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Benedict joins cast of Channel 4’s “Mog’s Christmas”

It’s just been announced that Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy will be the leading voice actor on Channel 4’s new animated project, “Mog’s Christmas” based on a series of children books written by the late Judith Kerr.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy are leading the voice cast for Channel 4’s latest Judith Kerr Christmas animation, Mog’s Christmas. The pair, who combined for 2021’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, will play Mr and Mrs Thomas and feature as part of a stellar cast that includes narrator Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), Miriam Margolyes, Maggie Steed, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Higson. Universal Pictures Content Group and Lupus Films’ adaptation follows the Thomas’s attempts to rescue their cat from the top of a tree. Despite everyone’s fears, Mog has a magical night in the snow with a cat-themed Christmas dream. “This festive, family-friendly tale has huge cross generational appeal and is the perfect literary classic to adapt for the whole family to come together to watch,” said Ruth Fielding, Lupus Films Producer and Co-Founder. The Mog series of books started with Mog the Forgetful Cat in 1970. Channel 4’s Emmy-winning adaptation of Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea was the network’s third highest-rated show of 2019.


Channel 4‘s official website has more details about the project. Back in 2019, Benedict voiced the Dad in The Tiger Who Came to Tea.