Fancy yourself as the next Irish star? You’re in luck! The team behind the adaptation of Wexford-born author Eoin Colfer’s award-winning children’s series ‘Artemis Fowl’ is holding an open casting call to find an Irish boy for the title role. No previous acting experience is necessary.

Described as “‘Die Hard’ with fairies” the book series follow the adventures of 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius – and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a talkative and sarcastic fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family. These are not the fairies of the bedtime stories – they’re dangerous.

Character Breakdown: At first glance Artemis could be mistaken for a rather ordinary child with little athletic ability, but his eyes reveal a flickering of intelligence; inquisitive and possessing both academic and emotional intelligence, he is highly perceptive and good at reading people; most importantly, Artemis is warm-hearted and has a great sense of humour; he has fun in whatever situation he is in and loves life. No previous acting necessary.

Lucy Bevan Casting is looking for an Irish boy between the aged 9-13, under 5’3”, of any ethnicity. Applications must be submitted by parents or legal guardians, along with a recent photo of the child, age and height by Monday 18 September to Emily at: emily.brockmann@disneympp.com

The auditions will be held in:

Galway on 29 & 30 September

Dublin on 1 October

Cork on 14 October

Please state which location you would like to audition in (Galway, Dublin or Cork) or if you would prefer to submit a self-tape.

  • Joseph McCarthy

    that cover art looks a lot like the kid who plays Bruce Wayne on Gotham