Colin Firth To Star In 'The Secret Garden' With Julie Walters

New movie is based on children's classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Chiswick based actor Colin Firth is to take the lead in a film adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel The Secret Garden.

Julie Walters will also star in the movie, which starts shooting this month.

Colin Firth was recently in the news when his wife Livia admitted to an affair with a childhood friend during a time when she and her husband were separated. The couple, wh have been married for over twenty years, have since reunited.


The new movie, which is centred around a young orphan who stumbles across a hidden paradise on her uncle’s estate, has been adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 book, by British screenwriter Jack Thorne, who is best known for his work on Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. Marc Munden will direct .

The story reimagines the original novel, with the plot brought forward in time to 1947 rather than its original Edwardian setting.

Mark Munden said : “It’s an opportunity to immerse ourselves in an uncanny and wondrous world, which will play to the imaginations of adults and children alike.”

April 28, 2018


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