My Angel (film)
|Directed by||Stephen Cookson|
|Produced by||Stephen Cookson|
|Written by||Stephen Cookson|
|Music by||Vince Pope|
|Edited by||Rupert Hall|
|Distributed by||New Horizon Films & BBC Home Entertainment|
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. Re-titled as Christmas Angel and released on DVD in the UK on November 4, 2013. Released in the USA by BBC Home Entertainment on November 19, 2013.
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?
- Joseph Phillips — Eddie
- Brenda Blethyn — Headmistress
- Timothy Spall — Mr. Lambert
- Mel Smith — Uncle Richard
- Celia Imrie — The Librarian
- Angus Harrison — Stewart
|Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Angel Film Awards||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|
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