Wonka

Wonka
  • 2023
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant

An origin story for Willy Wonka featuring an all-star cast and directed by Paddington's Paul King.

Read articles

Performance times

Where are you?

Tell us your location to see times for this film.

Wonka

News & features

Paul King ruined expensive jacket with Wonka hug

27 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Paul King gave Timothee Chalamet a very “expensive” hug after he shot his final scene for ‘Wonka’. The 45-year-old filmmaker had worn “nice clothes” to mark the last day of filming on the movie, but the scene in question saw the 27-year-old actor and…

Paul King: Wonka's the 'perfect Christmas movie'

24 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Paul King believes ‘Wonka’ is the “perfect Christmas movie”. The 45-year-old filmmaker released his ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ prequel – which stars Timothee Chalamet as chocolatier Willy Wonka – earlier this month and he thinks the themes are…

Timothée Chalamet 'very fun' on Wonka set

17 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Timothée Chalamet was "very fun" on the set of 'Wonka'. The 27-year-old actor plays Willy Wonka in Paul King's movie about the Roald Dahl character's early years and Calah Lane, 14 – who portrays Noodle, a hard-working but underprivileged orphan…

Timothee Chalamet is open to Wonka 2

11 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet is open to returning for a 'Wonka' sequel. The 27-year-old actor stars as a young Willy Wonka in Paul King's blockbuster musical movie, which tells the origin story of the character from Roald Dahl's classic tale 'Charlie and the…

Hugh Grant given a picture of naked Oompa Loompa by ‘Wonka’ director

10 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Hugh Grant was given a picture of a naked Oompa Loompa by ‘Wonka’ director Paul King. The ‘Four Weddings And a Funeral’ actor, 63, plays an 18-inch tall Oompa Loompa in the new ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ prequel, which arrived in cinemas on…

'It was like a crown of thorns': Hugh Grant loathed his role as an Oompa-Loompa in Wonka

7 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Hugh Grant "hated" playing an Oompa-Loompa in 'Wonka'. The 63-year-old actor stars as the diminutive, orange-faced Lofty in the new movie – a prequel to Roald Dahl's classic story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' – and admits that he loathed the…

Timothee Chalamet: Wonka is my favourite film

1 Dec 2023

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet has described 'Wonka' as his "favourite" film. The 27-year-old actor plays a young Willy Wonka in Paul King's movie that tells the origin story of the eccentric chocolatier and has had more "fun" on the flick than any other project.

'A lot of auto-tune': Timothee Chalamet jokes about singing skills in Wonka

29 Nov 2023

Film gossip

Timothée Chalamet joked he needed "a lot of auto-tune" in 'Wonka'. The 27-year-old actor portrays confectioner Willy Wonka in the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' prequel, and while he found learning the dance routines a "great learning experience"…

Paul King defends Hugh Grant's Wonka casting as Oompa-Loompa after criticism

29 Nov 2023

Film gossip

'Wonka' director Paul King has defended the decision to cast Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa. The 63-year-old actor portrays the diminutive Lofty in the origin story for Roald Dahl's famous 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' character and the filmmaker…

Paul King would 'definitely' make a Wonka sequel

13 Sep 2023

Film gossip

Paul King wants to make a 'Wonka' sequel. The 45-year-old director has revealed that he'd love to make another film about Willy Wonka, the fictional character from Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Paul told Total Film: "I would…

Wonka director reveals Timothee Chalamet sings like Bing Crosby

12 Sep 2023

Film gossip

'Wonka' director Paul King says Timothee Chalamet sings just like Bing Crosby. The actor stars as Willy Wonka in the new movie – which is a prequel to 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' – and King has admitted he was amazed to hear…

'We are being pushed out of the industry we love': Hugh Grant's Wonka role slammed by actor with dwarfism

27 Jul 2023

Film gossip

Hugh Grant's role in 'Wonka' has been criticised by an actor with dwarfism. George Coppen believes the 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' star's role as an Oompa-Loompa should have gone to an actor with the condition because there are relatively few parts…

Paul King gained 50 pounds scoffing chocolates on Wonka set

17 Jul 2023

Film gossip

'Wonka' director Paul King gained 50 pounds by scoffing the movie's specially-made sweets. The moviemaker took charge of the musical prequel to 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' which stars Timothee Chalamet as the titular character…

'The funniest, most sarcastic sh*t': Why Hugh Grant was perfect for Wonka role

12 Jul 2023

Film gossip

Hugh Grant was cast in 'Wonka' because he is the "funniest, most sarcastic sh*t" director Paul King has ever met. The 62-year-old actor portrays a tiny green-haired Oompa Loompa in the upcoming movie – which tells the story as to how 'Charlie and the…

Timothee Chalamet completes Wonka filming

14 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet has finished filming for 'Wonka'. The 25-year-old actor will play the lead role in the musical film, which acts as a prequel to 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and centres on a young version of the iconic Roald Dahl character Willy…

Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Sally Hawkins join Wonka prequel

30 Sep 2021

Film gossip

Rowan Atkinson, Olivia Colman and Sally Hawkins lead the new additions to the 'Wonka' prequel. The hotly-anticipated musical movie – which is set to see Timothee Chalamet star as the titular chocolatier – has just started filming and the full cast has…

Keegan-Michael Key cast in Wonka

14 Sep 2021

Film gossip

Keegan-Michael Key is set to star in 'Wonka'. The 50-year-old star – who has appeared in the likes of 'The Lion King', 'Pitch Perfect 2', 'Toy Story 4' and Apple TV+ series 'Schmigadoon' – has reportedly been cast in the upcoming musical blockbuster. As…

Timothee Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in prequel film

24 May 2021

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet will play Willy Wonka in an upcoming prequel to ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The 25-year-old actor has been rumoured to be taking on the iconic role of the chocolate factory proprietor for several months, but according to…

Tom Holland 'is among the contenders to play Willy Wonka'

20 Jan 2021

Film gossip

Tom Holland is reportedly in the frame to play Willy Wonka in the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' prequel. The 24-year-old actor – who is best known for playing Spider-Man – is among the contenders for the coveted role in the upcoming movie.

Donald Glover would need to think about Willy Wonka role

12 Jun 2018

Film gossip

Donald Glover would need to "think about it on some level" if he were to be offered the role of Willy Wonka in the new adaptation of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. The 34-year-old actor was thought to be one of the contenders to portray the…

Paul King in talks to helm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie

13 Feb 2018

Film gossip

Paul King is in negotiations to helm a new 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' movie. The filmmaker is best known for the critically-acclaimed 'Paddington' movies, but now looks to be setting his sights on another iconic literary title to adapt, as he's…

New Willy Wonka film coming

20 Oct 2016

Film gossip

A new Willy Wonka film is in development. A new standalone adventure based on the eccentric chocolatier character created by late children's author Roald Dahl is in development after Warner Bros. Pictures was granted a license from the Roald Dahl Estate…

Tell us more about this listing.