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Close to the Enemy


Set in the aftermath of WWII, Close to the Enemy follows a British intelligence agent as he attempts to persuade a captured German scientist to share his knowledge and to help develop aircraft.

Extras Casting in London and Hertfordshire

Uni-versalEXTRAS was the sole extras agency for Close to the Enemy, which was first aired on BBC2.

The agency cast a wide variety of extras and background artists for diverse roles in this period drama. In addition to London, filming also took place in Kings Langley.

When watching Close to the Enemy, keep your eyes peeled for...

Criminals, Bank Customers, Factory Workers, Journalists, Bakery Staff and more.

Production Details

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Cast: Alfie Allen, Angela Bassett, Ciara Charteris
Production Company: Little Island Productions
Year of Release: 2016
Filming location(s): London, Hertfordshire


  • I played an immigrant arriving in 1946; it was filmed at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham. It was wonderful to be directed by the brilliant Stephen Poliakoff and to have a 1940s costume and hairdo. We worked until 2.00am, but I love night shoots! 

    -Hilary  |  Close to the Enemy

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