Stephen Fry boards Danger Mouse reboot
Stephen Fry will voice an elderly chinchilla at the heart of the British Secret Service for UK animation.
Stephen Fry will voice Colonel K, an elderly chinchilla and the unflappable rock at the heart of the British Secret Service, 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 original series ran from 1981 to 1992, with David Jason voicing the title role, loosely based on James Bond.
Alexander Armstrong will voice the new hero for the new series, set to premiere in 2015.
Pointless creator and presenter Richard Osman also joins as 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.
Previously announced cast includes Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Shauna MacDonald and Morwenna Banks.