Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Tamsin Greig, David Walliams, and Paul Whitehouse are all set to lend their voices to an animated adaptation of Judith Kerr’s classic 1968 children’s book “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” at Channel 4 and Lupus Films.
The story follows a tiger who arrives unannounced at a family home and proceeds to eat and drink everything in sight. Seven-year-old newcomer Clara Ross makes her TV debut as Sophie, the family’s daughter and the main character.
Cumberbatch will voice the family’s father, Greig the mother, and Oyelowo the tiger. Walliams will be the narrator and Whitehouse the milkman. Robin Shaw (“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”) is directing.