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Small Axe

5 different films created & directed by Steve McQueen, based on London's West Indian community's real life experiences between the 1960's to 1980's.

Casting Film Extras in London & the Midlands 

Uni-versal Extras supplied extras and supporting artists for the Small Axe TV mini-series in various locations across London & the Midlands.

When watching Small Axe, keep your eyes peeled for...
Jurors, Gallery Observers, Students, Police Men, Police Academy Recruits, Neighbours, Bus Passengers, Rioters Skateboarders, Abrahams Gang Members and many more roles. 

Production Details

Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: John Boyega, Letitia Wright, Shaun Parkes
Production Company: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Year of Release: 2020
Filming location(s): London, Midlands


  • I was a Uni-versal EXTRA on the Small Axe production, and it was the best TV extra experience I have experienced so far. I was born in the 1970s, so the historical and cultural setting that included the iconic beret hats and Afro of the 1970s felt personal. I also met other supporting artists, both locally and nationally. It really was a fun day on set.  

    -Carmeletta  |  Small Axe

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