Filming begins on Catherine Tate’s Nan movie

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The ‘Nan’ movie is going by the name of This Nan’s Life, it appears.

As teased earlier this year, Catherine Tate is reviving one of her most popular comedy creations for a brand new movie. The character in question is Nan, and Tate as you’d expect reprises the role in the film.

Josie Rourke – who helmed Mary Queen Of Scots – is directing this one, and she’s taken to her Instagram account to confirm the start of production on the movie. In doing so, she also seems to confirm that the film is going to be called This Nan’s Life.

Tate has penned the script for this one with Brett Goldstein, and Matthew Horne and Katherine Parkinson are also appearing in the movie. Warner Bros has distribution rights in the UK, and expect a release at some point next year.

Here’s that Instagram post…


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I think I speak for loads of us when I say that my Gran’s spirit lives in Catherine Tate’s immortal Nan. Unlike Catherine’s Nan, Grandma Rourke proved mortal. But when Catherine plays Nan, I hear my own Gran who, towards the end of her life, discovered the word “arsehole”, and used it remorselessly. Gran refused any food that wasn’t jam sandwiches, and only ever played cards for money. She won back off me the first pocket money she ever gave me. I have loved working with Catherine over the years on stage, and it is a massive treat to put her Nan on film. Here’s to her Nan, my Nan, all our Nans. Let’s reclaim outrage from loathsome politicians and put it back where it belongs: with our Nans. #CatherineTate #MathewHorne @mrbrettgoldstein #ThisNansLife (don’t @me about the apostrophe, it’s destroying me)

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