David Walliams ‘proud’ to narrate Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’
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David Walliams ‘proud’ to narrate Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’

Author and entertainer will be the voice behind a new film depicting the 1968 classic, which will be aired during the Christmas break

The Jewish News #NightofHeroes at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square.

(C) Blake-Ezra Photography.
The Jewish News #NightofHeroes at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square. (C) Blake-Ezra Photography.

TV personality and children’s author David Walliams has said he is “pleased and proud” to narrate Judith Kerr’s classic tale ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ for a new film out this Christmas.

Kerr, who passed away in May aged 95, was born to a Jewish family in Berlin but fled Nazi Germany in 1936, aged 13. They settled in Britain, and Judith began writing bedtime stories in the 1960s for her own children. Her books – including the semi-autobiographical ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’ – have now sold ten million copies.

In a tweet on Monday, Britain’s Got Talent judge Walliams said he “absolutely adored” Kerr and was “proud she wanted me to narrate” her 1968 classic about an anthropomorphised tiger who interrupts afternoon tea.

The animated film is being made for Channel 4 and the cast will include Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Grieg, David Oyelowo and Paul Whitehouse, to be broadcast around the Christmas period.

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