What We Did On Our Holiday: Synopsis And Further Cast Details

Film sales, marketing and distribution company Independent have taken the new David Tennant film What We Did On Our Holiday onto the international market at Cannes. The film is currently in pre-production with shooting due to start in Scotland on the 17th June. David stars with Rosamund Pike as Doug and Abi, a couple going through a divorce who make a tense trip to Scotland for a family celebration

Twenty Twelve star Amelia Bullmore is the latest addition to the cast which also includes Billy Connolly, Ben Miller and young actors Harriet Turnbull, Bobby Smalldridge and Emilia Jones, who was recently seen as Merry in Doctor Who - The Rings Of Akhaten.


Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.

Written and Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkins

Produced by David M Thompson and Dan Winch for Origin Pictures and BBC Films with backing from Creative Scotland. Lionsgate will handle UK distribution.

Independent’s Andrew Orr said: “This is the funniest script that has come out of the UK in years. It is both edgy and commercial and will appeal to anyone who has ever felt like laughing and crying during a tense family gathering.”

The film is scheduled for a 2014 release