It’s hard to believe that the 1996 film Matilda When it first came out it wasn’t a box office success. By today’s standards, it is a fan favorite film that evokes nostalgia for many and that families enjoy watching together. That’s why it’s great that the fantasy comedy is streaming on Netflix! So who stars in the production?
The focus of the film is the title character Matilda Wormwood, who, according to the synopsis, has “rude, distant” parents Harry and Zinnia. As if that wasn’t enough for the six-year-old girl, she also has the “terrifyingly strict” headmistress Agatha Truchbull at school. When she discovers that she has the power of telekinesis, Matilda is able to defend her friends at school and herself against her parents.
So who takes on all the roles? Who played the main character? We have the answer for you below!
Matilda cast: who stars in the 1996 film?
Mara Wilson captured our hearts as children when she appeared in Natalie “Nattie” Hillard Ms. Doubtfire with Robin Williams in the lead role and then as Matilda Wormwood in the 90s film. Today actress Liv Amara/Diane “Di” Amara speaks Big Hero 6: The Series. Check out the full cast list below:
- Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood
- Danny DeVito as Harry Wormwood
- Rhea Perlman as Zinnia Wormwood
- Pam Ferris as Agatha Trunchbull
- Embeth Davidtz as Jennifer Honey
- Paul Reubens as Bob
- Tracey Walter as Bill
- Brian Levinson as Michael Wormwood
- Kiami Davael as Lavender
- Jacqueline Steiger as Amanda Thripp
- Jimmy Karz as Bruce Bogtrotter
- Kira Spencer Hesser as Hortensia
- Jean Speegle Howard as Mrs. Phelps
- Marion Dugan as Cookie
- Jon Lovitz as Mickey
The film is directed by Danny DeVito, who plays Harry Wormwood and also narrates the film. Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord wrote the screenplay, which is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl.
Matilda streams on Netflix.