From time to time the opportunity arises for re-enactors to take part in work in films or on TV. Over the years many members have had the opportunity to do just that and have featured not only in major film productions such as Pirates of the Caribbean but also in Historical Dramas, Historical Documentaries and Advertisements. Examples are the Bombardier Ads, The Iron Duke, Sharma's History of Britain, and the Sharpe series.
In order to be considered you need to be available any day of the week, be prepared to travel and provide all your own kit, weapons and licences. You may also consider having your own personal insurance, although the film company or studio are obliged to provide PLI insurance.
Expenses will vary. Many companies would like one to do it for free or for a pittance, but this is not considered acceptable. We always try and get the best deal so that at least no one is out of pocket.
The Crown and Empire Officer responsible is Debbie Purseynelsonsblood@sky.comor 07779281167. If you are interested please contact her.
We will endeavour to list upcoming work here but otherwise visit either the Crown and Empire or Filming Reenactors-UK Facebook pages
Here are a few examples of films that members have participated in
Ancient Black Ops - Captain Cook
Pride and Prejudice
What the Industrial Revolution did for Us - with Dan Cruikshank