Unique Extras is a project that showcases the talent of people who experience disability, with the aim of getting more diversity on screen. We would like to see that the 1 in 5 New Zealanders who live with disability are equally represented, so with your support we will lobby broadcasters, ad agencies, talent agencies, and the media to drive this change.

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11 May 2014

Coronation Street bosses have launched a nationwide search to find a disabled actor to take on a new starring role to increase diversity on the cobbles of Weatherfield, and to give opportunities to actors with disabilities. Casting directors are to hold auditions in London, Glasgow and Manchester to find the right man to play new character Howie, who is described as a ‘cheeky chappy’… more »

More Diversity on Screen campaign


Unique Extras and the More Diversity on Screen campaign are projects of
Diversityworks Trust and supported by Think Differently.

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