Michael Sheen starring in fun ’80s-set festive movie ‘Last Train to Christmas’

A time-travelling new Christmas movie has been announced!

Last Train to Christmas is written and directed by Julian Kemp (Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars).

Leading the cast of this festive drama are Michael Sheen (The Queen) and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones).

The official synopsis reads: “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?”

Sky’s Director of Original Film, Julia Stuart commented: “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.”

Last Train to Christmas will be available to watch on Sky Cinema and on streaming service NOW from Saturday 18th December.

Also coming to Sky Cinema this festive season is the new adaptation of A Boy Called Christmas.

The film stars Dame Maggie Smith from Downton Abbey, alongside Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Sally Hawkins (Paddington), and Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady).

The second Downton Abbey movie began filming earlier this year, although it’s still not been officially confirmed if Maggie Smith will return as Lady Violet.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.