Soap auditions...

  • User Deleted

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    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone tell me roughly how many people would be seen by the casting director for a regular part in one of the main soaps?

    I know there is no set figure but just a rough idea would be good. 20, 40, more???

    Also while were on the subject, does anyone have any soap audition experiences or stories, good or bad to share?

    Thanks everyone!

    X

    • 20th Jul 2011
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  • David Vaughan Knight

    Actor

    I had a soap audition not so long ago. It was for Dove for Men. I didn't get the job. Needless to say I will not be using their product ever again.

    Hope this helps,

    David.

    • 19th Jun 2011
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  • Gemma Hepworth

    Actor

    30 or 40 are seen for main cast, 3 or 4 for guest roles (PC/Nurse etc) x

    • 20th Jun 2011
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    It depends on the casting director (and the soap) how many they bring in, but, in my experience, I have never known it to be more than a handful so I would have to disagree with the previous post.

    CD's are meticulous in their notes and planning and it's not in their interests or the interests of the producers/exec producers to bring in lots of actors.

    if you're being seen as a regular for a soap (or long running drama!) then you've done very well and your chances are as good as the others they are seeing!

    • 22nd Jun 2011
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  • User Deleted

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    Thanks all. By the way, I had a cheeky glance at the list and it was 25! But its good to know they don't see hundreds.

    X

    • 22nd Jun 2011
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Well, I'm gobsmacked at that figure.

    If that's the case and they have seen that many actors, it can only be .... Holyoaks!

    And I wouldn't call that rubbish a soap!!

    Good luck anyway.

    • 23rd Jun 2011
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  • User Deleted

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    Hi

    No it wasn't Hollyoaks but it was another set in the north!

    So do they really usually see less than that for new regulars??

    If so, then to even get through the door must be a good thing! I honestly guessed that an average figure would be 20 to 40.

    X

    • 23rd Jun 2011
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  • Sharon Ferster

    Actor

    So interesting!! So intimidating too!!

    • 19th Jul 2011
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Now I know.

    You were seen for Corrie as Tyrones new love interest.

    You did so well TO EVEN BE SEEN!

    Going back to the original post I cannot believe Gennie bought that many in.

    Hey, that's shown though!! Xx

    • 19th Jul 2011
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  • Tim Paley

    Actor

    Never having been asked to shall we say, the southern based soap, I can't answer for that, but having been to most of the northern ones, it is usually 3 to 5 per character. I've never been to a soap casting with more than 5 up for the role. It is usually only TVC's where there tends to be dozens of actors for a role.

    • 20th Jul 2011
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  • User Deleted

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    Well, its in the past now but it was around 25 to 30. I know because I saw the list. That's quite a lot then by the sound of it!

    Eee by gum!

    X

    • 20th Jul 2011
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