Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After is the ultimate fairy tale to get the David Walliams twist for Christmas. In recent years these After forever the movies on Sky have felt as much a part of Christmas as the mince pies and turkey. Now after turning the tales of Cinderella and Jack and the beans Overhead, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith return to give the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel the After forever treatment too.
The pair look unrecognizable in the first look images (see above and below), with Sheridan as the witch and David playing a troll, with giant fangs and seaweed draped over him.
Sheridan posted the snapshots online, jokingly “Me and TV husband @dwalliams with no filter. God, he gives me such glamorous roles ”, while David said they were“ more beautiful than ever ”.
So here’s everything we can tell you so far Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After…
‘Hansel & Gretel: After Ever After’ starring @ Sheridansmith1 and David is coming to @SkyUK this Christmas. pic.twitter.com/5FiwKwExQBAugust 14, 2021
Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After release date
Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After It is expected to air on Sky Max around Christmas time or a little earlier, although an exact release date for the UK, US or worldwide has yet to be announced. We will update as soon as we hear and we are sure it will be a Christmas TV highlight.
Plot ‘Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After’
As always the After forever The film looks at what happens after the traditional tale ends. This time, he recovers after young Hansel and Gretel (Bill Bekele and Lily Aspell) escape from the witch’s house in the woods. However, when they return to their village, they learn that the villagers are being lured by a mysterious stranger with sweets. Determined to make things right, the couple must face their fears and return to the witch’s house for a final showdown. We’ve been told, “this is a story about facing your worst fears and putting family first,” so it sounds like the perfect fodder for Christmas!
Cast of Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After: David Walliams as the troll
David has written this story, along with writer Kevin Cecil, and has also been cast as a troll. Is the third After forever adventure that wrote and starred in the first two, After forever (about Cinderella’s life after marrying Prince Charming) and Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After as well as. Although he is best known by the BBC Little britain comedy sketch series (2003-2006) and for his role as a judge in Brittany Has Talent (2012-2020) David is also a prolific children’s author and many of his books have been adapted for television, including Gangster grandma, The boy in the dress and Billionaire boy.
Sheridan Smith plays the evil witch
Sheridan Smith, who plays the witch, is one of the most versatile actors on our screens, starring in everything from the hugely popular Gavin and stacey (2008-2010), where she played Smithy’s sister Rudi in television miniseries such as Mrs. Biggs, Clean up and The Moorside. He regularly teams up with David Walliams and starred in the television adaptation of his novel. Mr. stink just like last year Jack and The Beanstalk: After Ever After.
Cast of ‘Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After’: Mark Addy, Sophie Thompson and who else stars
Mark Addy plays Englebert in Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After who is the father of Hansel and Gretel. the game of Thrones actor has also appeared in Salisbury poisonings, White House Farm, The Union, Trollied and Remember me. Between 2013 and 2015 he played the role of Hercules on the BBC1 series. Atlantis.
Sophie Thompson also plays Frieda in Hansel and Gretel: After Ever After who is Hansel and Gretel’s stepmother. Sophie is the sister of Hollywood actress Emma Thompson and sister-in-law to current Strictly star Greg Wise.
In addition to playing Rosemary Piper on Coronation Street, Sophie has appeared on numerous television shows, including Detectorists, Sandylands and the third season of Sex education. Before Corrie she played Stella on the rival soap opera. EastEnders from 2006-2007. Sophie also starred in several movies, including Emma, Four Weddings and a Funeral. Sophie has also been in a David Walliams adaptation before, playing Miss Maxwell in the 2017 film, Ratburger.
Hansel and Gretel are played by newcomers Bill Bekele and Lily Aspell.
All about Sky’s previous After Ever After movies
The first of the franchise was named simply After forever and it was co-written by David Walliams. In the 2019 film, David played Prince Charming alongside Sian Gibson’s Cinderella, who realizes after their wedding that her Prince is not all that he thinks he is. Celia Imrie played the evil stepmother who hatched an evil plan to marry the evil King, played by Tom Courtenay, so Cinderella had to try really hard to try to fix things.
Last Christmas Sierra Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After feature on Sky. It stars David Walliams as the Giant and Sheridan Smith as the infamous giant slayer The Woman With No Name. The story told how Jack, played by Eddie Karanja, realized that the giant was in shock and suffering from memory loss rather than being dead and faced a battle to bring him back home. However, the couple soon learned that they had more in common than they thought and came together to work together.
All about the original Hansel and Gretel fairy tale
Hansel and Gretel was one of the many fairy tales written by the brothers grimm. It told the story of a poor woodcutter who lived in the forest with his wife and their two children, Hansel and Gretel. One night, when he realized that he could not afford to feed his children, he asked his wife for advice and she told him to leave the children in the forest to fend for themselves. The first time he tried to do this, Hansel dropped a trail of stones, which led them back to the hut, but the second time he left a proof of breadcrumbs that were eaten by the birds. The children got lost in the forest and stumbled upon a house made of cakes and sweets. After eating their fill, they were lured inside by an old woman, who turned out to be an evil witch. He planned to fatten Hansel and eat him. However, Gretel taunted the witch and put her in the oven so the children could escape.