If you’ve been watching The Haunting Of Bly Manor and driving yourself to distraction trying to figure out why you recognise Henry Wingrave in it – we have three words for you: “E.T. phone home”

Played by Henry Thomas, his breakout role came when he was just 10 years old, playing Elliott in the Steven Spielberg smash hit, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

The film broke hearts everywhere in the eighties and is still a much-loved classic today.

Released in 1982, E.T. was an immediate hit, surprising everyone by beating Star Wars to take the title of the highest-grossing film of all time.

It held onto the title for an incredible eleven years until Jurassic Park finally beat it in 1993. It’s another Spielberg film, so he can’t mind too much.

Henry also featured in The Haunting Of Hill House as Hugh Crain, the father of five children and husband of Olivia Crain.

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Fans also figured out earlier this week that Flora also voices a cartoon favourite.

Recognise him now?