Alexander Armstrong has been cast as the new voice of Danger Mouse when the diminutive crime fighter returns to screens next year.
The actor, comedian and game show host will be joined by Kevin Eldon as Danger Mouse’s trusty sidekick Penfold, with comedian and voice-over artist Dave Lamb will take on the role of ‘The Narrator’.
Shauna MacDonald (The Descent, Filth) will voice Professor Squawkencluck – the niece of the original professor – she is a quintessential unflappable stiff, formal British lab scientist.
Commenting on his new role, Armstrong said: “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.”
Kevin Eldon said about voicing Penfold: “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.”
Dave Lamb added: “It is a great honour to be stepping into one of David Jason’s shoes. Danger Mouse’s narrator is an iconic role and I can’t wait to get started.”
Bob Higgins, EVP Creative and Production from FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, said: “Danger Mouse is one of the most popular children’s TV characters ever to grace television screens and we have a big responsibility to carry on the tradition and recreate the comedy magic of the original series.
“Our new vocal cast has the perfect blend of talent, charm and tongue-in-cheek humour to bring these iconic and much-loved characters to life.”