Voice Artists





Julia Sawalha is the voice artist for the determine little hen, Ginger in DreamWorks Chicken Run. Julia was born September 9, 1968 in London, England. She is best known for her starring role in the BBC comedy series, "Absolutely Fabulous," and A&E's "Pride and Prejudice." She first started her acting career at Newcastle Playhouse in England performing in such plays as, "The Voyage of the Dawntreader," and "Peter Pan." Some of Sawalha's big screen credits include, "Venus & Mars," and " Buddy's Song."

Mel Gibson is the voice for the dashing young rooster named Rocky. Born in Peekskill, NY on January 3, 1956, Gibson's family soon emigrated to Australia where he studied at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney, Australia. He became an international star when he was cast in the title role of "Mad Max." Gibson went on to win two Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director for the epic drama "Braveheart," which he directed and starred in. Other film credits include "Bird on a Wire," "Forever Young," "Conspiracy Theory," and Disney's "Pocahontas," which he was the voice for John Smith.

Jane Horrocks is the high pitched dainty voice of the knitting chicken, Babs. Horrocks was born in England and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She started her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing in "The Dillen," "Mary After the Queen," and "As You Like It." Her big screen credits include "Faeries," "Second Best," and "The Dress Maker." Television watchers will know her from her role as Bubble on BBC's comedy series "Absolutely Fabulous."

Lynn Ferguson
is the scottish voice for the inventor chicken Mac. Ferguson studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has appeared on both Scottish and English stages to perform in many plays including "Babycakes," "Politics in the Park," and "A Better Day." Ferguson is a well known stand up comedienne appearing on many television shows. On the big screen you might have seen her in "Honest," Wisecracks," and "Tin Fish."

Imelda Staunton is the feisty, egg-laying hen Bunty. Many may recognize Staunton as the nurse in the movie "Shakespeare in Love," and the silly daughter/wife in Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility." She has won Olivier Awards for her performances in "Into the Woods," "The Corn Is Green" and "A Chorus of Disapproval." On television her credits include "David Copperfield," "Tales From the Crypt," and "Easy Money."

Benjamin Whitrow is the old sergeant rooster ruling the hen house Fowler. Whitrow was born in England and has played in over 40 plays in his country including "The Rivals," "Loot," " The Merry Wives of Windsor," and "Henry VIII." His film credits include "Quadrophenia," " On the Black Hill," and "Fairy Tale: A True Story." Some of you may recognize him as the father, Mr. Bennett in A&E's "Pride and Prejudice," which he received a BAFTA nomination. His most recent work was his role as Squire Allworthy in BBC's "Tom Jones."

Miranda Richardson is the voice of the greedy and heartless Mrs. Tweedy. Richardson was born in Lancashire, England where she studied at Bristol Old Vic Theater School. Her theater credits include "Orlando," "Einstein," and "Tom Jones." Some of you may remember her other villainous role as Queen Mab in NBC's mini series "Merlin" starring opposite Sam Neil. Her film credits include "Tom & Viv," "Damage," and Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow."

Tony Haygarth is the voice of Mrs. Tweedy's hen peaked husband Mr. Tweedy. Haygarth is no stranger to the British stage or screen, his many films include "The Woodlanders," "Amy Foster," and "Dracula." His most recent work can be seen in the TNT Cable movie "Don Quixote" starring John Lithgow. Haygarth was nominated for Olivier Awards for his work in "Twleve Angry Men," and "The Tempest."

Timothy Spall is the sneaky egg dealing rat named Nick. Spall was nominated for a BAFTA this year (2000) for this performance in Mike Leigh's "Topsy Turvy." His stage credits include "Secrets and Lies," "Hamlet," and "Black Heart." He has also won a Broadcasting Press Guild Television Award for his role in BBC's "Our Mutual Friend."

Phil Daniels is Nick's side kick and partner in crime the dumb rat known as Fetcher.
Daniels has been in many films including "Nasty Neighbors," "Bad Behavior," "Shore Leave," and "The Bride" On stage he's performed in the Royal Shakespeare Company plays such as "The Merchant of Venice," "The Jew of Malta," and "Measure of Measure." Television audiences saw him in several shows including "Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll," "Stand and Deliver," and "Sunnyside Farm."