Thousands of hopefuls have been piling into London with the aim of being cast in the new “Star Wars” film during an open casting call in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The auditions are being held for the leading roles in the new sequel to the film and the producers are searching for a teenaged-girl and a young man. The auditions will move to Dublin,Glasgow, and other cities in the UK over the next week.
The roles include that of Rachel who is said to be a young woman who has lost her parents and has no other family. Rachel is 17 and is street smart and strong. The casting is for actresses over the age of 16 but look young enough to play a 17 or 18-year-old.
For the male role of Thomas actors must be at least 18 and can pass for someone between 19 and 23-years old. Thomas is said to be smart and capable but grew up without a dad and doesn’t have a strong sense of himself.
The film is set to star shooting in Spring 2014. The first sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII” is set for release in December 2015.
Harrison Ford is rumoured to be making a return for the new film although this has not been confirmed.
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Birmingham (read here more news) is a city in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom and is the most populous city in England besides London.
There are several parks all around Birmingham with the largest being Sutton Park. There are several other well-known parks including Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Winterbourne Botanic Garden.
Birmingham is known for its Symphony Orchestra,Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and the Birmingham Opera Company.
The two major art galleries in the city are the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Among the city’s festivals are the St. George’s Day party, Birmingham Tattoo, Birmingham International Carnival, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The city enjoys a temperate maritime climate which leaves it cool summers and cold winters Food is very important to Birmingham culture with the wholesale market selling meat, fruit, vegetables, and flowers.
The city’s well-known restaurants include Simpson’s, Turner’s, and Purnell’s. There is also a big Asian community and Asian food especially Indian and Pakistani is very popular. The city is served by the Birmingham Airport.
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Some of the hottest young actors of 2013 so far have one thing in common – they are all British. According to UK Glamour, Andrew Garfield, Alex Pettyfer, Eddie Redmayne , Henry Cavill, Jack O’Connell, Jamie Bell, Jim Sturgess, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy, Jamie Bower Campbell, Tom Sturridge, Tom Hiddleston, Max Irons, and Douglas Booth have rocked the television and film world so far this year.
Some of these actors have made the big time in the United Kingdom and America. Garfield, who was born in Los Angeles to British parents, was nominated for his role in the 2010 movie “The Social Network” and later won the title role in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spiderman”.
Cavill has also played a super hero as this year’s Superman in “Man of Steel” after heating up TV screens as a Tudor in “Game of Thrones”. He will wear his cape again in the upcoming film “Justice League”.
Hoult hit screens as a young man alongside Hugh Grant in the film “About a Boy” before starring alongside Academy Award-winner Colin Firth in “A Single Man”.
Jamie Bell was introduced to and won the heart of a generation in the dance flick “Billy Elliot”. Now 27, Bell and his American wife, Evan Rachel Wood, welcomed their first child this year.
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Internet Company Google has decided to tackle the United Kingdom music streaming market.
The company has launched Google Play Music All Access in the UK, entering an already crowded market in an attempt to challenge Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, Xbox Music, Sony’s Music Unlimited, and Rara.
The new service will cost £9.99 per month but new customers will get it for £7.99 until September. The other services have free options while All Access does not.
All Access has already been launched in the USA, New Zealand, and Australia and there are plans to launch the service in other parts of Europe such as Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.
The service will offer a range of features including unlimited “on-demand” access to millions of tracks; Smartphone apps; recommendations for new music, and a personalised radio feature.
The UK is the fastest growing market for streaming music in the world. Over 20 million people paid for subscription music services last year.
People in the UK streamed more than 3 billion tracks in 2012 earning more than £49 million in income for British record labels.
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Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day but for many persons it is often nothing more than a slice of toast, orange juice, or cereal and milk. The traditional English breakfast is a deviation from that.
The meal is extremely popular in the United Kingdom and Ireland appeals to middle and upper classes and is designed to keep you full.
The breakfast is considered a staple of English cuisine and is served in hotels, airports, and restaurants during the week or weekends at bed and breakfasts and is also often served in pubs as an all-day breakfast.
Breakfast suggests early morning but the meal is also popular at other times of the day.
The breakfast consists of grilled sausages, bacon, tomatoes, eggs which can be done in a variety of ways including poached, scrambled or fried, baked beans, bread, and hash browns. Some recipes include black pudding.
Start by grilling or frying the sausages. While the sausages are being prepared put the bacon and tomatoes on the grill cooking at medium heat. The tomatoes should be cut lengthways and sprinkled with salt.
Cook mushrooms in a separate pan in chicken stock for 10-15 minutes. Leave the eggs until last. Leave the other items in a warm oven in the meantime.
Arrange everything on a plate. Serve and eat. The breakfast can be taken with a cup of tea or coffee.
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