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Mark Rylance BFG Featurette

From the imaginations of two of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg, THE BFG tells the extraordinary tale of a young girl named Sophie (played by British newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and the Big Friendly Giant (played by Oscar Winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant County. Together they embark on a marvellous and buckswashling adventure filled with snozzcumbers, dream jars, frobscottle and even the Queen! The mismatched pair form an unlikely friendship that will inspire enormous bravery in the BFG and give Sophie a taste of the family she dreams of.

Directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, the film reunites the director with his Oscar-nominated collaborator on E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Melissa Mathison, who adapted the children’s author’s timeless adventure for the big screen.

The story was first published in 1982 and has been enchanting readers of all ages ever since. Dahl’s books, which also include Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And The Giant Peach and Matilda, have sold over 200 million copies. They’ve also been made into films, animations, and stage plays, bringing Dahl’s wonderful world to audiences worldwide.

To get us n the mood, join us as Mark Rylance chats about The BFG’s wonderful ‘Giant Speak’:

To get in the mood, join us as Mark Rylance chats about The BFG’s wonderful ‘Giant Speak’:

The BFG will visit cinemas across the UK & Ireland from July 22nd, 2016.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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