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Haunting Of Bly Manor Fans Shocked To Realise Uncle Henry Is Kid From E.T.

Haunting Of Bly Manor Fans Shocked To Realise Uncle Henry Is Kid From E.T.

So that’s our childhoods ruined!

Kimberley Bond

Kimberley Bond

Netflix is getting us in the spooky season spirit with the truly terrifying The Haunting of Bly Manor - but it wasn't just the scary special effects that blew our minds.

The chilling series, which follows on from 2018's The Haunting of Hill House, sees an oddly familiar face on screen.

Yep, the man who plays Uncle Henry Wingrave is Henry Thomas - the same actor who played little Elliot in Steven Spielberg's 1982 classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

Uncle Henry was a familiar face to some viewers (

Fans took to Twitter to express their utter shock at who this child star had grown up to be.

And it proved to be quite the ride for some viewers.

"When were y'all gonna tell me that Uncle Henry from Bly Manor and Elliot from E.T. are the same person?" said one stunned fan.

"I was today years old when I found out that Uncle Henry in Bly Manor was Elliot from E.T." wrote another adding a stunned emoji face.

"Just realised Henry from The Haunting of Bly Manor is Elliot from E.T." a third viewer said. "It's been quite the day."

Now 49, Henry Thomas has gone on to have a lucrative and impressive career in film in television, having also starred in 2002 film Gangs of New York as well as TV favourites CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Elliot's come a long way since ferrying aliens home on his bike (
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He also played the young Hugh Craine in The Haunting of Hill House.

Elliot from E.T. is not the only beloved child actor making an appearance on The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Fans were almost left lost for words when they discovered Bly Manor's creepy little girl Flora, played by Amelie Bea Smith, is also the voice of beloved toddler cartoon Peppa Pig.

Amelie Bea Smith, the voice of Peppa Pig, also features in Bly Manor (

Smith is the fourth actor to take on the role of Peppa, after the show's mainstay Harley Bird, chose to leave the programme after 13 years in the role.

The Haunting of Bly Manor is available to stream on Netflix

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Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix