Monday, May 20, 2013

What We Did On Our Holiday casting news

Principal photography begins on new British family comedy, What We Did on Our Holiday, on the 17th June on location in Scotland.

What We Did on Our Holiday stars some of Britain’s best-loved acting talent including Billy Connolly, Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore.

Playing the three young children of Doug (Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) are:

Rising star 11 year old Emilia Jones (represented by ARG Talent) who played Alice in Channel 4's Utopia and was recently seen in an episode of Doctor Who. Emilia played Young Fiona in Shrek in the West End and is the daughter of singer and TV presenter Aled Jones.

The film also introduces newcomer Harriet Turnbull, and  Bobby Smalldridge as Mickey in his first feature film role. Bobby played Small Boy in Billy Eliot in the West End and recently filmed an episode of Miss Marple.

The film, produced by Origin Pictures and BBC Films has received support from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and will be shooting on location across Glasgow and the Highlands.

The latest offering from the creators of BBC hit comedy Outnumbered, What We Did on Our Holiday is described as a heart-warming and uplifting comedy, telling the story of an ordinary family trying to survive in extraordinary circumstances.

Written and directed by the co-creators of Outnumbered, Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the film is produced by award-winning Producer David M Thompson alongside Dan Winch in his first Producer role.

Here's the synopsis:
Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear. 

What We Did on Our Holiday is scheduled for a 2014 release.

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