Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel to star in new Sky Original film Last Train to Christmas coming to Sky Cinema and NOW 18 December

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Sky today confirms that BAFTA®-nominated Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, The Queen) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious 7) have joined the cast of Last Train to Christmas, a brand new Sky Original film. Written and directed by Julian Kemp, produced by Sky, Future Artists Entertainment and Stigma Films the title will release on Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW this Christmas, available from 18 December.

Tony Towers (Sheen) is about to take the trip of a lifetime. It’s 1985 and he’s a successful nightclub manager, a local celebrity and engaged to a much younger woman, Sue (Emmanuel). Things are going great. But when he embarks upon the 3:17 to Nottingham for a Christmas family reunion, things get a little strange. Moving up a carriage to the buffet car lands him in 1995, where he finds his clubs have failed and his life has fallen apart. Tony discovers that by moving up and down this fateful train, he can transport himself forward and backward to various stages of his life. Not only that, but the actions he takes in one carriage directly affect his life in the next. The question is, can Tony change his life – and the lives of the people he loves - for the better, or will he just make things worse? 

Julia Stuart, Director of Original Film at Sky comments:At Sky Cinema we are rounding off our Christmas slate for 2021 with a film starring top British talent including Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel. This project joins other Sky Original films for the season including A Boy Called Christmas and A Christmas Number One.”

Produced by Matt Williams for Future Artists Entertainment and Matt Wilkinson for Stigma Films.   

Last Train to Christmas will be released on Sky Cinema this Christmas. The film will also be available on streaming service NOW via the Sky Cinema Membership.

Sky Cinema is the home of Sky Original films, with brand new films launching every month alongside an unrivalled range of the latest cinema releases and on demand library.

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