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An open casting for extras in BBC's Ripper Street will be held in Dublin next week

Looking like a Victorian-era criminal is probably a bonus.

Actors Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg on the set of the drama
Actors Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg on the set of the drama
Image: Niall carson/PA Wire

AN OPEN CASTING is being held in Dublin next weekend for extras in the BBC television series Ripper Street.

It will take place in The Gresham Hotel next Friday 19 from 9.30 am to 19.30pm and Saturday 20 June from 10.00am to 5.30pm and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Filming is set to start in July of this year and run until April 2016.

Ripper Street is set in time after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders in London’s East End and follows the activities of the H Division, the police department charged with keeping control over the area.

The programme has so far mostly been shot in Dublin, with the city’s architecture being used to capture the period.

The show had been cancelled after its second series, but was renewed after fans expressed their desire for it to return.

Series one and two of the programme were thought to have brought around €20 million into the Irish economy.

It was announced last month that the programme was set to continue on for a fourth and fifth series, with streaming through the Amazon Prime Instant Video service to thank for the programme’s renewed success.

The day is being organised by MovieExtras.ie, who have supplied extras for a number of other high-profile projects, including Fair City and RTÉ’s Love/ Hate.

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