When child actors suddenly appear all grown up it can cause several reactions. Generally a bewildering sense of “I recognise that actor” and followed up by the relief when IMDB confirms who they are/were. I had this recently when watching Sky’s new war time drama, The Pacific.
After three episodes I’m firmly hooked and happily stashing them away on my Sky+ box to watch in big chunks (it’s always better that way) but I had a horrible nagging feeling during the first two episodes as my brain tried to work out who the young leads were. I could handle it no longer and grabbed my laptop to discover that two of the actors had appeared in two very big movies. Wanna know who?
James Dale Badge was in Lord of the Flies as Simon but you may also remember him from CSI.
Joseph Mazzello shot to stardom in 1993′s Jurassic Park and oddly enough has also appeared in CSI.
It is times like this that make me really appreciate the internet…