The Terror

Working Lives: Casting Director

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What does the job involve?

I have to keep on top of the talent and be knowledgeable about not just their abilities but also where they are in their working lives. 

You need to know when an actor is trying to change their trajectory and doesn’t want to be sent the same scripts. I present my casting ideas to the creative team, usually the director, producer, executive producers and broadcaster.

Do you offer an opinion?

TV Picks: 1st March - 8th March

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Monday 1 March 

BBC One, 9pm 

John Torode and Greg Wallace are back on the lookout for the best amateur chefs who can whip up delicious, impressive and inventive dishes. 

A new group of 40 contestants will be put through their paces in a series of socially distanced culinary challenges, to prove they have what it takes to be crowned the MasterChef champion. 

BBC acquires horror anthology The Terror

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Inspired by the true events, The Terror offers a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic with the Royal Navy.

Attempting to discover the Northwest Passage, the crew face perilous conditions, scarce resources and unchartered territory on their treacherous voyage.

Freezing, isolated and unable to make it back to safety, The Terror shows what happens when a group of men are forced to struggle against the elements and each other in the desperate effort for survival.