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What the Stars of Matilda Looked Like in the 1996 Movie vs the 2022 Released

A new film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda has been released, 26 years after the original film’s debut. This time, though, the story was brought to life through song. The 2011 stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda gave a new group of actors the chance to portray the beloved characters from the book and film that we all remember from our childhoods. The time has come to see how these people have aged.

In 1996, Mara Wilson portrayed Matilda, and in 2022, Alisha Weir will.

Both Pam Ferris in 1996 and Emma Thompson in 2022 have portrayed Agatha Trunchbull.

Starring Lashana Lynch in 2022 and Embeth Davidtz in 1996 as Miss Honey

Danny DeVito as Mr. Wormwood in 1996; Stephen Graham as Mr. Wormwood in 2022.

Rhea Perlman in 1996 and Andrea Riseborough in 2022 both played Mrs. Wormwood.

Mrs. Phelps, twice, in 1996 with Jean Speegle Howard and in 2022 with Sindhu Vee

Both Kiami Davael (1996) and Rei Yamauchi Fulker (2022) have written on lavender.

Jacqueline Steiger in 1996 and Winter Jarrett-Glasspool in 2022 as Amanda Thripp.

Bruce Bogtrotter: Charlie Hodson-Prior in 2022 and Jimmy Karz in 1996

Both Kira Spencer Cook (1996 hortensia) and Meesha Garbett (2022)

Bonus: Magnus, a painting by Road Dahl from 1996, and one by Carl Spencer from 2022

Do you own both movies? Which one do you like most, if any?

Preview photo credit Matilda / TriStar Pictures and co-producer, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical / TriStar Pictures and co-producers

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