Shiver me tim­bers! Nick Frost to play Cap­tain Pug­wash in movie

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Shaun Of The Dead star Nick Frost will play the bum­bling, cow­ardly pi­rate Cap­tain Pug­wash in a new live-ac­tion film.

Cap­tain Pug­wash has en­ter­tained fans since the clas­sic chil­dren’s books, penned by John Ryan, were re­leased in the 1950s along with a live­ac­tion se­ries us­ing card­board cut-outs.

It was turned into an an­i­mated se­ries in the 1970s.

Frost shared his de­light upon be­ing cast as the chil­dren’s TV favourite, jok­ingly com­par­ing the char­ac­ter to the likes of Win­ston Churchill and Henry VIII.

He said: “I’m ab­so­lutely thrilled to be in­volved in this project.

“Be­sides Win­ston Churchill and Henry VIII, Cap­tain Ho­ra­tio Pug­wash seems like a role I was born to play. I can­not wait to get go­ing.”

Set in the golden age of piracy, the big-screen pro­duc­tion will see cow­ardly con-artist Pug­wash sent off to Botany Bay be­fore es­cap­ing and find­ing him­self at the helm of the Black Pig and on a res­cue mis­sion to a vol­canic is­land.

Cap­tain Pug­wash was a pop­u­lar an­i­mated se­ries in the 1970s.

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