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Borrowers role for Misfits' Sheehan

Misfits star Robert Sheehan's next role will be a small one - playing one of the Borrowers in a remake of the children's classic.

The 90-minute film, which will be shown on BBC1 this Christmas, is based on Mary Norton's books about tiny people living in secret beneath floorboards.

Robert plays Spiller, who teams up with Arrietty Clock, played by Aisling Loftus, when her parents are captured by the evil Professor Mildeye.

The star-studded cast also includes Stephen Fry, Victoria Wood and Christopher Eccleston.

Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson said: "A brilliant and bold contemporary version of this classic tale with all the charm of the original but with a thrilling, moving and funny modern sensibility, written and directed by two of our most exciting young talents with an amazing cast - it's the perfect Christmas present."

Filming starts in summer.

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