ITV Studios reveals voice cast for Thunderbirds Are Go, led by British talent Rosamund Pike

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

October 1st 2013 at 10:35AM
ITV Studios reveals voice cast for Thunderbirds Are Go, led by British talent Rosamund Pike

David Graham will be reprising his role of Parker from the 1965 Thunderbirds series.

ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures has revealed the voice cast for Thunderbirds Are Go.

50 years after its television debut the series is back in production boasting the voice acting talents of Rosamund Pike (pictured) as Lady Penelope, and David Graham reprising his 1965 role as chauffeur Parker.

The new series will use a mix of CGI animation and live-action miniature sets and will hit TV screens in 2015.

Other members of the cast include Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker) as the voice of Brains, while both Gordon and John will be played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmus Hardiker has been cast as Alan and Scott and Virgil will be voiced by David Menkin.

Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and master villain The Hood played by Andres Williams (M.I. High, Foyle’s War).

Thunderbirds Are Go will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers’ friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby (Merlin, Dancing on the Edge) and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who)

Giles Ridge, executive producer, Thunderbirds Are Go, said: "each member of the cast has brought a brilliantly fresh and unique approach to these wonderful characters.

"I can't think of anyone better than Rosamund to bring back to life the fabulous Lady Penelope and we are honoured that David Graham has joined the cast to revisit his role as Parker."

Rosamund Pike added: "I am very excited to bring Lady Penelope's wry wit and taste for adventure to a new generation.

"Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny.

"We're all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio."

David Graham, taking on the role of Parker, said: "I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast.

"My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M'Lady. Cheerio."