Daniel Poole Hopes Narnia is his Big Break

Posted July 11, 2010 12:00 pm by fantasia_kitty

From The Chronicle’s website:

Toowoomba’s Daniel Poole not only has a small role in the upcoming Narnia film — but he also made it onto the film’s trailer.
“My character doesn’t have a name, but he is lining up to join the Army behind Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Keynes),” he said.
Mr Poole spoke highly of co-star Skandar, who he got to ruffle his hair. “He was an absolute champ,” he said. “We’d do the scene and then laugh and make fun of each other.

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32 Comments For This Story

  • daughter of the King says:

    The conversation "is the instigator for Edward’s journey because although he is 14, he has lived a life much older through Narnia." I assume he meant Edmund. Interesting, I think this supports the theory that Edmund’s character arc is going to be centered around Edmund wanting to be a king again.

  • icarus says:

    Very much agree with what Daughter of The King said. It does make it sound more and more like Edmund’s character journey in VDT will be similar to Peter’s in PC – Frustration at being treated like a child, desire to be a King, etc etc

  • HighQueen_Of_LanternWaste says:

    That makes me think….interesting article though!

  • LL says:

    Thank goodness for Skandar Keynes.

  • MurtaghLuv says:

    cool good luck daniel

  • Dradl says:

    I love the pic of him looking at Aslan! LOL

  • Puddleglum says:

    Sounds like he had fun in the filming.
    Best wishes in the future.

  • Starlily says:

    That’s nice. Hope Daniel goes on to big things.

    Hmm…on that quote about Ed’s conversation in the trailer…I really hope his frustration or whatever you want to call it isn’t too big a deal in the movie. I don’t mind him having a temptation or a few rough spots, but I’ll be really upset if Edmund is a pain in the neck though-out the movie. I’ll be so ticked off if he copies Peter’s immaturity from the last film. Anyway, hoping for the best.

    • NarniaQueen411 says:

      I totally agree, Peter’s overall ‘jerky-ness’near drove me insane – nobel but not proud peter! – urg –
      I do like the idea that Edmund is tested, but please not the same stupidity as the last one!

      • NarniaQueen411 says:

        I just wanted to say one other thing — This is a deleted scene from PC, and its Peter and Caspian kinda becoming friends and i think if they had put it in – it would’ve given a lot of people a different outlook on his character:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpRsWtQxXnE&feature=player_embedded

      • Lucy says:

        I love that deleted scene; I really wish they had kept that in the actual movie. Not only does it show Caspian and Peter "becoming friends" but I think it’s some of the best acting I’ve seen Will do, and how Peter is protrayed in that scene, especally when talking to Reepicheep, reminds me A LOT of the Peter in the book.

      • QueenLucy12 says:

        OMGOSH I WISH THEY KEPT THAT IN THE MOVIE!

      • wolfloversk says:

        I know I always think that when I watch the dvd.

        I think they’ll approach it better with Edmund this time though, so I’m not worried.

    • Lucy says:

      As long as Ed doesn’t go around punching people like his brother did, we should be fine. LOL.

    • narnianbadger says:

      I’d be rather surprised if they made Ed immature, considering Eustace is an incredibly immature character, and they wouldn’t want the two to sort of blur together. temptation and immaturity are two very different things–I’d say every great leader goes through times of great temptation. here’s hoping they handle it really skillfully.

  • narnian resident says:

    haha i love what he calls him: "absolute champ". yup, thats Skander for you 🙂

  • GlimGlum says:

    Best wishes for a successful career, Daniel. Glad you are in the movie and the first trailer. Sail on VDT! 🙂

  • QueenLucy12 says:

    Skandar is absolutely Hot.

  • honourableSkeptic says:

    "…lining up to join the Army behind Edmund…"

    Army? What Army? It’s been some time since I last read Dawn Treader, but I don’t remember any Army! This worries me.

    Also, as stated before, don’t do with Edmund what was done with Peter. After LWW, Edmund always came off as being the somewhat wiser sibling because of his experience with the White Witch. (I’m also a little biased towards Edmund since he’s always been my favourite character.)

    Lu gets tempted and Eustace is the brat for a good deal of the film. Those roles are filled and do not suit Edmund.

    I have heard things that give me hope, and I have heard things that burn my sausages. In 5 months, we shall see how it all pans out.

    Well, in any case, good luck, Danny!

    • Lucy says:

      I think the "army" means the enlistment scene from the trailer.

    • Daredevil says:

      Yep. Watch the trailer. Very first scene. He’s the guy who is standing behind Edmund in the line and then says "Better Luck Next Time, Squirt!" when Edmund gets turned down by the recruitment officer.

  • Eustace says:

    Bummer, it sounds like they are doing a Peter’s character in PC for Edmund in VODT.

  • 220chrisTian says:

    It’s interesting to me that this scene appears so early in the trailer [and the movie], and yet was filmed in November, when everything was wrapping up. I initially thought the Southport College mentioned in the article was in the UK, but I later discovered there’s a Southport College of Business on the Gold Coast…

  • pselpevensie says:

    very cool article. only thing: they said "Edward’s" instead of "Edmund".

    • Lucy says:

      I hate it when they mess up Edmund’s name. It’s just annoying. I mean it’s one thing if they call him Edmond…that’s close…so that’s okay…but EDWARD? Twilight much? EW!