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  1. Marion Dugan — “Cookie”
  2. Paul Reubens — FBI Agent Bob
  3. Jacqueline Steiger — Amanda Thripp
  4. Rhea Perlman — Mrs. Wormwood
  5. Kira Spencer Cook — Hortensia
  6. Jimmy Karz — Bruce Bogtrotter
  7. Kiami Davael — Lavender
  8. Pam Ferris — Agatha Trunchbull
  9. Matilda’s hysterical father, Mr. Wormwood
  10. Embeth Davidtz — Miss Honey
  11. Our favorite underestimated girl, Matilda, played by Mara Wilson

Time Travel With "Matilda": Cast Then and Now (1996 - Present)

As Roald Dahl famously said, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." The movie 'Matilda' weaves the very essence of that magic, reminding us of a time when wonder was always by our side during childhood. Released on July 28, 1996, it brought to life characters who etched themselves into our hearts. Matilda, a beacon of brilliance in her quiet strength, Miss Honey, an embodiment of kindness that resonates across time, and the iconic Ms. Trunchbull, whose villainy still tickles our amusement.

As years flow by like stories waiting to be told, the inevitable question emerges: how has time painted their faces? With each laugh, tear, and shared adventure, the cast has journeyed from '96 to the present. The curiosity you've held, the memories you've cherished—prepare to bridge the gap as we unveil the present visages of these cherished characters. The past and present intertwine, a story of 'then' and 'now' awaits. Welcome to the magical transformation of 'Matilda,' where nostalgia meets the present moment."

Marion Dugan is known for The Cable Guy (1996), Matilda (1996) and Quantum Leap. She passed away on March 31, 2015, in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

#2. Paul Reubens — FBI Agent Bob

Paul Reubens is widely known for creating and playing the character Pee-wee Herman.

#3. Jacqueline Steiger — Amanda Thripp

Jacqueline Steiger is an actress and producer, known for Matilda (1996), Beautiful (2000) and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998).

#4. Rhea Perlman — Mrs. Wormwood

Rhea Perlman is best known for portraying head waitress Carla Tortelli in the sitcom Cheers (1982 - 1993). She has also appeared in Movies like Canadian Bacon (1995), Matilda (1996), The Sessions (2012), Poms (2019), and Barbie (2023).

#5. Kira Spencer Cook — Hortensia

Kira Spencer Cook is an actress and writer, known for Matilda (1996), Immobile Home (2014) and Character Actors (2013).

#6. Jimmy Karz — Bruce Bogtrotter

Jimmy Karz is an actor, known for The Wedding Singer (1998), Matilda (1996) and ER (1994).

#7. Kiami Davael — Lavender

Kiami Davael is best known for her role as "Lavender" in "Matilda" starring Mara Wilson.

#8. Pam Ferris — Agatha Trunchbull

Pam Ferris has also starred in numerous British television series, including Connie (1985), The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993), Where the Heart Is (1997–2000), Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006), and Call The Midwife (2012–2016).

#9. Matilda’s hysterical father, Mr. Wormwood

He played by Danny DeVito, also happened to be the narrator of the film.

#10. Embeth Davidtz — Miss Honey

Embeth Davidtz starred in movies such as Army of Darkness, Schindler's List, Matilda, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man, Fallen, Junebug, and Fracture.

#11. Our favorite underestimated girl, Matilda, played by Mara Wilson

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