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Angela's Christmas
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Directed by Damien O'Connor
Produced by Ellen McCourt
Written by Will Collins
Damien O'Connor
Starring Malachy McCourt
Ruth Negga
Produced by Brown Bag Films
9 Story
Distributed by Netflix
Release date December 8, 2017
(Los Angeles)
November 30, 2018
Running time 30 minutes
Country Ireland
Canada
Language English

Angela's Christmas is a 2017 Irish-Canadian animation film directed by Damien O'Connor, written by Will Collins and Damien O'Connor and starring the Oscar nominees Ruth Negga in the role of Angela’s mother, and Lucy O'Connell as Angela.

The plot is based on the children's story from Pulitzer Prize winning Irish author Frank McCourt, and is set in Limerick, Ireland in the 1910s. The story revolves around Angela's (Lucy O'Connell) desire to make sure everyone is having a great Christmas.

Production

Angela's Christmas was executive produced by Frank McCourt's widow Ellen McCourt. This was Frank McCourt's only children's story, from a story his mother Angela told him and his brother Malachy McCourt, as a child. Malachy McCourt provides the narration. Dolores O'Riordan contributed to the soundtrack.

Main cast

  • Malachy McCourt as Narrator
  • Ruth Negga as Mother
  • Vivian Drew as Tom
  • Anya O'Connor as Aggie
  • Brendan Mullins as Pat
  • Lucy O'Connell as Angela
  • Brian Gleeson as Guard
  • Pat Kinevane as Father Creagh / Mr. King
  • Don Wycherley as Accordion Player