'A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting': Meet Tamara Smart, Tom Felton and the cast of Netflix's Halloween fantasy

A fable-like plot replete with monsters, a secret agency of finding missing kids, a magical milieu, fascinating costumes and enigmatic characters


                            'A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting': Meet Tamara Smart, Tom Felton and the cast of Netflix's Halloween fantasy
Tom Felton and Tamara Smart (Getty Images)

Netflix has arrived with a perfect monster movie for the Halloween by presenting ‘A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting’. The film expounds a fable-like plot and is replete with fantasy elements – monsters, a secret agency of finding missing kids, a magical milieu, fascinating costumes, and enigmatic characters. 

The go-to Halloween film is based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini's 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting' book trilogy. The second and third installment is titled 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beasts & Geeks' and 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #3: Mission to Monster Island'.

'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting' (Netflix)

The film follows an exciting plot full of adventures. It portrays a babysitter who is set on a mission to save a child who's been abducted by monsters. The film will charm you with vivid characters and their enthralling journey as they fight the monsters. Before we head to watch the whimsical fantasy tale, here’s the cast of the film. 

Cast

Tamara Smart as Kelly Ferguson

Born in North London to English parents, Fiona and Cornelius Smart, Tamara is a child prodigy in the field of acting. She began her career as part of the stellar cast of the Hulu crime-drama mini-series, ‘Hard Sun’ in the role of 'Hailey Hicks' alongside Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn.She was later seen in the Netflix/BBC remake of the comedy series, ‘The Worst Witch’. There she was seen in the role of Enid Nightshade, one of the first-year witches at Cackle Academy, whose life is filled with potions, spells, and broomsticks.

Tamara Smart during WE Day UK 2019 at The SSE Arena on March 06, 2019, in London, England.

Before that, the young actress acted in Nickelodeon's acclaimed reboot of the cult hit series, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’. The series follows the lives of the Midnight Society and what happens to the group when the frightening events of a story begin to actually happen in real life too. 

Over the years, the actress has earned a lot of fame for acting in hit shows centered around youngsters. With her latest movie ‘A Babysitter’s Guide To Monster Hunting’ the actress is again venturing into an interesting and unforgettable role. In the movie, she plays Kelly who is hired by a secret society of badass babysitters who protect children destined to change the world.

Oona Laurence 
Oona Laurence is a New York-based child actress having an impressive portfolio of works in film, theatre, and television. The actress gained prominence in 2012 when she bagged the role of Matilda in the theatrical production 'Matilda The Musical' on Broadway. 

Oona Laurence attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020, in New York City.(Getty Images)

Laurence is known for her roles as Amy in 'The Beguiled' (2017), Natalie in 'Pete's Dragon' (2016), Leila Hope in 'Southpaw' (2015), and Jane in 'Bad Moms'. Her recent works include 'Pete's Dragon' (2016), 'Lily + Mara' (2017), 'A Bad Moms Christmas' (2017), 'Lost Girls' (2020) and 'What We Found' (2020). Laurence will be essaying the role of Liz Lerue in the Netflix film.

Tom Felton
Tom Felton needs no introduction if one has seen him as Draco Malfoy in the superhit Harry Potter series. The film star was born in Epsom, Surrey, to Sharon and Peter Felton. He has been engaged in acting since he was 8 years old at the suggestion of an actress friend of his family who spotted Felton's theatrical qualities. 

(L-R) Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint attend the New York premiere of "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City.(Getty Images)

Apart from acting, Felton is also a gifted singer. He started singing in a church choir at the tender age of 7. Embarking into an acting career, Felton worked in 'Anna and the King' (1999) and then got his big break in 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' (2001) as Draco Malfoy. Tom was able to work in all eight Harry Potter movies while also shooting for other movies like 'The Disappeared' (2008), 'Night Wolf' (2010), and 'The Apparition' (2012). It was directly after completing his filming on "Harry Potter" that he bagged his roles in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011) and 'From the Rough' (2013). 

Tom Felton attends YouTube's "Origin" Press Line during Comic-Con International 2018 at Hilton Bayfront on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.(Getty Images)

In between acting gigs, Tom still takes out time for music. He is one of the founding owners and talent of Six String Productions, a recording company dedicated to signing young musical talents overlooked by the big recording industry. The actor is going to play the role of The Grand Guignol in 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting'.
 
'A Babysitter's Guide To Monster Hunting' releases on October 15, 2020, on Netflix
 
 
 

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