Jack Wild is remembered for his role as Artful Dodger in the musical drama film ‘Oliver’ (1968), for which he was nominated for the ‘Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.’ Prior to this film, he had been cast in the West End theatre production of Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver’.
Wild worked for the Children’s Film Foundation production of the film serial ‘Danny the Dragon’ and science fiction anthology television series ‘Out of the Unknown.’ His other television appearances during the 1960s include ‘Z-Cars’, ‘The Newcomers’ and ‘George and the Dragon.’
Jack received mixed reviews for his performances in ‘The Pied Piper’ (1972) and ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ (1991). His film ‘Basil’ (1997) was a disaster at the box office.
His other movies include ‘Pufnstuf’ (1970), ‘Melody’ (1971), and ‘Flight of the Doves’ (1971). Wild did not want to get typecast in roles as a minor and took up adult roles in movies like ‘Moussaka & Chips.’
Two siblings decide to run away after many years of receiving abuse from their uncle Toby, who is also their stepfather. They flee to Ireland to find their grandmother, but are unaware of the fact that they are heirs to their grandfather’s estate, and also stand to inherit a large fortune. When their uncle learns about this, he wants to make sure the children are never seen again.
Jimmy gets kicked out of the school band after he trips and breaks a drum kit. Therefore, he starts his own journey with his magical talking flute named Freddy. He ends up on a boat, which takes him to a magical island.
The Pied Piper is a fantasy drama film, which takes us to 1349 Germany, when the town of Hamelin is plagued by rats. They hire a wandering pied piper to lure the rats away. However, when they refuse to pay for his services, he hires the children of the town away.
Robin of Locksley escapes captivity by Turks and return to England. In England Robin’s father has been killed by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham who has betrayed King Richard and crowned Richard’s brother as the new king. Robin now teams up with a band of outlaws to avenge his father’s death and restore the rightful king back to the throne.