Search
GoGoHares Shop

Nearly 7,500 people apply to be extras for Danny Boyle movie

PUBLISHED: 12:56 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 16 May 2018

Director Danny Boyle during the shooting of his new film, in the Halesworth. Picture Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Director Danny Boyle during the shooting of his new film, in the Halesworth. Picture Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Nearly 7,500 people have applied to be extras in a Danny Boyle film being shot on a Norfolk beach, only 24 hours after the call went out to fill the 5,000 spots.

Danny Boyle has been spotted filming at Booker Cash and Carry in Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher.Danny Boyle has been spotted filming at Booker Cash and Carry in Lowestoft. Photo: Nick Butcher.

The thousands of extras are needed for a concert scene which is being filmed on Gorleston beach on Wednesday, June 27.

The film, which also stars Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran, has been written by Richard Curtis and is understood to be set in a world where The Beatles never existed.

Curtis’s long-term partner, writer and broadcaster Emma Freud tweeted on Tuesday: “Yesterday we tweeted our search for 5000 people who are happy to be unpaid concert spectators for the film we’re making with Danny Boyle.

“Today we registered the 7,400th person! Twitter - you are INCREDIBLE. Thank you everyone who tweeted it. After 24 hours we are full!”

Earlier this month, the film-makers were seen in Halesworth and Gorleston Ocean Room.

Other Great Yarmouth events

Friday, August 17, 2018

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular is an absolute delight, whatever the weather. Roll up, roll up for a show that you’ll remember forever.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You don’t have to spend the week hiding from the rain - from the King of Rock and Roll to steam train rides, we take a look at what you can get up to this week.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Running away to join the circus is a dream for some, but two talented Norfolk aerialists did just that and became a huge hit with audiences. Alan Ayres caught up with them in Cromer.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Outdoor theatre lovers will be hoping for picnics and parasols when a professional touring company brings Shakespeare to a village garden setting.

Most Read This Week

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy