Sofie Dahl Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse

We can never really know what the future holds. The only thing we can control is how we choose to respond to it and Iā€™m going to choose to be brave.


Roald & Beatrix, the tail of the curious mouse, a heart-warming Christmas film inspired by the true encounter between a six-year-old Roald Dahl and his idol Beatrix Potter. A magical story of what really can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams. Joining Dawn French who plays Beatrix, the cast includes Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nina Sosanya, Bill Bailey and Nick Mohammed.


Official Trailer
How animation made Roald & Beatrix even more magical.
The cast on Roald & Beatrix
Filming Roald & Beatrix in Wales.

Programme awards:

Best TV Movie (Rockie Awards, Banff)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie (Kidscreen Awards)

Best Acting (Kidscreen Awards)

Craft awards:

Hair and Make-Up Design (for Claire Pritchard Jones – BAFTA Cymru)

Best Titles Design (for Peter Anderson Studio ā€“ RTS Craft & Design Awards)

Best Grading for Scripted (for Jet Omoshebi ā€“ Broadcast Tech Awards)



(1×70ā€™) for Sky One / Sky TV

UK – 24 December 2020, Sky One


Written and Created by Abigail Wilson

Starring Dawn French, Harry Tayler, Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Nina Sosanya, Alison Steadman, Bill Bailey, Nick Mohammed

Directed by David Kerr

Produced by Elaine Cameron

Executive Produced by Sue Vertue & Dan Cheesbrough for Hartswood Films

Roald & Beatrix