New release date for Colin Firth’s ‘The Secret Garden’ movie – watch the trailer!

The delayed movie adaptation of The Secret Garden has some revised release dates.

Starring Colin Firth (Pride & Prejudice) and Julie Walters (Mamma Mia), the brand new family movie is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic 1910 novel.

The Secret Garden comes from the producer of Paddington and the Harry Potter movies.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne has updated the story from the Edwardian era to 1947, setting the movie shortly after World War 2, at the time of Partition in India.

The Secret Garden will now be released to watch at home on demand in the US and Canada on Friday 7th August, having been pushed back from its original April release due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The movie is available to rent now on Amazon!

In the UK, The Secret Garden will launch simultaneously in cinemas and at home on Sky Cinema and NOW TV on Friday 23rd October.

Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema and Acquisitions at Sky UK & Ireland, commented: “With award-winning talent on and off-screen, our customers are in for a real treat. We’re proud to give The Secret Garden the big audience it deserves this autumn.”

Watch the trailer:


The official synopsis reads: “The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.

“When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Colin Firth) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis) for company.

“Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite.

“While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg.

“Once brought together, these three damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.”

The Secret Garden is available to rent on Amazon.