The M&S Christmas advert of 2021 is here! First aired Thursday 4th November, this year’s ad brings much-loved character Percy the Pig to life and reveals his voice for the first time.
Who is the voice of Percy Pig?
The all-familiar voice of Percy was confirmed to be Tom Holland, best known for playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
During an interview with Metro, he said that it took him “less than a second” to say yes to voicing Percy Pig.
Holland said: “I’ve loved Percy Pig for as long as I can remember, and when I was asked to be his voice – his first ever voice – it took me less than a second to say yes.”
The 25-year-old said he found that getting the snort right was challenging, but hopes he did the character justice.
“I did consider asking for a lifetime supply of Percy Pigs but I figured I’ve got to save room for all of that amazing M&S Christmas food!”
Who else stars in the 2021 Christmas advert?
This advert features another big voice – Dawn French, who voices the Festive Fairy.
Much like Holland, French took very little time before accepting her role.
During an interview with Metro, she said: “Christmas is M&S Food, isn’t it? So, when the call comes in asking you to be in the M&S Christmas ad, it’s pretty much a guaranteed yes – I mean, they are so iconic each year.
“Then when M&S said I would be the fairy on top of the Christmas tree that brings Percy Pig to life I almost fell off my chair in excitement.
“This surely qualifies as the best gig in the world, right?”
Watch the advert here:
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