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Vikings invade Dublin for chance to play part in hit TV docu-drama

Published 01/04/2015 | 02:30

People queueing for auditions for TV Show Vikings in Temple Bar, Dublin
People queueing for auditions for TV Show Vikings in Temple Bar, Dublin

Marauding Viking hopefuls invaded Dublin’s Temple Bar with potential TV stardom on their minds.

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Hordes of hairy masses turned out to audition to be an extra in the latest series of History Channel TV historical drama ‘Vikings’.

Producers hosted an open casting call at Filmbase on Curved Street yesterday.

The Canadian/Irish production is looking for a minimum of 8,000 extras of all ethnic backgrounds to work on the new season.

Filming for the fourth series will take place in Ireland between April and December.

People with specific skillsets such as archers, fishermen, musicians, animal handlers, blacksmiths, tree surgeons, whittlers and carpenters are particularly sought after – with the filmmakers keen to create an authentic setting.

Beards were also a real plus as well. There is another casting session today in Temple Bar, and again on April 7 at the Grand Hotel on Abbey Street in Wicklow Town. The series stars Australian Travis Fimmel as King Lothbrok.

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