The Secret of Moonacre - ANDY LINDEN Profile

ANDY LINDEN plays Marmaduke Scarlet, 'Chef of all chefs' and friend to Maria from the moment she discovers him in the magical kitchens of Moonacre.

Linden has a string of television and film credits behind him, many of which demonstrate his ability for comedy; Hale & Pace, Comedy Nation and Harry Hill being just a few that have cast Linden in a comedic role. With his roots in East London, it is not surprising that Linden has also often been cast as the hard man, in films such as Punch, Love is the Devil, The Case and The Business, as well as in the hit cable television series Rome. Linden has worked with an impressive range of directors including David Yates, Oliver Parker and the great Roman Polanski on the recent production of Oliver Twist.

The Secret Of Moonacre.Staring: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden. Film by Warner Brothers.

In Cinemas February 6 2009

Staring: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden.

The Secret of Moonacre is an enchanting tale of magic and adventure. It follows the quest of thirteen-year-old orphan, Maria Merryweather (Dakota Blue Richards), who is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin (Ioan Gruffudd), in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. It is there Maria uncovers the dark truth of the ancient curse that has nourished the feud that has been destroying Moonacre Valley for centuries. She has only until the next full moon to undo the curse and save Moonacre from destruction. Aided by a stable of wonderful characters and fantastical beasts, Maria sets out to bring peace to this magical world.

The cast includes: Dakota Blue Richards, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone, Juliet Stevenson, Augustus Prew, Michael Webber and Andy Linden.

The film is directed by award-winning Hungarian director Gabor Csupo. The screenplay has been adapted by Lucy Shuttleworth and Graham Alborough from the children's classic novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. It is produced by Meredith Garlick and Monica Penders for Forgan-Smith Entertainment and Jason Piette and Michael L. Cowan for Spice Factory UK with partners Eurofilm Studio in Hungary and Davis Films in France. The film is released in the UK by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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