Sunday 19 February 2017

Paloma to play Tinkerbell in TV Pan

Published 14/05/2015 | 10:36

Paloma Faith will appear in ITV's modernised version of Peter Pan
Paloma Faith will appear in ITV's modernised version of Peter Pan

Brit Award winner Paloma Faith will play Tinkerbell in a new TV version of Peter Pan.

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The singer will be joined in the ITV show by Stanley Tucci, who will play Captain Hook, and Laura Fraser as Mrs Darling.

The two-hour drama is written by Adrian Hodges and will star two relative unknowns as Peter Pan and Wendy Darling - Zac Sutcliffe and Hazel Doupe - and also include new characters not in the original.

The updated version will begin in the modern-day Great Ormond Street Hospital, which has benefited from a bequest entitling it to royalties from JM Barrie's classic tale.

Producer Stewart Mackinnon said: "The drama will retain the classic structure and content of JM Barrie's original Peter Pan, while adding a new framing story designed to allow audiences a different way into the story.

"The modern framework makes funny and at times poignant connections with the original material, while allowing the film to make an affectionate nod towards the traditional theatrical device of actors doubling and even tripling in different roles.

"This device also establishes a connection with Great Ormond Street Hospital, the world-famous children's hospital that has become irrevocably associated with Peter Pan."

Filming is taking place in Luxembourg, London and Dorset.

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