Perhaps you remember 1970’s The Railway Children, or perhaps you have not had the opportunity to see the British classic? Whether you are familiar with the original or not, there will be much to love in the newest adaptation of Edith Nisbets beloved Children’s book, starring Articulate’s Austin Haynes as lead character Thomas!
Set around the turn of the 20th century, the original story follows a group of honest-hearted children who, after the disappearance of their father, investigate the countryside and nearby railway to which they have been sent.
The 2022 film serves as a sequel, but will be just as appealing for anyone who hasn’t seen the first one. This time World War 2 serves as the backdrop and catalyst for the protagonists. Having to leave the city for fear of being bombed by the Luftwaffe, 3 children are put on a train to the idyllic Yorkshire countryside where they meet Thomas (Austin Haynes) who leads them on an adventure only a Yorkshire lad could.
Co-starring Jenny Agutter (reprising her role as Bobbie) and Sheridan Smith The Railway Children Return look set to be a smash hit.
Austin has taken centre stage in a number of other production over recent years, playing the role of George Minnow in Dodger (BBC), Danny in The Birth of Daniel F Harris and Keevan Griffiths in Ted’s Top Ten, an upcoming CITV sitcom.
I’m sure everyone here at Articulate is eagerly awaiting the chance to see Austin take part in this marvelous return to a screen adaptation of one of the nation’s most loved pieces of literature. I think we must be the proudest agency in the country!