Auditions held in Chatham today for Les Miserables
Hundreds queued up in freezing temperatures to stand a
chance of appearing alongside Hollywood actors.
Young and old braved the cold as auditions
were held for the chance to appear alongside
Hollywood stars in a big-screen adaptation of one of the world's
most popular musicals.
Filming for Les Miserables, starring cinema heartthrobs Hugh
Jackman and Russell Crowe, gets under way next month.
Producers held auditions at Chatham Maritime yesterday as they
searched for hundreds of extras.
But scores were left disappointed, as they were turned away
despite waiting for hours.
Police were called in to help ease the frustration for the
Casting sessions were held at the University of Kent's Rochester
The casting company was looking for people aged 16 to 90 to play
characters from 19th century France.
Roles include villagers, passer-bys, nuns, students, military
officers, convicts and many more.
The lucky ones will be paid £110 per day. Filming will take
place in Chatham in March.
Les Miserables is a musical theatre production by Claude-Michel
Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
A scene from the
stage show Les Miserables
It is set in early 19th-century France and follows the stories
of many characters as they struggle for redemption and
Did you audition to become an extra? Let us know how you
got on below.
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