Watch Duchess Camilla Join Oscar Winners For Dramatic Reading Of James & The Giant Peach
Duchess Camilla just did a dramatic reading of James & The Gíant Peach with actors like Josh Gad, Lupita Nyong'o and everything was directed by Taika Waititi. Spoilert alert: it is really worth the watch!
On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cornwall has showed off some impressive acting skills in a new video that has her doing a dramatic reading with Oscar-winning actors like Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad - all in character! The entire reading (which, of course, took place via videoconference) of the popular children's book was directed by filmmaker Taika Waititi, another Oscar-winner.
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The Duchess of Cornwall has joined @taikawaititi and The @roald_dahl Story Company for her first character reading in Episode 6 of James and The Giant Peach with #TaikaAndFriends. . In the latest episode of the story, The Duchess appears as the surprised Ship's Captain who spots a Giant Peach fly by. . The campaign by The Roald Dahl Story Company aims to support charities impacted by COVID-19, including @partnersinhealth and @roalddahlcharity, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron. Watch the episode in full (and any you might have missed beforehand!) through the link in our bio.
Watch: Duchess Camilla reads James & The Giant Peach
Duchess Camilla played the role of the surprised Ship's Captain, who sees a Giant Peach fly by: "Holy cats! Send a message to the Queen at once! The country must be warned!"
She told director Taika Waititi before delivering her reading: "I'm thrilled to do it, not that I'm much of an actor, but I shall do my best."
She did her reading from her residence in Scotland, Birkhall, where she and Prince Charles have been in self-isolation ever since the lockdown was imposed in March. The reading of James & The Giant Peach is part of a campaign supported by the Roald Dahl Story Company and Taika Waititi that helps charities impacted by COVID-19, including Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
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