Registering with Extras Ireland is free, easy and takes only a few minutes.
Before you do, please read below so you understand how we work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Extras Ireland is a casting agency which sources talent for TV, film, commercials, photoshoots and various other kinds of projects all over Ireland. Production companies get in touch with us looking for talent for a specific job, we check who is interested and available, send them our suggestions of who might fit the bill, they make their selections and we book the extra/actor/model for the job.
No, it is 100% free to sign up with us.
Absolutely, lots of our members are based in Northern Ireland.
No, most of our people are either studying or have another form of employment.
Yes, absolutely. There is lots of work out there for under 18s from newborns to teens. However, everyone under 18 must have permission from a parent/guardian to register with us.
Yes, unless you are located in Northern Ireland you must hold a PPS number within the Republic of Ireland to sign up.
No, you don’t need to have any experience. However, certainly let us know if you have any as we often provide featured or special extras who have a couple of lines of dialogue or are a more central part of the scene. We also provide professional actors for larger roles.
No, your personal information will be kept by us here at Extras Ireland. We communicate exclusively internally with production companies. We do not have a database that is searchable online.
If we receive a request for extras we will send it out to anyone who might be suitable and it is up to you whether you would like to be put forward or not. If we receive a request for an acting role we will only send this out to the Actors which are suitable on our database. If you want to be considered for acting roles please send us your headshot, CV and showreel.
It’s impossible to predict how much work anyone who signs up with us will be booked for. It depends on what the client is looking for, your suitability for their project and your availability. We cannot guarantee that you will secure work with us but we will always put you forward for jobs you are suitable for.
A production company contacts us looking for extras/actors/models for a project. We send out an Availability Check to anyone we think is suitable and then send production suggestions based on who is available. They look at all the suggestions and decide who they would like to book. We then book their choices for the job.
This depends on the project. It varies depending on how urgently a production company needs extras/actors/models for their project. You might be asked a week in advance or the day before. In the event that someone has to pull out last minute, we might be needing you immediately!
An availability check is just that – we are checking to see if you would be available for a job if you are selected. It is not an offer of work. If you respond to us saying that you are available, this does not guarantee that you will be chosen.
No, definitely not. We are always looking for the right people for each project so we will certainly suggest you for other jobs that you are suitable for. You are not obliged to accept work that we offer you if you are not available.
Depending on the job, you might be on set for 30 minutes or for a very long day of upwards of 10 hours.
This really depends on the job and how long you are out working for. Fees can vary from €50 for a couple of hours’ work to several thousands of euro for working on a television commercial.
After you complete the job, we will be in touch via email to organise payment. All of our payments go through Revenue so you must have a PPS number to work with us. We will transfer your fee directly into your bank account, usually approximately 6 weeks from the date you worked. It is then up to you to arrange your own tax. If you are based in Northern Ireland, we will ask you to invoice us instead.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Please do not call into the office without making an appointment first. We experience very busy periods so we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to chat to you and sign you up. Most of our extras sign up online, all instructions are below.
How to Register
Now that you know how Extras Ireland works, it’s time to sign up in 3 easy steps.
1. Download our Application Form below – there is one for under 18s and one for over 18s.
2. Fill the form out. Be sure to answer all questions and tell us much as possible about your previous experience and skills.
You can fill the form out on your computer and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer, you can print it out, fill it out by hand, take a photo and email that.
Alternatively, you can print it out and post it to us at
11 Merrion Square North,
3. You will also need to email a couple of clear, recent photographs.
Remember that most of the time, production companies select people for a project based on their photo. All you need is a phone camera, a plain background and someone to take a clear photo of you. Photos should be clear and bright with no filters, hats or sunglasses.
After you Send your Form & Photos
Once you send us your form and photographs, we will send you an email to tell you we have received them. Bear in mind that this may take a couple of days. If you have submitted everything correctly, we will add you to our database and will hopefully be sending you an availability check for a job soon!