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h3HorridHenryTheMovieDVDh3pstrongCaststrongTheoStevensonRichardE.GrantAnjelicaHustonMathewHorneParminderNagraKimberlyWalshbrstrongDirectorstrongNickMoorebrstrongGenrestrongChildrenFamilyDramabrstrongRatedstrongGbrstrongRunningTimestrong90minutesbrbrWelcometotheworldofHorridHenryLeaderofthePurpleHandGangandsecretagentextraordinaire.WejoinhiminatopsecretraidonenemyterritoryMoodyMargaretstreehousenextdoorwhereSourSusanSingingSorayaandHenrysnumberonenemesisMoodyMargaretarehavingaSecretClubmeeting.HenryseyeisontheprizetheSecretClubbiscuittinpackedfullofchocolatehobblersbutashetriestosneakitpasttheirnoseswiththehelpofhistrustyyoyohesspottedandthechaseisonHenryhotfootsitawaywiththetin.MissionAccomplishedButMargarethasthelastlaughshesnowinpossessionofHenrysMightyMagnetyoyobrbrstrongCastingtheKidsstrongbrAtthebackofourmindsasweweredevelopingthefilmexplainsproducerMikeWattswasalwaysthemostimportantquestionHowdowefindHenryTherearealotofaccomplishedyoungactorsaroundtodaybutitwasreallyimportanttousthatkidswouldntrecogniseHenryfromanywhereelsethathewouldonlybeHenryintheirmindsnotakidfromanotherTVshoworamovietheydalreadyseen.brbrWriterproducerLucindaWhiteleyechoesthisSomanykidsalreadyknowwhoHenryishehasaveryclearvoicefromthebooksandfromtheTVshowandthisisgoingtobethefirsttimetheyllbeseeinghiminreallife.Heneededtobeinstantlyrecognisableandbelievable.SheneverhadanydoubtthatTheoStevensoncouldbeHenry.brbrForNickMooretherightHenryalsohadtohavecertainattributes.Fromapracticalstandpointthemostimportantthingwasfindingkidswhohadnoproblemsperforminginfrontofthecrewhereveals.ItshardworkandIwantedsomeonethatwouldntbephasedbythat.ButasapersonalityIwantedsomeonewhohadcharmandthattwinkleinhiseye.ThatsTheoStevenson.brbr13yearoldTheoStevensonbeatoutacastingcallthatcanvassedthousandsofpotentialHenrys.AworkingactorforfouryearsTheoStevensonisprobablybestknownforplayingthelittleboyatchurchinInBrugesandtheyoungversionofSantaplayedbyPaulGiamattiinFredClaus.brbrMyagentcalledmeuptotellmeabouttheauditionsforHorridHenryTheMoviehereveals.IknewallaboutitsoIthoughtitwouldbeamazingtotryout.MostoftheauditionswereactuallyworkshopsandallthekidsweretogethersoIknewmostofthecastbeforewestarted.Wewereagroupalreadyduringourcameratests.brbrWehadacastingdepartmentthatjustdidchildrensaysNickMoore.Therewasalotofvisitingschoolsandsiftingthroughthousandsofapplicants.Welookedatalotofkids.Anditallcomesdowntomeetingthempersonally.TheolookedalotyoungerandbabyfacedonthetapesbutwhenImethimhestruckmeasapotential.Ihadtheopportunityofdoingsomeoneononewithhimandhewasverygoodhewasaverysmartlad.Helistenshetakesitonboardandhesverycollaborative.Hesjustdelightful.brbrTheoStevensonssuchadivinelittleboysaysAnjelicaHustonwhoplaysHorridHenrysgrownupnemesisMissBattleAxe.Hesreallythesweetestandhesjustsosmartthiskid.Whateveritwasthathepickedupbeitayoyooraukuleleoramagictrickhejustdideverythingwellinstantly.Hewasincrediblyattunedandforthright.Hewasgreat.AndhesgotadefiniteglintintheeyethatworksforHorridHenrybrbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd6.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignleftYoucantmakeHenrytoohorridlaughsExecutiveProducerAllanNiblo.Parentsarentgoingtowanttotaketheirkidstowatchsomebrat.Hehastobeexactlyperfectlypitchedonthatlinebetweencheekyandnaughty.Togetthatcombinationwasreallyhard.Theosanabsolutelittlestar.AndhecansingandrapweregoingtogethimdoingsongsandmusicvideostoobrbrTheoStevensonsawonderfulboysaysGirlsAloudstarKimberleyWalshwhoplaysPrissyPolly.Ithinktheresastarinthemakingtherehelldefinitelygoontodosomegreatthings.Hesanaturalandhecandanceandsingaswell.HesatriplethreatbrbrPersonallyIthinkHenrysjustareallyniceguysaysTheoStevensonofhismuchmalignedcharacter.PeoplecallhimHorridHenrybutIthinkhesjustlikeanyboyofourage.Thegirlsthinkheshorridbecausehedoesntlikethemhisparentsthinkheshorridbecausehesgotaperfectbrotherwhomakeshimlookbadandalltheteachersthinkheshorridbutwithhismateshesjustachilledoutguy.brbrHustonsharesherpraisefortherestoftheyoungcasttoo.IhavetosayIlovedworkingwiththekids.Itsreallygreattoplayofftheirhonestyandthesekidsweresotalented.Theneverworkwithkidsruleisatotalmyth.Ofcoursetheylookbetterthanyoudoshelaughs.ButifyourewillingtoendurethathardshipbrbrPerfectPeterandMoodyMargaretweretheotherkeybitsofcastingtogetrightsaysAllanNiblo.TonyRosshadalovelynaivetyabouthimbuthewasconfidentandScarlettStittisjustafierytearawayYouwouldntmesswithherThesecondwesawherweknewwedfoundMargaret.brbrScarlettStittwholandedtheroleofMoodyMargaretsayssheneverexpectedtogetthepart.Thecastingdirectorturneduptooneofmyactingclassesandaskedmetoaudition.IthoughtWhynotButIneverthoughtIdactuallygetit.IkeptongettingthroughuntilIgotthepart.brbrMathewHornesaystheexperienceofworkingwiththeyoungcastwasntjustpleasantbutlifechanging.IfellinlovewithRossMarronwhoplaysPerfectPeter.Kidshavealwaysbeenananathematomeandthisfilmchangedeverything.brbrAlongsidethethreeyoungstarswasaconsiderablesupportingcastofHenryandPetersfriendswhotogethermakeupthePurpleHandGangandtheBestBoysClubandofcoursethegaggleofgirlswhoareMargaretsposse.Eachofthemhastheirowndistinctivepersonality.GettingthemrightsaysLucindaWhiteleywasasimportanttousasthemainroles.brbrIvemadesomegreatfriendssaysTheoStevenson.ThatsthegreatthingandbecausewekneweachotherfromtheauditionsonmyfirstdayeveryonewastheretohelpmethroughsoIwasntnervousoranything.brbrWeresortofabigfamilyagreesTygerDrewHoney.IreallylikeTheohesalovelylad.brSiobhanHayeswhoplaysHenryandPetersmuminthefilmwasachildactorherselfattheAnnaScherTheatreinNorthLondon.WhenIgotajobIjustdidntthinkabouttheworksomuch.Youlearntyourlinesanditwasjustsoexcitingthepeopleyouwereworkingwiththecamerathecrew.Ithinkthatshowtheyseeit.Theyhadalltheirlineslearntandtheywerereallyprofessional.brbrWhatyougetfromkidsisanicelackofselfawarenesssaysHorne.Thatssomethingthatdevelopsasyougetolder.Sothatsreallyrefreshing.brbrIthinkyoucanbealotfrankerwithkidsthanyoucanwithadultsexplainsNickMoore.Youcanjustgivethemanoteandtheywontbeoffendedwhereasadultactorstendtowanttoknowwhyyouregivinganote.brbrAgreesRichardE.GrantThespontaneityofthechildrenandabilitytobeutterlyinthemomentiswhatadultactorsstrivetoachieve.Theymanagetoseeminglyeffortlessly.brbrTheywerealwayssoverywellpreparedaddsNickMoore.RossMarronwasparticularlyfunnyhewouldturnupknowingeveryoneslines.HedmoutheveryoneelseslineswhiletheywerespeakingthemsowehadtogethimtostopthatButthatwashowherememberedhisownlinesbyjustrememberingeverythingbrbrKimberleyWalshhadtodealwithanevenyoungermemberoftheensemble.Thebiggestchallengehasbeenworkingwiththesixmontholdbabymycharacterhasshelaughs.Theydontreallywanttobeunderthehotlightsandcanttakedirection.ButIlovebabiessoImquiteenjoyingitShesthemostperfectlittlechildyoucanimagineitslikeshesabornactress.brbrTheothernicethingaboutworkingwithchildrenaddsHustonisthattheydontworkyouallnightYoudontgointo16hourdays.Childrenhaveaverytightschedulebutonthisfilmtheywereveryefficientandgotalotoffootageoutofthemeveryday.brbrSchedulingaroundthekidswasthebiggestchallengesaysExecutiveProducerAllanNiblo.InHollywoodyoucanshootfor15or16weeksonakidsfilm.Herewehadsevenandthatwasit.brbrItwasfunnyonthedayswewereshootingwithoutchildrenremembersNickMoore.ItwasalotquickerTheywerejusthavingsuchafuntimebutthemoreofthemyouhadthelongerittook.TheywereenjoyingthemselvesandIwasalwayskeentokeepthatatmosphereonsetbecauseIfeelthatllsomehowbereflectedinthematerial.brbrWiththatglintinhiseyeTheodeniestherewasanymischiefonsetfromtheyoungcast.ButitwasgreathelaughsbecauseifanyoneaccusedmeofanythingIcouldsayOhbutImamethodactorImjustbeingHorridHenrybrbrstrongGettingtheGrownUpsstrongbrWithanadultcastthatincludessuchvariedtalentsasAnjelicaHustonRichardE.GrantPrunellaScalesMathewHorneNoelFieldingKimberleyWalshRebeccaFrontandParminderNagraJoBrandandDickandDomtonameafewHorridHenryTheMoviepromisestreatsforaudiencesofallages.brbrGettingtheadultsrightwasjustasimportanttousasgettingthekidsrightMikeWattsasserts.Inthekidseyestheyarelargerthanlifecharactersbuttheyalsohadtobetherightsideofbelievable.brbrTheiconicandOscarwinningAnjelicaHustonleadstheadultcastasthehilariouslyterrifyingMissBattleAxe.WithroleslikeMorticiaAddamsinTheAddamsFamilyandtheGrandHighWitchinTheWitchesMissBattleAxejoinsafinelineageoflargerthanlifefamilyfilmvillainessesfortheacclaimedactor.brbrIdiscoveredearlyoninmycareerjusthowliberatingitistoplaycharactersasextremeaswitchesandinthiscaseshesasortofdomesticwitchlaughsAnjelicaHuston.Ihavethemostfunwiththosecharacters.Tobeabletogetreallybiginalloftheareasofperformanceithasthatgreatcommediadellartefeeltoitwhereyoucanfullyexpressyourselfasavenalperson.IdontknowwhyIfindthatsoamusingbutitneverceasestocheermeupwhenIplaythosekindsofcharacters.brbrIcouldntbelievethedaywegotayesfromAnjelicaHustonremembersdirectorNickMoore.Weweresothrilled.Ialwayswantedtofindaninternationalstarifwecouldforthemovie.HorridHenryisntknownparticularlywellinAmericaandIthoughtitwouldhelpintroduceitifwecouldfindanAmericanstarforthefilm.ButtogetAnjelicaHustonwasjustremarkable.Onceyougettoknowheryourealisethatshejustadoreschildrenandsomethinglikethisjustinstantlyappealedtoher.Shessuchagreatsport.brbrimgsrchttpwww.girl.com.augraphicshorridhenryd7.jpgalthspace15vspace5alignrightAnjelicaHustonremembersthatshefoundMissBattleAxesparticularpersonalityinanunlikelysource.Whenyouknowthatyourelookingforacharacteryoulltakealittlebitofthisoralittlebitofthat.Inthiscaseitwasananimal.IwaswatchingallofthosenatureshowstheyhaveonEnglishchannelsandIfoundMissBattleAxeinaprogrammeaboutbeachesandmarshes.Therewasacouplesettingouttrapstofindoutwhatwaslivingoutthereandtheycaughtacommonshrewintheirlittletrap.Therewasthiscreatureintherewithbeadyeyesandquitealongpointednoselookingreallyshifty.AndIthoughtGreatthatsMissBattleAxeItwasfuntoplaythecommonshrewbrbrAndsheswellawareoftheeffectcharacterslikeMissBattleAxeandtheGrandHighWitchinTheWitcheshaveonyoungeraudiences.IveterrifiedseveralgenerationsofBritishchildrenshelaughs.brbrAlloftheactorsrelishedthechancetoplaywiththeheavilystylisedcharacterstheywerechargedwith.AsthedastardlyVicVanWrinkleRichardE.Granthadparticularfunexactingrevengeonhisoldmathsteacher.IhadagruesomemathsteacherinprimaryschoolwholoathedmebecauseIwashopelessatthesubjectheremembers.SothischaracterismyadultrevengeforallthehumiliationhemetedouttomebrbrItwasalwayshardforthegrownupsbecausetheywerentinitalotsaysNickMooreofroundingupthelargerensemble.Andtheydontacttogetheralotofthetime.IdontthinkRichardE.GrantandAnjelicaHustonareinanyscenestogether.Butoncebothofthemwereinvolvedalotoftheotheractorswerejustkeentobeinvolvedtoworkwiththem.AndtheotherthingisalotoftheotheractorsareparentsandtheywereverykeentobeinvolvedinHorribleHenryTheMoviein3Dbecausetheirchildrenloveditso.brbrWehadawishlistforcastingbasicallyrevealsAllanNiblo.AnjelicaHustonwasalwaystheperfectchoiceforMissBattleAxeandwewerethrilledwhensheagreedtodoit.Shewasthefirstpieceofthepuzzleandyoualwayswanttonailthat.Onceyouvegotatentpolenamelikeherseveryoneelselinesuptobeapartofit.Andeveryoneofthemisalargerthanlifecharacterwhichisexactlywhatwewantedtofind.brbrRupertPrestonexplainsanotherreasonfortheeclecticcastingWewantedtohavesomeoneinthereforeveryonenotjustthesmallestkids.WhetheryoureayoungerparentolderparentgrandparentbrothersisterauntTheressomeoneinthereyouregoingtowanttosee.AnditsslightlyleftfieldoftheHarryPotterstapleofDamesandSirswehaventgoneforanyofthosetypes.Ithinkthatgivesitabitofanedgeaswell.brbrItsprettyawesometobeinvolvedinacastofthiscalibresaysMathewHorne.Isortofhatethewordlegendbutitcertainlywasalegendarycast.Youcantturndownaprojectlikethiswiththesepeopleinvolved.brbr12yearoldScarlettStittsumsuptheadultcastfromtheeyesoftheyoungercastmembersIdidnthaveacluewhoanyofthemwereshelaughs.ButthenmymumshowedmeAnjelicaHustonpickingupherOscarandPrunellaScalesinFawltyTowersandIjustthoughtOhmygoodnesstheyregoingtobeinafilmwithmeIwasjustreallyhappy.brbrOneofthemorerecognisablegrownupfacesforthekidswasinfactGirlsAloudstarKimberleyWalsh.ForKimberelyWalshwhofoundfamewhenGirlsAloudwereformedduring2002srealityshowPopstarsTheRivalssigninguptoHorridHenryTheMoviemarkedareturntoheroriginalpassionforacting.IactedalotwhenIwasyoungerbeforethegroupshereveals.Anditsquitenicetorevisitit.Imreallyenjoyingititsbeenfunsofar.brbrKimberleyWalshsmusicaltalentsareputtogoodusetoothestarhasrecordedacoverofChicsEverybodyDanceforthefilmsshowstoppingmusicalnumber.Ittieditquitenicelyformeshesays.Gettingtodoathemesongforafilmisquiteabigdealbecauseitsusuallythethingpeoplewalkoutofthecinemasingingalongto.Itsmeanttojustbetotallyupliftingandgiveyouthatfeelgoodvibe.brbrRecordingthediscoclassicmeantmodernisingit.WhenIhearditIwonderedifitdworkmodernisedandbroughtuptodatesheshares.ButIthinkwevedonethat.Wevespeditupabitanditworksreallywell.brbrMyFamilystarSiobhanHayeswasawayonholidaywhentheroleinHorridHenryTheMoviecameupandwasoverthemoontolandthepartwithoutauditioning.WhenIgotbackfromholidayImettheCastingDirectorandhesaidhedseenmecomingoutofasupermarketwithaloadofbagslookingallwornoutjustlikeHenrysmumIthinkthatshowIgotthejobbrbrForAnjelicaHayesitwasherfirsttimeplayingamum.Itwasstrangebeingamum.IvealwaysbeentheyoungercharactersoithitsyouthenthatyouarethatageItsreallyfunthoughseeinghowexcitingitisforthekids.Whenyouredoingitasanadultitbecomesmorelikeworkbutwatchingthemhavingfunwiththesetsandeverythingyouseethroughtheireyesagain.IdidnthavetotellthemofforanythingbrbrItwasabitofashocktorealiseIdbeplayingadadlaughsMathewHorne.IwassortofadadattheendofGavinandStaceythoughIguessthisisasubstantiallyolderdad.ButthenIstillthinkIlook23brbrstrongSettingtheStylestrongbrForthecrewofHorridHenryTheMoviefindingavisualstyletosuitthefilmmeantkeepingonekeythoughtinthebackoftheirminds.IvealwaysthoughtofthisasthatwevieweverythingfromHenryspointofviewexplainsNickMoore.DoesHenrythinkheshorridIdontthinkhedoesitsjustwhathappensallaroundhim.ThechildrenformearethemostimportantpartofthemovieandtheyrethecharactersheinteractswiththemostandasyoumoveawayintotheadultworldthecharactersarealittlecrazierallthewaytoVicVanWrinklewhosthecraziest.brbrHesumsitupItslikevisitingagardenyouusedtoplayinasachild.Yourealiseitstinybutactuallywhenyouregrowingupitsenormous.Everythingsalittlebiggerandwerealwayslookingupattheadults.brbrSowhilethesetsareallrecognisablyofHenrysworldtheresaheightenedlookaboutthemasenseofchildlikeexaggerationbroughttolife.WevegoneforthatkindofPenelopeAmelielooksaysD.O.P.SamMcCurdy.IfitwasagrownupmovieitwouldbeTerryGilliam.ItsthatsortofthingwhereeverythingsjustalittlestrangealittlequirkyalittleoddinHenrysworld.ThetravelsthatHenrygoesoninthemoviearetakentosomerealextremeswiththegameshowshehastotakepartinandthecharactershemeetsalongtheway.ItdoeshavethisslightlyfantasticalRoaldDahlfeelaboutit.brbrEachelementofthefilmSamMcCurdysayshasaslightlydifferenttonebasedonhowHenryperceivesit.Theschoolforexampleistheonebitthatwegroundslightlymoreinrealityhereveals.Itswhereallthekidsmeetandthereisasemblanceofrealityinallofthat.ItsasyoutakethecharactersoutofthatnormalitythatyoufindoutwhatsgoingoninHenrysworld.Thehomelifeisalittlestrangeandthejourneythathehasthroughouttheshowisalljustalittleonthesurrealside.brbrTheresafunvibrancytothecolourssaysNickMoore.Itslikeyourtastebudstheygettiredasyougetoldandthingsdonttasteasgoodastheydidwhenyouwerelittle.Everythingreallyisheightenedandfabulousinourworld.brbrIlovethesetdeclaresKimberleyWalsh.ItssocolourfulandallthestylingsveryretrowhichIlove.ItkindofmakesittimelessaswellwhichIthinkisgood.AndIthinkthe3Ddrawsyouinalotmorewhichwillbeagreatthingforthekids.brbrTheendresultin3DwilllookexceptionallyglossyrevealsExecutiveProducerAllanNiblo.ItsaspiringtobenotyouraverageBritishfilmintermsofitsattentiontocolouroritsvivacityorhowunapologeticitis.Wetriedtomakesomethingkidswouldbeattractedtobecauseitssobrightandfun.brbrAftertheenormoussuccessofStreetdance3DwhichwasVertigosfirst3Dproductionandindeedthefirst3DfilmproducedintheUKreturningtotheprocessforHorridHenryTheMoviewasaltogetherlessdaunting.WedlearntsomuchonStreetdance3DsaysSamMcCurdy.Wevelearnthowtodevelopitandpushitalittlefurtherthistime.brbrWewereveryluckytohaveSamMcCurdybecausehedworkedwith3DalreadysaysNickMoore.Hereallyflaggeduptheissueswedfaceandwewereabletobepreparedforthem.ItwascumbersomebutIdontthinkitreallyslowedusdown.Likeanypieceofequipmenttherewerethingsyoucouldntdo.Butthenthereweresomedelightfuldiscoveriestobemadeaswell.Itsgiveandtake.brbrAnjelicaHustonwasadabhandatthe3DprocessIdidarideforDisneylandcalledCaptainEobackinthe80swithMichaelJackson.Thatwasintheolddaysthoughandthelensofthe3Dcamerawasreallyreallywide.Nowitsjustlikeanyothercameraexceptitstwocamerasworkingsimultaneously.Itwasreallyeasy.brbr3DisstillinitsinfancysaysAllanNiblo.Itneedstobedeveloped.Theresbeenlotsofgimmickryaroundtostartwithbutkidsaregrowingupwithitandtheyrestartingtoexpectit.2Dfilmisflattothemtheywantthethirddimension.ItsnotforeveryfilminitscurrentformforsurebutIthinktherearewaysofmouldingthetwosothattheaestheticcanbeappliedtoeverything.Oncefilmmakerslearnhowtousethetoolproperlyitwontbegimmickryitlljustresultinafilmthatsricher.brbrThepossibilitiesof3DonafilmlikethisseemendlessaddsLucindaWhiteley.WithgoobogeysandacharacterlikeVomitingVerathereseverythingtoplayforbrbrIhavea3DTVsoImtotallyonboardwithitenthusesMathewHorne.Ithinkthekeyisfiguringoutwhennottouseit.Therearemanywaysinwhichitcanbeused.ThisfilmhasaslightlysurrealisticelementwhichIthinkwillbecomplementedby3D.brbrTygerDrewHoneythinksthisllbethefilmsbiggestdraw.Youcanexpectsomeepic3Dhesmiles.Andplentyofchildlikeinnocenceandmayhem.Andahecticexperience.brbrHecantwaittoseethefinalversion.Imgoingtogowithallmyfriends.brbrp


 



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