Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York on March 25, 1972 · 22
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Binghamton, New York
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Saturday, March 25, 1972
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"8 Sjtfa , Marcft 25s 1972, PRESSghtjOn.'R.Yt'-; , 3 English Children Get Big Break From Disney Three young English charmers make their American movie bow in Walt Disney Productions' "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." They were chosen from among hundreds of aspirants to play World War II evacuees in the musical fantasy starring Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson. "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" is about a good witch who shares her magical song-spangled adventures with three children from London. Ian Weighill, 14, Roy Snart, 7, and Cindy O'Callaghan, 13, play the kids. Ian was born near London in Surrey. At 12 he was a somewhat reluctant pupil in a Saturday afternoon drama class. - "HE WASN'T VERY interested and split -his afternoons between acting, football, scouting and sailing," Ian 's mother admits. Eventually Ian dropped out of his weekly class, only to be cast as a schoolboy in a 1969 film version of "David Cooper-field." He enjoyed the experience. When Disney scouts in London. began interviewing youngsters for "Bedknobs and Broomsticks," Ian joined the line. "He was astounded, to say the lest, but secretly excited at being chosen to play Charlie," his mother says. Ian found Hollywood, where he went for the role, different from London. "THE BUILDINGS were nice but very thin. The walls, I . think, were made of paper," he remarks. "The food was posh. You got all sorts of fruit, and they served salad before a meal. I liked the steaks and the weather, except when it got X "HOME IS OUR ONLY COMPETITOR" LITTLE VENICE : RESTAURANT 111 Chenango St. : STEAKS 2 CHOPS : seafood: COMPLETE ITALIAN MENU I 724-2513 I CLOSED MONDAYS WE ARE REMODELING!! MANDARIN HOUSE' WE WILL BE CLOSED WATCH FOR OUR NEW DINING ROOM ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 29th RESERVATIONS 754-0151 3306 1. MAIN ST. too hot. Then I wished I was back in England." Roy Snart was born in Middlesex, a suburb of London. When he was three his mother enrolled him in a combination acting school and model agency. ' Precocious, he was a hit from the start. On television Roy advertised everything from cereals to supermarkets and quickly established himself as a top child model. But he drew the line at doing a nude scene. "They wanted me to take a flippin' bath with loads of people watching, and some of 'em was girls ! " he explains. ROY STUDIED acting for three years, then quit in favor of fishing, football, horseback riding and woodcraft. His impish, cheeky look won him the role of Paul in "Bedknobs and Broomsticks." "You must put it in my contract through," he said at the time, "that I'm not taking any flippin' baths," Cindy O'Callaghan was born in London. From the age of nine she wanted to be an actress. Without her parents' knowledge she sent her photograph to an agency and was rewarded with an interview. She was soon appearing in television commercials. On her twelfth birthday she made her stage debut in "Peter JON DAVID S MOOD "THE BEST SOUNDS AROUND" SUNDAY MARCH 26 9-1 a.m. ADMISSION INCLUDES ONE DRINK THE RIVERBOAT BAYLIFFS PUB COR. NORTH PAGE AVE. & JENNINGS ST., ENDICOTT, N.Y. HOT PIES ALL LAMB SPIEDIES CLAMS SAUSAGE & PEPPER SUBS MEATBALL SUBS 2-QT. Pitcher of BEER test Than $126 MIXED DRINKS i. Than 51 EAt HERE OR TAKE OUT PHONE 785-9746 MARCH 27th & 28th ENDWEll, N.T. Pan" at the Scala theatre in London's West End. CINDY'S PERTNESS caught the eye of Disney talent -hunters. As Carrie she sings and dances in "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" along side Koy Snart and Ian Weighill. Like them, she found Hollywood far different from London. "I loved the- weather. Wished I could have taken it home with me," she says. "The clothes were different, too. More casual. If you wore hippie clothes in London as they do in Hollywood, they'd think you were crazy. They'd think you were a nutter." 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