Novel Entertainment co-produced Horrid Henry; The Movie – a live-action movie based on Novel's hugely successful children's property of the same name. Written by Lucinda Whiteley, it was the first British Kid's movie to be filmed in 3D and starred, Anjelica Huston as Henry's terrifying teacher Miss Battle-Axe, alongside, Rebecca Front as Henry's headmistress Ms Oddbod, Richard E Grant as a rival headmaster and Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely. Noel Fielding made an appearance as Killer Boy Rats' frontman Ed Banger, joining Jo Brand as the Demon Dinner Lady, Mathew Horne as Henry's Dad and Prunella Scales as Great Aunt Greta. The film also introduced new young stars, Scarlett Stitt as Moody Margaret, Ross Marron as Perfect Peter and Theo Stevenson as Horrid Henry.

Film Synopsis

Meet Henry, Lord High Majesty of the Purple Hand Gang to his friends and Horrid Henry to most everyone else. He's forever waging a battle against the tyranny of adults, only this time it seems as though the adults really are out to get him!

When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter, outwitting corrupt School Inspectors and toppling an evil Headmaster, winning a talent contest and facing his ultimate nemesis with no way out – all because he is trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!

Based on the characters created by

  • Francesca Simon

Based on the characters illustrated by

  • Tony Ross

Based on the characters published by

  • Orion Children's Books

Directed by

  • Nick Moore

Screenplay written by

  • Lucinda Whiteley

Cast

  • Theo Stevenson ............................................Horrid Henry
  • Richard E. Grant .....................................Vic Van Wrinkly
  • Parminda Nagra .......................................Miss Lovely
  • Mathew Horne .............................................Dad
  • Noel Fielding .............................................Ed Banger
  • Prunella Scales ......................................Great Aunt Greta
  • David Schneider ....................................Soggy Sid
  • Jo Brand ........................................Demon Dinner Lady
  • Siobhan Hayes ..................................Mum
  • Helen Lederer .....................................Rich Aunt Ruby
  • Rebecca Front ................................Miss Oddbod
  • Kimberley Walsh ..................................Prissy Polly
  • Anjelica Huston ............................................Miss Battleaxe
  • Scarlett Stitt ....................................Moody Margaret
  • Ross Marron ......................................Perfect Peter
  • Llyod Howells .........................................Rude Ralph
  • Jack Sanders .....................................Aerobic Al
  • Reuben Lee ...............................................Brainy Brian
  • Billy Kennedy ..........................................Weeping William
  • Helena Barlow ....................................Sour Susan
  • Nikita Mistry .....................................Gorgeous Gurinder
  • Frank Kauer ............................................Spotless Sam
  • Joshua-James Thomas .............................Goody Goody Gordon
  • Tyger Drew-Honey ..............................Stuck-up Steve
  • Tamsin Heatley ..........................................Madam Tutu / Fang (voice)
  • Metin Ahmet .....................................School inspector 1
  • Timur Ahmet ................................School inspector 2
  • Dominic Wood....................................2C4S presenter 1
  • Richard McCourt ...........................2C4S presenter 2
  • Philip Pope ...........................................Moody Margaret's Dad
  • Kia Pegg .....................................Vicious Vicky

Rest of cast

Produced by

  • Rupert Preston
  • Lucinda Whiteley

Executive Producers

  • Allan Niblo
  • Mike Watts
  • Nigel Williams
  • James Richardson

Executive Producers for Aegis

  • James Swarbrick

Executive Producers for Prescience Film Finance Limited

  • Paul Brett
  • Tim Smith

Co-Producer

  • Caroline Levy

Associate Producer for Novel Entertainment

  • Keri Atkins

Animation Line Producer for Novel Entertainment

  • Claire Barry

Director of Photography

  • Sam McCudy BSC

Production Designer

  • Richard Bullock

Film editing by

  • Simon Cozens

Music Composed by

  • Michael Price

Make-up and Hair Designer

  • Angie Mudge