More than thirty years after it was first released in the UK, Home Alone is still a firm favorite over Christmas.
The entertaining festive classic that follows the antics of Kevin McCallister as he protects his family’s home from ‘The Wet Bandits’ is still a staple of the quintessential Christmas movie viewing.
The film was passed down through the generations, with parents laughing along as youngsters now watched it with their own children.
But what is the cast doing now?
And is Piers Morgan really the dove lady from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York?
Macaulay Culkin Kevin McCallister
The show’s star, Culkin, is still best known for his role as Kevin McCallister after around 30 years.
Kevin’s desire to be left home alone leads the 8-year-old to overcome his fears, make new friends and spark a hilarious mental battle with two thieves attempting to break into his home.
Culkin’s films include Uncle Buck, My Girl, Richie Rich and of course Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
In 2019, he starred alongside current girlfriend Brenda Song in a comedy Changeland directed by Seth Green and in the television series Dollface.
Culkin was born on August 26, 1980 in New York, has six siblings and was married to actress Rachel Miner from 1998 to 2000. Prior to Song, he was in a relationship with Mila Kunis for eight years.
He also has a podcast called Bunny Ears.
As one half of the clumsy duo trying to get their grubby hands on the McCallister home and its contents, Harry is the brains of the operation – only to be outwitted by Kevin.
Away from Home Alone, Pesci is no stranger to playing the villain. His credits include starring opposite Robert De Niro in the blockbusters Goodfellas, Casino and Raging Bull.
His most recent work includes a title role in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman in 2019.
Daniel Stern (Marv)
Marv is Harry’s accomplice and gives the duo the nickname “The Wet Bandits”. He faces the brunt of Kevin’s tricks at the McCallister home and even more so in the film’s sequel.
Stern has had steady work since, and is probably best known elsewhere for narrating the 1988-1993 US comedy The Wonder Years.
He has recently appeared in the TV series Shrill and in the film James vs His Future Self.
Catherine O’Hara (Kate McCallister)
O’Hara takes on the role of Kevin’s mother, Kate, who faces a long struggle to get home in time to see her son for Christmas.
The actress has a long list of credits, most notably in 1988’s Beetlejuice and more recently in the critically acclaimed Schitt’s Creek.
Her role as Moira Rose on the Canadian sitcom earned her a 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.
John HeardPeter McCallister
Heard plays Kevin’s father Peter in the film. He takes care of the rest of the family while Kate plots a route back to Kevin.
Heard, an established actor with more than 200 credits, including Gladiator and The Sopranos, died suddenly in 2017 at the age of 71 from sudden cardiac arrest.
Ratray plays spiky and older brother Buzz, who warms to Kevin throughout the film – although the two are not seen together until the final scene, when they high-five.
Aside from Home Alone, Ratray has had many supporting roles over the years and has appeared on a variety of TV shows, most recently as a delicatessen customer on Netflix’s Russian Doll.
He has wrapped up filming on Construction – a romantic comedy slated for release in 2021.
Robert’s Blossom (Marley)
Old Man Marley was McCallister’s neighbor. Rumored to be a serial killer who went by the alias South Bend Shovel Slayer, Marley turned out to be a kind soul – she came to Kevin’s aid when he was finally caught by Harry and Marv.
Blossom acted in films such as Escape from Alcatraz, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Christine before his death in 1999 at the age of 87.
John CandyGus Polinski
The Canadian comedian stars as Gus Polinski – the polka king of the Midwest – helping a desperate Kate return to Chicago at the airport.
Candy was a well-known Hollywood actor from his roles in Uncle Buck (alongside Culkin), Spaceballs, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
He died of a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 43.
Gerry Bamman (Uncle Frank)
Bamman plays Kevin’s grumpy and miserly uncle in both films.
His screen work includes Law & Order, The Bodyguard and Superstar.
Brenda Fricker (pigeon lady in Home Alone 2)
As a special credit for the hit 1992 film sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Fricker plays the role of a homeless woman.
Her character turns out to be a friendly soul, who Kevin befriends and who, at the end of the film, gives her a turtledove as a token of everlasting friendship.
She’s faced stiff competition from Piers Morgan lately, and some have said the TV personality looks like the pigeon lady from Home Alone 2.
Morgan’s son was the first to make the comparison in 2018, before Piers’ Good Morning Britain co-host Susanna Reid pointed out the pair’s resemblance again this week.
Morgan was forced to deny the connection.
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