Exciting news, book and audio lovers! Tom joins Julian Rhind-Tutt, Rory Kinnear and Kevin Eldon to lend his voice to three short stories for a collection of adult Roald Dahl tales that will be published in paperback, ebook and audio on the 10thAugust! It will be available to purchase through iTunes and Audible in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The stories that Tom reads have never been published in audio form before, and we hear from very reliable sources that Tom is “brilliant”. We even have a recording for you as a teaser for what is sure to be a stunner of a collection! Here, Tom reads from “The Surgeon”.
Penguin Books UK have also sent us some lovely photos of Tom in the recording studio. Tom reads from the collection Trickery, whose summary is as follows:
There’s a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others – and, sometimes, even ourselves. Here, among others, you’ll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal. Featuring extraordinary cover art by Charming Baker, whose paintings echo the dark and twisted world of Dahl’s short stories. Roald Dahl reveals even more about the darker side of human nature in seven other centenary editions: Lust, Madness, Cruelty, Deception, War, Innocence and Fear.
Tom’s movies A United Kingdom and Stratton have both been shortlisted for nomination to the UK’s National Film Awards. Stratton is shortlisted for Best Thriller, and A United Kingdom is up for five awards including Best British Film, Best Director and Best Actor, where David Oyelowo is pitted against Harry Potter alumnus Daniel Radcliffe for Now You See Me 2, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘s Eddie Redmayne.
The National Film Academy has today announced the nominations for the ceremony, which takes place in London on March 29 and will be broadcast on Sky Showcase, Sky channel 261.
Over 1.9 million fans cast their vote across 18 categories to decide the nominations and movie fans can now vote for the winners on the official Academy website at www.nationalfilmawards.org
Voting officially commences (23/01/17 until the 23/03/17) with winners of each category announced at the star-studded National Film Awards 2017 awards ceremony taking place on the 29th of March 2017 and televised for broadcast on Sky Showcase (Sky 261, Freesat 402, Freeview 254).
Tom has confirmed to Feltbeats today that he will be attendance at Orlando, Florida’s highly popular MegaCon next month. Tom will feature alongside fellow Harry Potter alumni Bonnie Wright, and James and Oliver Phelps.
The schedule for the convention, which is being held on May 26-29, is to be released next month along with prices for autographs and photo opportunities.