Three young performers from a performing arts group in Sutton have been cast to appear in Netflix’s remake of Matilda.

Performers Eliza, Sophia-Ann and Amanda at performing arts group Stagecoach Sutton had been working on TV and film for years before landing their latest role as extras on Netflix’s Matilda.

The trio performed alongside a cast of over 200 performers in the latest remake of Roald Dahl’s childhood classic.

The lucky break came after years of continuous hard work to develop their performance skills of singing, dancing and acting at the school.

Stagecoach Performing Arts has been supporting aspiring performers for over 30 years and has a network of over 3,000 international performing arts schools.

Speaking on the girls’ success, Principal Jennifer Jones expressed her pride for the three who she had been supporting in their journey.

Jennifer said: “I was so proud of Eliza for having this opportunity as she works so hard.

“Amanda has come on leaps and bounds with confidence, so it was really lovely for her to have this opportunity.

“Sophia-Anne worked quite a bit in the industry in TV and West End.

“It was great for her to add this amazing opportunity to her CV”.

Amanda has previously worked in TV and the movie business as a background actor before getting the opportunity to work on Matilda.

Amanda’s mum thanked Jennifer for the opportunity and said Amanda enjoyed her time working on the production.

She said: “In 2021, Jennifer gave Amanda a massive opportunity by introducing her to Sally King casting to take a part in a movie.

“Since then, she has been working in a number of movies and TV as a background actor.

“It gave her the opportunity to work in Matilda the Musical.

“She had a wonderful time working in the production and it was a great experience for her”.

Filming for Matilda took place in the English Countryside and according to Sophia-Anne’s mum, she enjoyed meeting he actors and spending time with the crew.

She said: “Sophia-Anne was thrilled to be cast in a supporting actor role for Matilda the Musical film.

“The whole process was so exciting, from costume fittings and hair and make-up trials, through to the actual filming somewhere deep in the English countryside.

“Sophia-Anne learnt so much from the experience and loved meeting the crew and other actors.

“She was so inspired by them all.

“We were all so proud when we spotted her in the cinema.

“We can’t wait for her next opportunity”.