Lloyd Howells – (Horrid Henry: The Movie – 2011).

I recently got the chance to talk to Lloyd Howells about his role in ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’. Here, Lloyd talks about what it was like working with the cast and crew and what his favourite subjects are at school…

Hey Lloyd. Thanks for taking the time out to speak to me – ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’ is currently in UK cinemas right now.

For anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet, what is the general plotline?

The film is a great film for young children. I think older parents won’t get the film’s sense of humour. Anyway the story is about a group of boys and girls hating each other at the beginning of the film and then joining together and saving their school from the evil villain played by Richard E. Grant who wants to make lots of money by closing down all the schools in the area and then forcing the parents to have to pay to attend his school.

Tell us a bit about the character you play in the movie…

I play Rude Ralph in the film. He’s Henry’s best friend and wherever he goes I go. He can be a bit naughty at times and is always involved with Henry and his tricks. He also gets into lots of trouble himself. Like Henry he loves music and plays guitar and sings in their band the Zero Zombies.

How did you get involved in the project in the first place?

I first got involved with the ‘Horrid Henry’ film when my agent sent me a script and asked me to go up to an audition in London. There was hundreds of children there waiting their turn. I don’t really like crowds so my Dad and I sat on some stairs quietly till it was my turn to go in. We went in groups of about five or six at first. The whole thing lasted about twenty minutes. Dad and I then went home and a few days later my agent rang to say they liked me and would I go back and see them again. The next time up to London was to a different place and some other people were there as well as the people who first interviewed me. Yet again same as before I was asked to read and act, and then I went back home. Another few days past and again back up to London to be seen by other people. It was like being in a football competition. There was about five rounds before they said I had got the part.

The film stars Anjelica Huston, Parminder Nagra, Richard E. Grant and….Dick And Dom, with Nick Moore onboard as director – what was it like working with the cast and crew on-set?

Although the grown up actors were really well-known they treated us all very well. It was like being in a big family. I had caught a bad cold when we were filming and didn’t feel very well one day on set and Anjelica Houston was just like a Mum to me. She was very kind and looked after me. A gang of us were invited to her trailer and we had lunch with her. She was lovely. Dick and Dom were also great to be with. They kept shouting out “Bogies” all the time when they shouldn’t. They are really, really funny. Nick the director was brilliant. He was really gentle and kind. He made you feel very relaxed, and really praised you when you did well. I just hope they make a sequel because I made so many good friends on-set.

The whole film is set in and around Ashton School – do you yourself like school? Do you have any favourite subjects?

I have just left my old school Felbridge Primary and now I’m moving on to my next, School Sackville in East Grinstead. Most of my classmates are going to another school because they live in a different area. I shall miss them very much. Felbridge was great. I like school and my favourite subjects are history and literacy. I also like PE as well. But, not maths!

Let’s talk a bit about you Lloyd. What made you want to get into acting in the first place?

How did I get into acting? Well my brother Ashley is a three years older than me and he is a very good actor. He’s just got into the Brits Academy. He has an agent and when my Mum took him to speak with her I went with them. Whilst we were there Ash and I started messing about on a stage they had there. We didn’t know they could see us - we thought they were in the office. Anyway, they weren’t and they saw us messing and the agent said I should audition properly for her and I should perhaps take some acting lessons. The next thing I know I’m on the telly doing an advert with Gary Rhodes for Flora. I like acting and I enjoy singing and I also like football.

What is currently on your I-Pod?

My I-Pod well, my favourite is Linkin Park. Love them, I love the songs they made for the ‘Transformers’ films. Brilliant! I also like Green Day and Dave Days.  I have lots of his songs too.

What roles would you like to do in ten years time?

If I am lucky I would love to do films such as James Bond or any action type movies. I might even make my own. Anything with Megan Fox in would be brilliant too. I have her picture on my bedroom wall. Ash bought it for me for Christmas.

What does a Lloyd Howells day usually consist of?

If I am lucky I would like to stay in bed all day. Play on my PS3, or on my computer and just relax. But Dad is always onto me about tidying my bedroom or whatever. At weekends I play in a football team called the Meads so I have to get up fairly early. Saturdays are usually football in the morning with drama classes in the afternoon. Homework on Sundays.

What has been the most interesting piece of local / national news you’ve heard in the last month?

I must be honest I don’t listen much to the news much but I did see the news story the other day about a man shooting a lot of teenagers in Norway. It made me very sad.

What’s coming up for you in 2011?

What is coming up for me in 2011? Well I start a new school in September. Hopefully there will be a new film role coming soon. But we will just have to see what happens.

Thanks for the interview!

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emily
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 22:01:09

    so lloyd you love school and u remind me a bit of myself because my parents are always telling me to tidy up and i would love to relax all day i love footie and singing and i love acting you are my favourite character in horrid henry the movie and i hope if you do make any of your own films that i couldd also be in them with you hope to see you soon or in my life xx Emily

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  2. Stella
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 17:38:30

    Hey Lloyd I fancy you

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  3. Meg Mai Roberts
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 17:21:44

    HI GUYs WUU2? THIS FINE TIME OF DAY OR NITE?
    Guys we know people fancy Lloyd but please don’t take this personally because I am strong willed but we will never ever meet or marry him!!!!! Not unless u meet him and fall straight in luv but please take my advice just get over it!!!!!! ( NO offence Lloyd) :D

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  4. Meg Mai Roberts
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 21:42:27

    So after this I will not b 2 harsh on anyone but please get some boulders, build a bridge and get over it!!!!!! Coz I know Lloyd is fit and any other word 2 describe him but there is a 99.999999999999……………. % chance that u will NEVER meet him and 0.50% of meeting him and there is a even fewer chance of going out with him and marrying him!!!!! Not unless u have stalked him o tweeter or live close 2 him or whatever. I live in Wales guys!!!!!! And I fancy celebs but I know I will never ever ever have a chance!!!!!! xxxxx So yeah and again (No offence) :v <pacman
    (^^^)

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    • isabella510
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 16:14:53

      l definitely have no chance cause I live in spain and that far away isnt it xxxx :D is it hard being an actor Lloyd? I love you Lloyd hope your well.

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  5. beth
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 10:37:10

    i love you lloyd your like so peng and hott wanna go out ?xxxx

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  6. isabella510
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 16:10:47

    I love you Lloyd! I loved you in the film Horrid Henry The Movie i thought it was great. I wish life was simpler I mean you’re an actor and I’m just plain old me and I live in spain so I have even less chance of ever meeting you. I wish I could meet you one day xxx whys life have to be difficult out here its sun, sun and some rain in winter and there well its sort of cold walm rrrr this is bad for every one i guess your great xxxx is it hard being an actor?

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  7. Letitia Roebuck
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 00:00:55

    I love him myself as well as Jack Sanders he’s REALLY cute in his hood :D and I loved him on stage such a a good singer I just really love him a great actor wish I knew him hehe ♥

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  8. bubbles1286
    May 07, 2012 @ 10:42:36

    You are a great actor I really like you and I mean LIKE LIKE YOU you are so cute but i’m only 9

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  9. rockongirl2012
    May 14, 2012 @ 20:06:57

    you are an AMAZING actor Lloyd!!!!!!

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  10. Jane
    May 21, 2012 @ 05:48:26

    You rock . I think u r cute but I don’t wanna overdo it

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  11. lexy knowles
    May 28, 2012 @ 15:20:54

    Hi lloyd
    me and my friend love you every song we sing has to have your name in it like “life is a wonderful thing with lloyd life is a wonterful thing” love u hope to meet u <3

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  12. Catlin Rose
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 19:17:29

    hey – wassup? do you like all this attention, LLoyd??? I kind of like u 2 – but as a friend!!!!!! I wish i could meet u. see ya later hater!!!!!! ;-)

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  13. lloyd howells
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 19:21:41

    To Catlin – u sound 2cfs – too cool for school!!! wanna meet ya too!!! do u think we could be mates?

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  14. courtney12lloydhowellsxx
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 17:14:12

    lloyd u are so sexy, fit, lush, cute and hot xxxx

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  15. Katie.havens@ntlworld.com
    Jul 07, 2012 @ 06:49:10

    So Lloyd I love you sooo much u are the best character in horrid henry I love football I hope I will see u one day and u will make up some movies and I could be in them love u loads Lucy

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  16. Keeley Churm
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 16:02:43

    Hi I think You are awesome!!! I love Your Part in Horrid Henry, My Little Brother loves the film so do i ((((: it would be a dream come true to see you in person ;D

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  17. danii
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 18:56:06

    Hi Lloyd your so cute and beautiful! i was just wondering do you have twitter? please because i really want to follow You! thanks lloyd love you

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  18. Georgia Griffiths
    Jan 04, 2013 @ 14:56:51

    I was taking to his brother ash last night :)

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  19. Ella Board
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 13:56:58

    Hi Lloyd I’m so in love with you but I don’t wanna overdo it anyways how old are you are where do you live? Luv u! :) x

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  20. chloe
    May 16, 2013 @ 15:03:54

    oh i forgot can u get back to me as soon as possible only if u like me as a friend !
    bye

    Reply

  21. codyy
    May 16, 2013 @ 19:49:39

    hi llyod i really like your part as rude ralph.did i spell ralph right?can we be friends. codie – (thats me)

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  22. chaseitsallcool
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 18:49:10

    hi. you’re really into sports and music, huh? cool. I play the piano, I practice the guitar and clarinet also like football, baseball, basketball, tennis and soccer.

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  23. jenni981
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 21:22:15

    hey Lloyd. I think your a great actor. Dont you just get tired of all the ‘go out with me’comments, theyre so silly and cringey. i would love to be an actress. my dad kinda helps out cuz he got me an extra role in dark shadows when he was working on it I think you were great in Horrid Henry. (my sister Loves it). I also hope there is a sequel!
    From Jenny x ps i think we would make goodish friends if i was given the chance but i know i probably wont be ;)

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