“I used to watch Postman Pat when I was a small boy. My brother and sisters all did at some stage.” (Rupert Grint about Postman Pat)
Rupert Grint lent his voice to the character Josh in the animated film Postman Pat – You know you’re the one, based on the popular British TV series. The film celebrated its World Premiere at Leicester Square in London on 11 May 2014.
Postman Pat enters a TV talent show to win a trip to Italy for his family. He encounters people who try to thwarten his success, but also experiences a lot of support. And while Pat is participating in the contest, the post office back home is being threatened…
Rupert voices Josh, a former boyband member and participant of the casting show, whose manager tries to sabotage Postman Pat’s chances of winning the talent show. Aside from his singing and dancing talents, Josh has a knack for videogames.
Recording: late 2011
Behind the Scenes
- Rupert sang the song “Lightning” himself after being offered to do so. He learnt only afterwards that Ronan Keating replaced Stephen Mangan as Pat’s singing voice.
- Rupert said it was quite hard to interact without another actor who had not recorded his lines yet.
- Being a Postman Pat fan during his childhood, Rupert agreed to take on the part without having read the script.
Rupert Grint (Josh)
Stephen Mangan (Postman Pat)
David Tennant (Wilf)
Jim Broadband (CEO)
Robin Atkin Downes (Simon Cowbell)
Greg Ellis (Jimmy)
Susan Duerden (Sara Clifton)
Dan Hildebrandt (Ted Glenn)
Sandra Teles (Julian)
Ronan Keating (Postman Pat’s singing voice)
Peter Woodward (Carbunkle)
Enn Reitel (PC Selby/Reverend Timms)
T.J. Ramini (Ben Taylor)
Darren Richardson (Alf)
Director: Mike Disa
Screenplay: Kim Fuller, Annika Bluhm, Nicole Dubuc
Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Director of Production: Kerry Valentine
Visual Effects: Marc Steinberg (modelling supervisor)
Editor: Robert David Sanders
Producer: Robert Anich, Ceri Barnes, Annika Bluhm,
International Sales: Timeless Films, Intelligent Media
Entertainment One Benelux (Netherlands), Icon Film Distribution (UK), Lionsgate (UK), Shout! Factory (USA), Paramount Home Entertainment (USA), Vertigo Média Kft. (Hungary), NOS Audiovisuais (Portugal), PARLUX Entertainment (Romania)
UK/Ireland, Poland: 23 May 2014
Israel: 29 May 2014
Sweden: 13 June 2014
Netherlands: 18 June 2014
USA: 27 June 2014
Republic of Macedonia: 3 July 2014
Denmark: 31 July 2014
Norway: 1 August 2014
Finland: 8 August 2014
United Arab Emirates, Kuwait: 14 August 2014
Australia, New Zealand: 16 August 2014
Turkey: 22 August 2014
Hungary: 4 September 2014
Estonia, Latvia: 5 September 2014
Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia: 11 September 2014
Iceland: 12 September 2014
Germany: 10 October 2014
Portugal: 23 October 2014
South Africa: 31 October 2014
Ukraine: 11 December 2014
Italy: 1 January 2015
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Wilf: All the lessons and work are about to be… Josh, try to remember why we are here. What would I be today if I’d wasted my life on video games?
Josh: A talent agent with only one client?
Simon: Right, what have you got for us? Josh, is it?
Josh: I thought I’d sing a song.
Simon: Well, that’s refreshing and new.
Josh: I’ve had a few dancing lessons too.
Wilf: Well, if this is the best they’ve got, that recording contract is in the bag.
Josh: Was I supposed to bring a bag
Josh: Oh yeah, that was good! Ow, what’d you do that for?
Wilf: Don’t clap for your enemy.
Josh: But he’s good!
Wilf: Josh wears clothes nearly all the time. Don’t you Josh?
Josh: Yeah, usually…
Josh: Pat, your cat’s amazing, he’s already beaten Wilf’s high score! What’s his name?
Wilf: We have to up our game, Joshy boy. You need to be on fire at the finals next week. Charm them, make them love you.
Josh: Mmhm. Charm. Love. Got it.
Wilf: What he’s got a video game?
Josh: Oh yeah, and it’s great, Wilf! You deliver mail, have a cat and are nice to people. Every now and again, you can rescue a sheep. It’s the hottest game around. Totally massive
Josh: Wilf, you know, he’s actually pretty good. I’ll do my best. But how about we just let the best man win?
Josh: Please. Easiest game ever.
Josh: Looks like you’ve got something to sing for now. Doesn’t he, Wilf?
Rupert about Postman Pat
“I actually haven’t done the singing bit yet. I think it’s going to be a cover, but it might be something written for it, but I don’t know yet. Just hoping they’ve got good auto-tuning *laughs*.”
“Postman Pat was basically a huge part of my childhood. It was one of my favourite shows, and I was definitely going to do it ‘cause I love Postman Pat.”
“It’s fun, I think it’s good and very loyal to the Postman Pat I knew as well, so hopefully it’s going to be good fun.”
(RG.us Exclsuive Interview, September 2012)
“Basically, Postman Pat enters a talent show kind of thing, like X-Factor or Pop Idol that kind of thing. He learns that he’s actually got a really good singing voice. I’m kind of like his rival in the competition and I have this evil manager who’s always trying to sabotage Pat’s chance by doing all of these crazy things.”
(RG.us Exclusive Interview, September 2012)
“I released a song recently, I did an animation [Postman Pat: The Movie] and it’s on an album now, so I can kind of sing, but not like that.”
(broadway.com August, 19th 2014)
“I really identified with characters that did things that it was feasible to achieve. Fireman Sam! Noddy. I don’t really know what he was though.”
“Not really, no! I didn’t really expect it to happen. When they said “do you want to sing?” I just said yeah. I thought it could be funny, could be a laugh. I didn’t realised there’d be an album. It was fun, and they can do some clever things with the old autotune stuff. It came out pretty well!”
(denofgeek.com May, 22th 2014)
“I used to absolutely love Postman Pat, it’s quite surreal. But it’s a very different Pat to the one I knew, these aren’t the wooden, stop-motion puppets, this is a modern, computer generated animation. Which is good, that Postman Pat has moved into the 21st century, it’s cool.”
(heyuguys.co.uk May, 23th 2014)
“I’m not convinced it’s me,”
“It is quite an easy, catchy song but I just did it because I thought it would be quite fun but they have obviously done some kind of auto-tuning.”
(bbc.co.uk May, 22th 2014)
UK DVD (ASIN: B00KAXSPJA) BluRay (ASIN: B00KAXSQ3U)
US/Canada (ASIN: B00M2MTBD6)
released 19 May 2014 (ASIN: B00JLZVJTQ)