Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

Madeline Holliday stars alongside Harry Hill (making his acting debut as Professor Branestawm) in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm , a family film coming to BBC One this Christmas.

She plays Connie, a science-mad schoolgirl who comes to the professor’s rescue when evil businessman Mr Bullimore (Ben Miller) and local councillor Harold Haggerstone (David Mitchell) unite to have Branestawm kicked out of the village for being a dangerous menace.

Madeline (represented by Mark Jermin Management, and a student at The Theatre Workshop in Brighton) is best known for playing Hank Zipzer's sister in the CBBC comedy written by Henry Winkler and has also appeared in Holby City.

The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm is a hour-long drama, adapted from Norman Hunter’s classic children’s books by actor and author Charlie Higson.

Professor Branestawm is the original mad professor, an absent-minded inventor who is oblivious to the chaos his hare-brained creations cause when they go wrong - which they always do. If it weren’t for the efforts of his long suffering housekeeper Mrs Flittersnoop (Vicki Pepperdine) and his dim but loyal best friend Colonel Dedshott (Simon Day), the professor would long ago have blown himself to smithereens.

Harry Hill says: "As a budding schoolboy scientist and inventor myself I loved the Professor Branestawm books as a kid, I was fascinated by Heath Robinson’s wonderful illustrations too. It’s a thrill for me to be playing the prof in Charlie Higson’s brilliant TV adaptation. Best Christmas present ever!”

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