William Moseley in the News

William selected for major film role
by Will Saunders

A TALENTED young Five Valleys actor has gone from Sheepscombe to the silver screen after landing a major film role.

William Moseley, 17, was plucked from thousands of hopefuls to play the role of Peter in a new film version of CS Lewis classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The young star – a student at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse – is now in New Zealand filming the famous tale, his first big screen role.

His father, cinematographer Peter Moseley, said the whole family were delighted that William was playing his father’s Narnian namesake.

“We are all very excited – and very proud,” he told the SNJ. “These auditions went on for 18 months so it was quite a lengthy process. But it should be an amazing film.”

Mr Moseley went to New Zealand with his son for the first month of filming and said the youngster was busy adjusting to the lifestyle of a movie actor and working with Shrek 2 director Andrew Adamson.

“It is the first time he has done anything like this but he seems to be coping very well,” he said. “The crew are very good and the director is good at dealing with the youngsters so he is doing fine.”

Proud mum Juliette, sister Daisy, 15 and brother Ben, 12, are now all set to take their turn to visit William for a month. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is due to be released at Christmas 2005.

This story was originally published at This Is Stroud