Miracle On 34th Street is one of those Christmas films that audiences either love or hate.

Watching it again, it's clear just how much it was trying to evoke the original and that complete sense of earnestness along with it. For some, it can be a bit too sugary sweet whereas others embrace that sense of nostalgia. So, what's everyone been up to in the interim?


RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH - Kris Kringle / Santa Claus

Although he may be more well-known in our minds as Dr. John Hammond from Jurassic Park or as Kris Kringle in Miracle On 34th Street, Richard Attenborough had a long and storied career as a film director. He won numerous Oscars for epic biopics such as Gandhi, Chaplin, A Bridge Too Far, and for period dramas such as Shadowlands. He retired in 1999 and sadly passed away in 2014.



MARA WILSON - Susan Walker

Starring in such classics as Mrs. Doubtfire, Matilda and, of course, Miracle On 34th Street, Mara Wilson was one of the most well-known child actors of the '90s. Since then, Wilson gave up on acting, wrote a book about her experiences and is now slowly dipping her toe back into the acting world again. She recently starred in BoJack Horseman as Jill Pill and also had a guest episode on cult podcast Welcome To Nightvale. She also turned up on Broad City in one episode, too. She's also begun working on screenplays, too.




Playing Mara Wilson's mother, Elizabeth Perkins went on to star in films such as 28 Days with Sandra Bullock, the live-action Flintstones movie as Wilma and even had a role in Finding Nemo, playing Nemo's mother. She starred in TV shows like Weeds and How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life), and most recently turned up in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters.




DYLAN McDERMOTT - Bryan Bedford

No kidding, Dylan McDermott hasn't aged a day since Miracle On 34th Street was released in 1994. As we know, he's been in American Horror Story, Olympus Has Fallen and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.


ROBERT PROSKY - Judge Henry Harper

Playing the good-hearted judge, Robert Prosky brought a little bit of down-to-earth warmth to proceedings. Prosky was a well-known character actor, starring in such varied films as Michael Mann's Thief to Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Prosky passed away in 2008 at the age of 77.