Lewis MacDougall as Conor

Lewis MacDougall was 12 years old when he filmed A Monster Calls. He is now 14 years old.

His transition from being a junior drama club member in his home town of Edinburgh, Scotland to being in major motion pictures happened quickly. His club drama teacher saw his potential and suggested that he join the more advanced acting group. On his first attendance, the casting director Orla O’Connor visited scouting for young talent to be in Joe Wright’s Pan. After a lengthy audition process spanning several weeks and several audition sessions, Mr. MacDougall was cast as Peter’s best friend Nibs, who features in the early orphanage sequences of the movie. He enjoyed the stunt training and learning a Cockney accent for the role.

He was signed at that point by an agent who subsequently brought him to the attention of the casting director of A Monster Calls. Whilst filming in Barcelona, Mr. MacDougall, a huge football (a.k.a. soccer, in the U.S.) fan, was lucky enough to see Barcelona play on their home ground.

He has since completed filming the movie Boundaries, written and directed by Shana Feste, in which he portrays Vera Farmiga’s character’s son, and the grandson of the character played by Christopher Plummer.

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"Break The Windows" Clip

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"In The Eyes" Clip

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"Messily Ever After" Clip

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"Face Your Fears" Spot

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Sigourney Weaver on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Sigourney Weaver Speaks to The Hollywood Reporter

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The New York Times Profiles Felicity Jones

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Official Trailer: Focus Features and J.A. Bayona Present A...

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Lewis MacDougall as Conor

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Mom: Felicity Jones stars in J.A. Bayona's A Monster...

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Entertainment Weekly Introduces A Monster...

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Determination: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] and The Monster [Liam...

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Change: Struggling to understand one another, love must carry Connor...

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J.A. Bayona Talks with Gold Derby

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Early Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco

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Writer Patrick Ness and the Backstory of A...

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SFX Artist David Marti Captures BTS Moment of...

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Connor: In just his second on-screen role, young Lewis MacDougall portrays Connor - a boy determined not to lose his mother.

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Patrick Ness Named One of "Hollywood's 25 Most...

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BTS: A Look at A Monster Calls' Animated Sequences

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Concept Art by Daniel Carrasco Jabalera

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Faith: A boy confronted with a monumental shift in what he once considered "normal", Connor [Lewis MacDougall] will stand tallest when atop the shoulders of The Monster [Liam Neeson].

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Liam Neeson as The Monster

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Illustrated: Connor [Lewis MacDougall] brings his imagination to life...

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Illustrator Andreu Zaragoza's Monster

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J.A. Bayona, Director

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Monster Building

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Sigourney Weaver as Grandma

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Life: Director J.A. Bayona brings Patrick Ness' novel A Monster Calls to life with beautiful, signature scenes lensed by cinematographer Fernando Velázquez.

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Toby Kebbell as Dad

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Origin: J.A. Bayona directs A Monster Calls from a script by the novel's author Patrick Ness. The novel was awarded 2012's Carnegie and Greenaway Medals.

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Escape: No matter the level of fear, anger or confusion, Connor...