The Riverdance: The Animated Adventure voice cast features Pierce Brosnan, Sam Hardy and Hannah Herman Cortes. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Dave Rosenbaum and Eamonn Butler’s 2021 film. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure follows an Irish boy named Keegan who travels to the mythical land of Megaloceros Giganteus. There, he celebrates his grandfather’s legacy and the glory of the Riverdance. Keegan also squares off against a baddie who intends to spread darkness throughout the land by preventing the rivers from flowing. Here’s every main performer and character in Riverdance: The Animated Adventure.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Heartstopper’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Pierce Brosnan as Patrick
Character Profile: The creator of Riverdance. He comes from a magical place called Megaloceros Giganteus. Patrick informs Keegan about his family history and prepares him for a battle against The Huntsman.
Brosnan’s Resume: James Bond in the James Bond Movie Franchise (1995-2002), Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Julian Noble in The Matador (2005), Sam in Mamma Mia! (2008), King Rowan in Cinderella (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Russian Doll’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Pierce Brosnan as Grandad
Character Profile: Keegan’s grandfather. He is a star hurdler and dancing enthusiast who tells stories about The Huntsman. Grandad’s first-act death forces Keegan to grow up faster than expected.
Brosnan’s Resume: See Above
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘The Taming of the Shrewd’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Sam Hardy as Keegan
Character Profile: The primary protagonist. He’s an Irish boy who learns about the Riverdance as a celebration of life. Keegan travels to Megaloceros Giganteus with a Spanish girl named Moya.
Hardy’s Resume: Simon in Groundless (2016), Nito in Muse (2017), Nigel Sackville-West in Vita & Virginia (2018), John Tynan-O’Mahony in Dave Allen at Peace (2018), Jamie in My Mother’s Shoes (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Choose or Die’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Hannah Herman Cortes as Moya
Character Profile: A Spanish girl. She’s a talented vocalist who travels with Keegan to Megaloceros Giganteus. Moya celebrates her Spanish heritage.
Cortes’ Resume: TBA in Cent anys després (2017)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Lilly Singh as Penny
Character Profile: A female deer. She travels with a pal named Benny and playfully teases him. Penny assists Keegan during his journey.
Singh’s Resume: A Popular YouTuber and the Former Host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh — Also, Wonder Woman in Epic Rap Battles of History (2016), Cathy in Bad Moms (2016), Misty/Bubbles in Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), Raven in Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Outer Range’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Jermaine Fowler as Benny
Character Profile: A male deer. He travels with Penny and feels exhausted by performing the Riverdance “all the time.” Benny doesn’t know his exact age and receives a big surprise in the final act.
Fowler’s Resume: Pete Repeat in BoJack Horseman (2015-19), Russell in Crashing (2017-19), Lavelle Junson in Coming 2 America (2021), Mark Clark in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Darren Williams in The Premise (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Furioza’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Pauline McLynn as Grandma
Character Profile: Keegan’s grandmother. She enjoys dancing slippers and grieves the death of her husband. Grandma urges Keegan to embrace his inner deer spirit and big ears.
McLynn’s Resume: Prostitute in Far and Away (1992), Mrs. Doyle in Father Ted (1995-98), Aunt Aggie in Angela’s Ashes (1999), Yvonne Cotton in EastEnders (2014-15), Carol in Last Night in Soho (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘All the Old Knives’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: John Kavanagh as The Gatekeeper
Character Profile: The gatekeeper of the sea. He meets with Keegan during the boy’s journey to Megaloceros Giganteus.
Kavanagh’s Resume: Parmenion in Alexander (2004), Emmett Linscott in The Black Dahlia (2006), The Seer in Vikings (2013-20), Arturo Toscanini in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Le Gris’ Priest in The Last Duel (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Dirty Lines’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Aisling Bea as Margot
Character Profile: Keegan’s friend. She’s the owner of Shamrock ‘N’ Roll. Margot does a Gandalf impression and jokes about putting up with alternative jazz.
Bea’s Resume: An Irish Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Nurse Sheridan in The Fall (2016), Aine in This Way Up (2019-), Rebecca in Love Wedding Repeat (2020), Carol Mercer in Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Dancing on Glass’
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure Voice Cast: Brendan Gleeson as the Huntsman
Character Profile: The main villain. He can take on many forms and wants to spread darkness by stopping the flow of local rivers. The Huntsman hopes to acquire Patrick’s antlers.
Gleeson’s Resume: Hamish in Braveheart (1995), August Nicholson in The Village (2004), Ken in In Bruges (2008), Gerry Boyle in The Guard (2011), King Duncan in The Tragedy of Macbeth (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Metal Lords’
The Riverdance: The Animated Adventure voice cast also includes Danny McColgan (Deception, Jimi: All Is by My Side), John McColgan (Riverdance: The Show, The Office), Jessica Kardos (Tripping the Rift, Belle et Sébastien), Conor Drum and Thomas Lappin.
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