Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sir Michael Gambon, Sir Tom Courtenay and Bill Nighy are the main leads in the big screen version of the famous sitcom Dad’s Army.
The new big version of the illustrious sitcom Dad’s Army has an addition of a famous and glamorous actress, Catherine Zeta Jones. She will be playing the role of a well-known journalist who is sent to report on the exploits of the amateurish and untrained platoon.
Her arrival at the camp side will result in quite a stir among both the men of Captain Mainwarings and their long-suffering women. The actress was proclaimed among a host of acting celebrities and these luminaries make up the case of the long anticipated film. The lineup of the movie includes Sir Michael Gambon, Sir Tom Courtenay and Bill Nighy.
Sir Tom will be playing the role of a butcher, Lance Corporal Jack Jones, whose tag line is “Don’t Panic!” On the other hand the role of Charles Godfrey, the mild mannered ageing private, will be played by Sir Michael. In the movie, Charles Godfrey’s sister, Dolly is responsible for providing refreshments to the platoon.
Toby Jones will be playing the role of Captain George Mainwaring, the ostentatious, arrogant but well-meaning bank manager. Captain George Mainwaring is responsible for the platoon as he is their leader. Toby Jones is the same person who was the voice behind the house elf, Dobby, in the Harry Potter movies. The role of Deputy Sergeant Arthur Wilson will be played by Nighy.
The slow-witted Neil Sutherland role is played by Blake Harrison. During an interview Blake said he is back at playing the stupid role of a boy again. Walker is played by Danny Mays and other cast members include Alison Steadman, Sarah Lancashire, Annette Crosbie and Mark Gatiss.
The director of the film is Oliver Parker and the film will go into production this month. The original sitcom attracted almost 18 million viewers and it ran from 1968 to 1977. This new big screen version of the sitcom will take place on Yorkshire’s location and it is also funded by the Screen Yorkshire.