Sunday, May 24, 2015

6 actresses who have played Tinker Bell and 2 more who will

Actress Reese Witherspoon has signed on to play Pixie Hollow fairy Tinker Bell in a live-action movie for Walt Disney Co. called “Tink.”
Witherspoon will produce and star in “Tink,” which is based on a script by Victoria Strouse, who wrote Disney’s upcoming “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory,” the Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly reported recently.
Comic actress Melissa McCarthy also is slated to star as Tinker Bell in an untitled comedy adventure for Fox to be directed by Shawn Levy, according to Deadline.
Best known as Peter Pan’s tiny sidekick, Tinker Bell currently headlines the Disney Fairies media franchise, which includes animated direct-to-DVD movies. The latest is “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast.”
Witherspoon and McCarthy will join a small group of actresses who have portrayed Tinker Bell in movies and TV shows.
What follows is a list of actresses who have portrayed the classic literary character on screen.

Virginia Browne Faire

Virginia Browne Faire played Tinker Bell in the 1924 silent adventure film “Peter Pan.”

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts played Tinker Bell in the 1991 fantasy movie “Hook,” which also starred Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. “Hook” was directed by Steven Spielberg.

Ludivine Sagnier

French actress and model Ludivine Sagnier played Tinker Bell in the 2003 film “Peter Pan,” which was directed by P.J. Hogan.

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren played Tink in the 2003 indie film “Neverland,” a dark and surreal modern re-telling of the Peter Pan tale.

Charlotte Atkinson

Charlotte Atkinson played Tinker Bell in the 2011 TV mini-series “Neverland.” British actress Keira Knightley provided her voice.

Rose McIver

New Zealand-born actress Rose McIver, now starring on the CW’s “iZombie,” played Tinker Bell on ABC’s fairy tale drama “Once Upon a Time” during the 2013-14 season.

Photo of Reese Witherspoon from Draper James, her new retail brand for fashion, accessories and home decor.

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