Simon Callow, Tamsin Greig, and Mark Gatiss to star in new Christmas Sky Original, The Amazing Mr Blunden
Filming has begun on The Amazing Mr Blunden, a Sky Original family adventure for Christmas 2021. Written and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Dracula) and produced by Adorable Media in association with Sky Studios, the 90-minute film will form a highlight of the festive schedule.
Starring Simon Callow (Four Weddings and A Funeral, Shakespeare in Love) as Mr Blunden with Mark Gatiss and Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner, Episodes) as Mr and Mrs Wickens it introduces Tsion Habte and Jason Rennie as Lucy and Jamie Allen, alongside India Fowler and Xavier Wilkins as Sara and Georgie Latimer.
If you’ve never seen a version of this (there is a classic British 1972 version), Sky provides this summary:
Christmas adventure arrives for London teenagers Jamie and Lucy Allen in the form of a mysterious old man, Mr Blunden, who offers their mum the opportunity to become the caretaker of a ruined country house – one that’s said to be haunted. Within its neglected, overgrown grounds, Jamie and Lucy have an encounter with what appears to be a pair of ghost children…
But these spooky kids, Sara and Georgie, aren’t actually ghosts. They’ve travelled forwards in time to seek help, believing they’re going to be murdered by the wicked Mr and Mrs Wickens. And Lucy and Jamie’s strange visitor seems to be the key to it all. With his help, they must travel back to 1821 to save Sara and Georgie and redeem their remorseful new friend — The Amazing Mr Blunden.
You can read more in the press release, and expect to hear more nearer Christmas.