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"It’s my first time here. I wanted to come to - you know you don’t go to Comic Con without going down on the floor and seeing it all, and so the way I came up with doing that was Spider-Man." - Daniel Radcliffe at the 2014 SDCC
Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their life
Ok so in my head I have this system were there are a group of Matilda’s who will always be remembered and stuff like, making them The Matilda Greats. This is the first time I have mentioned this, but I think it genuinely exists but people aren’t really conscious of it.
So I will give you the list and reason why they are in the group. The reason I will use are generic reason, they include no personal feelings toward the Matilda, they are just observations made through Instagram and Tumblr ect. So here they are:
- Kerry Ingram - She’s in because she was an original in both the Stafford and West End shows and has landed happily in everyones hearts.
- Sophia Kiely - Everyone loves this girl, even if you didn’t see her as he has the best facial expressions ever. It’s also this thing of no one really know how she is now and there is this need to know whether she is ok and what she looks like now.
- Eleanor Worthington Cox - I feel she was put in this group mainly because of the RSC and Matilda the Musical itself as you can find a production photo of her doing every Matilda style photo they do, because she is stunning! Literally so pretty!
- Hayley Canham - She is the Matilda in the advert, if you watch a Matilda advert it’s Hayley. For broadway the first Matilda adverts were Hayley. If you are coming at Matilda for the first time through the ad Hayley is the Matilda you see and therefore base your Matilda’s on.
- Lara Wollington - Completing the longest run as a Matilda, Lara has set the standards high. She is very much a peg you need to pass to get into the group.
- Georgia Pemberton - Same really as Sophia Kiely as she is one that everyone loves, the cutest little girl ever! She was amazingly talented and I am grateful I manage to see her twice.
- Oona Laurence - The Matilda Broadway used a lot for TV Spots, doing the biggest gig of the year at the Tony’s. She is one that has been highly created for her acting in the character of Matilda.
- Sophia Gennusa - Simple, she is like this little sister you need to have! Adorable and hilarious in a way that she doesn’t always understand how funny she is but will laugh along anyway. I would of really like to see her as Matilda.
- Lollie Mckenzie - She as made it into the books, I think she is defiantly the Matilda who has improved the most overall. Again another example of Matilda the Musical loving her as she has a production photo in nearly every pose to! She is adorable, such a good Matilda! We even made eye contact during the show.
So that is my list of The Matilda Greats, that I personally believe is a standard list for everyone. It doesn’t include all my favourite, like Tasha, because I don’t think they made it yet.
Tell me your thoughts, do you agree or not?
An edit i made of Cristina Fray. I love her
MATILDA 30 DAY CHALLENGE — Day 3: Favourite Current Matilda
Clip of Matilda Shapland singing Popular, her vocals are incredible!
Thanks matilda is life for showing me how
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts