In January next year the London 2012 Ceremonies team will be auditioning for more people and are still particularly looking out for men. To sign up for further opportunities to audition visit www.london2012.com/ceremoniescasting.
Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: ‘I would like to thank the thousands of people who have come to the auditions. The enthusiasm, energy and talent has been amazing and the team are looking forward to restarting auditions in January.
'If you have huge amounts of energy and a willingness to perform in front of a stadium audience and billions of people around the world, then sign up to be part of the cast that will deliver great ceremonies to make the country proud and wow the world next summer.'
Sir Martin Sorrell, a leading advertising figure, said: ‘The London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be four of the biggest moments in TV history. The equivalent advertising value that will deliver for the UK could be up to £5billion, however with regards to perception of London and the UK and a tourism legacy you could say that they will be priceless.’
View a video blog from the auditions by Kim Gavin, Artistic Director of the Olympic & Paralympic Closing Ceremonies