Big news has arrived for Aardman Animation fans with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams having been confirmed as the newest voice to join the cast for award-winning Nick Park’s (Wallace and Gromit) next animated prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man.

Maisie, who has previously won Young British Performer at the London Critics Circle Film Awards and Best Breakthrough Performance at The Evening Standard British Film Awards for her role in The Falling, joins an already outstanding voice cast with the likes of Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston already confirmed to voice the characters of Dug and Lord Nooth. At this very minute, it is said that they are recording in Bristol.

Maisie has been cast as the voice of Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations.

Nick Park said of the casting: “Maisie is a terrific actress, and she is of course no stranger to embodying a valiant heroine.   I’m most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she’ll be the perfect ally to Eddie’s Dug”.

Maisie added:  “I’m a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona.  I can’t wait for audiences to meet her”.

If Aardman and Studiocanal keep at the exceptional casting we are sure to have a bit of a humdinger in the works. It’s all starting to prove really rather exciting.

Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams in Early Man


Early Man movie Synopsis

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. It also marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award® winning WALLACE AND GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.  EARLY MAN unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters.