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09 May 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Entertainment

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Harry Hill

Those distant cheers and strange scraping sounds you can hear are Harry Hill's army of fans celebrating news that the big-shoed bad boy is coming to the big screen. Oh, and the scraping? That's the badger kingdom logging on for tickets.

The Harry Hill Movie
, which promises to bring "his madcap comedy world to the big screen", kicks off on May 8 with eight weeks' worth of shooting around the UK.

The plot will be fuelled by Hill's sick hamster. The NHS-spec'ed japster must get his pet to a vet in Blackpool before the clock winds down on his bewhiskered buddy - presumably forcing someone to operate at gunpoint a la James Caan in A Bridge Too Far when he gets there. Okay, perhaps not, but the roadtrip will definitely be complicated by the presence of Hill's gas-guzzling granny (Julie Walters, surely too young to play his granny) and the lunatic vet (Simon Bird) in hot pursuit.

“I’m thrilled at last to be able to tell the world the true story of my hamster’s struggle on the big screen", explains Hill, "and even more excited to be working with some of the comedy greats of the British film industry.”

Those greats include Walters, Inbetweener Bird, Jim Broadbent, Matt Lucas, Gavin And Stacey's Sheridan Smith and Julian 'Mighty Boosh' Barratt. League Of Gentleman and Mr. Bean’s Holiday helmer Steve Bendelack is overseeing things behind the camera with a view to a late 2013 release. 


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The Smell Of TV Burp
Harry Hill has always been in the same category as Reeves & Mortimer for me. Their surreal humour was always a bit of a mess until they put a structure to it with the shows Shooting Stars and Harry Hill's TV Burp. Then they could dip in and out of the zaniness while having a structure to work through. It suddenly had a bit of coherence. I like Harry Hill and will be watching the movie. More

Posted by BenTramer at 19:12 on 09 May 2013 | Report This Post

Comedy is a personal thing so if you don't like Harry Hill then, er, don't go and see the movie! Many of us do though, from his more obscure Channel 4 show and stand-up act through to his mainstream ITV stuff. I'm not sure how this hails the death of the British film industry either. The Inbetweeners Movie proved that the leap to big screen can be made with the right material and I'd be surprised if Mr. Partridge's "Alpha Papa" doesn't achieve something similar. A decent Harry More

Posted by TheBladeRunner at 17:17 on 09 May 2013 | Report This Post

I've honestly never laughed at anyone of his attempts at being funny. His humour couldn't even register through a dog whistle and they give him a movie. More

Posted by keaneye at 17:07 on 09 May 2013 | Report This Post

Death of British Film Industry, anyone? Harry Hill, Keith Lemon films get made while other struggle with funding etc! Words fail me, they really do. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 15:10 on 09 May 2013 | Report This Post

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