Netflix 'A Boy Called Christmas': 5 things you didn't know about the holiday movie
'A Boy Called Christmas' follows the story of how Father Christmas came into being
Netflix is all set to welcome the holiday season with a sure-to-be favorite across all age groups with 'A Boy Called Christmas', written and directed by Gil Kenan.
'A Boy Called Christmas' follows the story of how Father Christmas came into being, the adventures that a little boy gears up in order to search for his father, who on the other hand, is on a quest himself to discover the village of Elfhelm.
When will 'A Boy Called Christmas' release and where can you watch it?
'A Boy Called Christmas' releases on November 24, 2021, on Netflix.
What is 'A Boy Called Christmas' all about?
The official synopsis reads: "In this origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm".
Who stars in the Netflix movie?
Henry Lawfull as Nikolas
Henry Lawfull is a child actor, known for his prominent roles in 'A Boy Called Christmas' and 'Les Miserables'.
Maggie Smith as Aunt Ruth
Maggie Smith needs no introduction, as she is one of the world's most famous and established actresses. Smith's career in the film industry began in the 1950s, with her film debut in 'Child in the House'. Ever since she has performed in over sixty films and TV series. These include, 'Othello', 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', 'California Suite', 'A Room with a View', 'Richard III', 'Tea with Mussolini', and 'Gosford Park'. What's more, Smith has also been nominated for an Oscar award six times and even won twice, for her spectacular performance in 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' (1969), and 'California Suite' (1978).
Much later, Smith made a comeback in the worldwide successful hit, the 'Harry Potter' franchise, in which she played the role of Professor McGonagall. She also made an appearance in the drama series, 'Downton Abbey', playing the role of the Dowager Countess of Grantham.
The rest of the cast includes Isabella O'Sullivan as Andrea, Joel Fry as Matt, Eden Lawrence as Patrick, Ayomide Garrick as Moppet, Henry Lawfull as Nikolas, Michiel Huisman as Joel, Jim Broadbent as King, Rune Temte as Anders, Philip Lenkowsky as Hessu, Gregory Gudgeon as Palace Courtier 1, Michael Pitthan as Palace Courtier 2, Saikat Ahamed as Moodon, James Beaumont as Dibby The Guard, Zoe Margaret Colletti as The Truth Pixie, Sally Hawkins as Mother Something, Peter Hosking as Some Elf, and Perveen Hussain as Loka.
The writers of the movie are Ol Parker and Matt Haig, with Gil Kenan as the director.