Last Christmas (film)

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Last Christmas
A man and a woman sitting on a bench at night. Behind them a ferris wheel lights up the sky.
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPaul Feig
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by
Music byTheodore Shapiro (musical scores)
George Michael
Andrew Ridgeley
Wham! (songs)
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
Feigco Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 8 November 2019 (2019-11-08) (United States)
  • 15 November 2019 (2019-11-15) (United Kingdom)
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

Last Christmas is an upcoming British-American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the story with her husband, Greg Wise. It stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh. The film is scheduled to be released on 8 November 2019 in the United States and on 15 November 2019 in the United Kingdom by Universal Pictures.


A young woman named Kate, who has been continuously unlucky, accepts a job as a department store elf during the holidays. When Kate meets Tom on the job, her life takes a turn.



In September 2018, it was reported that Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding would star in a London-set romantic comedy taking place at Christmas. Paul Feig was announced to direct, with Emma Thompson co-writing the screenplay.[2] In October it was announced that Thompson would be starring and that the film would feature the music of singer George Michael, including "Last Christmas" and previously unreleased tracks.[3] In November 2018, Michelle Yeoh joined the cast of the film.[4] Theodore Shapiro will compose the film's score.[5]

Filming began on 26 November 2018, and continued until February 2019.[6][7] Filming locations included West London Film Studios.

On 31 October 2019, Thompson and Wise are scheduled to publish a collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas in a book also called Last Christmas. Contributors include Andy Serkis, Caitlin Moran, Olivia Colman and Emily Watson. The proceeds from the book will go to two charities, Crisis and The Refugee Council.[8]


The film was due for release on 15 November 2019 but was moved up a week to 8 November in the United States.[9] The film is still scheduled to release on 15 November 2019 in the United Kingdom.[10]


  1. ^ Collis, Clark (9 May 2019). "Doctor Who star Ingrid Oliver talks The Hustle, Last Christmas, and why she's a Brexit 'Remainiac'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  2. ^ Rebecca Ford (September 18, 2018). "Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding to Star in 'Last Christmas' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Kroll, Justin (26 October 2018). "Paul Feig's 'Last Christmas' Dated, Will Feature Unreleased George Michael Music". Variety.
  4. ^ Galuppo, Mia (28 November 2018). "Michelle Yeoh Joins Henry Golding in Paul Feig's 'Last Christmas' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Theodore Shapiro to Score Jay Roach's Roger Ailes Movie & Paul Feig's 'Last Christmas'". FilmMusicReporter. 14 December 2018. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. ^ Marc, Christopher (5 September 2018). "Emma Thompson/Paul Feig's Universal Holiday Comedy 'Last Christmas' Shoots November-February in London". Geeks Worldwide. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. ^ Feig, Paul (14 February 2019). "It's a wrap! We have officially finished production on #lastchristmasthemovie! (It's not like we crawled over the finish line or anything.) Huge love to our entire cast and crew. See you this Christmas! 🎄 ❤️". Instagram. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  8. ^ Chandler, Mark (12 March 2019). "Emma Thompson and Greg Wise's charity Christmas essays to Quercus". The Bookseller. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 19, 2019). "Emilia Clarke & Henry Golding Romantic Comedy 'Last Christmas' Gets Release Date Shift – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "Last Christmas Release Info". IMDb. September 12, 2019. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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