Amir Wilson

Summary

Amir Ahmad Wilson (born 6 February 2004) is an English actor. He played Will Parry in the HBO and BBC One series His Dark Materials, Tiuri in the Netflix series The Letter for the King, and Dickon in the 2020 film adaptation of The Secret Garden.

Amir Wilson
Born
Amir Ahmad Wilson

(2004-02-06) 6 February 2004 (age 18)
OccupationActor
Years active2015–present

Personal lifeEdit

Wilson was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire to English father, Paul, and Sudanese mother, Nagla.[1] He has an older sister, Iman.[2] He grew up in the suburb of Monkmoor, attending St. Giles' C of E Primary School.[3] Wilson began acting and training with local theatre group Get Your Wigle On.[4]

His father died in May 2018.[3][5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Special Delivery Josh Short film
2019 The Kid Who Would Be King Boy
2019–present His Dark Materials Will Parry Main role[6][7][8]
2020 The Letter for the King Tiuri Main role[9]
2020 The Secret Garden Dickon [10]
2022 The Magic Flute Anton Milanesi [11]

StageEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Lion King Young Simba (shared) Lyceum Theatre, London[12]
2017 The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ Nigel Menier Chocolate Factory, London[13]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2021 Daytime Emmy Awards Younger Performer in a Daytime Fiction Program The Letter for the King Nominated [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amir Wilson by Sophie Mayanne". Boys By Girls. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Wigle member Amir Wilson joins stellar cast of new BBC series". GYWO. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Smith, Rob (21 December 2020). "His Dark Materials: How Shropshire teen went from Theatre Severn to the West End and primetime TV". Shropshire Star. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Sing For The Hive - Fundraising Concert". The Hive. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Iman Wilson Fundraising for British Heart Foundation". 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  6. ^ Atkinson, John (7 June 2019). "His Dark Materials Casts Amir Wilson as Will Parry". Screen Rant. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. ^ Romano, Nick (22 December 2019). "His Dark Materials star opens up about that surprise character debut". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  8. ^ Barr, Sabrina (20 December 2020). "His Dark Materials season 2 finale: Fans call for 'excellent' Amir Wilson to win awards for Will Parry performance". Metro. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (12 December 2018). "Netflix Sets Cast For 'The Letter For The King' Series Based On Classic Dutch Novel". Deadline. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  10. ^ Clarke, Stewart (27 April 2018). "Colin Firth and Julie Walters Join David Heyman-Produced 'The Secret Garden'". Variety. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  11. ^ Meza, Ed (3 February 2021). "Iwan Rheon, Jack Wolfe, Asha Banks Join Roland Emmerich's 'The Magic Flute' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Big-hearted teen raises £1,000 with charity concert". Shropshire Live. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  13. ^ Swain, Marianka (27 July 2017). "BWW Review: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical". BroadwayWorld. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Children's & Lifestyle Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 28 June 2021. Retrieved 28 June 2021.

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