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Nativity! -- Elementary school teacher Paul decides to take on the biggest challenge of his life - staging his school's musical production of the Nativity. The stakes are raised when a potential visit from his ex, a Hollywood Producer, sends everyone into a frenzy.
Nativity! -- Trailer for Nativity
Nativity! -- A town is buzzing about the local children's Nativity performance when rumours of a visit from Hollywood abound

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Writer:
Debbie Isitt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 November 2009 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Exclusive: Nativity! Goes X Factor
 (From EmpireOnline. 25 November 2009, 2:32 AM, PST)

'Nativity!' screens early for Children In Need
 (From Digital Spy - Movie News. 16 November 2009, 12:50 PM, PST)

Trailer: Nativity!
 (From HeyUGuys. 13 October 2009, 8:22 AM, PDT)

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Lights, camera, Nativity See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Martin Freeman ... Paul Maddens

Marc Wootton ... Mr. Poppy

Jason Watkins ... Gordon Shakespeare

Ashley Jensen ... Jennifer Lore

Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Bevan
Alan Carr ... The Critic

Ricky Tomlinson ... Mayor
Rosie Cavaliero ... Miss Rye

John Sessions ... Mr. Lore

Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Lore

Clarke Peters ... Studio Boss
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Father Tom

Matt Rippy ... Harrison
Rhydian Jones ... Studio Receptionist
Selina Cadell ... Oakmoor Headmistress
Ashley Blake ... BBC Midlands Reporter
Morgan Jones ... Parent

Jesus de Miguel ... Parent

Karl Theobald ... Parent

Ben Crompton ... Parent
Llewella Gideon ... Parent
Paul Moorhead ... Security Guard
Neil Fitzmaurice ... Oakmoor Parent
Martha Howe-Douglas ... Oakmoor Parent
Darren Parkin ... Coventry Press
Matt Barron ... Coventry Press
Cracker ... Cracker The Dog (as Cracker [The Dog])
Alexandra Allen ... Cleo
Ben Wilby ... Bob
Bernard Mensah ... TJ
Brandon McDonald ... Oli
Cadi Mullane ... Crystal
Ellie Coldicutt ... Beth
Dominic McKernan ... Dan
Faye Dolan ... Jade
James Warner ... Buddy
Jake Pratt ... Alfie
Joe Lane ... Edward
Joshan Patel ... Bill
Krista Hyatt ... Becky
Maeve Dolan ... Sam
Michael McAuley ... William
Morgan Brennan ... Charlotte
Rebecca Maguire ... Saffron
Reece Stowe ... Fraser
Rhyannon Jones ... Alice
Sam Tott ... Matt
Sydney Isitt-Ager ... Sadie
Thomas McGaritty ... Zack

Oscar Steer ... Auditionee
Harvey Flannigan ... Auditionee
Aiodfe Mcleod ... Grace
Anna Price ... Ellen
Arun Nahar ... Jake
Bessie Cursons ... Christy
Bethany Carter ... Daisy
Charlie Dixon ... Thomas
Cherie Ng ... Nicola
Eleanor Bonas ... Rachel
Francesca York ... Caroline
Freddie Watkins ... Sebastian
Georgina Owen ... Emily
Hannah Ciotkowski ... Elizabeth
Harriet Kilner ... Charlotte
Hayley Downing ... Victoria
Imogen Stern ... Phoebe

Katie Maguire ... Megan
Katie Stafford ... Molly
Lauren Downing ... Joanne
Lily-Rose Sharry ... Lynette
Michael Brown ... Charles
Molly Burton ... Catherine
Mi Tuulikki Kelly ... Lorna
Safiya Asharia ... Sophie
Salim Zayyan ... Percival
Ben Hodge-Mckenna ... St Bernadette's Choir
Charlotte Dewis ... St Bernadette's Choir
Grace Paramain ... St Bernadette's Choir
Harriet Sutton-Green ... St Bernadette's Choir
James Osborne ... St Bernadette's Choir
Lilly Kennedy ... St Bernadette's Choir
Lucy Tomkins ... St Bernadette's Choir
Maisie Tomkins ... St Bernadette's Choir
Olivia Lambie ... St Bernadette's Choir
Paige Rice ... St Bernadette's Choir
Shona Eaton ... St Bernadette's Choir
Sophia Ford ... St Bernadette's Choir
Tia Thompson ... St Bernadette's Choir
Karen Mckernan ... St Bernadette Parent
Angie Thiara ... St Bernadette Parent
Tina Kelly ... St Bernadette Parent
Rachel Convey ... St Bernadette Parent
Phil Mcauley ... St Bernadette Parent
Mary Hart ... St Bernadette Parent
Peter Isitt ... St Bernadette Parent
Estelle Brennan ... St Bernadette Parent
Barbara Isitt ... St Bernadette Parent
Lucy Mcgaritty ... St Bernadette Parent
Sally Isitt ... St Bernadette Parent
Joanne Hart ... St Bernadette Parent
Tracy Jane Jones ... St Bernadette Parent
John Perdue ... St Bernadette Parent
Barbara Pattison ... St Bernadette Parent
Jay Patel ... St Bernadette Parent
Jennifer Lane ... St Bernadette Parent
Christopher Hyatt ... St Bernadette Parent
Sam Keeble ... St Bernadette Parent
Kevin Dolan ... St Bernadette Parent
C. Dunn ... St Bernadette Parent
Gerald Mckernan ... St Bernadette Parent
Elizabeth Cronin ... St Bernadette Parent
Rose Brennan ... St Bernadette Parent
Anita Campbell ... Mada Dancer
Jennifer Berzins ... Mada Dancer
Zoe Sherwin ... Mada Dancer
Andy Cowley ... Mada Dancer
Caroline Darling ... Mada Dancer
Adam Grey ... Mada Dancer
Jake Fryer ... Jazz Quartet
Tony Heiberg ... Jazz Quartet
Kieron Garrett ... Jazz Quartet
Vilem Hais ... Jazz Quartet
Steve Gilbertson ... Jazz Quartet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taylor Drew ... Harry
Omar Hosein ... Man with girlfriend (uncredited)

Mark Noyce ... Christmas Shopper (uncredited)

Dennis Santucci ... Audience Member in Leather Jacket (uncredited)
Amelia Tyler ... Rude Lady Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Debbie Isitt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Debbie Isitt  screenplay

Produced by
Polly Fryer .... line producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Nick Jones .... producer
Joe Oppenheimer .... executive producer
Lee Thomas .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Richard Turner .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Nicky Ager 
Debbie Isitt 
 
Cinematography by
Sean Van Hales 
 
Film Editing by
Nicky Ager 
 
Casting by
Rachel Freck 
 
Production Design by
Chris Roope 
 
Art Direction by
Tim Stevenson 
 
Set Decoration by
Neesh Ruben 
 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Collie 
 
Makeup Department
Jemma Carballo .... makeup artist
Samantha Ferry .... assistant makeup artist
Faye Humphreys .... assistant makeup artist
Marella Shearer .... makeup designer
Juliette Tomes .... makeup supervisor (as Juliette Vankay)
Grace Tunesi .... additional makeup dailies
Frances Darvell White .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Nina Khan .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Zeb Ashley .... crowd assistant director
Jake Rollins .... third assistant director
Tom Rye .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jay Bartmanis .... model maker
Jay Bartmanis .... painter
Eddie Beasley .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Tony Boffey .... props
Kirsty Crumpton .... stand-by art director
Rachel Leahy .... art department runner
Amy Meakin .... art department assistant
Barry Millar .... props
Barry Millar .... set dresser
Sian Molloy .... production buyer
Simon Morrissey .... property master
Andrew John Rutter .... set dresser
Thomas Lee Rutter .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Simon Bysshe .... boom operator
Jamie Caple .... dialogue supervisor
Paul Cridlin .... boom operator
Roger Dobson .... dialogue editor
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Scott Jones .... adr mixer
Marc Lawes .... sound effects editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Filipa Principe .... dialogue editor
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant
John Taylor .... production sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew MacLeod .... digital artist
Tim Walton .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Riky Ash .... stunt coordinator
Amanda Foster .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Cairns .... second assistant camera: c camera
Jody Eldred .... director of photography: second unit
Anna James .... first assistant camera: c camera
Driss Marzak .... grip
Steve O'Reilly .... electrician
Kim Seber .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Steve Smith .... first assistant camera "a" camera: main unit
Eliot Stone .... trainee grip
Luke Stone .... assistant grip
Robin Stone .... key grip
Tom Wade .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Karen Maxwell .... casting assistant (as Karen Goddard)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vidya Krishnamurthy .... key costumer
Joanna Campbell Lynch .... costume supervisor (as Joanna Campbell)
 
Editorial Department
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate technician
Jeffrey May .... uk theatrical trailer
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
 
Transportation Department
Colin Kiddell .... unit driver
 
Other crew
Pip Ayers .... epk producer
Stephen Badham .... production liaison manager: Screen West Midlands
Laurence Brown .... Production Legal Services
Chris Cavanagh .... floor runner
May Chu .... story editor
Sarah Hannam Davies .... production co-ordinator
Elizabeth Inniss .... production assistant
Rob Jones .... location manager
Cassie Leedham .... graphic designers
Gareth Lewis .... rushes runner
Anna Maconochie .... production secretary
Paul Moorhead .... production assistant
Amy Newbery .... production & development coordinator: Screen WM
Jim Page .... production assistant (as James Page)
Chris Patterson .... assistant location manager
Iain Smith .... assistant location manager
Richard Wood .... production runner
Simon Mein .... stills photography (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for brief language and mild rude humor
Runtime:
UK:105 min
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Certification:
Australia:G | Ireland:G | South Korea:All | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #46401)

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Trivia:
Most of the film is improvised, with the producers telling the actors what would happen in the scene, and the actors acting it out, with no script.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Bob is auditioning to be in the play, he is wearing a jacket with 'Ben' clearly displayed on his left hand side. Ben is the actor's real name.See more »
Soundtrack:
Maybe This ChristmasSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Lights, camera, Nativity, 28 December 2011
Author: A56T from United Kingdom

Nativity is a lovely family film that can be enjoyed by all. No it's never going to be an Oscar winning film but for nice entertainment this film can not be beat. It is perfect for Christmas.

The plot is simple and Martin Freeman is impressive as the lead teach trying to stage a great nativity play and the kids playing his pupils all bring their own charm to the piece.

Ashley Jensen and Pam Ferris add their own talents to the proceedings while Alan Carr is ... well Alan Carr. Special credit must also go Marc Wootton playing Mr Poppy who steals every scene he is in while also forming a nice double act with Freeman.

Overall a film well worth finding.

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