Well-reknowned British actor Richard E. Grant has confirmed that he will provide a voice for Zambezia. He will play the role of Cecil, a Marabou who schemes of taking control of the bird city.
Grant is no stranger to animation, having lent his voice talent to Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, and the upcoming Jackboots on Whitehall alongside Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike.
Rising to fame with his film debut Withnail and I, Grant has since gone on to star in a number of films (including Oscar-winners Gosford Park and Age of Innocence). More recently Richard wrote and directed his biographical story Wah-Wah.
Zambezia is in production in South Africa and is due for release early 2011.