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Amina interviews actor Benedict Cumberbatch for the BBC

Year 7 student Amina was invited by CBBC Newsround to interview actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the voice of The Grinch in a brand new animated movie. 

Based on the famous book by Dr. Seuss, the film follows the hairy green character as he plans to stop Christmas from being celebrated in Whoville by stealing all the town's decorations and gifts. Watch the full interview on the BBC website.

Amina is an actress herself, and will be taking to the stage next month in That Night Follows Day at the Southbank Centre. That Night Follows Day is an exciting production by Forced Entertainment, a well established experimental and challenging theatre companyPerformed by a cast of eight to 14 year-olds, the play explores the way adults’ words and actions shape and influence young people. Performances run from 11 to 15 December and tickets are available from the Southbank Centre website.