Toby Jones set to lead new audio Around the World in 80 Days adaptation

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The Detectorists and Marvel star is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime with Versailles’ George Blagden

Toby Jones

Sherlock star Toby Jones is about to guide a revival of basic Jules Verne story Across the World In 80 Days in a brand new audio drama from Audible, RadioTimes.com can solely reveal.

Jones – who has starred within the likes of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Detectorists and Captain America – will voice Phileas Fogg within the dramatisation. A gentleman gambler, Fogg embarks on a journey by steamer, rail, and elephant, throughout land and sea after wagering that he can – you guessed it – get around the globe in 80 days.

Luckily, he doesn’t undertake the problem alone, helped alongside the best way by trusty French valet Jean Passerpartout, who shall be voiced by George Blagden (who performed Louis XIV in Versailles).

The drama can even star Don Gilet (Eastenders’ Lucas Johnson), who will painting Detective Repair, a Scotland Yard copper who follows Fogg on his transnational entice, satisfied the explorer is a financial institution robber.

First launched in 1873, the Across the World In 80 Days novel has been tailored for stage, radio, TV and movie, together with Disney’s 2004 film starring Steve Coogan and Jackie Chan. Monty Python star Michael Palin memorably took on the problem in actual life throughout 1989, managing to circumnavigate the world with out plane in 79 days and seven hours.

Round The World In 80 Days is out there to pre-order now at www.audible.co.uk and shall be out there to obtain from 15th October 2019 free of charge as half as Audible’s 30-day free trial.

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