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Whether you require one or thousands of faces, Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd are vastly experienced in supplying Supporting Artistes for large and small productions alike. You can rely on us to provide Extras with the specific skills, physical attributes and experience you need.

Irrespective of the size or nature of your production we will always deliver the same high level of service for a hassle free casting. With large Feature Film and Television productions, this includes the provision of a personal Uni-versalEXTRAS Client Manager who will manage all of your requirements from beginning to end. We are here to support your casting in any way we can, saving you time and money to relieve the pressure and deliver what you need.

Whether you are planning ahead or have a last-minute casting, please give us a call on 0845 0090 344 or 0345 0090 344 to speak to a member of our highly skilled casting team.

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Nationwide Casting

What’s unique about our service is that we work in all major cities and all of our Extras live locally to where they are placed.

This is a big benefit to productions filming in multiple locations as Casters and ADs can now rest assured knowing that wherever the shoot, they can rely on one agency to deliver the same superior level of service. This stability has helped many of our clients to produce acclaimed award-winning productions.

Every production is different. We are highly experienced in organising and running bespoke open castings anywhere in the United Kingdom and Ireland should this be required for your production.

Open Extras Casting

Specialist Casting, Doubles, Stand-ins, Runners

If you need people with specific skills or attributes you’ve come to the right place - we are confident that we will always be able to meet your demands!

Offering Supporting Artistes with skills at a professional, semi-professional and amateur level, we have athletes, musicians, dancers and circus entertainers to name but a few.

Many of our professional Supporting Artistes have doubling and stand-in experience, and we have supplied doubles for the likes of Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman and Ricky Gervais.

Uni-versalEXTRAS also supplies Runners on an ad hoc basis. Our army of young professionals are carefully vetted before being given our stamp of approval to ensure that they are ready to step up to the plate.

Even if you have a very specific requirement that is not covered by our current database, you can still always rely on Uni-versalEXTRAS to ‘search and retrieve’ what you need.


Searchable Online Database

Registered Casters are given direct access to the Uni-versalEXTRAS database. This means that if you would prefer to search through our Artistes yourself you can do so at any time, night or day.

Our website harnesses the latest technology to make the process simple - filter your search by a range of parameters, load profiles for detailed information on every Extra and submit a casting request so we can see the exact ‘look’ you need.

Search Extras Database

24 Hour Support

We provide around-the-clock support for registered Casters with a senior staff member available at all times via our 24 hour emergency phone line. Please note that our regular office hours are between 09:00-18:00, Monday to Friday.

With a vast knowledge of all things casting, Uni-versalEXTRAS is happy to give you advice in relation to budgeting, logistics, how to get the best ‘looks’, etc. We have a proven track record of creating tailored Pay Schemes for multi-million pound productions, so whatever your question do not hesitate to call us for expert help and advice.

Film & TV Extras

Payroll Service

For productions that require it, Uni-versalEXTRAS Ltd offers a full Payroll Service as standard and at no extra cost. This means that we will process payments and produce payslips for you, giving you one less thing to worry about so you can focus on making an award winning production.

Payroll Service