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This historic story retells the notorious massacre of Peterloo in 1819. 60,000 peaceful protesters gathered together for parliament to crack down on reform, where they were then charged by government forces, leading to hundreds of protesters being injured and some even killed.

Casting For Valiant Soldiers In Political Protests 

Uni-versal Extras supplied extras and supporting artists for the Peterloo feature film. 

This is a portrayal of events that occurred at the pro-democracy rally massacre, becoming known as Peterloo. Much of the filming took place in Manchester, but we also supplied extras for filming in Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Greater London and Kent.

When watching Peterloo, keep your eyes peeled for...

Local Townsfolk, Peaceful Protesters, Fearless Soldiers, Middle-Class Townspeople, Market Stool Sellers and members of the terrified crowd. 

Production Details

Director: Mike Leigh
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
Production Company: Peterloo Ltd
Year of Release: 2018
Filming location(s): Multiple UK Locations


  • It's been an absolute pleasure working with yourselves on Peterloo. Top agency that I cannot recommend highly enough!  

    -Ben  |  Peterloo

  • Thank you for the opportunity to work on Peterloo. There was a short piece about the film on BBC News yesterday evening that caught my attention; imagine my surprise when one of my scenes was included in the clip they showed - with a brief close-up! 

    -Andrew  |  Peterloo

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