Danger Mouse: Stephen Fry to voice Colonel K in new CBBC remake

Pointless host Alexander Armstrong takes over from Sir David Jason as the lead

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Stephen Fry has joined the voice cast for the upcoming Danger Mouse CBBC remake.

The actor and broadcaster will play veteran chinchilla spy Colonel K, who The Archers star Edward Kelsey voiced in the Eighties original.

Colonel K is Danger Mouse’s secret service boss and has a reputation as the dirtiest croquet player anyone has ever seen. He is the pompous chairman of the Willesden Green Amateur Flower Arranging and Operatic Society.

 

Danger Mouse himself will be voiced by Alexander Armstrong in the new TV series, while his Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman will take on the role of faceless jellyfish mastermind Professor Strontium Jellyfishowitz.

“As a lifelong fan of the show and a slightly more recent fan of Armstrong I could not be more delighted to be playing my own small part in this incredible new version of Danger Mouse,” said Osman.

Other actors lined up for Danger Mouse include Facejacker’s Kayvan Novak, who will play a variety of different characters, and Ed Gaughan as villainous toad Baron Silas Greenback.

Kevin Eldon, Shauna MacDonald, Morwenna Banks and Come Dine With Me’s Dave Lamb have already been confirmed.

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Alexander Armstrong will voice Danger Mouse on CBBC

Sir David Jason voiced Danger Mouse in the original series, which ran for more than 1- years and ended in 1992.

The show's comeback was announced in June along with the news that Danger Mouse would be given a revamp including a multi-purpose new 'i-patch'. He will continue to have his HQ in a red post box.

CBBC controller Cheryl Taylow hinted earlier this year that "characters that might have been male in the past will now be female", suggesting there may be more major female characters.

The Danger Mouse reboot has initially been commissioned for 52 new episodes.

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