With little less than a year to go before the release of Asterix & Obélix in Britain - planned for 17 October 2012 - Gauls and Britons are already monopolizing the headlines in France! This week, for example, it was the French television magazine Télérama. Last week it was the one o'clock news on television channel France 2, running a daily series no less, recounting different stages of the six month shoot that led renowned actors (Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Edouard Baer…among many others found on this page) from Malta to Ireland via Hungary. And the good news for any latecomers is that all the videos of this exceptional series can be found here.

It is everything you need to become acquainted with such amazing new characters as the Queen of Britain, incarnated by Catherine Deneuve; or Miss Mc Intosh and the beautiful Ophelia, played by Valérie Lemercier and Charlotte Le Bon respectively. There are some fantastic surprises to look forward to, further enhancing a screenplay adapted from the albums Asterix in Britain and Asterix and the Normans, created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.