Jim Broadbent stars in Teletubbies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 March 2015
Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent is to voice a character in the new 'Teletubbies' reboot

Jim Broadbent is set to star in the new 'Teletubbies' series.

The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly in talks to lend his dulcet tones to the character Voice Trumpet, who will make announcements in the rebooted pre-school children's TV show and help the four main characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "'Teletubbies' is a British institution and Jim has one of the most recognisable voices in the industry. It's not a done deal but all parties are keen."

'Teletubbies' is being brought back by the BBC and updated for a new audience for its first original series since 2001. It will air on the CBeebies channel.

When the programme first hit screens in 1997 it became a pop culture phenomenon with the four characters' greeting "Eh-oh!" becoming a often repeated catchphrase and the Teletubbies even went on to have a number one single.

As well as winning an Academy Award for his performance in 'Iris', Broadbent is best known for his roles in movies 'The Iron Lady' and 'Gangs of New York' and the Harry Potter franchise.

The 65-year-old actor's most famous TV role was as DCI Roy Slater, a recurring character in 'Only Fools and Horses'.

Broadbent has recently been accepting more roles in family films, including 'Get Santa', 'Paddington' and 'Postman Pat: The Movie'.

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