Joining David Jason, already confirmed to play the key role of ‘Albert’, are; Joss Ackland (White Mischief, Midsommer Murders) as ‘Mustrum Ridcully’, Marc Warren (Hustle, State of Play, Band of Brothers) in the role of ‘Teatime’, David Warner (Planet of The Apes, The Omen) as Lord Downey and Nigel Planer (The Young Ones) as ‘Mr. Sideney’, while Ian Richardson (House of Cards, The Final Cut) and Neil Pearson (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Drop The Dead Donkey) will voice the characters of ‘Death’ and ‘The Raven’ respectively. Michelle Dockery (Fingersmith) will take one of the principle roles as ‘Susan’.
Adding to the calibre of a first rate British cast will be; Peter Guinness (Sleepy Hollow, Coronation Street) as ‘Medium Dave’, Stephen Marcus (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) as ‘Banjo’, Sinead Matthews (Pride And Prejudice) as ‘Violet The Tooth Fairy’, Rhodri Meilir (My Family) as ‘Bilious’ and Arthur White (A Touch of Frost, The Darling Buds of May) as ‘Ernie The Cart Driver’.
Production is now underway at Three Mills Studios in London with completion projected for late June, to be followed by over 1,000 hours of scheduled CGI work with The Moving Picture Company. Further exciting news for Discworld fans is the confirmed guest appearance of Terry Pratchett himself in a cameo role.
Richard Woolfe, Director of Programmes Sky One Two and Three, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured such an incredible depth of British talent to star in this ground-breaking adaptation. We truly couldn’t have asked for more in terms of experience, talent and excitement from a cast that between them carry both the heritage and future of British drama and comedy "