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Amir Wilson briefly featured in The Kid Who Would Be King (2019). He is also set to appear in The Secret Garden (2020). Most recently, however, the actor is looking to make his mark in the brand new British fantasy adventure series.
Amir Wilson plays the role of Will Parry in ‘His Dark Materials’
The 2007 film The Golden Compass failed to live up to the expectations and subsequently, the character of Will Parry never made it to the big screens. Will happens to be the protagonist of Philip Pullman’s second novel, The Subtle Knife.
Fans can finally find some delight as the character is being adapted on screen through the actor Amir Wilson. The news broke on the official Twitter account of His Dark Materials where they confirmed the newcomer will take the mantle of Will’s character. Impressively, the series got scheduled for the second season before the first season had even premiered.
Meanwhile, this is Wilson’s biggest role to date and there remains little doubt the actor will cherish it.
Wilson’s Character Will Parry is pretty exciting for the fans
Amir Wilson with ‘His Dark Materials’ co-star Dafne Keen.
Source: HDM News
As the series continues to diversify the story beyond what was told in the novels, fans are getting even more excited. The Subtle Knife introduces Parry as a 12-year-old boy with an ambiguous appearance, notably ‘straight black eyebrows, dark hair with a strong, jutting jaw’. On the book covers, however, it was illustrated as a brown-haired white boy. Wilson, though, still fits the description despite being a young boy of color.
Amir Wilson’s portrayal of Will Parry is exciting for the fans.
Will is a much different character than Lyra (Dafne Keen), primarily because he hails from the real-world version of Winchester, England. He somehow ends up into an alternate reality through a magical knife, where he bumps into Lyra, who happened to be present there following her adventures in The Golden Compass.
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The duo fights off all sorts of weird creatures and wild kids, while Parry seeks the reason behind his father’s mysterious disappearance several years ago. Will and Lyra’s destinies become interlaced as the entire future of life as we know revolves around their role.
Amir Wilson’s career in a nutshell
Amir Wilson’s rising career is an upward trajectory.
The young actor barely has any acting credits to his name. He was an uncredited cast in The Kid Who Would Be King (2019).
Amir then landed his first major role in the fresh adaption of The Secret Garden, set for release in 2020. The film is written by the same person, Colin Firth, who also wrote His Dark Materials. The writer declared on his Twitter his experience working with Wilson makes him pretty certain the young actor is the perfect guy to play the role of Will Parry.