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We brought you the news back in October that long-time children’s favourite Postman Pat is due to make his big screen debut in early 2013.

Today it has been confirmed that Green Wing actor Stephen Mangan will lend his voice to the legendary postman’s first cinematic outing. When pressed for comment Mangan said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be involved with playing “an iconic British hero”.

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint who is also set to join the cast said “Postman Pat is one of those British symbols”, adding “you are totally familiar with him and his cat Jess, even if you have never watched the series.”

Postman Pat first hit UK television in 1981 with a very popular animated series which continues to be aired to date. The BBC broadcast has seen enormous popularity all around the world, including the US, China, and even Japan, setting a very strong foundation for the fully computer animated You Know You’re The One to be released in 3D during the early months of 2013.

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