Pudsey the dancing dog will be hitting the big screen this month with the release of his first movie.
The talented canine from Wellingborough, who rose to fame after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 with his owner Ashleigh Butler, makes his acting debut in Pudsey The Dog: The Movie, which comes out on July 18.
A number of big names have roles in the film, including David Walliams, star of Little Britain and judge on Britain’s Got Talent, as the voice of Pudsey.
Olivia Colman, star of ITV hit Broadchurch, also joins the cast by providing the voice for Nelly The Horse.
The award-winning actress said: “It’s wonderful to be joining this fantastic cast including David Walliams, John Sessions and of course Pudsey – and to be part of this fun family film.”
The film follows the story of London stray dog Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger and looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy.
After losing their father, their mother Gail, played by Jessica Hynes, decides to move the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, much to the dismay of their landlord Mr Thorne and his cat Faustus.
As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realise what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across an evil plan by Thorne and sets out to save them and the whole village.
The film is directed by Nick Moore, who was responsible for Wild Child and Horrid Henry: The Movie.
Speaking to the Northants Telegraph earlier this year, Ashleigh said: “The film is due out in July so we’re really looking forward to that.
“Making the film was a really good experience.”
The film will be in cinemas across the country from July 18.