Bond girl Rosamund to play Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds

Former Bond girl Rosamund Pike will be voicing Lady Penelope in Thunderbirds Are Go! when it returns to ITV in 2015.

Fifty years after its TV debut, the reinvention of Gerry and Slyvia Anderson’s well-loved series will be rebooted using an innovative mix of CGI animation and live-action minature sets.

Amid all the new technology, there will be a familiar voice as original cast member David Graham reprises his role as Parker, Lady Penelope’s driver, but the rest of the cast will all be making their debuts on the show.

Rosamund – who starred alongside Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day (2002) – told reporters: “I’m very excited to bring Lady Penelope’s wry wit and taste for adventure to a new generation. Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. We’re all eagerly anticipating our next stint in the recording studio!”

David added: “I am triple chuffed to be on board the new series of Thunderbirds Are Go! and reprising my role of dear old Parker with such a distinguished cast. My driving skills are in good nick and I am delighted to be behind the wheel again with M’Lady. Cheerio!”

Unstoppable inventor Brains will be voiced by Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker, Facejacker), while Tracy brothers Gordon and John are both played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually, Game of Thrones). Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale, Lead Balloon) has been cast as both the youngest and oldest Tracy brothers Alan and Scott. The fifth Tracy brother, Virgil, will be played by David Menkin.

Tracy Island matriarch Grandma Tracy is voiced by Sandra Dickinson (Amazing World of Gumball, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) while master villain The Hood played by Andres Williams (M.I. High, Foyle’s War).

Plus Thunderbirds Are Go! will feature new characters including Kayo, the Tracy brothers’ friend and fellow island resident, who will be played by Angel Coulby (Merlin) and Colonel Casey voiced by Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who)