Firebrand is a historical drama film inspired by the 2013 novel Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Fremantle.

Set in the 16th century, the film revolves around the marriage of King Henry VIII (Jude Law) and Queen Catherine Parr (Alicia Vikander) – King Henry’s sixth and final wife.

Delving into the two’s tumultuous relationship, Firebrand depicts a significant period in British history and opened to critical acclaim, receiving an 8-minute standing ovation after its debut at The Cannes Film Festival.


Director Karim Aïnouz
Cast Jude Law, Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams, Sam Riley
Year 2023
Filming location(s) Midlands

Feature Film Extras in the Midlands!

Uni-versal Extras provided casting support for the Firebrand Feature Film in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Filming took place at the historic landmark of Haddon Hall: an English country house on the River Wye!

When watching Firebrand, keep your eyes peeled for…

Charcoal Workers, Yeomen, Pantry Servants, Footmen, Gentlemen, Scribes, Courtiers, Panto People, Stand-Ins, Doubles for Jude Law and Alicia Vikander, & more!

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In answer to The Guardian's question about a "buttock double", I think we know the answer 😉 Many thanks to all at Universal Extras for giving me the opportunity to be involved in this.

Dale | Supporting Artiste on Firebrand with Uni-versal Extras


When I took the call from UVE that I was chosen to be a featured Extra on Firebrand, nothing could have prepared me for the next few weeks on set. The minute I stepped on, the production just oozed class and professionalism. I was surrounded by Oscar winners and nominees and yet I didn't feel out of place. I felt comfortable and confident from the beginning. Every day with UVE is different; a challenge that I relish and want more of. Firebrand premieres soon... Co-starring Jim Slater as the Queen's brother!

James | Supporting Artiste on Firebrand with Uni-versal Extras


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