On the coast of Ireland, a media frenzy descends on Fowl Manor, where a stolen collection of world-famous relics is linked to wealthy businessman, Artemis Fowl. Arrested at the manor, Mulch Diggums is interrogated by British intelligence and claims that his employer has stolen the powerful "Aculos". Offering to prove the existence of magic, Diggums tells the story of Artemis Fowl, Jr.
Ferdia Shaw as Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old human criminal mastermind, with exceptionally high intelligence.
Lara McDonnell as Holly Short, an 84-year-old elven reconnaissance officer of the Lower Elements Police (LEPrecon), whom Artemis kidnaps to hold to ransom.
Josh Gad as Mulch Diggums, an imprisoned dwarfus gigantic gentleman thief who agrees to work for the LEP.
Tamara Smart as Juliet Butler, Domovoi's 12-year-old niece and protégé, and Artemis' best friend.
Nonso Anozie as Domovoi "Dom" Butler, Artemis' trusted servant and bodyguard, whose family has served the Fowls for generations.
Colin Farrell as Artemis Fowl I, Artemis' absent father and criminal mastermind.
Judi Dench as Commander Julius Root, Holly's 802-year-old commanding officer in the LEP. Hong Chau (uncredited) as the voice of Opal Koboi, a pixie from Ho Chi Minh City who kidnaps Artemis' father. Chau physically portrays Koboi in a deleted scene.
Emily Brockmann, Jessica Rhodes and Charlie Cameron physically portray Koboi overlooking the elder kidnapped Fowl, credited as "Shadowy Female Figure".
Nikesh Patel as Foaly, a centaur and the LEPrecon division's technical advisor.
Joshua McGuire as Briar Cudgeon, a power-hungry lieutenant in the LEP.
Chi-Lin Nim as Trouble Kelp, a captain of the LEP.
Lewy Xing as Grub Kelp, a corporal of the LEP.
Adrian Scarborough as the Goblin Chief
Vincenzo Nicoli as the Goblin Sergeant
Conor MacNeill as the Goblin Lieutenant
Adam Basil and Taylor James as the Troll
William Moseley as Italian Man
Artemis Fowl is a 2020 American science fantasy adventure film based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Irish author Eoin Colfer. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it is from a screenplay co-written by Conor McPherson and Hamish McColl. The film stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Colin Farrell, and Judi Dench. It details the adventures of Artemis Fowl II, a 12-year-old Irish prodigy who teams up with his faithful servant, as well as a dwarf and a fairy, in order to rescue his father, Artemis Fowl I, who has been kidnapped by another fairy looking to reclaim an item the Fowl family has stolen.
Originally intended to be launched as a franchise by Miramax in 2001, the film languished in development hell with several writers and directors attached until Walt Disney Pictures acquired the rights in 2013. Branagh was hired in September 2015, and much of the cast joined in 2017. Filming began in March 2018, taking place around Europe.