Armstrong replaces David Jason as voice of Danger Mouse
Alexander Armstrong has been announced as the new voice of Danger Mouse.
The classic animation from Cosgrove Hall is being revived for CBBC by rights holders FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment.
“As a lifelong fan of Danger Mouse I was ecstatic just to know that the show was coming back. To be actually involved with the reboot and to be taking DM out to a whole new generation is about as close to a dream job as you could wish for,” said Armstrong.
Dangermouse’s sidekick, Penfold, who was previously voiced by Terry Scott, will be played by Kevin Eldon (It’s Kevin, Ruddy Hell It’s Harry and Paul), while the narrator will be Dave Lamb (Come Dine With Me, Goodness Gracious Me).
“I'm absolutely delighted to be the new voice of Danger Mouse's trusty sidekick Penfold. It's a role and not a mole, Penfold's not a mole, he's a hamster that I'm going to really enjoy. When I am recording the episodes, I'll be making sure that at all times my eyebrows are at least three inches above my head,” added Eldon.
Shauna MacDonald (The Descent, Filth) will play Professor Squawkencluck, who’s the niece of the original professor, and Morwenna Banks will take up a number of roles across the series.
“We're all genuinely bowled over to have Kevin and Alexander on board as Penfold and the mighty DM himself. They are both funny and fabulously talented performers and along with well-loved CBBC favourite, Dave Lamb, will ensure that the series' considerable comedy credentials are bestowed on a new generation of fans,” said Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC.
The 52x11 minute series is due to air on CBBC in 2015. It’s currently in production, with animation by Boulder Media.