The Chronicles Of Narnia:
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

In 2004, Kiran Shah found himself once again in New Zealand, this time to work on “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” The opportunity arose in 2003 when Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop informed him about the upcoming Narnia project to be filmed in New Zealand and recommended him to director Andrew Adamson.

In early 2004, Kiran was asked to interview and read for the character of Ginarrbrik. Within days, he was in New Zealand, immersing himself in preparation for the role. To bring Ginarrbrik to life, Kiran had to learn how to crack a whip and undergo intensive training in wielding an axe as a weapon.

Ginarrbrik, portrayed by Kiran Shah, is a loyal and sinister dwarf who serves as the right-hand henchman to the White Witch, Jadis. Known for his cunning and malice, Ginarrbrik is often seen executing the Witch’s dark orders with ruthless efficiency. He plays a crucial role in maintaining the Witch’s icy dominion over Narnia, embodying the cold and oppressive nature of her reign.

Throughout the film, Ginarrbrik’s unwavering loyalty to the White Witch is evident. He participates in the capture of Edmund Pevensie and enforces the Witch’s decrees with brutal strictness. Despite his small stature, Ginarrbrik is a formidable presence, wielding his weapons with skill and showing no mercy to those who oppose the Witch.

Most of Kiran’s filming was alongside Tilda Swinton, who played the White Witch. He had a great time working with her as well as Skandar Keynes, who portrayed Edmund. Kiran’s portrayal of Ginarrbrik brings a blend of menace and dark charm to the character, making him a memorable and integral part of the film’s depiction of the White Witch’s tyranny.

This role marked the second time in Kiran’s life that a dream came true, allowing him to work on a film adaptation of a book he had cherished since he was around eight years old.