Stephen Fry has been cast as the voice of Colonel K in the revived series of Danger Mouse.
The veteran agent and elderly chinchilla is the unflappable rock at the heart of the British Secret Service.
Danger Mouse’s boss, he is also known as the World’s dirtiest croquet player and Chairman of the Willesden Green Amateur Flower Arranging and Operatic Society.
Appearing in almost every episode, nearly always on a screen or in hologram form, the Colonel has acres of secret agent experience but sometimes has trouble with perspective.
The world may be on the edge of oblivion, but if the office is out of biscuits, then that’s a real crisis!
Fry joins Alexander Armstrong, who was announced in September as the voice of Danger Mouse, and Kevin Eldon who plays trusty sidekick Penfold.
Also joining the cast is Armstrong’s Pointless co-presenter, Richard Osman who plays Professor Strontium P Jellyfishowitz, the leader of all scientists on earth.
A jellyfish in a motorised fish tank he has no face but wears a pair of half-eye glasses on the front of his tank. He’s incredibly clever and also quite handy when it comes to a fight with his stinging tentacles.
Talking about his new role Osman says: “As a lifelong fan of the show and a slightly more recent fan of Alexander Armstrong I could not be more delighted to be playing my own small part in this incredible new version of Danger Mouse.”
Also joining the cast are Ed Gaughan who will be voicing amphibious villain Baron Greenback and Kayvan Novak (Cuban Fury, FaceJacker) who will bring to life a variety of different characters across the series.