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Bonneville to star in David Walliam's Mr Stink for BBC

Bonneville to star in David Walliam's Mr Stink for BBC
Staff Reporter
24 September 2012

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty Twelve) is to play the title role of Mr Stink in BBC One’s adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s novel.

Adapted by Walliams with Simon Nye, the 60-minute family comedy, produced by BBC In-house, tells the story of lonely 12-year-old Chloe, who befriends local tramp Mr Stink and invites him to hide out in her family’s garden shed.

Mr Stink is being produced by BBC In-house Comedy Productions in association with David Walliams and his production company DEW Productions. It will be directed by Declan Lowney (Little Britain, Alan Partridge, Father Ted).

The executive producer is Mark Freeland, head of BBC In-house Comedy and the producer is Jo Sargent (Miranda, Absolutely Fabulous). It was commissioned for BBC One by Danny Cohen, controller, BBC One, and Cheryl Taylor, out-going controller, Comedy Commissioning.

Also joining the cast is 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.

Filming will begin in October on location in London and in the studio. Mr Stink is due for transmission on BBC One later this year.

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