So, what was the biggest challenge for you in taking on a role like that?Season 1, nothing was too challenging. Yeah, I’d rather be boxing… I hadn’t done any boxing lessons before this and then they gave me boxing lessons. Birthplace England. What do you remember when you first met Dafne? I hadn’t met Dafne at all during this process. White people will watch brown people, and black people will watch white people. “And the thing with representation is, it should be all sorts – women, people of colour, people over the age of 40, people who are differently abled. But I feel like not everyone needs to be cancelled for everything they say.”. On stage she’s earned plenty of admiration too. Boreal is looking for more information on Will’s crossworld-traveling father, John Parry (to be played by Fleabag‘s Andrew Scott in season 2), a.k.a. Yahoo fait partie de Verizon Media. It helps me discover my character more, but I don’t just follow by the books or by the scripts. Though, he’s still under strict orders not to talk about season 2. His dark Materials(2019). But I hadn’t read the books until I got the part. I filmed it a month before season 2 started filming. That’s what I like about him. Do you ever think about how you can personalize a character like this that’s based on a book or put your own stamp on the character? I imagine it was all very hush-hush. Were there any fun hidden call-outs like that to the books you found while filming?The omelet is one of them. I wouldn’t want to speak on her behalf. “It’s down to the individual actor to decide how much it’s going to affect them. He doesn’t like bullies. “There are [actors] that will do that, but you don’t have to,” says Wilson. [A publicist mentions the presence of an omelet chef on the show’s set who made endless omelets for this scene.] Amir Wilson and Nina Sosanya as Will Parry and his mother, Elaine, in His Dark Materials, returning to BBC One next month. First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s family friendly classic novel The Secret Garden returns to screens this week in a new updated version, set in the late 1940s.. And while both the book and the film are aimed at families, there’s a darker side to the story, one that actor Amir Wilson, who plays local boy Dickon, feels is relevant and important for today’s audiences. When you look as a viewer you think: that’s different. “I was standing around with Ray [Fearon, who plays Will’s boxing coach, Mr Hanway]. “If someone has said the wrong thing, cancelling them can be good. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. The boy, who becomes a central character in Pullman’s second and third novels, was first glimpsed in a photograph on the show as Lord Boreal (Ariyon Bakare) hires spies to keep an eye on Will and his mentally ailing mother. Just as a certain somebody made his introduction to the world of HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials, actor Amir Wilson got his own introduction to the world of international publicity. After starring as Tiuri in Netflix’s A Letter For The King at the start of the year, he now takes on the role of country boy Dickon in the new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved classic The Secret Garden , which arrives in cinemas and on … Learn about Amir Wilson: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. They had to do a lot of negotiations and stuff. We went out for dinner with the producers Dan McCulloch and Roopesh [Parekh] and it was really nice to meet her. That’s what’s so brilliant about the written word: it’s there in that book you can hold.”, His Dark Materials season two is on BBC One in November, His Dark Materials' Nina Sosanya and Amir Wilson: 'We all just clicked'. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. So, yeah, I had to keep it a secret, which was really hard because I wanted to tell people, “I’m in season 1! Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. “Except when the issue [of racism] comes up,” says Sosanya. Famous Birthdays. It’s always down to that person in the minority who has to speak for the rest of what everyone sees is their people. The Subtle Knife intros Will with a massive confrontation between the boy and these men, but His Dark Materials gives Will a backstory and sets the stage for a bigger arc in season 2. 'His Dark Materials' recap: Mrs. Coulter stops at nothing to get Lyra back. In terms of the scenes you filmed in season 1 that aren’t chronicled in Pullman’s books, was there anything that surprised you or you found most interesting? See all photos. There’s just so much going on in different worlds. With the exception of Billy being the child Lyra discovers and not another captured kid, this all seemed on par with what Pullman wrote in The Golden Compass.