Debbie Isitt

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Debbie Isitt
Born (1966-02-07) 7 February 1966 (age 53)
OccupationWriter, film director and performer

Debbie Isitt (born 7 February 1966) is an English comic writer, film director and performer.

Early life and education[edit]

Isitt was born in Birmingham. She went to Our Lady of Fatima Primary School and Lordswood Girls Secondary School and is a cousin of the footballer Darren Wassall.[1]


Isitt's work includes her two Christmas comedy films Nativity! and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger.[2] She is also known for her Bafta award-winning teleplay The Illustrated Mum,[3] the stage play The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband and the feature films Nasty Neighbours[4] and Confetti. Most recently Isitt directed the ITV series Love and Marriage.[5][6]

Nativity!, Isitt's third feature film, starring Martin Freeman, was released in November 2009 and became the most successful British independent film of the year. The sequel, and her fourth film, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, starred David Tennant. Released in November 2012, it was an instant box office hit, making twice the amount at the UK box office as the original film.[7]


  1. ^ "The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband being served up at Oldbury Rep". Halesowen News. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ Black, Claire (13 November 2014). "Interview: Debbie Isitt - 'I'm proud to say we knocked Jim Carrey and Disney off their spot'". The Scotsman.
  3. ^ "Children vote Shrek 2 best film". BBC News.
  4. ^ "Debbie Isitt: Executive Profile". Bloomberg Businessweek.
  5. ^ "Love And Marriage - Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  6. ^ Kendall, Paul (5 June 2013). "Love and Marriage, ITV, review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  7. ^ Young, Graham (17 November 2014). "Coventry film director Debbie Isitt hits back after Nativity 3 is panned by critics". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Distributors Entertainment One commissioned a third movie after Nativity 2 grossed more than £10million in the UK alone.

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