As the first actor with Down syndrome to gain a significant role in a Disney feature film, Noah Matthews Matofsky, who plays Peter Pan, is creating history.


In the brand-new Peter Pan adaption for Disney+, the 15-year-old British lad plays Slightly, the captain of the Lost Boys.

Jude Law, who plays Captain Hook, gave the actor one of his nicest days on set when he surprised the young players with ice cream, the actor said.


When it came to filming, Noah poured himself into the project and especially enjoyed the action sequences, like the one where the pirate ship capsized.


Noah stated that he intends to attend a theatrical school and that he wants to serve as an inspiration for other performers with Down syndrome.