‘Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison To Star In ‘Dad’s Army’ Big Screen Adaptation | Film News
One of Britain’s most loved TV comedy series Dad’s Army, is set to return for a big screen outing with the main cast having been announced yesterday (October 8). A cast including Blake Harrison, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy and Harry Potter star Sir Michael Gambon will reprise the iconic sitcom characters. Having starred in the summer sequel The Inbetweeners 2, as dim witted Neil, Blake Harrison takes on the role of ‘stupid boy’ Private Pike.
Captain Mannering and co were last seen on our screens during a successful nine year run between 1968 to 1977. During the nine series, the show followed the often farcical adventures of a World War II Home Guard Platton led by Captain Mannering, who will be played by Toby Jones in the movie reboot (Hunger Games and Captain America). An early synopsis of the film reads as follows:
“It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.”