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Amelia hits the big screen in new Jacqueline Wilson movie

06 April 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

The eagerly awaited film adaption of Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘Four Kids and It’ premiered on Sky Cinema on 3rd April. The film stars Amelia Woodward, Year 11 student, who won a competition by Puffin Books to have a part in the film. The Sky launch means the film can be enjoyed at home during the Covid 19 situation. It can be viewed on Sky and it is also available on Now TV.

Amelia said: “It was the most incredible experience and I loved it.” Amelia and her Mum spent an all-expenses, two-night stay in London to shoot the film’s final scene where Amelia has a small speaking role.

Keep your eye out for Amelia who features in the role as a passenger in a scene on the London Underground, with the children running past her heading for an escalator. The film has an all-star cast, including Michael Caine, Russell brand and Michael Goode, as well as a cameo from Jacqueline Wilson.

The film is adapted from Jacqueline Wilson’s popular book, which in turn was inspired by E.Nesbit’s 1902 novel “Five Children and It.” The family adventure story follows four children who learn that their summer holiday is actually a bonding trip where they will meet their future step-siblings. They discover a Psammead, a grumpy and magical creature with the powers to grant wishes. They also meet Tristan, a local resident and villain, who wants to capture the Psammead. This leads to the children working together and results in them coming to terms with their parents’ happiness.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s books have sold over 40 million copies worldwide and Four Kids and It is the first feature-film adaption of one of her novels

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