Monday 24 September 2018

Jennifer Saunders joins TV series based on the Moomins

Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton and Rosamund Pike have previously been announced for the show.

Jennifer Saunders has joined the Moominvalley cast (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Jennifer Saunders has joined the Moominvalley cast (Isabel Infantes/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas and Alison Steadman have signed up to join the voice cast of a new TV series based on the Moomins.

Previously announced cast members include Kate Winslet, Taron Egerton and Rosamund Pike.

Ab Fab actress Saunders will voice the character of Mymble, while Steadman and Matt Lucas will lend their voices to Emma The Stage Rat and Teety-Woo.

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Kate Winslet has already been announced for the series (PA)

Harry Potter star Katie Leung and The Danish Girl’s Rebecca Root will also voice characters in the animated production.

Steadman said: “I was so thrilled to be asked to take part in Moominvalley. It’s such a brilliant show and different from anything I’ve ever done before.”

Moominvalley is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish artist Tove Jansson and will consist of two series, broadcast in 2019 on Sky One.

The Moomins are one of Finland’s biggest exports and were recently the subject of an exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre.

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