Hoards of little girls queued around Cambridge Market Square to audition for the part of Lyra in the soon to be made film of the first part of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials”, today. It was an open casting – see the link , so an unknown could be about to be a big star…or a big flop!

http://www.philip-pullman.com/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=125

Philip Pullman seems to have confidence in the director. http://www.philip-pullman.com/pages/content/index.asp?PageID=102 However, this is the second director, as the first left due to the technical difficulties in bringing the book to the screen.

So, no pressure there then!

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