Alice Through the Looking Glass (King Oleron) (2016)

This was a ‘blink and you’ll miss him’ cameo Richard flagged in one of his Q&As for the Crucible in 2014. In this sequel to Warner Bros. Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, Richard plays, Oleron, King of Underland in scenes that reveal the beginnings of the Red Queen’s (Helena Bonham-Carter) attitude to her sister, the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), and, indeed the entire world. He appears twice for, perhaps, 2 minutes in total. Interestingly, the film also features Rhys Ifans (who plays opposite Richard as Hector DeJean in Berlin Station) as the father of Johnny Depp’s character, the Mad Hatter.

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No he did not audition, he was our first choice and we offered him the part and crossed our fingers!! (Suzanne Todd@teamsuz, 7:18 AM – 31 May 2016)

Production
Suzanne Todd (Producer)

Director
James Bobin

Writers
Linda Woolverton
Lewis Carroll (novelist)Alice3

Cast
Johnny Depp – Hatter Tarrant Hightopp
Mia Wasikowska – Alice Kingsleigh
Helena Bonham-Carter – Iracebeth (the Red Queen)
Anne Hathaway – Mirana (the White Queen)
Sacha Baron Cohen – Time
Rhys Ifans – Zanik Hightopp
Richard Armitage – King Oleron
Matt Lucas – Tweedledee/Tweedledum
Alan Rickman – Absolem (voice)
Stephen Fry – Cheshire Cat (voice)
Barbara Windsor – Mallymkun (voice)

Alice2We needed someone strong yet kind, a benevolent leader, a complex character, but also someone magical! (Suzanne Todd@teamsuz, 1:32 AM – 3 Jun 2016)