Thursday, January 27, 2011

Avalon High hits the UK

Avalon High, the new Disney Original Movie based on the award-winning novel by best-selling author Meg Cabot (“The Princess Diaries”) premieres on the Disney Channel on Friday 28th January 2011 at 6:00pm.

Filmed in New Zealand in May, British actor Gregg Sulkin joins the mainly American cast as handsome quarter-back Will Wagner.

The 18 year old Londoner played JJ in the British version of As The Bell Rings, and recently appeared opposite Selena Gomez in BAFTA-winning The Wizards of Waverly Place. He has now relocated to Hollywood and seems set to join a growing list of global teen actors, who have been given their first television break with the Disney Channel.

Gregg discovered his passion for acting when he was chosen from 5,000 hopefuls to play the lead role of Bernie Reubens in Sixty Six directed by Paul Weiland, starring alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Marsen, Catherine Tate and Stephen Rea.

Avalon High follows Allie Pennington, a new student to Avalon High who is shocked to discover that her new classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur and his Court.

Official synopsis:
In “Avalon High,” Allie is ecstatic when her parents, travelling professors who specialize in King Arthur’s legend, tell her she will be staying at Avalon High until she graduates. She can finally join the track team, make new friends and be a normal high school student. But shortly after arriving, Allie discovers that something strange may be afoot. While researching a term paper on King Arthur’s legacy, she begins to notice some interesting parallels between the past and the present – from handsome quarterback Will, his cheerleader girlfriend, Jen, and their best friend, Lance, to Will’s brooding step-brother, Marco, a quirky kid named Miles and football players who act like knights of the roundtable. The deeper Allie searches, the more convinced she is that her school is a contemporary Camelot, and it’s up to her to solve of the mystery of Avalon High before notorious traitor Mordred wins again.

Starring are Britt Robertson as Allie Pennington, Gregg Sulkin as Will Wagner, Joey Pollari (Disney XD’s “Skyrunners”) as Miles, Devon Graye (“Dexter”) as Marco, Molly Quinn (“Castle”) as Jen, Christopher Tavarez (“Big Momma’s House 2″) as Lance, and Steve Valentine (“I’m in the Band,” “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie,” “Crossing Jordan”) as Mr. Moore.

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