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Who's in the running to play the female Captain Mainwaring?



Miranda Hart

The military upbringing, the posh voice, the gift for slapstick, Middle England’s favourite female clown is the perfect fit for the hapless captain. 

Prunella Scales                                    

A terrible snob and queen of the withering put-down as Sybil Fawlty, Scales would surely relish Mainwaring’s catchphrase “You stupid boy”.

Sarah Millican

It’s about time the much-loved  bespectacled stand-up had a go at acting. Her cosy but cutting image could make for a thoroughly modern Mainwaring.

Imelda Staunton

One of the most gifted comic actresses around, Staunton would capture Mainwaring’s bluster with flare. 

Sue Perkins                    

Brisk, well-spoken and ever-so-slightly superior, the comedian could be a leftfield choice.