Maggie Smith and the cast of ‘A Boy Called Christmas’: 5 Things You Didn’t Know
With Henry Lawfull and Maggie Smith in the lead roles, the cast looks promising.
With ‘A Boy Called Christmas,’ written and directed by Gil Kenan, Netflix is all set to welcome the holiday season with a sure-to-be favorite among all age groups.
‘A Boy Called Christmas’ tells the story of how Father Christmas came to be, as well as the adventures that a young boy embarks on in search of his father, who is on his own quest to discover the village of Elfhelm.
Henry Lawfull and Maggie Smith will star in the holiday special, among others.
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Nikolas is portrayed by Henry Lawfull.
Henry Lawfull is a promising young actor.
Lawfull is best known for his roles in the films “A Boy Called Christmas” and “Les Miserables.”
Aunt Ruth portrayed by Maggie Smith
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, better known as Maggie Smith, is an English actress who has had a long and successful career on stage and screen, beginning in the mid-1950s with her film debut in ‘Child in the House.’
Since her debut, Smith has appeared in more than sixty films and television series, including ‘Tea with Mussolini,’ ‘Gosford Park,’ and ‘Othello.’
Smith was nominated for an Academy Award six times for her outstanding performances in ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ (1969) and ‘California Suite’ (1978), winning twice!
For her contributions to the performing arts, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame in 1990.
Smith was also awarded the Companion of Honour by the Queen in 2014 for her extensive stage, film, and television career.
Smith also provided a voice for the animated Shakespeare spoof Gnomeo andamp; Juliet (2011) and its sequel, Sherlock Gnomes (2018) in the early twenty-first century, playing Professor Minerva McGonagall in the film adaptations of JK Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series.
Additional information about the cast
Isabella O’Sullivan plays Andrea, Joel Fry plays Matt, Eden Lawrence plays Patrick, Ayomide Garrick plays Moppet, Michiel Huisman plays Joel, and Jim Broadbent plays King.
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