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


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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.