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Sunday 21 December 2014

First-class cast for Postman Pat

Stephen Mangan will voice Postman Pat in the new film
Stephen Mangan will voice Postman Pat in the new film

A first-class cast has been assembled to bring the adventures of children's favourite Postman Pat to the big screen, including Stephen Mangan in the title role.

Green Wing star Stephen will voice the famous postman in Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're the One, alongside contributions from Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, former Doctor Who David Tennant and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent.

The film will show Pat tempted away from his hometown of Greendale and his cat Jess by the bright lights of fame after he enters a television talent show.

Stephen said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be playing the world's best-known postman in his big screen debut - he's an iconic British hero and it's a great script. However when I excitedly told my three-year-old son that I was going to be Postman Pat, he said, 'No you're not, dad, don't be silly'."

Pat, who was created by children's author John Cunliffe, first appeared on television in 1981 and since then millions of books and DVDs have been sold.

The film starts production this month and will be in cinemas in spring 2013.

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