BC One has announced an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.
The two part series, which will be shown on TV this Christmas, will feature an all-star cast, including David Walliams and Rob Brydon.
Revolting Rhymes, written in 1982 by Roald Dahl, is a collection of six witty rhymes which retell classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. Animation studio Magic Light Pictures has now animated five of these for the BBC.
The chosen stories are Little Red Riding Hood, Snow-White, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella.
Walliams and Brydon will play various roles in the show, including voicing the Ugly Sisters, as well as Jack’s Mother and the King respectively. Meanwhile Friday Night Dinner star Tamsin Greig will lend her voice to the roles of the Babysitter and Miss Maclahose.
Other stars include Bertie Carvel, who plays both the Magic Mirror and the Prince; Gemma Chan as Snow White; Rose Leslie as Red Riding Hood; Isaac Hempstead Wright as Jack; and Bel Powley as Cindy.
Do you get a lot of people shouting “you know nothing, Jon Snow !” at you ? I do ! I do ! And it’s a lovely thing. I feel fortunate to have been a part of it because the fan base is extraordinary and incredibly vast. Having that catchphrase chucked at me now and then, it’s a lovely thing. | Rose Leslie for “Total Film Magazine” (x)
I have two older siblings and they had the time of their lives at university. They were at Newcastle and Edinburgh. Looking up to them the whole time, I wanted to go to university and live the life they were living, having a blast, and I didn’t get in. I didn’t get into any of the universities I wanted to go to. So wanting to study drama, I realized we had to think of another avenue, and that’s when I chose drama school. – Rose Leslie