My Angel (film)

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My Angel
My Angel.JPG
Theatrical poster
Directed by Stephen Cookson
Produced by Stephen Cookson
Written by Stephen Cookson
Starring Joseph Phillips
Timothy Spall
Brenda Blethyn
Celia Imrie
Mel Smith
Music by Vince Pope
Cinematography Ollie Downey
Edited by Rupert Hall
Distributed by New Horizon Films & BBC Home Entertainment
Release dates
  • 9 December 2011 (2011-12-09) (Monaco International Film Festival)
Language English

My Angel is a 2011 British Christmas film written, directed and produced by Stephen Cookson. Starring Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Celia Imrie, Mel Smith and introducing Joseph Phillips, it tells the story of a boy, played by the latter, looking for an angel to save his mother after an accident. Shot in Northwood for less than £2 million, My Angel scooped best film, newcomer, director, producer, screenplay, plus best actor and actress for Blethyn and Spall at the Monaco International Film Festival.[1][2] Re-titled as Christmas Angel and released on DVD in the UK on November 4, 2013.[3] Released in the USA by BBC Home Entertainment on November 19, 2013.[4]

Plot[edit]

Two of Britain s finest actors, Timothy Spall (Harry Potter) and Brenda Blethyn (Pride and Prejudice), star in this heart-warming Christmas story perfect for the whole family. Fifteen-year-old Eddie (Joseph Phillips) is on a shopping trip with his mother when she is tragically struck by a car and left in critical condition. With their father absent from their lives, Eddie and his brother Stewart (Angus Harrison) face the daunting prospect of potentially losing their mother just as Christmas approaches. One night, Eddie's mother visits him in a dream urging him to find a halo so that she may be saved. Stewart scoffs at Eddie’s “childish” dream and the only person Eddie can turn to is the grumpy Mr. Lambert (Spall), from his school. Will Eddie be able to find an angel and save his mother before Christmas?

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Angel Film Awards[1][2] Best Feature Film Stephen Cookson Won
Best Actor Timothy Spall Won
Best Actress Brenda Blethyn Won
Best Director Stephen Cookson Won
Best Newcomer Joseph Phillips Won
Best Producer, Feature Film Peter Keegan Won
Best Script Stephen Cookson Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bryant, Miranda (2011-12-15). "Six awards for Blethyn and Spall film". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b "The 2011 Feature Film - Winning Categories". 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Christmas Angel - UK DVD Premier". 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Christmas Angel - USA DVD Premier". 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 

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