'Artemis Fowl': Meet the cast of the exciting Disney+ live-action adaptation of Eoin Colfer's hit novel series
'Artemis Fowl' is finally ready to arrive on screens and these are the amazing actors bringing our favorite characters to life
After a very, very long wait, Eoin Colfer's 'Artemis Fowl' book series is finally getting the live-action treatment. The 'Artemis Fowl' movie takes some drastic departures from its source material but it still looks like it could be an interesting watch and that's all thanks to the amazing cast that Disney has lined up for us.
When the movie finally arrives on Disney+, it will be featuring a stellar cast of actors who are all perfect for the beloved characters they will be playing. So here's everything you need to know about these awesome actors.
Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums
Josh Gad is perhaps best known for voicing Olaf in 'Frozen' and its sequel 'Frozen 2'. He is an American actor, singer, and voice actor who has been very successful in film, TV, and theatre.
Gad will be playing Mulch Diggums in the movie, a dwarf formerly employed by Colin Farrell's Artemis Fowl I (more on him later) who is currently an informant for the Lower Elements Police (LEPrecon). In Colfer's books, Mulch is a hardened criminal and one of the best thieves on the planet, though we don't know if that's going to play into the movie.
Lara McDonnell as Holly Short
McDonnell is an Irish actress whose other credits include 'The Delinquent Season' and 'Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters'. She will be playing LEPrecon officer Holly Short, a co-lead character in the books. In the novels, Holly is a sharp and enthusiastic young officer with a biting tongue and a fearless attitude. We're hoping the character remains similar in the movie but we'll just have to wait and see.
Tamara Smart as Juliet Butler
Tamara Smart is a rising star who has played important roles in 'The Worst Witch' and the upcoming Netflix project 'A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting', in which she plays the lead character. In 'Artemis Fowl', Smart will play Juliet Butler, protege and younger sister of Artemis's faithful servant Domovoi Butler (Nonso Anozie). In the books, Juliet goes on to become the Butler to Artemis's younger twin brothers Myles and Beckett and briefly a professional wrestler though whether those things happen in live-action or not will depend on whether Disney decides to pursue sequels to this movie.
Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl I
Acclaimed Irish actor Colin Farrell will be playing Artemis Fowl I, criminal mastermind and father of the franchise protagonist Artemis Fowl II (Ferdia Shaw). Farrell is best known for his work on 'True Detective', 'In Bruges' and 'The Recruit'. He is also set to play Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin in Matt Reeves' upcoming DC movie 'The Batman'.
Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl II
Ferdia Shaw is a young Irish actor who will be playing the movie's main character, Artemis Fowl II. This is Shaw's first major production, though he has played roles in short films and theatre productions before. His character, Artemis Fowl II, is a brilliant 12-year-old criminal mastermind with an IQ far beyond anyone else of his age. When his father goes missing, Artemis sets out to find him and his investigation leads him to discover the hidden world of the Fairies, setting off the story of the film.
'Artemis Fowl' is scheduled to arrive on Disney+ on June 12.