Monday, June 20, 2011

Christopher Eccleston to star in "The Borrowers"

Christopher Eccleston will star in a BBC adaptation of "The Borrowers", the corporation have said.

The ex-Doctor Who actor will star alongside Stephen Fry and Victoria Wood playing Pod, the father of teenage Borrower Arrietty.

The Borrowers is a series of novels by Mary Norton about "little people" who live under the floorboards.

Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One, says: "The Borrowers will be part of a really special family Christmas on BBC One and with with its stellar line-up it is set to be a truly wonderful programme."

Production 90-minute film will begin in the Summer and is scheduled to air on BBC One at Christmas.

(Source: BBC Press Office)


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