More cast announced for the TV adaption of David Walliams’ ‘Mr Stink’
The BBC has announced Sheridan Smith and Johnny Vegas are to join Hugh Bonneville in the 60-minute adaption of David Walliams popular children’s novel, Mr Stink.
Sheridan (Mrs Biggs, Accused) and Johnny (Benidorm, Ideal) play mum and dad to lonely 12-year-old, Chloe (Nell Tiger Free – Broken), who befriends local tramp Mr Stink and invites him to hide out in her family’s garden shed.
As Chloe struggles to make sure no-one sniffs out Mr Stink, she also has to cope with an overbearing mum who is more interested in her own political ambitions than her daughter, her put-upon dad who has a secret of his own, her ‘perfect’ younger sister Annabelle (Isabella Blake-Thomas – Just William) and the nasty girls who make her life miserable at school.
Sheridan said: “David is such a brilliant writer, and the character just jumped off the page when I read it. I can’t wait to work with Hugh and Johnny.”
It also features comic actor Harish Patel (Run Fat Boy Run, Coronation Street) who plays one of Chloe’s few friends, middle-aged newsagent Raj. David himself will also make an appearance as the Prime Minister.
In addition to being shot in SD, Mr Stink will be the first fictional programme to be shot on 3D and broadcast on the HD channel (available to anyone who has access to a 3D TV set and to the BBC HD Channel).
‘Mr Stink’ begins filming later this month.