Watch: First look at young Dublin actress as Matilda in upcoming movie


Moviegoers got their first glimpse of young Dublin actress Alisha Weir as Matilda in the upcoming film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel.

Matilda The Musical will be released exclusively in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on December 2, and Netflix will release the film worldwide (excluding the UK and Ireland) over the Christmas period.

Alisha is signed to Maureen Ward’s Talent Academy and her previous roles have included Mark O’Connor’s Darklands in 2019 as well as playing Molly in the musical Annie at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.

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This all-new version of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical also stars Emma Thompson as the villainous Miss Trunchbull and Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey.

Emma Thompson as Agatha Trunchbull in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Matilda’s parents are played by Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough, and comedian Sindhu Vee plays Mrs. Phelps.

The film is described as “an inspiring musical tale of an extraordinary girl who discovers her super power and shows remarkable courage, against all odds, to help others change their stories, while taking charge of her own destiny. “.

Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus and produced by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title, Jon Finn and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Company.

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