Wigle joins stellar cast of new BBC series
Season 2 available on BBC ONE from Sunday 8th December 2020
WIGLE member Amir Wilson plays Will Parry in the smash hit HIS DARK MATERIALS showing weekly on BBC 1
Amir Wilson joins star studded cast for new TV Series adaption of Philip Pullmans HIS DARK MATERIALS which is showing now on BBC1 also starring James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ruth Wilson.
Amir joined Get Your Wigle On in 2012 as one of our original Wigle children and trained with Ross and James. After joining for The Wizard of Oz, Amir played Mayor in Seussical, Chip in Beauty and the Beast. Amir was orignally cast in our 2014 production of Oliver as the role of The Artful Dodger but had to withdraw when he landed the role of Simba in Disneys West End. Amir stayed with the production for two years before going on to various projects. On this page we will follow Amir's career and keep all our members updated on his latest projects.
Whilst at Get Your Wigle On, Amir was an active member taking sessions in junior musical theatre, attending our summer and half term workshops, rehearsing for productions as well as being one of James' first singing students in one to one sessions. We are still in regular contact with Amir, his mum Nagala and his sister Iman who was also a member of GYWO. This summer Amir came to visit our youngsters involved in our Annie workshop and talk about his time on set.
HIS DARK MATERIALS
Amir began filming for the smash hit BBC show in summer 2019 and made his first appearance as Will in episode 5 of series one. Season 2 began on Sunday 8th November and sees Amir lead the show along with the original cast from Season 1.
James and Ross were lucky enough to spend time with Amir on set where they met the cast, crew and have a full tour around the studio. This project is filled with so much talent and dedication with the best in the business working in all areas; the quality of the production is clear to see.
Amir will begin work on Season 3 in 2021.
Set a reminder to watch BBC One at 8pm every Sunday. All episodes are availabe to catch on BBC I-player.
THE SECRET GARDEN
Amir played the role Dickon on the big screen in the beautiful film THE SECRET GARDEN.
The film stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth and was Amir's first role off the stage. The film has been in editing and although this was his first project - it was be the third to be released.
James visited him on set in various locations around the UK including London Studios, Bodnant Gardens and Puzzlewood.
THE LETTER FOR THE KING
This Netflix TV series was released in early 2020 with Amir in the lead role.
A young boy holds the fate of the kingdom in his hands when he embarks on a quest to deliver a secret message ...
This project has seen Amir film in New Zealand and Prague - James spent two weeks with him and the cast on set in Prague.