kids casting

Scala Kids Casting, the schools agency has a reputation nation-wide for providing first class, well disciplined children for Film, Theatre and TV. Our children regularly appear in feature films, TV programmes, commercials and on stage, with several becoming regular members of some of the country's top TV shows. Here are just some that you may have seen.

Ratburger – Sky

Scalakid Talia Barnet had busy few weeks filming David Walliams “Ratburger”. Talia plays Zoe – a little girl who struggles to keep her pet rat out of the hands of the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers who’s eager to serve it up for lunch. Talia worked alongside an “All Star Cast” including Sheridan Smith, Mark…

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Emmerdale – Katie Hill “Sarah”

Katie took over the role of Sarah Sugden in 2017. Katie’s previous experience had been theatre based having played “Maggie” in “Scrooge the Musical” with Tommy Steel, “Florence” in Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver” and “Little  Cosette” in Futurist’s “Les Miserables”. Katie is a true triple threat, – she is a gifted singer and a talented dancer

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Emmerdale – Jack Downham – “Noah”

Jack’s first job was as the face of Whiskas Cat food in a worldwide TV commercial…the cat was sacked for scratching him but the ad ran for years. At the age of 5 he had a  of small part in “Spooks-Code 9”  followed by “Heartbeat” where he happily did his own “stunts” over and over again…

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Emmerdale – Huey Quinn “Kyle”

Gorgeous Huey originally played the part of Cain’s son “Kyle” as a baby, returning to the role in 2013 along with grandmother “Joanie” played by Denise Black. Following Joanie’s death in 2017 Kyle is now under the care of the Dingles.

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Last Tango in Halifax

Matilda Kent won the role of “Calamity” in this incredibly popular series.  

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The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds – Channel 4

This Bafta Nominated programme returns this season with  5 year old Sienna joining in  – with surprising results.  

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To Walk Invisible – BBC

Scala’s Troy Tipple and Talia Barnett play Young Branwell and Young Emily Bronte in this lavish new feature length period drama about the lives of the Bronte sisters. Written and Directed by award winning Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax). The Drama was filmed in Yorkshire.     

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Downton Abbey

We’re thrilled that two Scalakids were cast before this wonderful series finally reached the end last Christmas. Lucas Culff and Erin Surtees played curious village school children in what will be the last ever series of the popular period drama. Both kids and chaperones were delighted to film on this iconic production and its fabulous…

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Beowulf – Return to the Shieldlands

Scalakid George Kent played “Young Slean” in this epic fantasy drama on ITV. George’s black belt in martial arts was very useful during the fight scenes between his character and the young Beowulf.  

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The Moorside – BBC

11 year old William Hunt plays “Peter Bushby” – the son of Julie Bushby (played by “Cilla” and “The C Word” actress  Sheridan Smith ) in this gritty TV drama about the women who rallied round when schoolgirl Shannon Matthews went missing from her home on a Dewsbury estate.

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Gogglesprogs

Scala had three hilarious kids in this popular program. Connor, Mia and Charli had us all in stitches with their quirky observations on TV and Film.       

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Dark Angel – ITV

George Kent played a lucky survivor in this classic two part drama about Victorian serial killer Mary Anne Cotton. Georges character “William” was the only child left after the notorious murderess went on her poisoning spree.

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Strictly Ballroom – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Troy Tipple and Mia Speight play aspiring dancers Luke and Kylie in this UK premiere of the hit musical from award winning Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby and Romeo and Juliet. The show will run at the WYP over Christmas – Nov 30th to Jan 21st.          …

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The Lion King

Well done to Scala cutie Eve Midgley who played Young Nala in the 2014/15 National Tour of this Disney musical . Eve stayed with the company for a year and has wonderful memories of a fabulous part in an amazing show . Unfortunately Disney won’t allow us to show any photographs in costume…shame – they…

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Remember Me – Mammoth Screen

Scala’s Jamie Rooney-West spent several weeks this summer filming in Scarborough and Pinewood for this three part supernatural drama for the BBC. Jamie plays Sean Ward, son of Jan, played by Julia Sawalha. Michael Palin takes the lead role of Tom. The cast includes Mark Addy, Mina Anwar and Sheila Hancock. Jamie had a great…

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Scalakids Caitlin Surtees and Henry Kent are currently playing twins Jeremy and Jemima in the  2016 national Tour of the hit musical . Both children were in the original cast when the show first played at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2015 and will tour with the show and it’s famous car  for the rest of…

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Song of Hiawatha – BBC Radio Drama

Our lovely Talia Barnett who impressed producers with her perfect portrayal of Cam in “To The Lighthouse” for the BBC was subsequently invited to play the young Hiawatha. (Yes – she was a one take wonder yet again, even with an American accent and a song – What a girl!)

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Perfect Girls

Sydney Wade beat dozens of southern girls when she auditioned with a perfect “saarf” accent and won the wonderful part of “Lucretia” in the BBC radio drama “Perfect Girls”

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Uber Agency – Promo

George Malcher spent a day as a dynamic agency boss in this info film for Uber Agency. The kids played the Uber Agency staff as children – We noticed if ever Michael Mcintyre needs to be played as a teenager then George is definitely in the running!

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Harvey’s Furniture

Scala Student Ed Paget is currently appearing in the recent series of Harvey’s Furniture Commercials doing what teenage boys do best – sitting on a sofa watching TV! Fab job Ed.

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Into the Woods

Seven year old Layla Oliver  fulfilled her lifelong ambition (all 7 years of it) when she joined  the cast of the West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North production in June 2016. It’s Layla’s favourite show and she  loved every minute on stage . Look out for the Witch Layla!

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Morrisons: – Make it Burgers

13 year old Joe had a great day eating burgers and getting paid for it when he filmed this fun commercial for Publicis

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