OSCAR winning actor Jim Broadbent is playing the role of the Professor in the upcoming movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the CS Lewis classic fairytale which is being shot for the big screen on location in New Zealand.
The big budget Walt Disney movie is being filmed 54 years after it was written by the Belfast-born theologian and author – and is being hailed as the next The Lord of the Rings fantasy hit.
Broadbent, who was also in Moulin Rouge and Bullets over Broadway, is joined in the cast by the Vicar of Dibley Dawn French as the voice of Mrs Beaver, Rupert Everett as the Voice of the Fox and Scottish actress Tilda Swinton as The White Witch.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the Chronicles of Narnia is based upon the real wardrobe in the attic of the family home at Circular Road in east Belfast where CS Lewis played hide and seek with his brother – a piece of furniture which is now a collector’s item in Chicago.
Other cast members include:
Liam Neeson …. Aslan (voice)
Georgie Henley …. Lucy Pevensie
William Moseley …. Peter Pevensie
Skandar Keynes …. Edmund Pevensie
Anna Popplewell …. Susan Pevensie
Tilda Swinton …. Jadis The White Witch
Rupert Everett …. Fox (voice)
Sophie Winkleman …. Adult Susan
James McAvoy …. Mr. Tumnus
Shane Rangi …. Sentry Centaur
Patrick Kake …. Oreius
Elizabeth Hawthorne …. Mrs. Macready
Kiran Shah …. Ginarrbrik
James Cosmo …. Father Christmas
Judy McIntosh …. Mrs. Pevensie
Jim Broadbent …. Professor Digory Kirke
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