Matilda London Film Premiere 2022

Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir) is a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination - and the worst parents in the world. While her parents (Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough) content themselves with trashy TV and dodgy money-making schemes, she loves to lose herself in the pages of her beloved books. Where they are loud, selfish and unkind she is a quiet observer, thinking up small and cheeky acts of rebellion and revenge. On meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey (Lashana Lynch), Matilda is encouraged and begins conjuring her own fantastical tales. Excited to attend Crunchem Hall, Matilda is surprised to find the school is an ominous and oppressive place led by the huge and villainous Miss Trunchbull (Emma Thompson). As well as kind Miss Honey, the bright lights among the meanness are story-loving librarian, Mrs. Phelps (Sindhu Vee), and Matilda's newfound school friends. Filled with an overwhelming sense of justice, Matilda dares to take a stand for what is right and teach Trunchbull a lesson she won't forget. Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical is an inspirational musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her superpower and summons the remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, whilst also taking charge of her own destiny. Standing up for what's right, she's met with miraculous results. Directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), the film is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly adapts the Royal Shakespeare Company's production for the big screen, with original music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

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An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

Matilda London Premieres WORLD PREMIERE

  • Status: Confirmed
  • Date:October 5, 2022
  • Location: Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London
  • Attended by: Starring Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham, Andrea Riseborough and Alisha Weir
  • Release in Cinemas: 2022-12-16

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Did you know ... ?

  1. Originally, Ralph Fiennes was cast as Miss Trunchbull.
  2. Based on the West End and Broadway eponymous musical.
  3. Pam Ferris who played Miss Trunchbull in the orginal Matilda (1996) played Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), while Emma Thompson who plays Miss Trunchbull in Matilda (2022) played Professor Trelawney in the same film.

Where was Matilda filmed?

This are the locations:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Bison Hill Car Park, Dunstable, England, UK
  • Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, England, UK
  • Bramshill House, Bramshill, Hamshire, England, UK




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Emma Thompson
as Miss Trunchbull
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Lashana Lynch
as Miss Honey
Stephen Graham profile
Stephen Graham
as Mr. Wormwood
Andrea Riseborough profile
Andrea Riseborough
as Mrs. Wormwood
Summer Jenkins profile
Summer Jenkins
as Child Ensemble
Kit Cranston profile
Kit Cranston
as Child Ensemble
Carl Spencer profile
Carl Spencer
as Magnus the Escapologist
Yasmin Boys profile
Yasmin Boys
as Child Ensemble
Lauren Alexandra profile
Lauren Alexandra
as The Acrobat

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