British actors unable to apply for young Prince William role in upcoming film due to Brexit-- but Irish actors can
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British actors unable to apply for young Prince William role in upcoming film due to Brexit-- but Irish actors can

IF YOU know a budding young actor, this could be the role for them-- but they'll need a talent for accents.

An upcoming biopic based on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, is currently on the lookout for someone to play a young Prince William.

A casting call has been issued for European boys to play the role of an 11-year-old Prince William (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

The biopic, which will begin filming in early 2021, stars Kirsten Stewart as Diana Spencer, and focuses on three days in Diana's life where she realises her marriage to Prince Charles is coming to an end.

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A casting notification has been sent out for boys aged between 9 and 12 to play the young Prince at age 11 for upcoming film Spencer, but there's an interesting catch-- British actors are unable to apply for the role.

Amy Hubbard Casting, releasing the call for actors, stated that all applicants must hold a European Passport, and due to Brexit rules coming into effect from 1 January 2021, British-European passports will not be accepted.

A spokesperson for the casting company says this is not due to travel restrictions in a post-Brexit world, but because it is common in films that significant characters' passports much match that of the financier's.

This will almost certainly cause a headache for those in charge of casting the film, but it also means that European children-- including those from Ireland-- will have the chance to test their skills and play the Prince in the film.

Anyone interested in applying for the role should email [email protected] with a recent photograph, the child's date of birth, age and location, and proof of owning a European passport.

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Acting experience is ideal but not essential, but if the applicant does have any experience they should include that in their application.