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Extras needed for Clough picture

14 May 08 13:00 GMT

People in a Derbyshire town are being given the chance to appear in a film about football legend Brian Clough.

The BBC is turning David Pearce's book The Damned United - about Clough's ill-fated 44 day spell as manager of Leeds United in 1974 - into a film.

It also flashes back to the Nottingham Forest icon's successful time as manager of Derby County.

Chesterfield FC's Saltergate is being used as the location and extras are needed to pose as fans from that era.

Clough was sacked by Leeds after his disciplinarian style alienated a team which had been highly successful under Don Revie.

Extras can be male or female but must be aged over 16.

Men must not have shaved or clipped hair. Women cannot have dyed or streaked hair.

Casting sessions are taking place at the film's production studios at 81 Kirkstall Road in Leeds on Tuesday 20 May from 1000 to 1800 BST and at Saltergate on Wednesday 21 May from 1000 to 1800 BST.

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Michael Sheen, who portrayed Tony Blair alongside Helen Mirren in The Queen, has been cast as the formidable manager.

The screenplay is by Peter Morgan with Andy Harries producing.

Actors Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall are also starring in the film.

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