Characters are springing from the pages of Roald Dahl stories and appearing at stunning locations around the UK!
From RoaldDahl.com: To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, LEGO® has teamed up with the Roald Dahl estate to install six LEGO® statues of Dahl’s characters around England, Ireland, and Wales.
Intrepid Billy, hero of Billy and the Minpins, will be at the Eden Project in Cornwall*
Charlie, the good-hearted hero of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be at Manchester Central Library
Maverick inventor George of George’s Marvellous Medicine will be at Nottingham Railway Station
James, the adventurous hero of James and the Giant Peach will be at Cardiff Castle*
Anarchic Matilda will be in the foyer of the Cambridge Theatre in London, home of Matilda the Musical
Brave Sophie, hero of The BFG, will be at the National Trust’s Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland*
*Entry tickets will be required to gain access to the statues at these locations
Remember the child stars from Matilda? They all look very different now – This is a fun article with “then vs now” photos of the child cast of Matilda. I think Bruce Bogtrotter is definitely the most surprising. Maybe the Trunchbull’s chocolate cake put him off sweets for life? 😂
She was the adorable little girl in Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire… then the phone stopped ringing. The former child star lifts the lid on hitting puberty in the public eye.
Excellent article from Mara Wilson (who was, of course, Matilda) on her experiences as a child actor who grew up: ‘Being cute just made me miserable’: Mara Wilson on growing up in Hollywood | Film | The Guardian. These days she mainly does voice acting, and you can also follow her on Twitter.
She also has a new book out called “Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.” I can’t wait to read it…
From “The BFG” to “Matilda” to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” here’s how five Roald Dahl books became movies.