Aardman and Fictioneers announce cast for The Big Fix Up
Aardman and Fictioneers are pleased to reveal an exciting line-up of British actors voicing new characters in The Big Fix Up, the highly anticipated Wallace & Gromit augmented reality story, launching this autumn.
Bafta-winning British actor, Miriam Margolyes OBE, takes the role of BERYL: the Spick & Spanner’s AI bot. A bustling guide and maternal presence, BERYL’s always happiest keeping the job orders, and the tea, flowing.
A-List British actor, Jim Carter OBE, takes on the role of puffed pie magnate and millionaire, Bernard Grubb. A pompous and devious businessman with lofty political aspirations.
Acclaimed British actor, Isy Suttie, will play young Lily Hackerby. A smart cookie with her own successful programming business, Lily has won the investment of a certain Bernard Grubb who quickly takes the quiet coder under his ample wing.
25 year-old newcomer, Grace Ahmed, will be Clarissa Kent: the girl who yearns to be that journalist – the one who cracks the big story, and rights the wrongs. The only trouble is none of the big broadcasters will give her a break. Not to be downtrodden, Clarissa decides to do it herself, posting her reports directly onto social media where she wins her exclusive coverage of all things Spick & Spanners. Clarissa is also a real person. For the first time ever, a real person features in Wallace & Gromit’s adventures!
Speaking about his latest role, Jim Carter said: “I have always loved Wallace and Gromit and was delighted to join them for The Big Fix Up – even if I did have to play a rather unpleasant character.”
The activity, which will be an all-new Wallace & Gromit story, will be a completely new foray into augmented reality for the duo.
Later this year, join Wallace and his faithful hound as their latest business venture, Spick & Spanners, takes on the contract of a lifetime: to ‘Fix Up’ Bristol. Fans will be invited to download a free app and play along at home as an employee, and for the first time ever, step directly into Wallace & Gromit’s world.
The story brings Wallace & Gromit to life in an entirely new way, while creating a cutting edge new platform for storytelling. The adventure will play out in a variety of different types of media, to tell the beats of a story: multi-user AR gameplay, new CGI animations, in character phone calls, comic strips, Extended Reality (XR) portals and more. All brought together in a mobile app, used as a ‘window’ into their world.
The Big Fix Up story can be enjoyed entirely from home, meaning it is accessible to all with a recent model smartphone. It is set in the city of Bristol, the home of Aardman, but people from all across the UK will be able to take part in the full end-to-end adventure, which will see Wallace, Gromit, and the exciting cast of new characters appear in their very own
Find out more about the new characters, and register you interest in joining Spick & Spanners at www.thebigfixup.co.uk.