The Scottish Hollywood star has enjoyed roles in the likes of Atonement, The Last King of Scotland and the X-Men films as a young Professor Charles Xavier. He then took up the role of Tony in E4 drama Skins before breaking into Hollywood, playing mutant Hank McCoy in the X-Men films alongside James McEvoy.
Holt has also starred in Jack the Giant Slayer and Mad Max: Fury Road and will next be seen alongside Olivia Colman in The Favorite. Outside a universe far far away you can also catch Bodega in Attack the Block, Detroit, Pacific Rim: Uprising and 24: Live Another Day.
Virtually acting royalty, Sir Ben has starred in a variety of films and TV shows in a career spanning five decades, winning an Oscar, a BAFTA and two Golden Globes for the lead role in Gandhi. Atherton’s first major role was as Bond girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace, and she went on to star in Byzantium, Tamara Drew and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
Starting off starring in comedies like Peep Show, Black Books and That Mitchell and Webb Look, Colman has become a familiar face to drama fans in recent years. Not only did she play DS Ellie Miller in Broad church and Angela Burr in The Night Manager, but Colman is also set to take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown.
Like Nicholas Holt, Malaya enjoyed fame on E4’s Skins, where he played Posh Kenneth in the drama’s first two series. However, you may also recognize him from Eddie the Eagle, Testament of Youth and Sky series The Smoke (alongside Jodie Whittaker).
Fox will be familiar to fans of Russell T Davies series Cucumber and Banana, with the actor playing lead Freddie. He’s appeared in films including Pride and The Riot Club and has had a number of notable roles on stage.
Gaining fame for playing Gareth in The Office, Crook has now enjoyed roles in shows like Game of Thrones, Britannia and Pirates of the Caribbean. Duff has featured in the likes of Shameless, The Virgin Queen, On Chest Beach and John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Bond enthusiasts will know Skinnier as Bill Tanner, the MI6 chief of staff, in Quantum of Solace, Sky fall, and Specter. He also played Michael in Count Arthur Strong, appeared in Rushcliffe and Penny Dreadful, and was the prime minister in THAT Black Mirror pig episode.
Chan has starred in Humans, Crazy Rich Asians, Doctor Who (The Waters of Mars), Sherlock, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Madam Ya Zhou) and The IT Crowd. She’s also set to play Minerva in Captain Marvel and appears as Bess of Hardwick in Mary Queen of Scots.
While there are many voices you probably recognize, it’s difficult to distinguish certain celebs when they all look like cute little bunny rabbits. The 75-year-old has played hero, villain and everything in-between over his career, lending his voice to famous characters such as Buffer in Jungle Book (2016).
The big Brit actors don’t stop there, with Bigwig being portrayed by John Bodega. The voicing cast also includes Gemma Atherton (Prince of Persia, Quantum of Solace) as Clover and Miles Jump (Tarzan, Sherlock Holmes) as Blackberry.
Then, there’s Freddie Fox (Three Musketeers, King Arthur) as Captain Holly, Olivia Colman (Peep Show) as Strawberry, and Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Hyzenthlay. WatershipDown will also go straight to Netflix as the two-part series is a collaboration between BBC and the online streaming platform.
In July 2014, it was announced that BBC would be airing a new animated miniseries of WatershipDown based on the 1972 novel and the 1978 film. In April 2016, it was announced that the series would be a co-production between BBC and Netflix, and would consist of four one hour episodes.
The rest of the voice cast was announced in November 2018. Originally set for release on 25 December 2018, WatershipDown was released on 22 December 2018, on BBC One in the UK and on 23 December 2018 on Netflix, internationally.
Even this easy-listening version, which lies on the romance, jokes and limp dialogue, has moments of grandeur and the sweep of a fantasy epic.” ' Water ship Down ': BBC & Netflix Team On Miniseries With James McEvoy, NIC Holt And John Bodega”.
' Water ship Down ': Rosamond Pike, Peter Capaldi, Gemma Chan & Aaron Edgerton Join Cast As First Images Revealed”. “The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018 ".
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The quartet join the likes of James McEvoy, Daniel Malaya, Nicholas Holt, Ben Kingsley, John Bodega and Gemma Atherton, which is produced by 42 and Biscuit Entertainment. Elsewhere, Miles Jump, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Crook, Olivia Colman, Anne-Marie Duff, Rory Skinnier, Tom Wilkinson, Jason Watkins, Craig Parkinson, Henry Goodman, Lee Bingley, Charlotte Spencer and Daniel Rigby round out the A-list cast.
Ben Irving, Executive Producer for BBC One added, “It’s a real testament to the caliber of this adaptation of WatershipDown that it has attracted such an exciting roll call of names to bring these much loved characters to life. The 4-parter is directed by Norm Munro (300: Rise of the Empire) and features the voice talent of James McEvoy, Nicholas Holt, Ben Kingsley, John Bodega, Gemma Atherton, Tom Wilkinson, Miles Jump, Freddie Fox, Olivia Colman and Anne-Marie Duff.
Josh Barney, Eleanor Moran, Rory Aiken & Ben Pugh (Welcome to the Punch, Collide) are executive producing the project for 42, alongside Munro for Biscuit Films, as well as Matthew Read for the BBC. MINISERIES PREMIERE: This is the third time animators have taken a stab at presenting a version of author Richard Adams’ deep, allegorical story about rabbits in the English countryside.