Katherine Parkinson joins Catherine Tate's Nan film | ...and comic Brett Goldstein will be co-writing

Katherine Parkinson joins Catherine Tate's Nan film

...and comic Brett Goldstein will be co-writing

IT Crowd star Katherine Parkinson has joined the cast of the movie about Catherine Tate’s foul-mouthed Nan character.

The film also now has a title, This Nan’s Life, while Mathew Horne will be reprising his role as the grandson, it has been confirmed 

Josie Rourke, the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London, has signed up to helm the film.

She previously directed Tate and former Doctor Who David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing on the West End stage and in The Vote, the stage play broadcast live from the Donmar on the night of the 2015 general election.

Trade website Screen Daily reports that the film will be co-written by Tate and fellow comedian Brett Goldstein, who has also just been signed up to pen a Black Mirror-style anthology series for American broadcaster AMC.

The pair previously collaborated on two 35-minute BBC comedy specials, both titled Catherine Tate’s Nan  in 2014 and 2015

It is not known what role Parkinson will have in the film, which is said to be based on the ‘origins’ of pensioner Joannie Taylor.

Damian Jones, who previously made The Iron Lady and Absolutely Fabulous is producing the film.

Published: 20 May 2019

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