Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi and Friends Read Roald Dahl for Charity

A glittering roster of Hollywood A-listers, including Meryl Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch, have come together remotely to read, over 10 episodes, the whole of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Produced by Dahl’s grandson Luke Kelly, and hosted by Oscar-winning actor/writer/director Taika Waititi, the epic fun-filled reading has been put together to raise money for Partners in Health.


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In our final presentation from our partnership with Cardiff University’s Roald Dahl Conference 2016, Željka Flegar explores the intricate ways in which Dahl played with and championed childlike language, and how it made him one of the most famous and adored writers for children for generation after generation.


This piece is a part of Wales Arts Review’s collection, Roald Dahl | A Retrospective.