Moominvalley premiere in Helsinki 2019
Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton and Jennifer Saunders attend the world premiere of British/Finnish co-production MOOMINVALLEY in Helsinki (25.1.19) The A-list actors were in Helsinki for the premiere of animated family TV drama MOOMINVALLEY, which will be broadcast over Easter 2019 on Sky One and Sky Kids in the UK and public broadcaster YLE in Finland. They voice the roles of Moominmamma, Moomintroll and Mymble respectively, and were joined by Swedish actor Edvin Endre, who plays Snufkin, plus members of the Swedish and Finnish language casts. The MOOMINVALLEY premiere was held at Valkoinen Sali and included a performance from Finnish pop star Roosberg as well as speeches and the screening of an episode. MOOMINVALLEY is based on the beloved Moomin stories by Finnish-Swedish author and artist Tove Jansson. Each series will consist of 13 x 22-minute-long episodes. The Moomins are one of Finland’s biggest exports and have a global fan base. They have enjoyed popularity in the UK since the 1950s, when the original Moomin comic strips were published in the Evening News newspaper. For further information please contact: Gutsy Caitlin Allen at Riot Communications on 020 3174 0118 / Sky Charlie Wainwright at Premier on 07860 409 083 / Katy Sykes at Premier on 07718 236 827 / NOTES TO EDITORS UK cast and characters of MOOMINVALLEY Moominmamma – Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl, A United Kingdom, An Education) Moominpappa – Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Toast of London, The Philanthropist) Moomintroll – Taron Egerton (Kingsman, Eddie the Eagle, Testament of Youth) Snorkmaiden – Akiya Henry (Bing, Bottersnikes and Gumble, Noddy in Toyland) Sniff – Warwick Davis (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Life’s Too Short) Little My – Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, A Royal Night Out, Carrie Pilby) Snufkin – Edvin Endre (Eddie the Eagle, Vikings, Nameja gredzens) Ninny – Mayumi Kawai Teety-Woo – Matt Lucas (Bridesmaids, Doctor Who, Little Britain) Too-Ticky – Katie Leung (Harry Potter franchise) Misabel – Rebecca Root (The Danish Girl, Boy Meets Girl) Mymble – Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders, Shrek) Emma the Stage Rat – Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey, Pride & Prejudice) Hemulen (Female) – Susie Brann Hemulen (Male) – Joe Wilkinson (Rovers, Miranda, Him & Her) Mrs Fillyjonk – Kate Winslet (Titanic, Revolutionary Road, The Reader) The Muskrat – Will Self (Shooting Stars, author of Phone and Sky Arts drama The Minor Character) The Ghost – Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, presenter of Travel Man & Crystal Maze) About MOOMINVALLEY MOOMINVALLEY is a brand new adaptation of the much-loved Moomin stories of Tove Jansson, a Finnish-Swedish writer and artist whose books have been translated into over 50 languages. Directed to a family primetime audience, the drama fantasy series is full of life and laughter for lifelong Moomin fans and complete newcomers alike. MOOMINVALLEY has benefitted from a 25% cash rebate production incentive for production costs in Finland. This production incentive is intended to increase international interest in Finland as a production location and to promote the development, growth, and internationalisation of Finnish companies. About Gutsy Animations Gutsy is a team of creators and producers who believe that the world is in need of funny, clever, gutsy and – above all – meaningful content. All of its productions are aimed at international audiences and based on a concept of genuine social impact. About Moomin Characters Oy Moomin Characters Ltd is the owner, originator and official company responsible for supervising and managing the Moomins' brand, copyright and registrations. The company was started in 1958 by Tove Jansson and her brother Lars Jansson and even today is run by family members. Sophia Jansson, Lars's daughter and Tove's niece, is Chairman of the Board and Creative Director at Moomin Characters. All characters from Moominvalley are registered trademarks. MOOMINVALLEY has the approval of Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing, their global licensing agent. About Sky With 23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. 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