Roald Dahl 100

James and Matilda films


Film versions of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and Matilda released



An animated film version of James and the Giant Peach, featuring the voices of Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Pete Postlethwaite and Susan Sarandon, is released. 

In the same year, Danny DeVito directs his film version of Matilda, in which he co-stars as Mr Wormwood alongside Pam Ferris as Miss Trunchbull and Mara Wilson as Matilda.

These are the first two film adaptations of Roald Dahl's works to be released following his death in 1990.

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