'Peter Rabbit': Meet the Voices Behind the Animated Characters

3:56 PM 2/9/2018

by Katherine Schaffstall

Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley play the sisters of James Corden's eponymous bunny.

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The Peter Rabbit character fans have come to know and love from the Beatrix Potter stories has received a modern makeover.

Sony's feature-length live-action/CGI comedy Peter Rabbit features Late Late Show host James Corden voicing the titular anthropomorphic bunny. Peter regularly raids the vegetable garden maintained by gruff Old Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill), aided by his sisters Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton-Tail (Daisy Ridley). 

But when McGregor's heir, nephew Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), shows up, he faces off against the animals.

The family film, directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), and also starring Rose Byrne in a live-action role, is in theaters now.

Take a look at the actors behind the animated characters below.

  • James Corden/Peter Rabbit

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    Corden stars in the film as Peter Rabbit, the titular anthropomorphized bunny. Aside from his gig as the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show, Corden has acted in films like The History Boys, One Chance, Begin Again and Into the Woods. The actor has previously had voice roles in the animated films Planet 51, Animals United, Norm of the Earth, Trolls and The Emoji Movie. And this summer, he'll be seen in the gender-swapping reboot, Ocean’s 8.

     

     

     

  • Margot Robbie/Flopsy

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    In the Beatrix Potter stories, Flopsy is a well-behaved bunny who does her best to stay out of trouble. For Robbie, Peter Rabbit, for which she also serves as the narrator, marks the first voice role for the I, Tonya actress. Her other film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Suicide Squad.

     

  • Elizabeth Debicki/Mopsy

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    Mopsy is the sister of Peter, Flopsy and Cotton-Tail. Debicki can currently been seen in Netflix's surprise Super Bowl film release, The Cloverfield Paradox. Debicki has appeared in the films The Great Gatsby, Macbeth and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The actress is set to appear as Alice in Widows and as Virginia Woolf in Vita and Virginia. Debicki previously lent her voice to 2017 film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets as Emperor Haban Limaï.

     

  • Daisy Ridley/Cotton-Tail

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    The in demand actress voices the role of Cotton-Tail in Peter Rabbit. Ridley previously lent her voice to the part of Taeko Okajima in 2016’s Only Yesterday. The actress is best known for her role as Rey in the Star Wars franchise and she voiced the character in the Disney web series Star Wars Forces of Destiny in 2017. Her other film credits include Scrawl, The Eagle Huntress and Murder on the Orient Express. She will star as the titular character in the upcoming film Ophelia, as well as in the 2019 film Chaos Walking.

     

  • Sia/Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

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    Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is first introduced in the Beatrix Potter children’s fantasy story The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. In the story, the hedgehog is a washerwoman that welcomes a young girl named Lucie into her home and shares various stories about different animals. The character was inspired by Kitty MacDonald, a washerwoman employed by Potter’s family for 11 years. Sia has previously lent her voice to the 2017 films Charming as Half-Oracle and My Little Pony: The Movie as Songbird Serenade.