Stephen Mangan: Postman Pat is cooler than Bond

Stephen Mangan with Postman Pat

Stephen Mangan with Postman Pat

Stephen Mangan says being Postman Pat is more prestigious than James Bond since fewer actors have had the chance of playing him.

Stephen Mangan says being Postman Pat is cooler than being James Bond.

The 41-year-old actor voices the children's favourite in a new animated movie and feels the part is more prestigious than that of the famous spy, because so few actors have played Pat.

Talking to BANG Showbiz, he said: "You grow up thinking you might be James Bond one day and you turn out to be Postman Pat. There has only been three Postman Pats - two guys on the telly did it and me - so there are fewer Postman Pats than James Bonds out there."

Stephen decided to voice the iconic character because it's a show that his sons, Frank and Harry, can enjoy.

He explained: "It never occurs to you that you might be asked to be Postman Pat, but as soon as I was asked I said yes. Partly because it is something the children can watch - I've got a three- and a six-year-old, and most of the stuff I do is pretty adult - pretty filthy, actually - so they won't watch that until they are 30, let alone 18 or 21.

"So it is really nice to do something that I can take them along to. It is a bit confusing when they ask, 'What do you do for living daddy, what's your job?' "

'Postman Pat' is out on May 23.

Postman Pat: The Movie

  • 2 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Disa
  • Cast: Stephen Mangan, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating, David Tennant
  • UK release: 23 May 2014

An all-star cast help Postman Pat in his big screen CGI adventure as he enters a TV talent competition.


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