The end of the year celebrations are accompanied by gourmet dishes, a fountain of mulled wine and an endless list of Christmas movies.
Whether you are a fan of Love, in fact, elf Where Die hard , there are films which bring a joy of well-being every time they are shown on television.
Nativity! released in 2009 and has been a Christmas staple ever since.
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The film follows the story of an elementary school teacher who tries to set up the best nursery with his class after his ex promises to visit him.
But a lot of time has passed since the films were first released 12 years ago and some of the actors have continued to earn their own fame, whether it’s starring in the BBC’s top-rated dramas or familiar faces on TikTok.
Paul Maddens – Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman is remembered by most Christmas fans for playing John, one of Love’s “extras”, Really alongside Joanna Page in 2003.
He starred in top movies like Shaun of the Dead and Warm down , Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy, and featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Another of Martin’s most famous roles was that of Dr John Watson in the BBC series Sherlock alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and his now ex-wife Amanda Abbington.
Comedy fans will also recognize him from his days as Tim Canterbury on Ricky Gervais’ sitcom. Office .
He’s set to reprise his role as Everett K. Ross in the upcoming Marvel movie, B missing Panther: Wakanda Forever in 2022.
Martin has won several awards for his roles over the years, including a BAFTA and an Emmy for his role as John Watson.
Gordon Shakespeare – Jason Watkins
Jason has a huge resume of appearances on the small and big screen.
He has made appearances on shows such as Call the midwife, line of duty , and Doctor Who .
Recently he appeared as former Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the Netflix series The crown and writer Brian Masters on ITV From .
He also currently stars as Detective Sergeant Dodds alongside Tala Gouveia in McDonald & Dodds.
Jason reprized his role of Gordon for Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger and Nativity 3: Dude, where’s my donkey?
The actor also appeared alongside Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson and Alex Pettyfer as Mr. Nellist in the cult teen movie. Wild child.
Sadly, he and his wife Clare Francis lost their two-year-old daughter Maude in 2011,
Madue died of sepsis and since then the actor has spoken of her loss in hopes of raising awareness about the disease.
Jennifer Lore – Ashley Jensen
Probably best known for her work on Ricky Gervais Supplements , for which she won an Emmy, and on the likes of Ugly Betty, Ashley continued to do a lot of vocal work.
Her voice credits include Sherlock Gnomes, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Lady and the Tramp.
She also appeared alongside Martin Freeman in the UK version of The Office.
Most recently, she teamed up with Ricky Gervais again, starring in her black comedy show. After life .
Ms. Bevan – Pam Ferris
Pam Ferris has played iconic roles over the years, including the terrifying Miss Trunchbull in the 1996 film version of Roald Dahl. Mathilde .
As well as Aunt Marge who swells in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .
His television roles include half of the detective duo Rosemary & Thyme , as well as Sister Evangelina in Call the Midwife from 2012 to 2016.
She then reverted to him as Mrs. Bevan to Nativity 2: Danger in the manger!
Mr. Poppy – Marc Wootton
And the last of the teachers is Marc Wootton, actor and comedian, who has appeared in Inside # 9, Gavin & Stacey, and The bad educational film .
Before playing Nativity! he won a British Comedy Award for Best New TV Comedy with the Series My best friend award, which also won the Rose D’or Golden Rose award for best game show.
Becky – Krista Hyatt
Before Krista starred in the Christmas hit, she had already appeared on our TV screens after appearing on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2008.
She was one half of the Cheeky Monkeys dance duo, alongside Charlie Dixon who also starred in the film, and reached the final of the competition.
Since the Nativity! Krista has accumulated over 12,000 subscribers on TikTok.
Sam – Maeve Dolan
The character of Maeve was known to never be seen without her trusty striped hat and for auditioning with the song Teenage Dirtbag.
Now 19, she is currently studying at the University of London.
Like Krista, Maeve is also a regular TikTok creator, posting videos on Knitting, Teen Wolf, United Life, as well as her time on Nativity!
William – Michael McAuley
The character of Michael is known to be one of the kids who flew to Hollywood with Mr. Maddens.
He is currently a student at the University of Birmingham.
Much like his other castmates, he also posts his experiences with the film on his TikTok.
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Bob – Ben Wilby
Bob’s most memorable scene in the movie is when he starts dancing in an attempt to get to Hollywood, as well as having hair drawn all over his face.
As one of the youngest cast members, Ben now has 37,000 subscribers on TikTok.