Nativity!. Copyright: Mirrorball Films
Nativity!

Nativity!

  • 2009 film

A British comedy film about a frustrated under-achieving teacher trying to put on a festive play. Stars Martin Freeman. Stars Martin Freeman, Barbara Isitt, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Alan Carr and more.

Nativity!. Paul Maddens (Martin Freeman). Copyright: Mirrorball Films

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2009
Stars
Martin Freeman, Barbara Isitt, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Alan Carr, Ricky Tomlinson, Rosie Cavaliero, John Sessions and more
Writers
Debbie Isitt and May Chu
Director
Debbie Isitt
Producers
Nick Jones, Richard Turner, Joe Oppenheimer, David M. Thompson, Lee Thomas and Michael Henry
Companies

Directed and conceived by Debbie Isitt (Confetti), Nativity is an improvised comedy which stars Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Jason Watkins and Marc Wootton.

Mr Maddens is a frustrated under-achieving primary school teacher. His long time adversary, Gordon Shakespeare, is the teacher at the posh independent school up the road.

Every year, the two schools are embroiled in a bitter rivalry to achieve a five-star review for their Christmas nativity play. Maddens' class always comes runner-up. The story of his life.

This year, Maddens makes an idle boast to Shakespeare that his school's showstopping musical has attracted the attention of his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lore - who happens to be a big time Hollywood Producer. They want to make a movie starring his kids - Hollywood is coming to Coventry!

When over-enthusiastic new classroom assistant, Mr Poppy, overhears the lie, Maddens suddenly finds himself a local celebrity and at the centre of quarrelling parents, a wannabe show director, and more Mary and Josephs than he can shake a stick at.

Now all he needs to do is persuade Jennifer to make Hollywood pay attention and make their dreams come true.

Additional details

Part of

Nativity! Films

UK certificate
U
Duration
106 minutes
UK release
Friday 27th November 2009
Distributors

Entertainment One

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 19th December 2021 at 10:05am on CBBC
  • Friday 17th December 2021 at 5:30pm on CBBC
  • Saturday 4th December 2021 at 8:20am on BBC2

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