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The BFG: Ruby Barnhill on her film role as Sophie

The young star of Steven Spielberg's film The BFG admitted she "had no idea" of the Oscar-winning director's reputation when she won the role.

Ruby Barnhill, who is from Knutsford in Cheshire, played Sophie alongside award-winning actor Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant in the adaptation of Roald Dahl's story.

The 12-year-old, who opened a garden inspired by the novel at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, spoke to BBC North West Tonight reporter Ian Haslam.