Friday 22nd February 2013
Casting for the new CBeebies production of the popular Katie Morag series of childrens books will take place in Lewis next month.
Highland-based production company Move on Up will hold an open casting session on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March and are inviting anyone interested in playing Katie Morag or her cousins and friends to get in touch.
Regarding the role of Katie Morag, casting director Orla O'Connor said: "The ideal girl would be aged between six and nine, or possibly a young looking 10-year-old, with red hair, or possibly fair, with a Highland or island accent. We're really hoping to find someone from the area, prehaps a child who is having a similar childhood to that of Katie Morag herself - that would be fantastic!"
To fill the roles of Katie Morag's cousins and friends, boys with red hair, aged between seven and 13 , and girls with either blond hair or Asian skin colouring and aged six to nine are wanted.
To suggest someone for any of these roles, send an informal headshot along with date of birth, address and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Katie Morag or Katie Morag's cousins/friends.
Filming is set to take place on Lewis between the end of April and late August.