Catherine Tate attended the screening of The Nan as the famous character Joannie Taylor while wearing a Ukrainian flag scarf to talk about the ongoing conflict.
The comedian, 52, dressed up as the character for a screening at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on Tuesday night, wearing prosthetic limbs, orthopedic shoes and a wig.
The character first appeared on The Catherine Tate Show on BBC Two in the early 2000s before appearing on television a number of times.
Mathew Horne, who plays her nephew Jamie, told the PA news agency that the film was a “important” moment for Tate.
“It was really fun, quite emotional, we’ve been doing it for 20 years.
“There was a lot of laughter and it was a real milestone for her.
“It’s been great to see Nan become a character in the long form and it’s great to see the origin of the character, that’s why it’s such a big milestone for her, so I’m excited for her.” she.”
The film follows Nan and her nephew on a trip to Ireland with the aim of atone for his estranged sister Nell, played by Katherine Parkinson.
Tate told PA: “I made it up. That was amazing, I had the time of my life, lots of laughs.
“It’s really great, I’m so excited.”
Former Big Brother winner Pete Bennett – who plays Bradley, a character with Tourette syndrome – said the film was a “career highlight”.
“This is one of the best things I’ve ever done,” he told PA.
“Suddenly Catherine Tate who was auditioning for the part of Tourettes came and joined, it was an evil experience.
“Especially when it came to taking parts and swearing at each other during the auditions and she absolutely loved it, we got along really well.
“It was crazy, hundreds of people working on the same scene, a completely different experience, I loved it.
“I just played me a lot, I had to fake my Tourette in the movie, which I actually found quite difficult, I found it harder to fake my Tourette than it was to do.”
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