Variety announces Raffey Cassidy in its annual list of 10 Brits to Watch

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Variety has announced Raffey Cassidy in its annual list of 10 Brits to Watch.

For the third year, Variety has partnered with Newport Beach Film Festival to recognize those selected at the fifth annual Newport Beach UK Honours evening on 7 February 2019 in London. The talent selected include writers, actors, and singers.

The 10 Brits to Watch include Raffey Cassidy (Molly Moon, Vox Lux), Rhianne Barreto (Amazon series ‘Hanna’), Paapa Essiedu (Hamlet, Royal Shakespeare Company), Jess Glynne (singer-songwriter), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Killing Eve), Billy Howle (The Seagull, Outlaw King), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Emerald City), Jessica Swale (playwright of “Blue Stockings”), Joivan Wade (The First Purge) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Black Mirror).

The event is held one week prior to the BAFTA weekend.

Fans around the world welcome to 2019

Dear Molly Moon fans from all corners of the world… good luck with your new 2019 resolutions and be wonderful.

Over the last year your Molly Moon inspired artwork, reviews, costumes and fan photos have been added to the galleries on the website and shared on the official Facebook fanpage. Keep sending them through and tagging #MollyMoon

Happy Hypnotising

 

Dominic Monaghan will be in Star Wars: Episode IX

Molly Moon star Dominic Monaghan has been cast in Star Wars: Episode IX. What exciting news!

He has always wanted to be in a Star Wars movie and finally he has his dream come true. Since last Friday he has been sharing cryptic Star Wars messages on social media…

 

Dominic Monaghan tweet

Stockton Children’s Book of the Year 2018

Stockton Children's
As a past winner of Stockton Children’s Book of the Year, on Saturday 24th March, Georgia Byng will be giving a talk about the Molly Moon book series and film.

Georgia’s talk is part of a celebration marking 21 years of Stockton Children’s Book of the Year. 14 other past winning authors will attend the event over Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March at Stockton Central Library in the UK. Other authors in attendance include: Pete Johnson, Thomas Bloor, Barbara Mitchelhill, Megan Rix, Piers Today, Tamsin Cooke, Peter J Murray, Kaye Umansky, Vivian French, Alan Temperley, Michael Lawrence, S.F. Said and Livi Michael.

On Saturday 24th March Georgia will run the following sessions and book signings:

Sessions: 10.45am – 12.15pm & 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Book signings: 11.45am – 1215pm & 2.15pm – 2.45pm

Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom TS18 1TU

Tickets are FREE and available online or by phone 01642 528130

This event is suitable for 18-13 year olds.

Raffey Cassidy

How incredible is Raffey Cassidy?!

She has been very busy since staring as Molly Moon in Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism. In her latest interview for the entertainment website Interview, she says that now she has other ambitions too, “Recently I decided as well as an actor I would also like to be a fashion designer…I would like to study it in university”. You can read the full interview here.
Raffey Cassidy Interview

Photo by Iakovos Kalaitzakis for Interview, 2017

Have your Molly Moon reviews featured

The Molly Moon website now has a new page that features YOUR Molly Moon book and film reviews. Whether you are a budding YouTube star or writer please send you post into the website using the form below and it might be featured on the site.

Molly Moon YouTube Review

Georgia Byng on the Importance of literacy

In a recent interview by Huffington Post, Georgia Byng expressed her belief in the importance of literacy and reading with and for young children (and everyone else!).

Georgia said: “I’ve been writing children’s books all my life. It’s partly because I have a child inside me who needs entertaining, and partly because I want to help children to love reading. For I believe that a world filled with readers is a safer, happier world. Ignorance is dangerous…

For every child in the world, knowledge is power. Knowing things, being educated is the key to being able to harness ones power and so get a voice that is listened to. It is the key to prosperity. It is the key to deciphering what is really going on around us. With knowledge we can better invent, solve, create, make, maintain, fix, organise, philosophize, keep our minds healthy”

Read the whole article here

Lionsgate UK release for Molly Moon movie

Molly Moon Lionsgate DVD cover
Prepare to be amazed at what a small girl with a big imagination can achieve as MOLLY MOON AND THE INCREDIBLE BOOK OF HYPNOTISM sparkles its way into UK cinemas, onto digital platforms and onto DVD from Monday 5 December, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

BUY UK DVD HERE

Perhaps you can learn some tricks and hypnotise a few people to get some extra-special Christmas presents this year.

To celebrate the release of the movie Pan Macmillan have published a special edition of the first Molly Moon book that the movie was based on.

BUY SPECIAL EDITION BOOK

The UK movie premier took place as part of Into Film Festival’s programme on 24 November at the ODEON in Covent Garden, London. Raffey Cassidy came down from Manchester to watch it on the big screen. She is brilliant in the movie.

I hope you like it. Happy Hypnotising everyone…

Georgia Byng