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One of the greatest tragedies of the 2007 The Golden Compass movie (apart from being, you know, not very good) was that its failure prevented us from ever meeting Will Parry, the protagonist of the second novel of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, The Subtle Knife. In future movies, Will, the story’s co-protagonist, would have come into contact with Lyra, the feisty and fierce girl adventurer. Lyra is being played by Dafne Keen in the upcoming BBC-HBO limited series His Dark Materials, and with that adaptation set to venture beyond the events of the Golden Compass, we finally get to meet the strong-willed boy with a sharp wit and an even sharper weapon. Find out about the newcomer joining the His Dark Materials cast as Will Parry below.
The His Dark Materials Twitter account announced that newcomer Amir Wilson has been cast as Will Parry in the upcoming season of the BBC-HBO limited series, which was renewed for its second season before the first season has even hit the airwaves.
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“One day, you’ll follow in your father’s footsteps. You’re going to be a great man too. You’ll take up his mantle."
This will be Wilson’s biggest role to date, apart from an upcoming main role in the upcoming Secret Garden remake. Wilson has previously only appeared in Joe Cornish’s family adventure movie The Kid Who Would Be King as an unnamed character. But his casting is cause for excitement, as the series continues to...
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