It’s confirmed… we have our Artemis – and it’s young Ferdia Shaw from Kilkenny, Ireland!
Ferdia Shaw as ARTEMIS FOWL
Ferdia Shaw was chosen out of 1200 candidates for the title role of Artemis Fowl, and this movie will mark his onscreen debut.
Whilst not a lot is known about Ferdia Shaw, we can’t wait to learn more! Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius who finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.
Lara McDonnell as CAPTAIN HOLLY SHORT
Another new face on the scene – Lara McDonnell – will be playing Captain Holly Short. Again, not a lot is known about Lara McDonnell but we’re sure we’ll learn more as production progresses. Lara’s stage work includes the title role in MATILDA for the RSC in the West End. Most recently she played the role of Alannah (daughter to Cillian Murphy’s character) in THE DELINQUENT SEASON a feature directed by Mark O“Rowe for Parallel Films and the young Anne Bronte in TO WALK INVISIBLE written and directed by Sally Wainwright for BBC.
Josh Gad as MULCH DIGGUMS
A Disney veteran, Josh Gad, will be playing the role of Mulch Diggums! For those unaware, Josh is the voice of Olaf the Snowman in Frozen, and has appeared in a wide array of Disney and other movies. Mulch Diggums is a kleptomaniacal dwarf who works for the fairies when he’s not on the run!
Judi Dench as COMMANDER ROOT
Looks like Dame Judi Dench will be playing the tough leader of the fairy police force, Commander Root! We can only assume it will be Julia Root for the movie…
Nonso Anozie AS BUTLER
Nonso Anozie, known for his roles in Rocknrolla, Cinderella and Game of Thrones will be playing Artemis’ formidable, dangerous bodyguard – Butler. Standing at close to 2 metres / 6.5 feet in height, and with the physique of a bodybuilder, Anozie is perfect for the role!
Whilst these are the cast announcements we have for now, we’re sure more will be announced as production gets started in early 2018!