Netflix animation Robin Robin starring Birmingham rising star, Amira Macey-Michael shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars

Birmingham-based rising star, Amira Macey-Michael, has landed a prime role in the brand-new Netflix film, Robin Robin, shortlisted for animated short film at the Oscars. This is the 12-year-old’s second major screen credit, where she will be voicing the character ‘Dink’ in the upcoming animation.

The young actress is set to star alongside Golden Globe winner, Gillian Anderson, and Oscar nominee, Richard E. Grant, in the new Netflix short, which is set to release later this month. Following the life of a bird raised by mice, ‘Robin Robin’ will center around a journey of self-discovery with Amira as the voice of Dink, the youngest of the mice children. The star-studded cast also includes big names such as Bronte Carmichael from ‘Christopher Robin’ and ‘The Big Sick’ star, Adeel Akhtar.

Amira trains at the renowned talent management and television, film and theatre training programme, Stagebox. Training since the launch of Birmingham Stagebox and represented by Stagebox management, this marks her second screen credit as she heads into her second year with Stagebox. She will also soon be making her CBBC debut, following filming for a new TV show earlier this year.

Head Agent at Stagebox, Kirsti Bagger said:

We are very proud of Amira for achieving this exciting role with Aardman Animations and Netflix. We can’t wait to see what more exciting opportunities Amira will embark upon as this is just the start to what we’re sure will be a fantastic career in performing.

Stagebox is an award-winning arts training and management programme for the UK’s up-and-coming stars of stage and screen. Due to its reputation in the industry, Stagebox has access to countless performing opportunities with high profile credits such as Disney and ITV meaning young actors have all the support and help to reach their full potential.

Stagebox offers auditions for young performers annually, which will recommence in 2022. To find out more about Stagebox, please visit

Produced by the stars behind Wallace and Gromit, Studio Aardman released Robin Robin on Netflix on Wednesday 24th November 2021.