building 49
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Lucasfilm, LTD
1110 Gorgas Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

5858 Lucas Valley Road
Nicasio, CA 94946-9703

The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista Steet
Burbank, CA 91521

Executive Producers:

Simon Emanuel
John Knoll
Jason D. McGatlin


Kathleen Kennedy
Tony To
John Swartz


Chris Weitz


Gareth Edwards


Felicity Jones
Ben Mendelsohn
Riz Ahmed
Diego Luna
Forest Whitaker


‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ is part of a series of films exploring other stories outside of the core Star Wars saga.