It may not be until the final credits roll you realise who Eddie Redmayne is voicing in Early Man – the latest animation from Aardman. Needless to say he was back in his usual, dulcet tone when we sat down to interview him to mark the release of this genial family comedy.
We ask the former Oscar winner what it was like to be involved in an Aardman production, and how he came to find his unique voice when crafting the lead role of Dug. He also discusses the challenges of vocal acting, and just how nice a bloke Nick Park is. Finally, we quizzed him on the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, to understand exactly what fans can expect of this eagerly anticipated sequel.
Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
Early Man is released on January 26th.