A film company has been seeking bearded extras this week to take part in a new production of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd.
The film is set to star Carey Mulligan and Micahel Sheen, with filming set to take place near Bicester next month.
Guy Campbell, crowd second assistant director, stated that people with who could boast “really good faces” were needed to appear in the latest adaptation of the nineteenth century classic.
Those who still wish to be involved will have to hurry to auditions, however, as campbell continued:
“We have had a large number of wonderful faces appearing already.
The company was also on the hunt for women with a “natural appearance”.
Furry-cheeked Balliol PPEist Tom Wainford expressed his gratitude at the news, commenting, “‘I’m pleased to see that the inherent beauty of the beard is finally being given the recognition it deserves, after the discrimination we have received from the media for so long.”
“The first step on the road was Paxman, now with this, nothing can stop us.”