Amir Wilson: The Secret Garden (Heyday/Studio Canal)

Date - 2 September, 2018, All News Film
Amir Wilson

Amir Wilson stars alongside Colin Firth and Julie Walters in the latest film adaptation of The Secret Garden for Heyday Films and StudioCanal.

The BAFTA-winning Marc Munden ( Utopia, National Treasure ) directs, with a script by prolific writer Jack Thorne ( Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ).

Based on the classic 1911 children’s book by Frances Hodgen Burnett, the storyline has been tweaked for this adaptation, reset in a sightly later period from the Edwardian era to 1947.

It follows Mary Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy parents, is sent to England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven (Firth) on his remote country estate, she begins to uncover several family secrets, particularly when she meets her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst). These two damaged, slightly misfit children begin to heal each other, partly through their exposure to a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of the manor. Walters leads with role of the head housekeeper and Amir Wilson stars as Dickon – a kind, good natured boy who befriends Mary after sharing his knowledge of wildlife.

The multi-award winning Heyman (Harry Potter, Gravity, Fantastic Beasts, Paddington 1 and 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Testament of Youth, Paddington 1 and 2) produce, with Jane Robertson (The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Breathe) co-produces. Didier Lupfer, Danny Perkins and Dan MacRae executive produce for StudioCanal.

Following this, Amir will next be seen leading a new untitled original Netflix series.

Overview

Amir Wilson stars as Will Parry in Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for Bad Wolf, BBC & HBO.

In June 2019 he wrapped a 9 month shoot across New Zealand and Prague on the adventure/ fantasy epic The Letter For The King. This eight part series is produced by FilmWave for Netflix, and Amir plays series lead, Tiuri.

Film credits include Dickon in The Secret Garden for StudioCanal, opposite Colin Firth and Julie Walters. The film is set for worldwide release in 2020.

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