Beckham heading to Madagascar

The former Spice Girls star has previously made a cameo appearance in Ugly Betty and provided a voice-over for hit kids show Spongebob Squarepants.

Now Beckham has landed her first Hollywood role in the upcoming Madagascar 3, alongside Ben Stiller and David Schwimmer.

The 35 year old will reportedly voice a character in the animated film, which is due for release in 2012.

The first Madagascar movie, about a group of zoo animals accidentally shipped back to Africa, was an international hit on its release in 2005 and was followed by a successful sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, in 2008.