Live-Action ‘Matilda’ Movie Open Casting Call for Speaking Roles

LONDON, UK - JANUARY 30, 2017: Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, Covent Garden, London (Editorial credit: Bubble_Tea Stock /

Matilda‘ movie is now casting speaking roles in London, England.

Lucy Bevan Casting, the casting director behind ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Cinderella’, is currently casting a boy to play the role of Bruce Bogtrotter in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ directed by Matthew Warchus and produced by Working Title Films.

Producers are looking for the following types:

  • Bruce Bogtrotter – Bruce is a classmate of Matilda, in Year 3. He loves food and has a huge appetite.
  • Producers are looking for a boy with a fantastic singing voice and good movement, who is confident and heavy set, characterful and with a sense of humor.
  • No previous acting experience is necessary.
  • Looking for a boy of any ethnicity, aged 9 to 10 years old who is 4ft 6 or under.
  • Must be aged 9 or over by September 2020 for licensing reasons.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted by a teacher parent or legal guardian.

If your child would like to be considered please send their age, height, location, and a recent photo in one email to Emily at [email protected]

Every application will be considered, but casting cannot respond to all applications. Casting directors will be in touch if they would like to invite your child to audition. Please note, casting directors are only accepting submissions for the role of Bruce.

About ‘Matilda’:

According to London Theater, Matthew Warchus will direct ‘Matilda’. Warchus previously directed the production at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical a-ration which ran at the Cambridge theater since 2011.

The upcoming film adaption will be the second time ‘Matilda’ was shown on screen. Mara Wilson starred as the leading character in the 1996, directed by and starring Danny DeVito as Harry Wormwood, Matilda’s father, with appearances by Pam Ferris, Embeth Davidtz and Rhea Perlman.

‘Matilda centers around a young school girl who gets bullied by her parents, classmates and headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Forming a friendship with Miss Honey, Matilda takes a stand, even if she has to get a little naughty alone the way.

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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