Army veterans forge ‘life-changing’ new careers as movie extras

Shaun Barry’s company Extra Specialists helps find veterans work on the screen, often playing the kind of roles they had in real life. A former soldier himself, Mr Barry now has more than 650 people on the books including former police, firefighters and paramedics. It is a remarkable turnaround for Mr Barry, who just a few years ago found it too painful to even look at his army uniform. In 2011 he was medically discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression.