EMILIA CLARKE (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Me Before You), HENRY GOLDING (A Simple Favor, Crazy Rich Asians), MICHELLE YEOH (Crazy Rich Asians; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and two-time Oscar® winner EMMA THOMPSON (Sense and Sensibility, Saving Mr. Banks) star for director PAUL FEIG (A Simple Favor, Spy, Bridesmaids) in Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a GEORGE MICHAEL beat, from a screenplay by Academy Award® winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) and writer/performer BRYONY KIMMINGS.
Kate (Clarke) harrumphs around London, a bundle of bad decisions accompanied by the jangle of bells on her shoes, another irritating consequence from her job as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. Tom (Golding) seems too good to be true when he walks into her life and starts to see through so many of Kate’s barriers. As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart … and you gotta have faith.
Set in London during the 2017 holiday, Last Christmas features the music of George Michael and Wham!, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film also premieres brand-new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy Award-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career.
Joining Feig and Thompson behind the scenes is a wildly talented creative team led by frequent Feig collaborators, including director of photography JOHN SCHWARTZMAN (Jurassic World, A Simple Favor), production designer GARY FREEMAN (Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Tomb Raider), editor BRENT WHITE (Spy, A Simple Favor), costume designer RENÉE EHRLICH KALFUS (Hidden Figures, A Simple Favor), production music supervisor BECKY BENTHAM (Judy, Bohemian Rhapsody) and composer THEODORE SHAPIRO (A Simple Favor, Spy).
The film is produced by BAFTA Award winner DAVID LIVINGSTONE (Pride, Judy) for Calamity Films, by Thompson, and by Feig and JESSIE HENDERSON (A Simple Favor, Spy) for Feigco Entertainment. Last Christmas is executive produced by SARAH BRADSHAW (Maleficent, The Huntsman: Winter’s War).
The Last Christmas principal cast—including Yeoh as “Santa,” the wistful-yet-stern owner of Yuletide Wonderful where Kate theoretically works, and Thompson as Petra, Kate’s overbearing mother who cannot understand why her once-angelic-choir-girl daughter is throwing away her gifts in service of seemingly self-inflicted drama—is accompanied by a brilliant troupe of international supporting performers. LYDIA LEONARD plays Marta, Kate’s too-disciplined older sister, who wishes for a sibling half as responsible as the one she’s been granted; BORIS ISAKOVIĆ is Ivan, Kate and Marta’s world-weary father who would rather drive his cab all night than come home; and PETER MYGIND is The Dane, a fellow Christmas aficionado whose unflappable devotion to the holiday mirrors Santa’s own.
They are joined in supporting roles by RITU ARYA as Jenna, Kate’s best friend from childhood, whose tolerance of Kate’s sofa surfing is wearing thin; ANSU KABIA as Jenna’s husband Rufus, a man of infinite patience whom Kate has tested more than his intricate models’ structural integrity; MAXIM BALDRY as Ed, a man Kate meets in a bar when she is looking for a place to sleep for the night, DAVID HARGREAVES as Arthur, the elderly statesman of the mission where Tom volunteers; CALVIN DEMBA as Nathan, a volunteer at the center who struggles to hide his crush on Kate; BEN OWEN-JONES as Danny, the deeply suspicious coordinator of the mission; JOE BLAKEMORE as Army Tom, a guest of the shelter who has unexpected stage presence; and legendary star of stage and screen, two-time Tony and Grammy Award winner PATTI LUPONE as Joyce, an American customer of Yuletide Wonderful whose affection for Christmas is as blind as her taste in ornamentation.
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