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A World of Pure Imagination: Timothee Chalamet to be immortalise at Madame Tussauds London
- Wednesday 6th December 2023
- Timothee Chalamet
The announcement comes ahead of the highly anticipated launch of Wonka, that sees Chalamet take on the leading role of the much-loved eccentric chocolatier. Filmed in London, the reinvented classic is expected to be the hit of the festive season.
Cool, charismatic and playful in personality, the star has become the leading man for Gen Z, defined by his emotional intelligence and loved by fans around the world for his vulnerability, rebellious spirit and flair for fashion, as much as he is for his acting.
Chalamet’s breakthrough came when he appeared in Hostiles (2017) and Lady Bird (2017), and his extraordinary ascension to Hollywood royalty has already seen him, at only 27, earn multiple Golden Globe, Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for his breathtaking and boundary pushing performance in Call Me By Your Name (2017).
Overall, the star has amassed an enviable body of work; starting his career in Men, Women & Children (2014), Interstellar (2014), before landing supporting and leading roles in cult Indie films including True Deception (2015); One and Two (2015); Miss Steven (2017) and Beautiful Boy (2018). Breaking into blockbusters he then appeared in historical drama The King (2019), Greta Gerwig’s modern take on Little Women (2019), Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch (2021), Netflix’s Don’t Look Up (2021) and the lead in the adaptation of the sci-fi novel, Dune (2021). His latest project Bones and All (2022) saw him make his producing debut as fans and critics eagerly await the release of Dune: Part Two in March 2024.
Chalamet’s unique and forward-thinking sense of style has also seen him named “best-dressed man in the world” by GQ Magazine, secured him the coveted role of co-chair for the Met Gala in 2021 and saw him make history as the first solo male cover in British Vogue’s history in 2022.
The Baker Street attraction has today given fans a glimpse behind the scenes of their intricate creative process. Exclusive images released today, show sculptor Dave Burks expertly crafting Chalamet’s trademark cheekbones in clay, the first stage of the figure’s creation.
Jo Kinsey, Studio Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “Timothee Chalamet is the new type of Hollywood leading man and we’re working closely with him on every detail of his upcoming figure. A firm fan favourite, he shines as brightly on screen as he does on the front cover of Vogue or GQ, never compromising who he is or what he stands for, captivating not only hearts but minds too.
“We can't wait for fans to see his first ever Madame Tussauds figure. The team here are having a lot of fun combing through his fashion back catalogue to choose the perfect outfit and will be spending a lot of time perfecting those trademark chiselled cheekbones – they may even be the most distinctive we’ve worked on yet!”
For more news on Timothee Chalamet’s arrival in Spring 2024, keep an eye on Madame Tussauds London’s social channels.
For guests visiting the attraction for festive fun this Christmas, expect to see the new Sir David Attenborough figure, Olly Alexander, Harry Styles, and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst – all new to the attraction this year.