Daniel Mays Cast as Private Joe Walker in Dad’s Army Film

Exciting news today that Daniel Mays has been cast as Private Joe Walker, the well known Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard spiv, or rather “Wholesales Supplier”, in the upcoming Dad’s Army film!

The stellar cast includes Catherine Zeta Jones as a journalist reporting on the Home Guard, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Sgt. Wilson, Blake Harrison as Private Pike, along with Mark Gatiss, Michael Gambon, Sarah Lancashire and others.

“It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.”

The beloved BBC series aired from 1968-1977 and still brings in 2 million viewers whenever it’s shown on BBC2.

Filming on Dad’s Army commences very soon in Yorkshire.

The Hollywood Reporter

BBC News

Stay tuned for more news!

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