Take a look back at Emma Thompson’s musical story and meet the cast of MATILDA

Earlier today, Netflix shared a first look at its brand new version of Tony and Olivier Award winner Matilda the Musical.

The film notably features a completely transformed character Emma Thompson as the evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

The cast is also expected to feature Alisha Weir as Matilda, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey, Stephane Graham like Mr. Wormwood, Andrea Riseborough like Mrs. Wormwood and Sindhu Vee Mrs. Phelps.

Have a look on Emma Thompson‘s with musicals, which includes roles in Sweeney Todd and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, meet the cast to see how you might know them from their previous work.


The legendary Emma Thompson will appear in the film as the reimagined Miss Trunchbull, who was originally played by a male actor in drag.

Thompson made her Broadway debut as Sally Smith in Me & My Girl in 1985, a role she also played in the West End. She was recently seen on stage as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincol Center concert of ‘Sweeney Todd’, a role she reprized in the 2015 West End production.

She is also known for her roles in “Nanny McPhee”, “Love, Actually”, the films “Harry Potter”, “Saving Mr. Banks”, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Cruella”.

She was also heard singing in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast as Mrs. Potts. Listen to her sing the film’s title track below.

In 2017, Thompson was also heard singing in The Children Act. Listen to his rendition of “Down By the Salley Gardens” below.


Alisha Weir is an eleven-year-old Irish actress best known for her role as Laura in ‘Darklands’. According to the director Matthew Warchus the young actor gave an “unforgettable” audition. Weir’s previous musical theater credits include Oliver!, Wizard of Oz and Annie. Weir played Ivanka in the touring West End production of Once.

Alisha Weir as Matilda

Lashana Lynch is best known for playing Rosaline Capulet in the ABC period drama series “Still Star-Crossed” and in “Captain Marvel.” She was recently seen in the latest james bond movie “No Time to Die” and as fighter pilot Maria Rambeau in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Captain Marvel.” Recently, she received the Rising Star award at the BAFTAs.

Lynch was seen in the title role in Educating Rita by Willy Russell at the Chichester Festival Theater alongside Lenny Henry in 2015.

Take a look back at Emma Thompson's musical story and meet the cast of MATILDA
Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey

Stephane Graham starred in the films Tommy in Snatch, Shang in Gangs of New York, Baby Face Nelson in Public Enemies (2009) and The Irishman. He is best known for playing Scrum in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movies.


Andrea Riseborough appeared in “Birdman” and “Oblivion”. She was seen Off-Broadway in MCC’s 2010 production of The Pride. His other theater credits include A Cat in the Road, A Brief History of Helen of Troy, Burn, Chatroom, Citizenship, Measure For Measure, Miss Julie, The Pain and the Itch, A Couple of Poor, Polish-Speaking Romanians and Ivanov . .


Sindhu Vee is a comedian best known for her appearances on “Have I Got News For You” and “Would I Lie To You?” She has also been seen in Netflix’s Sex Education and on BBC’s Starstruck.

Take a look back at Emma Thompson's musical story and meet the cast of MATILDA
Sindu Vee as Miss Phelps and Alisha Weir as Matilda

Watch the Matilda trailer here: