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Film: Hugh Grant to Star in “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists”

Hugh Grant provides the voice for "Captain Pirate"

Hugh Grant will feature alongside former Doctor Who star David Tennant in the new animated film, “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists”.

The film follows Pirate Captain who enthusiastically pursues the title of Pirate of the Year. His rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz have other ideas but all must vie with the anti-pirate policies of Queen Victoria. The quest ranges from the exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Director Peter Lord commented on Grant’s performance:

“I’m so grateful to the entire cast for their talent and energy. The characters that they’ve created fill the screen with life and fun. As the Pirate Captain, Hugh Grant has given a stand-out performance – he combines an effortless on-screen warmth with brilliant comic timing. And as the leader of our motley pirate crew, he shows a real barnstorming, swashbuckling side of his character as well. Only Hugh could anchor this story of love, loyalty, greed, and nautical high-jinks.”

David Tennant provides the voice of a young Charles Darwin who will be animated by the same team that produced Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Chicken Run.

Cast (Voices)

  • Hugh Grant as Captain Pirate
  • Jeremy Piven as Black Bellamy
  • Salma Hayek as Cutlass Liz
  • Imelda Staunton as Queen Victoria
  • David Tennant as Charles Darwin
  • Brian Blessed
  • Martin Freeman as Pirate
  • Brendan Gleeson as Pirate
  • Russell Tovey as Pirate
  • Ashley Jensen as Pirate


Director: Peter Lord
Co-director: Jeff Newitt
Screenplay: Gideon Defoe (based upon his books)
Production Designer: Norman Garwood
Producers: Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Julie Lockhart
Executive Producer: Carla Shelley.

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