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On Chesil Beach


Set in the 1960s the story follows a young couple, Edward and Florence and their blossoming relationship up to their awkward and life-changing wedding night. 

Casting 1960s Extras For Romantic Love Stories

Uni-versalEXTRAS supplied extras and supporting artists on the On Chesil Beach feature film adaption. 

Based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach was mainly filmed in London, Surrey, Dorset and Oxfordshire. As well as supplying extras and background artist, Uni-versalEXTRAS also supplied specialist roles including musicians, punters and a Billy Howle double!

When watching On Chesil Beach, keep your eyes peeled for...

Tennis Players, Concert Audience, Students, Music Teacher and Class, Couples, Ice Cream Seller, Blues Club Goers, Hotel Guests, Record Shop Customers and lots of Local People! 

Production Details

Director: Dominic Cooke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson
Production Company: BBC Films
Year of Release: 2018
Filming location(s): Multiple UK Locations


  • I was the old drunk slumped on the bench outside the record shop. It was great to be on location in the streets of London and see how well the external location had been made to look like the 1970s. We, the SAs were very well treated and filming went smoothly. 

    -Simon  |  On Chesil Beach

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