The critically-acclaimed animated movie ‘Wolfwalkers’ premieres on Apple TV this Friday, but who are the two young actresses who steal the limelight?

2020 may have been pretty rough for all of us, but it has been an incredible year for fans of animated content.

Whilst there has been a host of thrilling anime, incredibly moving CGI movies and even the premiere of a brand-new animation technique, one of the best-animated films of the year may have been saved till last, ‘Wolfwalkers’.

Wolfwalkers may not have experienced major success at the box office, an account of the majority of theatres being closed, but this hasn’t stopped the movie from receiving critical acclaim from around the world.

At the time of writing, Wolfwalkers is rated at an 8.3/10 on IMDB, an 87% on MetaCritic and an outstanding 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film is scheduled to release on Apple TV this Friday, December 11th, so let’s meet the cast of this Celtic-inspired adventure?

Wolfwalkers: Cast

  • Honor Kneafsey as Robyn Goodfellowe
  • Eva Whittaker as Mebh Óg MacTíre
  • Sean Bean as Bill Goodfellowe.
  • Simon McBurney as Oliver Cromwell
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Moll MacTíre
  • Tommy Tiernan as Sean Óg Woodcutter
  • Jon Kenny as Ned Stringy Woodcutter
  • John Morton as Stumpy Woodcutter
  • Paul Young as Sheep Farmer
  • Nora Twomey as Bridget
  • Oliver McGrath as Padraig
  • Niamh Moyles as Fishmonger

Honor Kneafsey as Robyn Goodfellowe

Honor Kneafsey is a British actress who is best known for her roles in Our Zoo (2014) as June Mottershead, Benidorm (2016-17) as Jodie Dawson and in the A Christmas Prince franchise (2017-19) as Princess Emily Charlton.

The 16-year-old has also featured in Friday Night Dinner (2014), Miss You Already (2015), Crooked House (2017), The Bookshop (2017), Babs (2017) and Sherlock (2017).

Her performance in A Christmas Prince received widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike. However, her casting in a disabled role was the source of criticism, with a blog post in Ms En Scene claiming that “Honor Kneafsey is a lovely actress but she’s able-bodied and her disability is used only to highlight how loving Amber must be to give her the time of day.”

You can follow the young actress on social media @honorkneafsey on Instagram and @HonorKneafset on Twitter.

Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage

Eva Whittaker as Mebh Óg MacTíre

Eva Whittaker is an up-and-coming actress from Prosperour in Northern Kildare, Ireland.

According to her Wolfwalkers Fandom page, Whittaker became interested in an acting career after participating at the Kildare performing arts school.

She only has two acting credits so far, Wolfwalkers (2020) and The Girl at the End of the Garden (2019). However, she has also been “active in television commercials, voice roles and the stage performance of The Sound of Music.”

Unfortunately, we have been unable to find Eva Whittaker on social media, but it’s safe to say that we will see much more from this talented young actress in the near future.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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