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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Grint tells of postman ambition

Rupert Grint, who plays Josh, arrives for the premiere of Postman Pat: The Movie at the Odeon, West End, London.

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint said appearing in the new Postman Pat film took him a step closer to his childhood dream of being a postie.

The actor joined other stars of the animated movie at its premiere in London's Leicester Square.

The film, based on the hit children's stories, sees Pat find fame after entering an X-Factor-style talent show.

Grint, who plays one of Pat's singing rivals, said it was "an honour" to be part of the film.

He said: "Postman Pat was such a big part of my childhood and I'm so proud to be a part of it and it's good fun.

"It's a lot quicker and kind of painless to film, there's no hair and make-up or anything like that. You just turn up and say your lines."

Grint, a childhood fan of the show, added: "The five-year-old inside me is very excited. He was probably the first TV character that I loved. He was just a normal postman, and I wanted to be a postman when I was a kid."

The cast also includes Boyzone star Ronan Keating as Pat's singing voice, and comic Stephen Mangan as the character's speaking voice.

Mangan said he was "delighted" to be playing Pat and had no problem handing over vocal duties to Keating.

He said: "Pat is supposed to have a jaw-droppingly amazing voice and I can sing but I'm not sure I've got a jaw-droppingly amazing voice, so I'm very happy Ronan Keating is doing it.

"If we do a sequel maybe he can do the words and I can do the singing, swap it around."

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