Nick Moore "couldn't believe it" when Anjelica Huston signed up for 'Horrid Henry'.

The directed was delighted when the American actress agreed to do the family movie - which is based on the books and TV series of the same name - and was equally happy when 'Gosford Park' star Richard E. Grant agreed to a role in the film.

Nick told BANG Showbiz: "When we got Anjelica I couldn't believe it and I was so happy when we got Richard E. Grant to play Vic Van Wrinkle.

"He stayed in character pretty much the whole time, he was hilarious. We had a great time with him. There was a camerawoman from Glasgow who would chat with Anjelica in a Scottish accent so she could keep her accent."

Theo Stevenson - who plays the movie's titular character, who spends most of his time playing a number of tricks and pranks on his teachers and school mates instead of getting on with his homework - revealed it was "amazing" to work with the 'Addams Family' star.

He said: "Anjelica Huston was amazing. She bought us all presents at the end, she was really, really sweet."

'Horrid Henry' - which was released in the UK on Friday (29.07.11) - features a number of stars including 'Gavin & Stacey' actor Mat Horne, 'Bend It Like Beckham' actress Parminder Nagra and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh.